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Russell W. Belk

Other affiliations: Temple University, University of Utah, Keele University  ...read more
Bio: Russell W. Belk is an academic researcher from York University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Consumption (economics) & Consumer behaviour. The author has an hindex of 76, co-authored 351 publications receiving 39909 citations. Previous affiliations of Russell W. Belk include Temple University & University of Utah.


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TL;DR: In this paper, a variety of evidence is presented supporting this simple and compelling premise and implications for consumer behavior are derived for consumer behaviour because the construct of extended self involves consumer behavior rather than buyer behavior, it appears to be a much richer construct than previous formulations positing a relationship between selfconcept and consumer brand choice.
Abstract: Our possessions are a major contributor to and reflection of our identities A variety of evidence is presented supporting this simple and compelling premise Related streams of research are identified and drawn upon in developing this concept and implications are derived for consumer behavior Because the construct of extended self involves consumer behavior rather than buyer behavior, it appears to be a much richer construct than previous formulations positing a relationship between self-concept and consumer brand choice

7,705 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors compare sharing and collaborative consumption and find that both are growing in popularity today and make an assessment of the reasons for the current growth in these practices and their implications for businesses still using traditional models of sales and ownership.

2,154 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the relevance of materialism to consumer behavior is discussed and three subtraits (envy, nongenerosity, and possessiveness) are compared over three generations of consumers from the same families.
Abstract: The relevance of materialism to consumer behavior is discussed. Materialism is advanced as a critical but neglected macro consumer-behavior issue. Measures for materialism and three subtraits—envy, nongenerosity, and possessiveness—are presented and tested. The subtraits are compared over three generations of consumers from the same families, and measure validity is further explored via responses to a sentence completion task. Based on these results, a call is made for research into related macro consumer-behavior issues.

1,774 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors suggest that explicit recognition of situational variables can substantially enhance the ability to explain and understand consumer behavioral acts, and they provide a definition and description of situations, existing research is summarized, and implications for consumer research are considered.
Abstract: This paper suggests that explicit recognition of situational variables can substantially enhance the ability to explain and understand consumer behavioral acts. A definition and description of situations is offered, existing research is summarized, and implications for consumer research are considered.

1,524 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the authors explore the ritual substratum of consumption and describe properties and manifestations of the sacred inherent in consumer behavior, and the processes by which consumers sacralize and desacralize dimensions of their experience.
Abstract: Two processes at work in contemporary society are the secularization of religion and the sacralization of the secular. Consumer behavior shapes and reflects these processes. For many, consumption has become a vehicle for experiencing the sacred. This article explores the ritual substratum of consumption and describes properties and manifestations of the sacred inherent in consumer behavior. Similarly, the processes by which consumers sacralize and desacralize dimensions of their experience are described. The naturalistic inquiry approach driving the insights in this article is advanced as a corrective to a premature narrowing of focus in consumer research.

1,510 citations


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TL;DR: In this paper, Imagined communities: Reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism are discussed. And the history of European ideas: Vol. 21, No. 5, pp. 721-722.

13,842 citations

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TL;DR: Reading a book as this basics of qualitative research grounded theory procedures and techniques and other references can enrich your life quality.

13,415 citations

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TL;DR: Both practitioners and academics understand that consumer loyalty and satisfaction are linked inextricably. But they also understand that this relation is asymmetric as mentioned in this paper. Although loyal consumers are most...
Abstract: Both practitioners and academics understand that consumer loyalty and satisfaction are linked inextricably. They also understand that this relation is asymmetric. Although loyal consumers are most ...

8,021 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, a variety of evidence is presented supporting this simple and compelling premise and implications for consumer behavior are derived for consumer behaviour because the construct of extended self involves consumer behavior rather than buyer behavior, it appears to be a much richer construct than previous formulations positing a relationship between selfconcept and consumer brand choice.
Abstract: Our possessions are a major contributor to and reflection of our identities A variety of evidence is presented supporting this simple and compelling premise Related streams of research are identified and drawn upon in developing this concept and implications are derived for consumer behavior Because the construct of extended self involves consumer behavior rather than buyer behavior, it appears to be a much richer construct than previous formulations positing a relationship between self-concept and consumer brand choice

7,705 citations

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TL;DR: A typology of service organizations is presented and a conceptual framework is advanced for exploring the impact of physical surroundings on the behaviors of both customers and employees as mentioned in this paper, where the authors propose a typology for service organizations.
Abstract: A typology of service organizations is presented and a conceptual framework is advanced for exploring the impact of physical surroundings on the behaviors of both customers and employees. The abili...

5,831 citations