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Consumer motives and impact of western media on the Moroccan luxury buyer

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  • Hamelin, Nicolas
  • Thaichon, Park

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Despite rising income inequality, social and political instability, Morocco has witnessed an exponential growth in luxury good consumption. Increased political freedom, multiplication of international trade agreements and a somewhat liberalization the audio-visual sector combined with an ever increasing internet penetration have brought Moroccan ‘citizen under the spotlight of globalization. On the other hand, Morocco has remained deeply attached to it religious and traditional roots, with a vast majority of the population considering themselves devout and practicing Muslim. In Islam the consumption of ostentatious goods is clearly proscribed, yet consumption data clearly describe a different reality. Questionnaires were distributed by a trained pollster to potential luxury good consumers in Morocco. A total of 296 surveys were filled. Findings from this research shows a strong positive link between luxury good purchase intention and consumption of western media channels as well as social media. The research also provides an analysis of the demographics and the social and personal motives of the Moroccan luxury good consumer.

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  • Hamelin, Nicolas & Thaichon, Park, 2016. "Consumer motives and impact of western media on the Moroccan luxury buyer," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 164-170.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:joreco:v:32:y:2016:i:c:p:164-170
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jretconser.2016.06.010
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