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Cyber solutions to remote problems? Online trading in British overseas territories - A review and research agenda

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Byrom, JW and Medway, DJ, Cyber solutions to remote problems? Online trading in British overseas territories - A review and research agenda, International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 14, (1) pp. 71-82. ISSN 0959-3969 (2004) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1080/0959396032000154301

Abstract

Online retailing has the potential to offer remote areas a wider marketplace for their retail products and also a concomitant increase in income. Drawing on secondary Internet-based research, this paper considers the fortunes and future of online retailing in a number of the remote British Overseas Territories. It will become apparent that Internet retailing is an important strategic option for retailers in such isolated locations, but greater attention needs to be paid to issues surrounding operations and logistics, payment systems and merchandising. It is also seen how, despite its apparent 'placelessness', the Internet and associated online selling cannot escape the realities of space and distance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Online retailing; British overseas territories; remoteness
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Commercial Services
Research Field:Commercial Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Property, Business Support Services and Trade
Objective Field:Wholesale and Retail Trade
Author:Byrom, JW (Dr John Byrom)
ID Code:46440
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2007-08-22
Last Modified:2010-05-31
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