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The complexity of wholesale distribution channels in Japan

Flath, David; Nariu, Tatsuhiko

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

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Center on Japanese Economy and Business
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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Series
Center on Japanese Economy and Business Working Papers, 60
Published Here
February 8, 2011
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