Purchase Behavior

Cultural influences on Consumer Satisfaction with Impuse and Planned Purchase Decisions
March 1, 2008
This study examines factors thought to influence consumers’ planned and impulse purchase decisions including subjective culture (individualist or collectivist consumers) and the presence of another person at the time of purchase. Data was collected in four countries — the USA, Australia, Singapore, and Malaysia. The results indicate that overall, consumers are differentially influenced by others Read More
The Long-Term Impact of Loyalty Programs on Consumer Purchase Behavior and Loyalty
October 1, 2007
Despite the prevalent use of loyalty programs, there is limited evidence on the long-term effects of such programs, and their effectiveness is not well established. The current research examines the long-term impact of a loyalty program on consumers’ usage levels and their exclusive loyalty to the firm. Using longitudinal data from a convenience store franchise, Read More
Multichannel Shopping: Causes and Consequences
April 1, 2007
The authors explore the drivers of multichannel shopping and the impact of multichannel shopping on customer profitability. Through a longitudinal analysis, the authors provide evidence that multichannel shopping is associated with higher customer profitability. Using the social exchange theory, they develop hypotheses regarding the impact of several customer–firm interaction characteristics on customer channel adoption duration. Read More