Occurrence Order of Shop-Around Purposes

  • Saburo SaitoEmail author
Part of the New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives book series (NFRSASIPER, volume 19)


Recent studies have been paying much attention on trip-chaining behavior. However, shop-around trip-chaining behavior at a midtown district has not yet been fully explored. In particular, there is a lack of empirical facts about its purpose transition. Based on the citizen survey conducted by Saga City Government, this research analyzes how many purpose transitions occur before quitting and constructs ratio scale to account for what type of purpose is preferred in what steps of shop-around. Findings are quitting rate of shop-around increases as steps proceed; purpose transition probability is non-stationary; and there are two kinds of purposes which are more likely to occur early or later.


Shop-around Kaiyu Purpose transition Occurrence order Saga City Positive reciprocal matrix Maximum eigenvalue Ratio scale Decomposition Trip chain Quitting rate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsFukuoka UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Fukuoka University Institute of Quantitative Behavioral Informatics for City and Space Economy (FQBIC)FukuokaJapan

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