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Micro factory retailing: A business model and development trajectory for developing economies

Wells, Peter Erskine 2001. Micro factory retailing: A business model and development trajectory for developing economies. Presented at: Sustainability at the Millennium: Globalization, Competitiveness and the Public Trust: 9th International Conference of Greening of Industry Network, Bangkok, Thailand, 21-25 January 2001.

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This paper outlines the fundamental challenges facing policy-makers in developing economies, with specific reference the automotive industry in China, in defining and implementing policies based on the concept of sustainable development. The global vehicle manufacturers are attracted by market prospects in China as the country seeks greater integration into the world economy. It is argued that a twin-track strategy should be adopted to preserve the existing industry while nurturing the development of an alternative model, that of Micro Factory Retailing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automotive industry; sustainable development; China; industrial policy
Additional Information: Published on a CD-Rom which contains the proceedings of the 2001 conference - available from PDF can also be accessed by going to and clicking on the link: 37.pdf
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:18

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