An exploratory investigation of aberrant consumer behaviour in Libya: a sociocultural approach

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620962
Title:
An exploratory investigation of aberrant consumer behaviour in Libya: a sociocultural approach
Authors:
Abdelhadi, A.; Foster, Carley ( 0000-0003-2462-5155 ) ; Whysall, P.
Abstract:
Studies concerning aberrant consumer behaviour (ACB) are dominated by research conducted in the West. By examining the impact social and cultural factors have on the management and understanding of ACB in Libya, a Muslim country, this paper extends knowledge by exploring this issue in a different setting. Materials were collected by conducting in-depth interviews with 26 sellers in Libya and ACB was explored in three different contexts: grocery stores, computer stores and hotels. The study finds that the sellers use alternative marketplace behaviours to manage ACB to that described in the literature, namely informal, community based approaches which reflect accepted societal and cultural norms. Furthermore, the study finds that not all activities reported to be ACB in the literature are perceived to be misbehaviour by the Libyan sellers.
Affiliation:
Nottingham Trent University
Citation:
ABDELHADI, A., FOSTER, C. and WHYSALL, P., 2014. An exploratory investigation of aberrant consumer behaviour in Libya: a sociocultural approach. Journal of Marketing Management, 30 (9-10), pp. 857-873.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Journal of Marketing Management
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620720; http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620962
DOI:
10.1080/0267257X.2014.927900
Additional Links:
http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/1347/; http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2014.927900
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0267-257X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Business Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorAbdelhadi, A.en
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Carleyen
dc.contributor.authorWhysall, P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-09T12:52:21Z-
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T16:38:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-22T16:38:01Z-
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationABDELHADI, A., FOSTER, C. and WHYSALL, P., 2014. An exploratory investigation of aberrant consumer behaviour in Libya: a sociocultural approach. Journal of Marketing Management, 30 (9-10), pp. 857-873.en
dc.identifier.issn0267-257Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/0267257X.2014.927900en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620720-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620962-
dc.description.abstractStudies concerning aberrant consumer behaviour (ACB) are dominated by research conducted in the West. By examining the impact social and cultural factors have on the management and understanding of ACB in Libya, a Muslim country, this paper extends knowledge by exploring this issue in a different setting. Materials were collected by conducting in-depth interviews with 26 sellers in Libya and ACB was explored in three different contexts: grocery stores, computer stores and hotels. The study finds that the sellers use alternative marketplace behaviours to manage ACB to that described in the literature, namely informal, community based approaches which reflect accepted societal and cultural norms. Furthermore, the study finds that not all activities reported to be ACB in the literature are perceived to be misbehaviour by the Libyan sellers.en
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://irep.ntu.ac.uk/1347/en
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0267257X.2014.927900en
dc.titleAn exploratory investigation of aberrant consumer behaviour in Libya: a sociocultural approachen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Marketing Managementen
dc.identifier.volume30en
dc.identifier.issue910en
dc.identifier.pages857-873en
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