Shopping Streets versus Shopping Malls - Determinants of Agglomeration Format Attractiveness from the Consumers’ Point of View
Teller, C (2008) Shopping Streets versus Shopping Malls - Determinants of Agglomeration Format Attractiveness from the Consumers’ Point of View International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 18 (4). 381 - 403. ISSN 1466-4402
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The decline of shopping streets and the rise of shopping malls have been major trends in European retailing for decades. So far, research has failed to investigate this shift of agglomeration format (AF) patronage from a marketing perspective, including the consumers’ point of view. This paper presents a theoretical comparison of generic similarities and conceptual differences between shopping streets and shopping malls. Based on this comparison the AF-specific characteristics perceived by consumers are compared and discussed with respect to their impact on agglomeration attractiveness. This leads to the development of a conceptual framework which is empirically tested using a web-based survey of almost 1,000 consumers representing a typical urban central European retail market. The relative importance of nine distinctive AF characteristics on attractiveness was analysed using structural equation modelling. The findings proved to be quite similar for both shopping streets and shopping malls; the retail tenant mix and atmosphere had the highest relative importance.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School|
|Identification Number :||10.1080/09593960802299452|
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|Additional Information :||This is an electronic version of an article published in International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 18(4), 381-403 (2008). International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research is available online at: <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09593960802299452"</a>.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||08 Feb 2012 12:00|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 19:04|
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