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Incorporating cultural values for understanding the influence of perceived product creativity on intention to buy: An examination in Italy and the US

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  • Gaia Rubera

    (Department of Marketing, The Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)

  • Andrea Ordanini

    (Department of Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)

  • David A Griffith

    (Department of Marketing, The Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA)

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    Extending our understanding of the effects of perceived product creativity, this study contributes to the literature by empirically investigating the influence of cultural values on the relationship between the creativity dimensions of novelty and meaningfulness and intention to buy. Schwartz's values framework is employed to theorize cultural differences. The results, based upon 206 Italian and 201 US consumers surveyed via a mall-intercept approach, indicate that novelty is a more important dimension of product creativity in the US (i.e., a low-resultant conservative/high-resultant self-enhancement culture) than in Italy (i.e., a high-resultant conservatism/low-resultant self-enhancement culture) in influencing intention to buy and that meaningfulness is a more important dimension of creativity in Italy than in the US in influencing intention to buy. These results provide important standardization/adaptation implications for international marketing academics and practitioners.

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    Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Journal of International Business Studies.

    Volume (Year): 42 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 4 (May)
    Pages: 459-476

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    1. Cláudia Frias Pinto & Fernando Ribeiro Serra & Manuel Portugal Ferreira, 2014. "A bibliometric study on culture research in International Business," Working Papers 107, globADVANTAGE, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.

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