Foreign Divestment in the Retail Sector - The Host Market's Perspective

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dc.contributor.authorGersch, Inka
dc.contributor.authorFranz, Martin
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:56:36Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:56:36Z-
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0040747X
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/2434-
dc.description.abstractTransnational grocery retailers increasingly dispose of their foreign subsidiaries. The existing literature on this development mainly focuses on the perspective of transnational retailers on their own divestments, and neglects the view of the actors in the remaining market. Addressing this bias, this paper analyses the dynamics and drivers of foreign divestment from the host market perspective. It is based on data from qualitative interviews with host market competitors and sold subsidiaries of transnational retailers in Turkey. The research reveals that, while home market actors present their divestments as strategic decisions, for the host market's actors the TNCs' divestments are stories of failure. We propose a holistic framework of the foreign divestment decision process showing that a divestment decision is not just the inverse of an investment decision. This framework incorporates pull factors (reasons to reallocate resources), push factors (host market hurdles) and foreign retailers' possibilities to take on the challenges in foreign markets.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWILEY
dc.relation.ispartofTIJDSCHRIFT VOOR ECONOMISCHE EN SOCIALE GEOGRAFIE
dc.subjectBARRIERS
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectDEVELOPING-COUNTRIES
dc.subjectDIFFUSION
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectforeign direct investment
dc.subjectforeign divestment
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectINSIGHTS
dc.subjectretail
dc.subjectSUPERMARKETS
dc.subjectTNCS
dc.subjecttransnational
dc.subjectTurkey
dc.titleForeign Divestment in the Retail Sector - The Host Market's Perspective
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/tesg.12335
dc.identifier.isiISI:000461881500001
dc.description.volume110
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage85
dc.description.endpage101
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1187-5166
dc.identifier.eissn14679663
dc.publisher.place111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationTijdschr. Econ. Soc. Geogr.
crisitem.author.deptFB 01 - Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften-
crisitem.author.deptidfb01-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-1187-5166-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidFrMa952-
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