A Critical Perspective on the Pop-up Concept

  • Gary Warnaby
  • Charlotte Shi
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)


In recent years, the ‘pop-up’ epithet has become synonymous with temporary events in a wide range of contexts, not least in relation to retailing where the growth rate of pop-up retailing is greater than that of the industry more generally. This chapter takes a more critical perspective on the pop-up concept, arguing that it seems to be becoming ubiquitous, and arguably, increasingly over-used. Also, the implications of pop-up for the wider urban context within which the great majority of such activities are located is a topic worthy of further research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary Warnaby
    • 1
  • Charlotte Shi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Place ManagementManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Art and DesignNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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