Product market competition and human resource practices in the retail food sector

Elizabeth Davis, Matthew Freedman, Julia Lane, Brian Mccall, Nicole Nestoriak, Timothy Park

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Abstract

In the wake of Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers' entry into food retailing, the nature of competition in the industry has changed radically. Using longitudinal data on workers and firms to construct measures of compensation and churning for traditional food retailers, this paper examines how these measures change in response to mass merchandiser entry. While there is considerable heterogeneity across retail food establishments, human resource practices are persistent even in the face of new external competition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-371
Number of pages22
JournalIndustrial Relations
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

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Personnel
Industry
Retail
Retailers
Product market competition
Longitudinal data
Food retail
Human resource practices
Food
Food retailing
Workers
Wal-Mart
Food sector
Compensation and Redress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial relations

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Product market competition and human resource practices in the retail food sector. / Davis, Elizabeth; Freedman, Matthew; Lane, Julia; Mccall, Brian; Nestoriak, Nicole; Park, Timothy.

In: Industrial Relations, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2009, p. 350-371.

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Davis, Elizabeth ; Freedman, Matthew ; Lane, Julia ; Mccall, Brian ; Nestoriak, Nicole ; Park, Timothy. / Product market competition and human resource practices in the retail food sector. In: Industrial Relations. 2009 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 350-371.
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