With a strong empirical and market segmentation approach, this book focuses on how the Internet has changed the way people obtain information about potential purchases, giving readers the most up-to-date material on how technology is changing their lives as consumers. The Thirty-two mini-cases help readers learn by applying the theory, drawing on current business news to demonstrate specific consumer behavior concepts. This edition now includes thirty-two Active Learning mini-cases. A clear consumer decision making model is set out in each chapter to facilitate learningpresented in the first chapter, this model serves as a structural framework for the conceptsthe building blocksexamined in the following chapters. The book's final chapter ties all of these concepts together so readers see the interrelationships and relevance of individual concepts to consumer decision-making.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Diversity in the Marketplace.
2. Consumer Research.
3. Market Segmentation.
PART II. THE CONSUMER AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
4. Consumer Motivations.
5. Personality and Consumer Behavior.
6. Consumer Perception.
7. Consumer Learning.
8. Consumer Attitude Formation and Change.
9. Communication and Consumer Behavior.
PART III. CONSUMERS IN THEIR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL SETTINGS.
10. Reference Groups and Family Influences.
11. Social Class and Consumer Behavior.
12. The Influence of Culture on Consumer Behavior.
13. Subcultures and Consumer Behavior.
14. Cross-Cultural Consumer Behavior: An International Perspective.
PART IV. THE CONSUMER'S DECISION MAKING PROCESS.
15. Consumer Influence and the Diffusion of Innovations.
16. Consumer Decision Making.