The final countdown to the end of the holiday shopping season is on. Last shipping deadlines are passing for online retail purchases and those still scrambling for last-minute gifts – and that’s a lot of people – must now rely on traditional retailers to help them finish off their gift lists.
So far, many pundits have claimed that bricks and mortar stores have been performing better than expected this holiday season. However, it is still likely no enough to beat out their online competitors. Is there anything that they can do to do so in the future? Sharmila C. Chatterjee, academic head for the enterprise management track at the MIT Sloan School of Management thinks maybe there is. Read More