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SIZE OF RETAIL BUSINESSES AND THEIR LEVEL OF ADOPTION OF GLOBAL SOURCING

Virimai Victor Mugobo, Dignity Paradza

DOI: 10.22495/cocv13i3c3p7

Abstract

This article uncovers the relationship between the size of retail businesses and their level of adoption of global sourcing and also discusses the challenges faced by shoe retailers in Cape Town, South Africa. A mixed method approach was used to collect and analyse data from a census group of 40 shoe retailers within and around Cape Town. The data was collected using questionnaires and in-depth interviews. The results of the study reveal that the size of the business plays an important role in the adoption of global sourcing. The results also reveal that smaller businesses find it difficult to acquire the resources required to execute an effective global sourcing operation.

Keywords: Global Sourcing, International Procurement, Offshore Outsourcing, Internationalisation

How to cite this paper: Mugobo, V. V., & Paradza, D. (2016). Size of retail businesses and their level of adoption of global sourcing. Corporate Ownership & Control, 13(3-3), 484-490. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv13i3c3p7

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