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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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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.

Status (luxury) consumption in cross-national context: Managerial implications

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In my earlier post ‘Status (luxury) consumption among British and Indian customers’, I discussed the theoretical implications relating to one of my recently published study in the International Marketing Review. In this post, I am going to focus on the managerial implications.

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To briefly summarise the study, it focused on three antecedents to status consumption namely: (a) socio-psychological antecedents; (b) brand antecedents and (c) situational [Read Story]

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Make them ‘buy now’: How to make users comfortable in buying through your website?

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 on many high profile corporations’ websites and privacy breach has made these consumers concerns even more prominent because within online context the face to face interaction is absent, behavioral intentions of the firm collecting personal data is not clear and in many cases information is [Read Story]

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.

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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