The Replication of Retail Fashion Formats into Foreign Countries

A Qualitative Analysis

  • Christoph Schröder

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Christoph Schröder
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  3. Christoph Schröder
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  4. Christoph Schröder
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  5. Christoph Schröder
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  6. Christoph Schröder
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-271

About this book


Christoph Schröder does one of the first attempts to analyze format transfers within the scope of different strategies, format elements, countries and success with focus on the fashion industry. Three distinct format transfer strategies are identified. The empirically observed design of format elements supports and extends the existing research. Fashion firms standardize their “Retail culture”, which acts as a foundation for a successful format transfer strategy (core elements). New insights are provided with regard to format transfer into foreign countries as well as over a timeframe of five years. International retailers face specific challenges with regard to the decision on their retail format abroad, which is known as an important success driver. They may transfer their format elements unchanged or may adapt those elements. One successful strategy is known to be an unchanged format replication, which is linked to the fashion industry.


  • Specification of successful format transfer strategies
  • Design of core and peripheral format elements
  • Strategy and format element changes over time in different countries

 Target Groups

  • Lecturers and students in the field of international management, marketing, and retailing
  • Practitioners in the field of retailing, marketing and international management

 About the Author

Dr. Christoph Schröder defines and executes the global retail strategy, in particular for fashion within the world leader in business software. He received his doctoral degree from Trier University.




Fashion industry Format replication Internationalization Retail business Standardization and adaptation

Authors and affiliations

  • Christoph Schröder
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich IVUniversität TrierTrierGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer Gabler, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-658-07540-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-658-07541-5
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