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AUT University

1. Stockwell, Donald. The impact of big box retailing on the future of rural SME retail businesses: a case study of the South Taranaki district .

Degree: 2009, AUT University

Many rural districts are facing economic decline because of a range of factors such as demographic change, changing socio-economic development patterns, farm amalgamations, the entry of large retail businesses, the so called ‘Big Box Retailing’ (BBRs), and a decline in rural infrastructure investment. These factors in turn affect the viability of many small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which are the primary employers and the engines for economic growth and employment in rural districts. The combined effect of these processes is that many rural districts struggle to keep young people, maintain economic and social diversity and attract new settlers and investment. This thesis seeks to answer the question as to how large scale retail businesses, rural farm amalgamations and declining rural populations impact on the viability of SME retail businesses in rural areas. In order to answer this question, this study identifies the key factors, which affect the future viability of small-to-medium sized retail businesses in sparsely populated rural districts using the South Taranaki District as a case study. The role of economic development agencies and district councils is also examined using case studies of small towns in rural districts of Australia and the United States of America (USA). This study found a number of factors affect the future viability of small-to-medium sized retail businesses in sparsely populated rural districts. For the South Taranaki district, these factors include the arrival of large-scale supermarkets, followed by large scale retail chains such as The Warehouse. These factors, combined with changing rural population structures and economic ‘spikes’ relating to sporadic energy development, have significant implications for the long term viability of many SMEs in the district. Case studies of similar rural districts in the USA and Australia provided examples of strategies that could be used to manage these impacts. This thesis recommends policies, initiatives and strategies that may be considered by territorial local authorities, regional councils and central governments to help address the economic development challenges facing rural districts. Advisors/Committee Members: Chile, Love (advisor), Fargher, Scott (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Retail convergence; Big box retailers; Case study South Taranaki; Rural depopulation; Economic development

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APA (6th Edition):

Stockwell, D. (2009). The impact of big box retailing on the future of rural SME retail businesses: a case study of the South Taranaki district . (Thesis). AUT University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/763

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Stockwell, Donald. “The impact of big box retailing on the future of rural SME retail businesses: a case study of the South Taranaki district .” 2009. Thesis, AUT University. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10292/763.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Stockwell, Donald. “The impact of big box retailing on the future of rural SME retail businesses: a case study of the South Taranaki district .” 2009. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Stockwell D. The impact of big box retailing on the future of rural SME retail businesses: a case study of the South Taranaki district . [Internet] [Thesis]. AUT University; 2009. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/763.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Stockwell D. The impact of big box retailing on the future of rural SME retail businesses: a case study of the South Taranaki district . [Thesis]. AUT University; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/763

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


Utah State University

2. Peralta, Denis. Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics.

Degree: PhD, Economics and Finance, 2016, Utah State University

The big-box retail stores such as Wal-Mart and Target have become the focus of many studies researching their impacts on local economic outcomes. This dissertation studies three related topics: (i) the dynamic interrelationship among the presence of the big-box stores, retail wage, and employment, (ii) the impact of the big-box retailers on personal income growth, and (iii) the dynamic interrelationship between the presence of big-box retailers and personal income growth. The research draws important insights with potential implications for regional developers and policy makers. The first essay analyzes the dynamic relationship among the presence of the big-box retailers, retail wage, and employment at the county level for 1986-2005. A vector autoregression model is applied on panel data. Impulse response functions and variance decompositions are also presented. Results suggest that the presence of big-box stores decreases retail wages and increases retail employment. Retail employment has a higher impact on the retailers’ location decision than retail wage. The results also show that the presence of Wal-Mart drives the above-mentioned effects, while the presence of Target is insignificant. The second essay investigates the impact from the presence of big-box retailers on personal income growth in U.S. counties between 2000 and 2005 - based on neoclassical growth models of cross-country income convergence. Results suggest that counties having both Wal-Mart and Target stores experienced slower growth in personal income. After controlling for spatial autocorrelation, similar to the first essay, the effect of Wal-Mart’s presence on personal income growth is dominant in terms of statistical significance relative to Target’s. The third essay expands the second essay and investigates the dynamic interaction between the presence of big-box retailers and personal income growth over time at the county level for the period 1987-2005, using a panel vector autoregression model. For this analysis, the earning shares of natural resources and manufacturing sectors are included - assuming that all the variables are endogenous to one another. The findings indicate that big-box retailers negatively affect personal income growth, which is consistent with the second essay. However, personal income growth has an insignificant effect on the big-box retailers’ location decision. Advisors/Committee Members: Man-Keun Kim.

Subjects/Keywords: Big-Box Retailers; Panel Vector-Autoregression; Personal Income; Retail Wage; Spatial Econometrics; Economics; Regional Economics

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APA (6th Edition):

Peralta, D. (2016). Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics. (Doctoral Dissertation). Utah State University. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/4727

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Peralta, Denis. “Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, Utah State University. Accessed March 23, 2019. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/4727.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Peralta, Denis. “Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics.” 2016. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Peralta D. Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Utah State University; 2016. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/4727.

Council of Science Editors:

Peralta D. Three Essays on Big-Box Retailers and Regional Economics. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Utah State University; 2016. Available from: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/4727


Humboldt State University

3. Campbell, Margaret R. Social sustainability of rural community well-being and designing a planning process that will minimize the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers.

Degree: 2006, Humboldt State University

All over the United States, "Big Box" retail chain stores are being built. Historically, these were built in large urban centers. However, in the past fifteen years, these "Big Boxes" have been moving into rural areas having enormous impacts on smaller mom and pop owned retailers and down town areas of small towns. This case study explores the historical economic trends and cultural influences on a proposed site of a "Big Box" in one rural location. Rather than rehashing the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers on small rural communities, this study will document the positive (if any) effects that such a development can have on community well-being in a rural community when stakeholders participate in its design. By carefully examining the dynamics of addressing economic diversity, cultural diversity, local governing bodies, local merchants and power elites, the primary objective of this project is to be pro-active in designing a planning process that will ensure the minimization of negative impacts of "Big Boxes." The goal is to provide ways to protect existing culture, character and uniqueness of a place when a community considers accepting a large retail enterprise. Advisors/Committee Members: Little, Judith K..

Subjects/Keywords: Big-box retailers; Planning process; Retail chain stores; Rural development

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APA (6th Edition):

Campbell, M. R. (2006). Social sustainability of rural community well-being and designing a planning process that will minimize the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers. (Thesis). Humboldt State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2148/154

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Campbell, Margaret R. “Social sustainability of rural community well-being and designing a planning process that will minimize the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers.” 2006. Thesis, Humboldt State University. Accessed March 23, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2148/154.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Campbell, Margaret R. “Social sustainability of rural community well-being and designing a planning process that will minimize the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers.” 2006. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Campbell MR. Social sustainability of rural community well-being and designing a planning process that will minimize the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers. [Internet] [Thesis]. Humboldt State University; 2006. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2148/154.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Campbell MR. Social sustainability of rural community well-being and designing a planning process that will minimize the negative impacts of "Big Box" retailers. [Thesis]. Humboldt State University; 2006. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2148/154

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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