Category: News, News JP Retail Management, News Startseite, Research News 06/07/2017 Discusses Current Developments in Retail

What are the effects of digitalization and other developments on the retail business? This question is the focus of the new (in German) of the HHL Re-Invent Think Tank, an association of retail experts of Deutsche Postbank, Douglas and Tom Tailor.

"The blog's goal is to reach practitioners and researchers in German-speaking countries with discussions and thematic contributions, and therefore to present the work of the Re-Invent Think Tank to the public," says Jun.-Prof. Dr. Erik Maier from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, the initiator and author of the new blog.

Individual entries are not supposed to reflect up-to-date developments and news, but rather organize, summarize and evaluate developments concerning a particular topic, the Junior Professor for Retail and Multi-Channel Management adds. At the same time, the reports on the results of the HHL Re-Invent Retail Think Tank's research and field projects, says Jun. Prof. Maier. Current and future topics of the are

- Platforms: What are they? What do they provide? And will they change our economy?

- Omni-channeling in the German retail sector

- Between economies of scale and niche players in online trading

- How does retail that is stationary react to e-commerce?

Junior Professorship in Retail and Multi-Channel Management

Through his work Jun.-Prof. Dr. Erik Maier researches the effects of digitalization on retail. It focuses on the topics of digitalization and trade strategies, relationships in retail channel networks, optimization of online shops and e-commerce as well as sustainability. In addition to scientific publications, practical contributions and projects are the core of his activities, which is due to Erik Maier's personal background (consultant at McKinsey & Company, project leader at Home24).

About HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management

HHL is a university-level institution and ranks amongst the leading international business schools. The goal of the oldest business school in German-speaking Europe is to educate effective, responsible and entrepreneurially minded leaders. HHL stands out for its excellent teaching, its clear research focus, its effective knowledge transfer into practice as well as its outstanding student services. The courses of study include full and part-time Master in Management as well as MBA programs, a Doctoral program and Executive Education. HHL is accredited by AACSB International.



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