2012 | 12 |
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Nowa geografia handlu

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The new retail geography
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Explaining the genesis to the new retail geography and establishing main research problems for her is a purpose of this study. For these issues a traditional approach applied in the retail geography is a background. The following research issues falling within the scope of the new geography of the trade in western countries were analyzed: the concentration and the restructuring of the trade in the space, networks of supplying the trade, areas of commercial ruling out, geography of the international trade, geography of the virtual trade. Also traditional and new research currents of the Polish retail geography were discussed. Conducted analysis allowed for expressing the following conclusions: 1. The new geography of the trade started developing at the beginning of years 90. 20th century. In western countries that was the opposition for dominating earlier examinations concerning links between the location and the spatial organization of the trade and spatial behaviors of consumers. 2. In frames of the new retail geography above all for contemporary changes of the trade in the socioeconomic space were examined. 3. In Anglo-Saxon countries ranks among crucial research problems of the new retail geography: the concentration and the restructuring of the trade in the space, networks of retail sourcing, areas of retail exclusion, geography of the international trade and geography of the virtual trade. 4. A systemic transformation in Poland contributed to the development the new retail geography. At first peculiarly in this field research works concentrating on dynamic structural transformations of the retail on the area of the country in different spatial scales played the greater role. In the more late time the greater stress was put for functioning of shopping centers in the urban space.
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