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Interactive effects of country of origin and product category on product evaluations

  • Manrai, Lalita A.
  • Lascu, Dana-Nicoleta
  • Manrai, Ajay K.
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    This research examined the effects of country of origin and product category on product evaluations for 21 countries and 18 products. As hypothesized, product evaluations were highest for highly-developed countries, followed by newly-industrialized, newly-marketizing, and developing-country groups. Further, the product-category and country-of-origin effects interacted such that, depending upon the country group, different product categories received more, equal, or less favorable evaluations compared to other product categories. Several variables and processes underlying these effects are identified and integrated into a conceptual model.

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    Volume (Year): 7 (1998)
    Issue (Month): 6 (November)
    Pages: 591-615

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