Nostalgia on Local Consumption Behavior

In two studies, we showed that nostalgia increased consumers’ likelihood of visiting local stores and spreading sWOM when they perceived national chains threatened the local stores. In an ongoing study 3, we extend our study by examining whether purchase activism mediates the effect of nostalgia on attitudes toward local brands.


Young K. Kim, Jing (Alice) Wang, and Catherine A. Cole (2015) ,"Nostalgia on Local Consumption Behavior", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl , Carolyn Yoon, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 792-792.


Young K. Kim, University of Iowa, USA
Jing (Alice) Wang, University of Iowa, USA
Catherine A. Cole, University of Iowa, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43 | 2015

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