Kaiyu Distance Distribution Function at Downtown Space

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


Previous studies once had raised a question of what caused the difference between Japan and the United States regarding their estimated values for the exponent of distance in the Huff Model. Japan’s smaller values were explained by referring to the proximate locations of retail facilities in Japan. On the other hand, there exists empirical research that has examined consumers’ walking distances in a shopping district. The research seems to implicitly assume that human physiological constraints determine such distances. If so, why do proximate locations decrease distance resistance? With the intent to link the above two research streams, we estimate a shop-around distance distribution function to clarify how a consumer changes the hazard to quit during the shop-around trip.


Shop-around Kaiyu Distance distribution function Survival analysis Huff Model Distance resistance City center Shopping district Hazard Saga City 


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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
  3. 3.Department of Business and EconomicsNippon Bunri UniversityOita CityJapan

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