Functional compatibility risk and consumer preference for product bundles
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J. Acad. Mark. Sci.
bundling; priming; functional risk; performance risk; knowledge; uncertainty; INFORMATION SEARCH; PERCEIVED-RISK; PRICE; UNCERTAINTY; REACTANCE; KNOWLEDGE; FRAMEWORK; BEHAVIOR; Business
The authors report the results of an experiment examining the effect of functional compatibility risk on consumers' preference for product bundles vis-a-vis separate items. In a laboratory experiment, 90 undergraduate business students were asked to choose bundled or unbundled stereo equipment after reading product information that either did or did not prime fears of functional compatibility risk. The results indicate that heightening the salience of functional compatibility risk may be a practical way for marketers to increase consumers' choice of bundled products, particularly among consumers who arc, more uncertain of their product knowledge.
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
"Functional compatibility risk and consumer preference for product bundles" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 6209.