Insider Trading? Exploring Familial Intra-Generational Borrowing and Sharing

This paper seeks to explore the concepts of borrowing and sharing and their relevance for our understanding of consumer socialisation. Specifically this research focused on pairs of adolescent sisters and the way in which they managed the ‘exchange processes’ within their family home. The findings suggest that borrowing and sharing are different concepts with sharing typically being imposed and relatively simple whilst borrowing is voluntary yet complex. Strategies learnt and employed by the sisters including covert borrowing and conflict avoidance are described. Implications for consumer behaviour, marketers and policy makers are discussed.


Julie Tinson and Pete Nuttall (2007) ,"Insider Trading? Exploring Familial Intra-Generational Borrowing and Sharing", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8, eds. Stefania Borghini, Mary Ann McGrath, and Cele Otnes, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 41-42.


Julie Tinson, University of Stirling, Scotland
Pete Nuttall, University of the West of England, Bristol, England


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2007

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