Conspicuous Consumption in Cross-National Context: Psychological and Brand Antecedents

This study addresses the issue of conspicuous consumption among the British and Indian consumers, focusing on the psychological and brand antecedents, using the context of alcoholic beverages while employing a cross-sectional, survey-based methodology. The findings suggest that in both countries psychological and brand antecedents are of crucial importance among consumers in influencing their conspicuous consumption. However, the variables differ in their importance. The findings provide marketers an opportunity to engage with consumers by coupling the right mix of standardization and customization. The study is first of its kind explicitly investigating the conspicuous consumption in a cross-national context.



Citation:

Paurav Shukla, Ekta Shukla, and Sangeeta Sharma (2009) ,"Conspicuous Consumption in Cross-National Context: Psychological and Brand Antecedents", in AP - Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8, eds. Sridhar Samu, Rajiv Vaidyanathan, and Dipankar Chakravarti, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 16-19.

Authors

Paurav Shukla, University of Brighton, UK
Ekta Shukla, Freelance researcher, UK
Sangeeta Sharma, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences Pilani, India



Volume

AP - Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2009



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