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Liberalization of retail sector and the economic impact of the entry of foreign hypermarkets on local retailers in Klang Valley, Malaysia

Kalliappan, S. R. and Alavi, Rokiah and Abdullah, Kalthom and Zakaullah, Muhammad Arif (2008) Liberalization of retail sector and the economic impact of the entry of foreign hypermarkets on local retailers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. International Journal of Economics and Management, 2 (2). pp. 323-342. ISSN 1823-836X

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Abstract

The primary purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of liberalization of retail sector via the presence of foreign hypermarkets in Malaysia on local retailers. Both quantitative and qualitative methods (survey and interviews) were used to collect and analyze the data. A total of 135 questionnaires were completed. The findings from the survey reveal that the entry of foreign hypermarkets in a town often affects the business environment of the local retail businesses. It is found that the newly established foreign hypermarkets tend to acquire much larger market share from the existing local businesses. The survey found that some businesses benefited from the presence of foreign hypermarkets (especially complementary type of retail businesses) while others do not (specifically those retail businesses that are related to groceries).

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 438/12500
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic impact; globalization; liberalization; Malaysia; retail multinational
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > HB238 Competition. Production. Wealth
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: DR ROKIAH ALAVI
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 16:29
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 10:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12500

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