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BUS 317 Consumer Behaviour: Reading list

BUS 317 Consumer Behaviour

Department: BSc Business Management

Module Description: This module aims to develop students’ understanding of consumer research and its usefulness for marketing management in its application to how consumers behave.  Conclusions from consumer research are not always directly accessible and are often also ambiguous in their messages; as such the course aims to reflect our current understanding of consumer behaviour drawing on disciplines such as sociology, psychology and consumer culture studies.

Module texts

  • Babin, B. J. and Harris, E. G. (2022). CB9: consumer behavior. 9th edn. Boston, MA: Cengage.

Recommended readings

  • Heuer, M. and Becker-Leifhold, C. (eds). (2018). Eco-friendly and fair: fast fashion and consumer behaviour. Routledge.

  • Martins, J.M., Yusuf, F. and Swanson, D.A. (2011). Consumer demographics and behaviour: Markets are people (Vol. 30). Springer Science & Business Media.

  • Sutherland, M. (2020). Advertising and the mind of the consumer: what works, what doesn’t, and why. Routledge.

  • Wang, C. ed. (2018). Exploring the Rise of Fandom in Contemporary Consumer Culture. Business Science Reference.


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