Dr Abhirarm ChandrasenPhD student
'Home is where the heart is: An investigation into sojourners' consumption behaviour during abroad stay.'
In today’s interconnected world, consumers are increasingly embarking on short-term international journeys. These people are known as the ‘sojourners’. The aim of this PhD study is to develop a better understanding on this growing and under-researched cohort of international travellers. Through quantitative approach, this research explores the underlying reasons and motivations that influence sojourners’ consumption behaviour during their transient stay abroad. More specifically, sojourner’s relationships with home and host country are investigated on how they impact the eventual purchasing intention. As a consequence, this study contributes to the marketing knowledge by developing segmentation strategy that is also useful to marketing practitioners.
Sojourner consumer behaviour: the influence of nostalgia, ethnocentrism, cosmopolitanism and place attachment
Chandrasen, A. 2016 Lancaster University. 361 p.
Home is where the heart is: home countries and their influences on sojourners’ consumption preferences
Chandrasen, A., Alexander, N., Daryanto, A. 20/09/2013
CeMoRe Annual Research Day 2014
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