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Business Entities in the Fashion Industry

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kathy K. Mullet

Kathy K. Mullet is based at Oregon State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Business of Fashion : Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing

Fairchild Books, 2020

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...IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN THE FOLLOWING:characteristics of business entities including sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and limited liability company as they relate to the fashion industryadvantages and disadvantages...

Best Practices

Sustainable Fashion What’s Next? : A Conversation about Issues, Practices and Possibilities

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Sri Lanka: A Model of Sustainable Apparel Industry Initiatives Suzanne Loker, Professor Emerita, Cornell University, USA Sustainability of socially and environmentally responsible practices “signifies improving, building upon and overall...
...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe how a small family-owned retailer can improve company morale and retention. Identify factors within an organizational structure, such as compensation...

Retail Growth And Expansion

John Donnellan

John Donnellan was Dean of Business and Computer Information Systems at Holyoke Community College, USA. For 20 years, he held management, merchandising, and sales promotions positions in various department and specialty stores. Donnellan frequently addresses trade and professional associations on current retailing topics. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Merchandise Buying and Management

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...After reading this chapter, you will be able to discuss the following:The impact of centralization on operational and fiscal efficiency.Retail expansion strategies.The importance of international retailing.Opportunities for independent...

Weighing the Options: Should Kristen Buy a Struggling Business?

Joy M. Kozar

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Sara B. Marcketti

Sara B. Marcketti is an associate professor at Iowa State University, USA, where she serves as an associate director in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and formerly served as curator at the Textiles and Clothing Museum. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy J. Rabolt

Nancy J. Rabolt

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Judy K. Miler

Judy K. Miler

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...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Describe the risks of entrepreneurship and buying an existing business. Identify steps to build a successful fashion boutique business. Explain how the analysis...

Location Analysis and Selection

Jay Diamond

Jay Diamond is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the Chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sheri Litt

Sheri Litt is Academic Dean at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She is co-author of Retailing in the 21st Century (Fairchild Books, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retailing in the Twenty-First Century

Fairchild Publications, 2009

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...After you have completed this chapter, you should be able to discuss:The importance of demographics in the selection of a trading areaThe concept of geodemographics and how it is used by merchants to assure that they have targeted the best...

Site Selection

Lynda Rose Poloian

Lynda Rose Poloian taught retailing, marketing, and fashion courses at Southern New Hampshire University, USA, and was Director of the Fashion Merchandising Program for more than 25 years. She is a past president of ACRA, the collegiate affiliate of the National Retail Federation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Retailing Principles : Global, Multichannel, and Managerial Viewpoints

Fairchild Publications (US), 2003

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...After completing this chapter you should be able to:List the key factors involved in choosing a specific retail site.Explain what a trading area is and how it is determined.Discuss how optimal locations are selected using research...

Planning a Strategy to Open a Business

Michele M. Granger

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Michele M. Granger is a full professor in the Fashion and Interior Design Department, College of Business Administration, at Missouri State University, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tina M. Sterling

Tina M. Sterling is an entrepreneur and serves as a consultant to businesses across the US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ann Cantrell

Ann Cantrell is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Business Management Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US and owner of Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store in Brooklyn, NY. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Entrepreneurship : Retail Business Planning

Fairchild Books, 2019

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...Upon successful completion of this chapter, readers will be able to: Describe the three main methods of entering the market with an entrepreneurial business: — starting a new business from...

Finding the Right Location

Rosalie J. Regni

Rosalie J. Regni is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jimmie G. Anderson

Jimmie G. Anderson is retired and currently volunteers his time to the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Virginia Commonwealth University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Entrepreneurship in Action : A Retail Store Simulation

Fairchild Books, 2009

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...“Location, Location, Location … Where have I heard that before?”This step in the simulation will guide you through:Working with a Commercial Real Estate AgentAnalyzing the benefits to store location and environmentEvaluating the key...

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Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Business Cases : A Student Guide to Learning with Case Studies

Fairchild Books, 2021

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...This section includes case studies that focus on the decisions that professionals in the fashion industry make in the areas of entrepreneurship and fashion law. Fashion entrepreneurship is the process of creating new businesses within...