International Series on Consumer Science

Technology and Consumption

Understanding Consumer Choices and Behaviors

Authors: Dholakia, Ruby Roy

  • Uniquely focused on the transformation of consumer behaviors due to innovations in technology
  • Examines the major areas of consumer interactions with technologies such as shopping, payment, and entertainment
  • Provides up-to-date information on changes from both the supply and demand sides
  • Features a critical perspective analyzing causes and effects of behavioral transformations currently taking place
  • Provides examples to relate to everyday life of consumers in class discussions
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About this book

Technology and Household Consumption is a comprehensive text that provides insights into technology’s impact on consumer behavior and the household environment. Consumption and consumer behavior has become a very important subject of study that is now covered in many disciplines including family economics, culture studies, and feminist/women studies.

In the first section, this book provides a historical perspective on how consumer behaviors have changed because of technology and how technology itself has changed. Data on ownership and expenditures is detailed in describing the penetration of technology in the household and changes over time. In the examination of demographics and social changes, an emphasis is placed on women and children. As it is important to understand the entry paths and factors that influence them, the book also introduces a research framework to understanding the adoption and utilization of household technologies. In the second section, the book examines specific household technologies and consumption experiences including shopping choices and behaviors, entertainment outlets and availability, communications technologies, and working at home. The book concludes with a section on the relationships between marketers and consumers.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Technology in the Household: Looking Back, Looking Forward

    Dholakia, Ruby Roy

    Pages 1-14

  • Technological Availability: Structural and Macro Factors

    Dholakia, Ruby Roy

    Pages 15-30

  • Technology in the Household: Individual-Level Explanations

    Dholakia, Ruby Roy

    Pages 31-64

  • Shop Till We Drop?

    Dholakia, Ruby Roy

    Pages 65-93

  • Entertaining Ourselves to Death

    Dholakia, Ruby Roy

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2158-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2157-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9467-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and Consumption
Book Subtitle
Understanding Consumer Choices and Behaviors
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Consumer Science
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-2158-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-2158-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2157-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9467-7
Series ISSN
2191-5660
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
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