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Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business Vol.9 No.3 pp.89-98
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.13106/ijidb.2018.vol9.no3.89.

The Effect of Coffee Shop's Servicescape on the Customer Loyalty - Focused on Jeonju Area

Xiangdong Shen, Byung-Ryul Bae
* First Author, Doctoral Candidate of Marketing, Dept. of Business Administration, Chonbuk National University, Korea. E-mail: shen_0301@naver.com
E-mail: bbr@jbnu.ac.kr
** Corresponding Author, Professor, Dept. of Business Administration, Chonbuk National University, Korea. Tel: +82-63-270-3044
February 11, 2018. March 7, 2018. March 15, 2018.

Abstract

Purpose - Despite the global economic crisis, the numbers of coffee shops used for providing a place for social and cultural interactions show an upward trend and have become an indispensable part in people’s daily life in recent years. Under the circumstance of tremendous efforts of searching new management strategies and projects, the concept of servicescape(which has physical environment characteristics) may provide a better alternative. Therefore, the purpose of this study can be broadly divided into 3 key points. First is to investigate the effects of servicescape on customer satisfaction, service value and customer loyalty about Coffee Shops in Jeonju area. Second is to examine the mediating effect of customer satisfaction and service value between servicescape and customer loyalty. Third, there is evidence that indicates the moderating effect among the interaction of customer and staff, brand image and the composition of servicescape, customer satisfaction, service value and customer loyalty.
Research design, data, and methodology - This study begins empirical research about users of coffee shops’ services. The data of the study is collected from 285 samples of a questionnaire which has been made from Korea and analysed by IBM SPSS 24.0 and IBM AMOS 24.0.
Results - The results are reported below: First of all, the composition of condition, functionality, cleanliness and aesthetic characteristics of the servicescape has a significant impact on customer satisfaction and s ervice value. Furthermore, customer satisfaction is identified as a factor to influence service value. Moreover, customer satisfaction and service value are identified as the causal relationship with customer loyalty. Besides, customer satisfaction and service value illustrated the mediation effect between the composition of servicescape and customer loyalty. Finally, the interaction between customer and staff, brand image illustrates the moderated effect.
Conclusions - The composition of servicescape contributes to the formation of customer satisfaction and enhancing the customer's perceived service value in coffee shops. By meeting diverse and complex needs of consumers in coffee shop, the service value will not only attract loyal customers, but also increase customer loyalty and profitability. In a word, managers should rely on servicescape to enhance service experience by making differences with other competitors.

JEL Classifications: D11, L 66, L 84.

커피전문점의 서비스스케이프가 고객충성도에 미치는 영향 - 전주 지역을 중심으로

심향동*, 배병렬**

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