Title

The influences of lawfulness attitudes on consumers' willingness to purchase counterfeit goods

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

4546

Comments

Originally published as: Hidayat, A., Mizerski, K. (2006). The influences of lawfulness attitudes on consumers' willingness to purchase counterfeit goods. In procceedings of Australian & New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference. (pp. 1 - 8). Conference website available here.

Abstract

The selling of counterfeit products has long been recognised as a problem particularly in Asian countries. Asia is home to a number of big emerging markets (BEM's) such as China, India, Indonesia, and South Korea (World Bank 1995), whose population and purchasing power are rapidly expanding and promise an ever richer consumer base for IP products. However, these emerging markets are also home to some of the world's most virulent counterfeit good producers (Callan 1998). The current study investigates Indonesian consumers' general lawfulness attitudes and how this affects their willingness to buy known counterfeit products. Results indicate that willingness to buy a high involvement counterfeit branded product was inversely related to general lawfulness attitudes and attitudes towards counterfeit purchasing. However, there was no significant relationship between general lawfulness and attitudes towards purchasing in a low involvement situation.