“Naming and shaming obesity, not the person”: negative attitudes towards obesity leads to eating healthily but diet plans may backfire
The obese economy: The continuing rise in obesity rates across the world has been accompanied by an increase in anti-fat attitudes, prejudice against, and stigmatization of, overweight individuals. Rising obesity rates have caused increasing health and economic challenges because of resulting conditions such as type II diabetes, liver and cardio-vascular diseases. Governments across the world are
Lab-made, synthetic diamonds are becoming increasingly similar in quality, cut, and clarity to natural ones. Technological advances has resulted in their growing use and acceptance in industry – but cracking the luxury consumer market is the final frontier. This is in large part to do with the the way consumers place value on products.
In the part 1, I discussed how many luxury brands are failing across Asia as they treat Asian consumers as a homogeneous group and how it led my co-authors and I to examine this phenomenon in-depth. Using the value perceptions framework and theory of impression management, we discovered some very interesting differences among consumers
They are not all same (Part 1): how Asian consumers differ in their luxury consumption – case of India
While luxury in Asia is booming with the rise of new money and an affluent consumption class the picture is not rosy for all the luxury brands emerging within or outside of Asia. Some stellar examples of struggle involve Prada and Mulberry in China, Aigner and de Grisogono in India and Ermenegildo Zegna entering,
Funded by British Academy, I led project with Professor Keyoor Purani at IIMK. The project looks at the influence of economic conditions on contemporary conspicuous consumption tendencies among consumers in the UK and India. The project findings demonstrate the variations between the British and Indian consumers showing how socio-economic market conditions influence conspicuous consumption.
Importance of consumer concerns To create and sustain long-term and mutually beneficial online and offline relationships organizations need to reduce consumers’ perceived risk; increase consumer trust and lessen security and privacy concerns. Addressing these consumer concerns is highly important because consumers increasingly rely on internet for their regular information search and purchase. The recent cyber-attacks
Inaugural Professorial Lecture entitled ‘Status Consumption: A Journey Through Time & Cultures’ Thursday 3 April 2014 6pm at GCU London campus at 40 Fashion Street, London, E1 6PX Overview of Professorial Lecture The modern pursuit of personal identity and style through consumption is now widely recognised and is actively encouraged by marketers. In fact, consuming for status
The story behind the Werther effect is highly intriguing and chilling. In 1774, the giant of German literature, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, published a novel titled The Sorrows of Young Werther (German: Die Leiden des jungen Werthers). Finished in six weeks of intensive writing during January–March 1774, the novel instantly made the 24-year-old Goethe one