Consumers' attitudes towards weekend, night and street markets

Fischer, Wolfgang (2003) Consumers' attitudes towards weekend, night and street markets. The IUP Journal of Applied Economics , 2003 (2). pp. 82-90.

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In line with the general acceptance by economists and politicians of globalization and the veneration of free market forces, the retail sector in Australia and in most other OECD countries has seen a tremendous concentration of vendors. In spite of this, the aim of this research monograph is to investigate the emergence of weekend, night and street markets. Generally, these are an "unexplored territory" of economics and often, these markets have been regarded as a quantité negligeable.

Giving some thoughts on tax justice, analyzing the economic survival of small business in the retail sector, studying the determinants of the traders operations including taxation within a fairly cash economy, the limitations of regulations and of the determinants of consumers' perceptions, one question among others arise whether the government should support weekend, night & street markets directly through subsidies and through taxation privileges, or should the government intervene by strict regulations. Examples of these markets were given from Australia, Germany, New Zealand and North America. There are some serious doubts whether the traditional consumer research through questionnaires might deliver reliable results. Nonetheless, to gain some reasonable data had been a key issue for this research project. The consumer survey was administered to a regional sample of 1,000 people living in the Townsville area, North Queensland, Australia.

Item ID: 29110
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0972-6861
Keywords: Consumers' Attitudes Towards Weekend, Night & Street Markets, markets, Australia, consumers, economy, street, shopping, sector, chains, independent, taxation, Parliament, retailers, market, supermarkets, government, consumer, cultural, determinants, economic, retailing, stallholders, franchise
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2013 22:39
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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