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Uncovering Covert Consumer Resistance in the UK Pet Marketplace

McEachern, Morven and Cheetham, FC (2011) Uncovering Covert Consumer Resistance in the UK Pet Marketplace. In: 39th EMAC Conference, 2011-05-242011-05-27, Ljubliana.

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Abstract

This study draws on theories of identity and resistance to help shed light on consumer resistance in the context of the pet marketplace. A photo-elicitation technique known as autodriving is used to elicit stories from our participants concerning their cats and dogs. Although the UK pet marketplace has become increasingly engaged with the marketing of luxury brands and designer breeds, our participants were resistant to such luxury consumption practices, preferring to distance themselves from particular products and brands (including designer breeds) in the marketplace. The paper concludes with management implications and ideas for future research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: 39th EMAC Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords: Covert resistance ; consumer identity ; pet owners ; photo-elicitation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Marketing
ID Code: 53391
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2012 15:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 02:51
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/53391

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