Location and typology of shopping centres as catalyst for economic growth

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Shopping malls play a vital role in promoting economic growth and urban development. Yet, the literature on shopping centres is still limited. This shortcoming must be addressed not just because more research will contribute to the enrichment of knowledge and theory in related fields. It is also because keeping abreast with the performance of shopping centres in catalysing regional and national development will help planners and policy makers to make necessary reviews of and amends to existing programmes. In Malaysia, wholesale and retail business figures prominently in the newly minted Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) of the country deemed to launch it into a high-income country by 2020. Given this context, this paper brings the Malaysian shopping centres into focus by analysing the locational pattern and implications of the Klang Valley shopping centres. The Hines' model of the typological classification of shopping centres was used. It was found that there is vast room for improvement for shopping centres in the Klang Valley to really become the catalyst for Malaysia's development. Many of the existing shopping centres in outlying areas need to graduate from their neighbourhood and community status to attract many visitors from further afield in order to generate the multiplier impact on the local economy. As for the core areas, the location of the super regional and regional shopping centres in saturated and congested sites will need to be reviewed. There should also be more attention given to the image enhancement of the shopping centres.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Volume13
Issue number13 SPECIAL ISSUE
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Shopping centres
Catalyst
Economic growth
Malaysia
Income
Politicians
Local economy
Shopping mall
Multiplier
Urban development
Regional development
Economic transformation
National development
Retail
Enhancement

Keywords

  • Community Centre
  • Neighbourhood Centre
  • Shopping Centre
  • Super Regional Centre

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Location and typology of shopping centres as catalyst for economic growth. / Hussain, Mohd. Yusof; Ishak, Suraiya; Awang, Abd. Hair; Adib Akmal, S.

In: World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 13, No. 13 SPECIAL ISSUE, 2011, p. 23-28.

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