Investigation of the Effects of Stores’ Tenant Mix and Internal and External Environmental Conditions on Customer Satisfaction from Shopping Centers in Iran

Maryam Abghari, Kambiz Heidarzadeh Hanzaee

Abstract


The research aims to determine the attractiveness of factors of Iranian shopping malls from the shopper’s point of view. Researchers used a conceptual framework that proposes significant impact between store tenant mix, internal and external conditions from shopping centers, and different dimensions of attractiveness. Then they test the hypotheses using a survey of 385 consumers of two shopping centers of Iran, to identify shopping mall attractiveness. A structural equation model using a correlation matrix with maximum likelihood was estimated by LISREL 8.8. The results indicate that from the attractiveness factors, retail tenant mix and atmosphere were the most influential factors in shopping centers and retail tenant mix was strongly affected by product range and to some extent by merchandise value. Thus, management teams of shopping malls can increase their mall attractiveness by identifying optimal retail tenant mix and protect their establishments with appropriate atmosphere.

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International Journal of Marketing Studies  ISSN 1918-719X(Print) ISSN 1918-7203(Online)

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