Maximum Marks: 100
Semester Examination: 70
Internal Assessment: 30
Consumer behavior: Scope, importance and interdisciplinary nature. Marketing concept,societal marketing concept, social responsibility and ethics in marketing. The consumer research process, quantitative and qualitative research.
Consumer decision-making process: Routinised response, limited and extensive problemsolving behavior. Howard-Sheth, Engell, Kollat-blackwell and Nicosia models of consumerdecision-making. Consumer gifting behavior. Relationship marketing.
Consumer perception: Absolute and differential threshold, subliminal perception. Perceptualselection, organization and interpretation. Consumer learning: Motivation, cues, response and reinforcement. Behavioral learning andcognitive learning theories. Attitude formation and change: What is attitude and its formation. Cognitive dissonancetheory and attribution theory.Personality and consumer behavior : Nature of personality, Freudian, Neo-freudian and traittheories. Role of personality in understanding consumer diversity. Personality and brand personification. Self-image, Vanity and consumer behavior
Influence of reference groups – Friendship, Work, Celebrity and family. Impact of social class, culture, subculture and cross-cultural factors on consumer behavior. The process of opinion leadership and motivation behind opinion leadership.
1. Leon G.Schiffman & Leslie Lazar Kannk, Consumer Behaviour, Prentice-Hall of India
2. Reynolds & Wells: Consumer Behaviour – Mcgraw Hill, International.
3. James F.Ingel Roger.D. & Blackwell – Consumer Behaviour – Dryden Press
4. S.C.Mehta – Indian Consumers – Tata McGraw Hill