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Retail resilience: A theoretical framework for understanding town centre dynamics

Dolega, Les and Celińska-Janowicz, Dorota (2015): Retail resilience: A theoretical framework for understanding town centre dynamics. Published in: Studia Regionalne i Lokalne No. 2(60) (1 July 2015): pp. 8-31.

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Abstract

The concept of resilience has gained much attention in recent academic and political discussion. However, its application to specific sectors, such as retail, is rather scarce. The aim of this paper is to present the concept of resilience and to analyse its applicability to the retail sector within the context of the town centre. The paper proposes a possible analytical framework for adaptively resilient retail centres that links the performance of retail centres to underlying development paths, the pre-shock position in the adaptive cycle, and other factors that drive their evolutionary reorganisation. The proposed framework has a practical application for spatial and urban planning and can be beneficial to various stakeholders and practitioners, including retailers, policy makers, and town centre managers.

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