Paurav Shukla – a globally renowned expert in the field of Marketing, Branding and Luxury …

Invite: Status Consumption: A Journey Through Time & Cultures

  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 [Read Story]

The compromise effect in our decision making

[podcast]http://www.pauravshukla.com/podcast/compromiseeffect.mp3[/podcast] Most consumers in developed and emerging markets are now facing an interesting choice making dilemma. It’s the dilemma of plenitude. This relates to most purchase decisions which includes a wide spectrum of products and services from buying corn flakes (a fairly low ticket item) to a car (a fairly big ticket item) and even [Read Story]

Status (luxury) consumption among British and Indian consumers

[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]

Consequences of consumer confusion

[podcast]http://www.pauravshukla.com/podcast/consumerconfusion1.mp3[/podcast] As stated in my earlier post 'antecedents to consumer confusion', I shall focus on consequences of consumer confusion in this post. The earlier post focused on three important antecedents to consumer confusion namely; expectations, attribute confusion and information confusion in the context of financial services industry (i.e. banks, insurance. credit card, mortgage and other [Read Story]

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