Investigating the Role of Government Policy and the Environment on Locals’ Loyalty to Spring Music Festivals

  • Yao-Kuei Lee Tajen University
  • Tsai-Lung Liu Tajen University
  • Fang-Tsen Chung Tajen University
  • Hsiao-Hui Ho Tajen University

Abstract

This paper explores the importance of government policy and the environment in determining locals’ perceived value of and loyalty to festivals. Although past studies have analyzed attendee loyalty, little research has examined the perspectives of local businesses and residents. Locals with unsatisfactory experiences can hinder festivals from being held. This study applied a structural equation model (SEM) approach to investigate the responses of locals to spring music festivals in southern Taiwan. The results indicated that both government policy and the environment affected perceived value, which consequently influenced loyalty. Implications are drawn for government policy support, festival management, and tourism. Keywords: Festival Loyalty, Festivalscape, Perceived Value, Music Festival To cite this document: Yao-Kuei Lee, Tsai-Lung Liu, Fang-Tsen Chung, and Hsiao-Hui Ho, "Investigating the Role of Government Policy and the Environment on Locals’ Loyalty to Spring Music Festivals ", Contemporary Management Research, Vol.11, No.1, pp.35-54, 2015. Permanent link to this document: http://dx.doi.org/10.7903/cmr.13791

Author Biographies

Yao-Kuei Lee, Tajen University
Associate Professor Marketing and Distribution Management Dept.
Tsai-Lung Liu, Tajen University
Assistant Professor Marketing and Distribution Management Dept.
Fang-Tsen Chung, Tajen University
Marketing and Distribution Management Dept.
Hsiao-Hui Ho, Tajen University
Assistant Professor Marketing and Distribution Management Dept.
Published
2015-02-25
How to Cite
Lee, Y.-K., Liu, T.-L., Chung, F.-T., & Ho, H.-H. (2015). Investigating the Role of Government Policy and the Environment on Locals’ Loyalty to Spring Music Festivals. Contemporary Management Research, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.7903/cmr.13791
Section
Special Issue for ICMS conference