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Determinants of Muslims’ willingness to pay for halal certified food: Does religious commitment act as a moderator in the relationships?

Seyed Mehrshad Parvin Hosseini (Faculty of Business, Sohar University, Sohr, Oman and Faculty of Business, Multimedia University, Malacca, Malaysia)
Maryam Mirzaei (Department of Logistics, Tourism and Service Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, German University of Technology, Oman)
Mohammad Iranmanesh (Graduate School of Business, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden, Penang, Malaysia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Publication date: 12 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to investigate the factors that motivate Muslim consumers to pay for halal-certified food.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected through a survey of 272 Muslim consumers in Malaysia. The data were analyzed using the partial least squares technique.

Findings

The results showed that animal slaughter, halal logo, food quality and religious commitment have a positive effect on the willingness to pay for halal food. Religious commitment positively moderates the relationship between storage and transportation and the willingness to pay for halal-certified food.

Practical implications

Policy makers as well as managers of halal food companies can benefit from this study which provides insight into ways to increase demand for halal food.

Originality/value

The findings contribute to the literature on halal foods by illustrating the factors that determine Muslim consumers’ willingness to pay for halal food. This study also extends the literature by testing the moderating role of religious commitment.

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Citation

Parvin Hosseini, S.M., Mirzaei, M. and Iranmanesh, M. (2019), "Determinants of Muslims’ willingness to pay for halal certified food: Does religious commitment act as a moderator in the relationships?", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. 11 No. 6, pp. 1225-1243. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-02-2018-0043

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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