School of Retail and Services Management to host EAERCD 2017

18 October 2016

4-7 July 2017, Aungier Street Campus

DIT School of Retail and Services Management will host the 19th International Conference on Research in the Distributive Trades of the European Association for Education and Research in Commercial Distribution (EAERCD) on 4-6 July 2017 at the DIT Aungier Street Campus.

The EAERCD was formed in 1990 to act as a contact point for academics involved in research and teaching in the distributive trades.  The EAERCD biennial international research conference aims to stimulate discussion and contribute to an international exchange of ideas, through presenting and analysing research and practical experience amongst researchers and practitioners within the distributive trades.  The 2017 conference will be co-chaired by Dr Edmund O’Callaghan and Dr John Murray of the School of Retail and Services Management.  

The full paper submission deadline is February 3, 2017 and papers are sought in the following tracks: Strategic Retailing; International Retailing; Branding & Private Labels; Retail Management; Retail Marketing; Consumer Behaviour; E-Commerce in Retailing; History of Retail & Distribution; and Supply Chain Management.

The conference represents a significant event for the School of Retail and Services Management which hosts the Arthur Ryan Retail Centre and has extensive engagements with leading retailers in Ireland.  The School has also established itself as a lead member of a major international network of retail schools that includes the University of Stirling (UK), Massey University (New Zealand), Oxford Institute of Retail Management (UK), and Ryerson University (Canada).

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