Attitudes towards shoplifting: a preliminary cross-cultural study of consumers

Abdelhadi, A., Foster, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-2462-5155, Whysall, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-9905-599X and Rawwas, M., 2013. Attitudes towards shoplifting: a preliminary cross-cultural study of consumers. In: EAERCD (European Association for Education and Research in Commercial Distribution) Conference, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 3-5 July 2013.

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Shoplifting has a substantial impact on retailers, consumers and wider society, yet we know very little about people‟s attitudes towards this behaviour, especially from a non-Western perspective. A better understanding of consumer misbehaviour in Arabic countries would therefore be of particular interest as such societies represent a new market for global retailers. The aim of this paper, therefore, is to explore the initial results of consumers‟ attitudes towards shoplifting from a cross-cultural perspective. Preliminary analysis of 529 questionnaire responses from UK, US and Libyan consumers finds that attitudes towards shoplifting are broadly similar despite the different cultural and retail contexts. However, on closer inspection these findings suggest interesting disparities between the countries in relation to attitudes towards the consequences of shoplifting, the impact it has on the social networks of the perpetrator and whether the demographics of the shoplifter play a role in the decision to punish the offender.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Abdelhadi, A., Foster, C., Whysall, P. and Rawwas, M.
Date: 2013
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 25 May 2023 10:53

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