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|MKT 621||Consumer Behavior||3||None|
This course compares various cultural models that are often used to explain contemporary consumer behavior, with focus on the Hofstede model. Convergence and divergence of consumption, national income, and sociodemographic variables are discussed as drivers that significantly impact consumer behavior. The course also elaborates on personal attributes, social processes and mental processes as important factors for marketing communications, as well as for enabling a proper understanding of consumer behavior. In addition, various relevant communication theories and advertising styles are discussed, taking into consideration differences in media usage, both classic and electronic.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the impact of culture on consumer behavior.
- Evaluate various cultural models to explain consumer behavior.
- Assess the various factors that may impact contemporary consumer behavior.
- Discuss theories and concepts associated with consumer behavior.
- Demonstrate how digital technologies can drive consumer behavior.
- Develop awareness of different advertising styles and media usage.
- Consumer Behavior across Cultures
- Values and Culture
- Convergence and Divergence in Consumer Behavior
- Consumer Attributes
- Social Processes
- Mental Processes
- Culture, Communication, and Media Behavior
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