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.
Beyond Bling: The role of conspicuous consumption in today’s society 6th November 2012, 3pm – 5pm Clarence Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton - BN1 2FU Recently, I won funding from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the UK to arrange an event under the auspices of Festival of Social Science 2012. So, you are warmly [Read Story]
[podcast]http://www.pauravshukla.com/podcast/local-luxury.mp3[/podcast] Recently, I was re-reading the book ‘luxury brand management’ wherein the authors – Chevalier and Mazzalovo – suggest three criteria to classify a luxury item: (a) strong artistic content; (b) unique craftsmanship and (c) international reputation. While I agree that the artistic content and craftsmanship is what differentiates most luxury product and brands from [Read Story]
[podcast]http://www.pauravshukla.com/podcast/status1.mp3[/podcast] Recently one of my research papers got published in the ‘International Marketing Review’. It focused on comparing the status consumption tendencies of British and Indian consumers. In this post, I shall focus on the findings of this study. Firstly, let me define what status consumption is and how it affects our behaviour? Researchers define [Read Story]