How the Measurement of Store Choice Behaviour Moderates the Relationship between Distance and Store Choice Behaviour

Torben Hansen, Flemming Cumberland, Hans Stubbe Solgaard

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The influence of distance on consumer store choice behaviour has been considered in many studies. In that respect, frequency and budget share are frequently used methods of measurement to determine the consumer's store choice behavour. In this study, we propose that the significance of distance is influenced by the way in which store choice behaviour is conceptualized. A survey among 631 consuemrs was performed in order to examine the research proposition. Structural equation results suggest that the negative effect of distance on store choice behaviour is larger when store choice behaviour is measured as number of visits to a particular store than wehen store cjoice behaviour is measured as the percentage of budget spend at a particular store. Our results indicate that researchers should carefully consider the measurement of store choice behaviour when carrying out empirical research invlving the concept of distance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of International Marketing Trends Conference : Paris 17-19 January 2013
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherUniversità Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Publication date2013
ISBN (Electronic)9782953281156
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventThe 12th International Marketing Trends Conference - Paris, France
Duration: 17 Jan 201319 Jan 2013
Conference number: 12


ConferenceThe 12th International Marketing Trends Conference
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