• A primary objective of the current study is to answer the call for new research on marketing channel behaviors in different countries or cultures, toward the goal of particularizing theoretical frameworks (Frazier 1999). ()
  • The elements of internal polity and economy are at the heart of many academic research endeavors (El-Ansery and Stern 1972; El-Ansery 1975; Hunt, Ray, and Wood 1985; Anderson and Weitz 1986; Frazier 1999). ()
  • The question of which sociopolitical forces exercise power and control over distribution issues is a core element of distribution channel management research (Frazier 1999). ()


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