An Analysis of Time Evolution of Compromise Effect: the Moderating Role of Pioneering Advantage and Product Category Familiarity

Consumer research has mainly focused on the static nature of the compromise effect without considering how time varying factors may influence decision rules and the composition of choice set. New products entry and the position occupied by new brands modify the context of choice and consequently can change preferences. This article examines the extend to which order of entry of affects the robustness of compromise effect. Our results demonstrate that a pioneer brand could be negatively or positively affected by the arrival of a new alternative when this turns it into an extreme or a compromise alternative.



Citation:

Alessandra Zammit and Elisa Montaguti (2007) ,"An Analysis of Time Evolution of Compromise Effect: the Moderating Role of Pioneering Advantage and Product Category Familiarity", 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: 201-201.

Authors

Alessandra Zammit, Department of Management - University of Bologna, Italy
Elisa Montaguti, Department of Management - University of Bologna, Italy



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2007



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