Consumer Behavior and Attitude

Examining Trademark Counterfeiting Legislation, Free Trade Zones, Corruption and Culture in the Context of Illicit Trade: The United States and United Arab Emirates

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Michigan State International Law Review Kari P. Kammel[/vc_column_text][dfd_spacer screen_wide_spacer_size=”24″ screen_normal_resolution=”1024″ screen_tablet_resolution=”800″ screen_mobile_resolution=”480″ tutorials=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This Paper seeks to explore the complex dynamics of illicit trade, specifically the trade in counterfeit goods, the legal framework of two countries for comparison—the United States and United Arab Emirates—and other impacting factors such as free trade zones, corruption, and culture. READ FULL ARTICLE[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The pursuit of counterfeited luxury: an examination of the negative side effects of close consumer–brand connections

Randhawa, P., Calantone, R. J., & Voorhees, C. M. (2015). The pursuit of counterfeited luxury: an examination of the negative side effects of close consumer–brand connections. Journal of Business Research. doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2015.02.022 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296315001046 Over the past two decades, the counterfeiting industry has cost U.S. manufacturers over $200 billion. In this study, we extend current research on …

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Clicking into harm’s way: the decision to purchase regulated goods online

Kennedy, J. P., & Wilson, J. M. (2017). Clicking into harm’s way: the decision to purchase regulated goods online. American Behavioral Scientist, 61(11), 1358-1386. doi:10.1177/0002764217734264 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0002764217734264 The growth of the Internet has expanded e-commerce, opening a vast array of purchasing options for consumers while also increasing illicit sales. Such sales place consumers at risk. This …

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Product counterfeiting in Michigan and the expectations and priorities for state and local law enforcement: assessing the awareness of and response to the problem

Spink, J., & Heinonen, J. A. (2012). Product counterfeiting in Michigan and the expectations and priorities for state and local law enforcement: assessing the awareness of and response to the problem. The crime of product counterfeiting is growing in scope, scale, and threat. These threats impact Michigan residents, as they do others throughout the U.S. and the …

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The use of cues in the consumer product authentication process

Fejes, Z. L. & Wilson, J.M. (2013). The use of cues in the consumer product authentication process. The proliferation of counterfeit goods has made product authentication increasingly important, with consumers and end users playing greater roles in the authentication process. Determining the degree to which infringing products can deceive customers is crucial for assessing the …

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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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