Revisit: Modeling the Retail Phenomenon


Special issue of Journal of Retailing, Edited by James D. Hess and Praveen K. Kopalle; Deadline 31 Mar 2008

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CALL FOR PAPERS — November 10, 2007
Journal of Retailing Special Issue: "Modeling the Retail Phenomenon"

James R. Brown, West Virginia University and Rajiv P. Dant, University of South Florida
Co-Editors Journal of Retailing

James D. Hess (University of Houston) and Praveen K. Kopalle (Dartmouth College)
Special Issue Co-Editors

Marketing scientists and practitioners have devoted considerable attention to quantitative models in retailing. Recently, their attention has intensified with the emergence of wide array of customer data combined with solid computing horsepower and the science of retailing. This provides a new perspective for retailers that are striving to create value for customers and capture value for shareholders.

The Journal of Retailing is sponsoring a special issue on the topic of "Modeling the Retail Phenomena," which will be published in the Journal of Retailing in early to middle 2009. We invite both empirical and analytic models. The topics could include (but not limited to):

  • Price matching guarantees
  • Internet auctions
  • Confronting consumer opportunism
  • Retailer-Manufacturer Interaction
  • Return Policies
  • Internet retailing
  • Retail promotions
  • E-commerce
  • Shelf space models
  • Product assortment
  • Retailer reputations
  • Category management
  • Multichannel competition
  • Pricing
  • Customer loyalty programs
  • Stockouts
  • Private labels

Papers should be submitted to Journal of Retailing ( or by March 31, 2008 with a cover letter indicating that the paper is intended for the Special Issue. See for submission guidelines.

Special Issue Co-Editors:

Professor James D. Hess
University of Houston
Bauer College of Business
Department of Marketing
334 Melcher Hall
Houston, TX 77204-6021
Phone: 713-743-4175

Professor Praveen K. Kopalle
Dartmouth College
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
100 Tuck Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3612