Demangeot, Catherine and Sankaran, Kizhekepat (2010) Cultural pluralism as a consumption behaviour. In: Australia-New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference, University of Canterbury, 2010-11-29 - 2010-11-30, Christchurch.Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This study investigates the phenomenon of cultural pluralism, defined as a pattern of consumption acts consisting in the adoption of products or consumption practices from several cultures. Initial findings from a qualitative study suggest that while the initial trial of products or practices from different cultures can result from exposure to cultural influences, personal tendencies or life trajectories, their longer-term appropriation is facilitated by resonance between contextual factors and personal dispositions. A spectrum of cultural pluralism is developed, and three markers identified: cultural purists maintain their own culture(s)’ boundaries, rarely venturing beyond; cultural incrementalists appropriate products from different cultures slowly yet enduringly, when they can blend easily with their own culture; cultural experimentalists try many products or practices for their novelty.
|Item type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||cultural pluralism, multi-cultural consumer behaviour, consumption, globalisation, international marketing, qualitative study , Marketing. Distribution of products|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Commerce > Marketing. Distribution of products|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Marketing
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|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2011 08:59|
|Last modified:||22 May 2015 09:48|
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