Knowledge and Choice Uncertainty Affect Consumer Search and Buying Behavior

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Abstrakti

Pre-purchase search is an activity which most consumers engage in frequently to extract up-to-date information for a purchase decision. Search is an interesting topic from the practical and academic point of view. We approach the topic by observing the information needs through the concept of uncertainty. Uncertainty is the driving force of consumer search. Search is costly and, thus, no search would be likely to occur if consumers had a perfect knowledge about their preferences and market offerings. While uncertainty is widely acknowledged as the driving force of search, few attempts have been made to relate uncertainty and the choice of pre-purchase information. We studied the generic types of consumer pre-purchase uncertainty: knowledge uncertainty and choice uncertainty, and the connection between uncertainty dimensions and the extent of the search process. Our findings suggest that the aforementioned uncertainties markedly affect the consumer search process and are useful determinants of consumer behavior in pre-purchase deliberation.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoHICSS 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, US, January 3-6, 2007
KustantajaIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (painettu)0-7695-2755-8
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2007
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Waikoloa, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 3 tammikuuta 20076 tammikuuta 2007
Konferenssinumero: 40

Julkaisusarja

Nimi
KustantajaIEEE Computer Society
ISSN (painettu)1530-1605

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
LyhennettäHICSS
MaaYhdysvallat
KaupunkiWaikoloa
Ajanjakso03/01/200706/01/2007

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