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Predicting purchase behaviour of Indonesian and French Muslim consumers: insights from a multi-group analysis

Farah Syahida Firdaus (Management Science Department, EDHEC Business School – Campus de Paris, Paris, France)
Ridho Bramulya Ikhsan (Management Department, BINUS Online Learning, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta Barat, Indonesia)
Yudi Fernando (Faculty of Industrial Management, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Kuantan, Malaysia; Management Department, Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta Barat, Indonesia and Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies, City University of Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)

Journal of Islamic Marketing

ISSN: 1759-0833

Article publication date: 10 March 2022

Issue publication date: 4 April 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to model Muslim consumers' purchase behaviour that predicts the impacts of behavioural factors of spirituality, emotional value, image, trust and satisfaction on Halal-labelled food products. The model was used among Muslim consumers in Indonesia and France.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was conducted among Indonesian and French Muslim consumers who had bought Halal-labelled food products. The model was examined using Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM) with multi-group analysis (PLS-MGA) to test specific differences between sample groups.

Findings

All proposed hypotheses were accepted, except for the trust in purchasing behaviour. It was not significantly different in the two sample groups. The linkage from image to purchasing behaviour was not significantly related to the French sample group, and emotional value did not influence Halal-labelled food product purchase behaviour in the Indonesian sample group. The MGA results found a significant difference in spirituality, emotional value image and trust among Indonesian and French Muslim consumers.

Practical implications

The guarantee of Halal food through a Halal label can fulfil the spirituality of Muslim consumers in carrying out Allah’s (SWT) command to consume Halal food, creating a product image, trust, satisfaction and emotional value that encourages positive buying behaviour. The finding shows that Muslim spirituality has extended the Islamic marketing literature to predict Muslim consumer behaviour. The company can emphasise in advertisements that the Halal-certified logo reflects the quality of products.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this research is among the early study empirically confirming that spirituality and emotional value are critical domains to predict purchase behaviour between two different groups of Indonesian and French Muslim consumers.

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Citation

Firdaus, F.S., Ikhsan, R.B. and Fernando, Y. (2023), "Predicting purchase behaviour of Indonesian and French Muslim consumers: insights from a multi-group analysis", Journal of Islamic Marketing, Vol. 14 No. 5, pp. 1229-1259. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIMA-05-2021-0169

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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