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Animosity and willingness to buy foreign products: moderating factors in decision-making of Chinese consumers

Wang, W, He, H and Li, Y 2012, 'Animosity and willingness to buy foreign products: moderating factors in decision-making of Chinese consumers' , Asia Pacific Business Review . (In Press)

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Abstract

This study examines empirically how Chinese consumers evaluate and respond to foreign products made in Japan. Specifically, it examines the moderating effects of materialism and susceptibility to normative influence (SNI) on the effects of country-specific animosity on willingness to buy foreign products. The results confirm that the effect of consumers’ animosity is subject to both consumers’ personal values (e.g., materialism) and social influences (e.g., SNI). In terms of willingness to buy foreign products, the negative effect of economic animosity is alleviated by consumers’ materialism, whereas that of war animosity is strengthened by consumers’ SNI. In turn, evidence from this study suggests implications for marketing strategies in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Marketing and Services Management
Journal or Publication Title: Asia Pacific Business Review
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1360-2381
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 16:13
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:18
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19091

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