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LVMH & Tiffany: The master negotiator is at play again!

The LVMH's Tiffany acquisition was announced in late 2019. However, recently, rumours have emerged that LVMH has got cold fit in paying 37% premium for an acquisition in this COVID-19 era. I offer an alternative account of what may be going on behind the scene. Speculative I know, but nothing is impossible in the master negotiator Bernard Arnault's playbook. Have a read! 

What is your digital value strategy?

Value is a fundamental driver for consumer decision making. However, many organizations are unclear about what value consumer derive from their products or services. Moreover, this is even more complicated in the digital environment. Using research over the past decade, I provide a strategic toolkit to think and thrive through developing and managing digital value for your organization. 

Engaging the gamers: what motivates gamers to purchase virtual goods

Virtual goods market generates more than $15 billion in annual revenue globally and is rising rapidly. We demonstrate how and which extrinsic and intrinsic motivations influence gamers to engage and purchase virtual goods. In examining the interactive effects of individual- and group-level variables, we uncover the social influence dynamics that drive virtual purchase behaviour. Thus, we answer if the virtual economy-based purchase behaviour demonstrates an extension of real-world behaviour.

Seriously, I thought Haier was a German brand! Detrimental effects of country of origin misclassification on bottomline

Many brands, particularly those from countries associated with poor production quality, attempt to disguise their origins. Some even attempt to deliberately associate their brand with a country that has a strong image to win over customers. Our recent research suggests that this can backfire, however. When customers find out the truth about a brand’s origins, they are not happy about it. In fact, they feel discontent and are put off buying from them in the future.

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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, leaving and re-entering Indian market. Moreover, with Chinese gift-giving on sudden decline with the subtle message from the premier, many luxury brands have their work cut out in present and future regarding how to succeed in these rapidly growing but ever so competitive [Read Story]

They are not all same (Part 2): Differences in Asian Luxury Consumption

  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 in three largest emerging economies of Asia, namely, China, India and Indonesia. In the first part, I wrote about what Indian consumers’ value the most and how to specifically market to these consumers. In this part, I will offer comparative findings regarding the [Read Story]

What is your Chinese New Year luxury strategy?

“The US is luxury’s largest market. Japan still remains a large luxury market in terms of absolute size. However, China is the true star of the region

– Claudia D’Arpizio (Bain & Co. Analyst)

 

China: the luxury market for present and future

While the high-end luxury goods market is stagnant or decelerating for many brands across developed Western markets, the Asian region is accelerating at a breath-taking pace. While many luxury brands focused on European or American market may be recovering from the Christmas bonanza, those within Asia, especially in China cannot rest. The Chinese New Year is around the [Read Story]

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