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Consumer innovativeness and its correlates: A propositional inventory for future research

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  • Bartels, Jos
  • Reinders, Machiel J.
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    This article summarizes the results of a systematic review of the literature on consumer innovativeness and its correlates and provides a propositional inventory for future research. The authors identified seventy-nine relevant empirical articles from international journals through a search of multiple databases using specific search terms, a manual search of marketing and consumer behavior journals and a cross-reference search. The results show that innovativeness consists of different levels of conceptualization and operational processes. Based on these different conceptualizations, the authors offer propositions for further empirical exploration on consumer innovativeness.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Business Research.

    Volume (Year): 64 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 6 (June)
    Pages: 601-609

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jbrese:v:64:y:2011:i:6:p:601-609

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    Keywords: Consumer innovativeness Propositional inventory Systematic literature review Innate innovativeness Domain-specific innovativeness Innovative behavior;

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