Entrepreneurial opportunities for service station management and operation in the next several years were assessed quantitatively and qualitatively. The impact of four factors — consisting of the service stations, the dealers, the company practices, and governmental regulations — was considered. A decline in the number of service stations is anticipated; however, the independent dealer should be better qualified and should continue to dominate the retailing segment of the oil industry.
American Journal of Small Business – SAGE
Published: Jul 1, 1977