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ACCULTURATION AND IMMIGRANT CONSUMERS' PERCEPTIONS OF ADVERTISEMENTS: A STUDY INVOLVING ASIAN‐INDIANS

International Journal of Commerce and Management

ISSN: 1056-9219

Article publication date: 1 March 1996

Abstract

This study compares perceptions regarding Indian versus American print advertisements of Asian‐Indian immigrants residing in the United States of America. It examines whether these perceptions varied with their degree of acculturation. Our results show that when Asian‐Indian immigrants are treated as a homogeneous group without considering their degree of acculturation, the preferences for Indian versus American advertisements are mixed. However, when examined from an acculturative perspective, we find that as acculturation increased, subjects preferred American advertisements more, and Indian advertisements less. The results imply that degree of acculturation should be considered as a segmentation variable when developing an advertising strategy for immigrant consumers.

Citation

Khairullah, D.Z., Gaither Tucker, F. and Tankersley, C.B. (1996), "ACCULTURATION AND IMMIGRANT CONSUMERS' PERCEPTIONS OF ADVERTISEMENTS: A STUDY INVOLVING ASIAN‐INDIANS", International Journal of Commerce and Management, Vol. 6 No. 3/4, pp. 81-104. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb047337

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