Consumer research is both a micro managerial topic highlighting issues that are potentially relevant to improving marketing effectiveness and a macro sociological topic considering the nature of consumption and its effect on human well-being. The series covers a range of topics employing both quantitative and qualitative research methods. These topics range from advertising effects and brand meanings to materialism and consumer culture. Because consumer behavior is such a central part of contemporary life, papers in these volumes address the role of consuming at the levels of individuals and organizations, families and groups, and cultures and subcultures. Perspectives drawing on psychology, sociology, communications, history, anthropology and religion can all be found within its pages. The series is relevant to each of these disciplines as well as consumer behavior scholars seeking the latest in consumer research, research methods and theory.
York University, Canada