THE IMPACT OF "BIG-BOX" BUILDING MATERIALS STORES ON HOST TOWNS AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES IN A MIDWESTERN STATE

This paper analyzes 11 regions in a midwestern state where big-box building materials stores have opened. The zero-sum-game theory is verified; the sales gains in the host counties equaled the losses in the surrounding counties. The results are important to existing merchants and local officials in setting strategies and policies.


Issue Date:
2001
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/20639
Total Pages:
26
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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