Essay on Tesco Case Study
Mark Palmer, Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, UK
I would like to thank Dr Barry Quinn at the University of Ulster for his thorough critiques of my ideas on an early draft of this work. This paper has developed out of doctoral work supported by Sainsbury's. I am also grateful for the assistance of British Stores & Shops Association and, in particular, The George Spencer Trust under individual Research Awards.
Purpose – This article examines the internationalisation of Tesco and extracts the salient lessons learned from this process.
Design/methodology/approach – This research draws on a dataset of 62 in-depth …show more content…
Despite the value of this initial research, and although the international retail learning process itself and the outcomes are occasionally referred to in the literature (see Treadgold, 1991; Alexander and Myers, 2000; Evans et al., 2000; Vida, 2000; Dawson, 2001; Arnold, 2002), its conceptualisation and analysis remains largely under-theorised and under-developed. What is required, according to Clarke and Rimmer (1997), is a research approach that explores “the way in which