Commercial Distribution in Europe (Routledge Revivals): 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Commercial Distribution in Europe (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By John Dawson


232 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9781138815483
pub: 2016-02-05
Hardback: 9781138815452
pub: 2014-07-17
Currently out of stock
eBook (VitalSource) : 9781315746616
pub: 2014-07-17
from $26.48

FREE Standard Shipping!


The physical distribution of products is an important element in the marketing operations of all productive enterprises, and in many cases efficient distribution is the most important single factor leading to success. With the emergence of post-industrial society the role of distribution has come to increasingly be viewed as a generator of wealth in the economy, attracting the interest of public policy makers anxious to influence investment, employment and efficiency in the sector.

First published in 1982, this book isolates the major trends affecting the main institutions in distribution and contrasts the processes of change amongst the countries and regions of the European Economic Community. Structural change in the industry is related to spatial change in the regions and comparisons made of the varied public policy responses in member countries. An interesting and relevant reissue, this title will be of particular value to economics and business students with an interest in the development of the European consumer and post-industrial Europe.

Table of Contents

List of Tables; List of Figures; Preface; 1. The Distributive Industries and Post-industrial Society 2. The Changing European Consumer 3. Revolution in the Retail Trades 4. Wholesaling in Post-industrial Europe 5. Governmental Intervention in Distribution 6. Future Trends in Distribution; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Revivals

Are there elusive titles that you need and have been trying to source for years but thought that you would never be able to find?

Well this may be the end of your quest – here is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover past brilliance and purchase previously out of print and unavailable titles by some of the world’s most eminent academic scholars.

Drawing from over 100 years of innovative, cutting-edge publishing, Routledge Revivals is an exciting programme whereby key titles from the distinguished and extensive backlist of the many acclaimed imprints associated with Routledge will be re-issued.

The programme draws upon the illustrious backlists of Kegan Paul, Trench & Trubner, Routledge & Kegan Paul, Methuen, Allen & Unwin and Routledge itself.

Routledge Revivals spans the whole of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and includes works by some of the world’s greatest thinkers including Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Simone Weil, Martin Buber, Karl Jaspers and Max Beloff.

If you are interested in Revivals in the Behavioral Sciences, please visit

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation