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Which Relational Benefits Really Matter to Multi-Channel Agencies?

Version 1 : Received: 12 July 2021 / Approved: 13 July 2021 / Online: 13 July 2021 (12:21:34 CEST)

How to cite: Lee, C.; Lee, S.; Lee, Y. Which Relational Benefits Really Matter to Multi-Channel Agencies?. Preprints 2021, 2021070308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0308.v1). Lee, C.; Lee, S.; Lee, Y. Which Relational Benefits Really Matter to Multi-Channel Agencies?. Preprints 2021, 2021070308 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0308.v1).

Abstract

Our study provides guidelines on how to build long-term customer relationship in the non-contract mechanism context. More specifically, the findings show that special, social, and core benefits influence calculative commitment, and operational and special benefits influence affective commitment. This study also supports that calculative and affective commitment play a crucial role in understanding multi-channel agencies’ loyalty. In sum, this study revealed that calculative and affective commitment can be considered as partial or full mediators in the relationship between RBs (relational benefits) and loyalty. This study not only contributed to the existing SET (social exchange theory) and RBs paradigm but also provided practical implications for food distribution management.

Subject Areas

Relational benefits; calculative and affective commitment; long-term orientation; multi-channel agency

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