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PhD Studentship: Centre of International Business History

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Strategies for surviving in a hostile climate: how British retailers have adapted to the decline of the high street since the 1970s

In contrast to the rapid growth and increasing prosperity of the British High Street during the first sixty years of the twentieth century, the period since the 1970s has been increasingly challenging for established multiple and department store retailers. Environmental threats from new retail formats, plus geographical shifts to edge-of town, out-of-town, and finally digital retailing, have successively eroded the footfall of the British high street. Meanwhile corporate raiders have been eager to buy-up ailing high street chains – sometimes with more of an eye to asset-stripping their property portfolios than making the businesses profitable going concerns.

British Library Doctoral Open Days 2020

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The British Library Doctoral Open Days are designed for first year PhD students who are new to the Library.  The days explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services – including navigating the physical and online collections.  Students are encouraged to choose the event which is of most interest and relevance to their studies.

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