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Brothers in blood, yet strangers to global brand purchase: A four-country study of the role of consumer personality

Vesna Zabkar, Maja Arslanagic-Kalajdzic, Adamantios Diamantopoulos and Arnd Florack

Journal of Business Research, 2017, vol. 80, issue C, 228-235

Abstract: Although personality traits have repeatedly been shown to influence consumer behavior, their impact on willingness to buy global brands has yet to be empirically investigated. Based on a four-country sample (N=4539) of South East European consumers, we test alternative pathways linking consumer personality traits to global brand purchase intentions. Our findings show that extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness and openness to experience impact purchase intentions mediated through consumers' global brand associations, domestic country bias and price sensitivity. Implications of the findings for theory and practice are considered and future research directions identified.

Keywords: Global brand associations; Domestic country bias; Price sensitivity; Consumer personality traits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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