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The aim of this issue is to present current trends and environment of entrepreneurship in retailing industry with focus on innovations in form of retail formats, private brands, improved supplier relationship and modern information and communication technologies which influence both retailers and consumers.


Author Biography

Blaženka Knežević

Izv. prof. dr. sc. Blaženka Knežević is the Associate Professor at The Department of Trade (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia). She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration. She did her PhD dissertation on „Importance of knowledge in value creation in trade“ and a Master degree on electronic office procedures in retail companies. She teaches several graduate and post-graduate courses: Retail information systems; Economics of electronic commerce; Trade and trade policy; Procurement management; Supplier Relationship Management and Business Excellence. She is a researcher on several scientific research projects funded by Ministry of Science of Croatia and a team member of several professional research projects. She is a member of the editorial board of the Business Excellence Journal. She is author and editor of several scientific books. She has published numerous papers at conference proceedings, books and academic journals.


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  4. Karasiewicz, G., & Nowak, J. (2010). Looking back at the 20 years of retailing change in Poland. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 20(1), 103-117.
  5. Knezevic , B., & Szarucki , M. (2013). Internationalization of Retail in Poland and Croatia. In S. Renko & B. Knezevic (Eds.), Challenges for the Trade of Central and Southeast Europe (International Business and Management, Volume 29), (pp. 1-18). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
  6. Knezevic, B., Renko, S., & Knego, N., (2011). Changes in Retail industry in the EU. Business Management and Education, 9 (1), 34-49.
  7. Żur, A., & Urbaniec, M. (2016). Editorial. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, 4(3), 7-9.


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