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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.

Invite: Status Consumption: A Journey Through Time & Cultures

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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 has become a defining element of new consumerist societies. However, status directed consumption is not a recent phenomenon. From the extravagance and excesses of ruling elites in earlier societies to the new business maharajas, status directed consumption behaviour has been well observed [Read Story]

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Beyond Bling: Comparing Conspicuous Consumption in Today’s Society

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.

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]

Segmenting luxury brand consumers

In some of my earlier posts, I have stated that there are two simultaneous paradoxical needs among us consumers with regard to consumption namely, (a) to conform and (b) to demonstrate uniqueness. In sociology and psychology this has led to creation of various terms such as fitting in or standing out, in-group vs. out-group behaviour, associative vs. dissociative group behaviour. All these can be of great help in segmenting consumers.

Segmentation as an idea seems to have cropped up from political ideology of ‘divide and rule’ and it still seems to work in most contexts. In this article, I wish to [Read Story]

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