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ERIC Number: EJ1173898
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0273-4753
The Evolution and Future of Retailing and Retailing Education
Grewal, Dhruv; Motyka, Scott; Levy, Michael
Journal of Marketing Education, v40 n1 p85-93 Apr 2018
The pace of retail evolution has increased dramatically, with the spread of the Internet and as consumers have become more empowered by mobile phones and smart devices. This article outlines significant retail innovations that reveal how retailers and retailing have evolved in the past several decades. In the same spirit, the authors discuss how the topics covered in retail education have shifted. This article further details the roles of current technologies, including social media and retailing analytics, and emerging areas, such as the Internet of things, machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, and robotics, all of which are likely to change the retail landscape in the future. Educators thus should incorporate these technologies into their classroom discussions through various means, from experiential exercises to interactive discussions to the reviews of recent articles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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