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The Complexity of Wholesale Distribution Channels in Japan

David Flath () and Tatsuhiko Nariu

Japanese Economy, 2008, vol. 35, issue 2, 68-86

Abstract: A measure of number of steps in the wholesale distribution chain is proposed and calculated for Japan, the United States, and Germany and for different kinds of business within Japan and within the United States. Economic factors that influence the number of wholesale steps in the distribution channel are examined in relation to these data.

Date: 2008
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DOI: 10.2753/JES1097-203X350205

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