Customers’ heterogeneity and store patronage intention: a study of department stores in Libya / Iman Elsalehin Bouthahab

Bouthahab, Iman Elsalehin (2013) Customers’ heterogeneity and store patronage intention: a study of department stores in Libya / Iman Elsalehin Bouthahab. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IPSis Biannual Publication, 3 (3). Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


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The retail industry of Libya has only recently been developed by private and public investments and as such, many stores including department stores are still in the initial stage of development. Libyan customers now have many options to which stores they will visit, but do they have the intent to visit their stores especially when Libyan customers have unique characteristics that might affect their intention to visit the new retailers in Libya? Therefore, the main purpose of this study is to investigate whether customers‘ heterogeneity is able to explain customers’ patronage intention to department stores in Libya. The results can assist the Libyan retailers especially department stores when changing their marketing strategies for the Libyan market. Namely this study will help retailers and investors to understand Libyan customers‘ heterogeneity and their behaviors so that they can develop their retail strategies better. In addition, an understanding of patronage is a crucial issue for managers because it helps them to determine the intention of those customers who have the most intention to buy from them…

Item Type: Book Section
Bouthahab, Iman ElsalehinUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Consumer satisfaction
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Department stores
Divisions: Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IPSis Biannual Publication
Volume: 3
Number: 3
Item ID: 19067
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2018 01:38
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5

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