Retailing in less developed countries can take any number of forms and fulfils a wide range of different needs. As this book shows it is susceptible to cultural as well as to economic forces and it needs to be analysed in terms of both global economic shifts and place-specific social and economic formations.
`...a most useful addition to the literature and should succeed in stimulating much needed work in the neglected field.' - Rob Potter, University of London
`This is a book that offers much to any reader with an interest in the cultural context of retailing.' - Area
`It is especially gratifying that the editors have crossed the typical disciplinary boundaries and brought together authors from geography, planning, and marketing in the same volume.' - Environment and Planning A