Illicit market for counterfeit products at small businesses in Michigan

Sullivan, B. A., Wilson, J. M., & Militz, R. S. (2017). Illicit market for counterfeit products at small businesses in Michigan. American Behavioral Scientist, 61(11), 1289-1312. doi:10.1177/0002764217734268 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764217734268 Research on small businesses facilitating illicit markets and the efforts of nonfederal law enforcement agencies to identify these small business offenders has been scant. This exploratory study examines …

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Measuring product counterfeiting: insights from current research and practice

Wilson, J. M., & Sullivan, B. A. (2016). Measuring product counterfeiting: insights from current research and practice. Estimates of product counterfeiting vary widely in what they measure and when, how, and where they measure it. Yet measurements remain vital both for showing the extent of counterfeiting as well as determining how to address it. A-CAPP …

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The global risk of product counterfeiting: facilitators of the criminal opportunity

Wilson, J. M., & Kinghorn, R. (2015). The global risk of product counterfeiting: facilitators of the criminal opportunity. Product counterfeiting represents a growing, global risk that poses many negative consequences for consumers, businesses, governments, national security, the economy, and society. Research suggests that the first step in formulating effective strategies to combat such crime is …

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Explaining consumer demand for counterfeit goods: social learning or low self-control?

Fejes, Lev. (2017). Explaining consumer demand for counterfeit goods: social learning or low self-control? Two competing theoretical explanations for the knowing purchase of counterfeit goods are Akers’ Social Learning Theory and Gottfredson and Hirschi’s Low Self-Control Theory. This A-CAPP Center Backgrounder reports results of a survey among Romanian university students about volitional purchase of non-deceptive counterfeits …

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Virtual communities as guardians against product counterfeiting in the athletic footwear industry

Adams, G. T. (2016). Virtual communities as guardians against product counterfeiting in the athletic footwear industry. This Backgrounder is based on the author’s master’s thesis–Empowering consumers as capable guardians to prevent online product counterfeiting victimization in the athletic footwear industry: a routine activity perspective–written for the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice (https://d.lib.msu.edu/etd/3868). From …

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Assessing and building on four decades of product counterfeiting research

Sullivan, B. A., Chan, F., Fenoff, R., & Wilson, J. M. (2017). Assessing and building on four decades of product counterfeiting research. For researchers to advise efforts to combat product counterfeiting, they must first establish what is known about it. As a first step in doing so, A-CAPP Center researchers conducted a content analysis of 47 …

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The A-CAPP Center’s comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and evidence-based research provides industry and government partners practical and theoretical insights on preventing and responding to product counterfeiting and brand protection issues. We publish our research in backgrounders, articles in The Brand Protection Professional (our organ for professionals in the field), books and book chapters, scholarly journal articles, and other scholarly reports. …

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