Retail in the Age of Global Uncertainty


The Impact of the Macro-Environment on the Retailspace and Vice Versa, Special issue of the Journal of Retailing; Deadline 30 Jun 2024

POSTING TYPE: Calls: Journals

Author: Francesca Sotgiu

Journal of Retailing Call for Papers

Retail in the age of global uncertainty: The impact of the macro-environment on the retailspace and vice versa

Special Issue

If disruption is and was already creating havoc in retailing, the current global dynamics are adding yet another layer of complexity, disrupting forward planning. Political uncertainty combined with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic is leading to double-digit inflation levels, labor shortages, and continued supply chain disruptions. Compounding these disruptions are the increasingly visible signs and implications of climate change. Thus, the combination of price pressure, labor shortages, and new sustainability urgencies creates a level of uncertainty that defines a whole new backdrop for retailers and brands. Does the typical retail playbook still apply in this context? To what extent is retailing affected by changes in the macro-environment? To what extent does retail affect the macro-environment?

What Topics are a Fit? Read the full call for papers here.

Questions pertaining to the special issue can be submitted to the JR Editorial Office or directed to one of the special issue editors.

Special Issue Editors: Colleen Harmeling, Martin Mende, Robert W. Palmatier, and Katrijn Gielens

Submission Window: March 1 – June 30, 2024

Special Issue Conference: ESSEC Business School, Paris – June 6-8, 2024