Lindridge, Andrew and Dibb, Sally
Is 'culture' a justifiable variable for market segmentation? A cross-cultural example.
Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 2(3),
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This paper investigates whether culture can be used to segment a market. Using Indians, resident in Britain (British Indians) as an example, previous research suggests that culture's manifestation within buyer behaviour provides sufficient evidence to justify its use as a market segment variable. Using brown goods (television sets, video equipment, music systems etc) a comparative quantitative study examined the impact of a range of cultural values upon the buying behaviour of British Indians and British Caucasians, to identify significant differences between the two. Although a significant difference was found, the amount of similarity between the two sample groups suggests culture should not be used as a segmentation variable. This research has implications for organisations seeking to develop ethnic minority orientated marketing strategies.
||2003 Henry Stewart Publications
||culture; marketing; segmentation
||Open University Business School
||15 Feb 2007
||26 Oct 2012 04:08
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