With this curricular unit aims to provide the student with generic and specific skills that help him to enter the world of work. Thus, students are expected to develop the following generic skills: critical thinking, teamwork, research capacity, ability to generate new ideas, ability to adapt to new situations, ability to use scientific literature, ability to apply knowledge in practice.
In terms of specific competencies, with the Distribution and Merchandising unit, it is expected that the student will be able to understand the specifics inherent in each distribution channel, be able to explore the factors that contribute to the existence and operation of any point of sale in conditions of efficient distribution, relate the layout of the establishment with the type and philosophy of the point of sale and understand the need to update it, in accordance with new lifestyles and consumer taste.
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Castro, Enrique (2004), Distribuición Comercial, 3ª Ed., McGraw Hill.
Distribuição Hoje, Revista especializada em distribuição, AJE.
Franchising & New Business, Revista especializada em franchising.
Frank, Hoy; Stanworth, John (2003), Franchising: An International Perspective, Routledge.
Levy, Michael; Weitz, Barton (2004), Retailing Management, 5ª Ed. McGraw-Hill.
Mier, Huguette; Demetresco, Sylvia (2004), Vitrinas entre Vistas: Merchandising Visual, Senac, São Paulo, Brasil.
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