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Any career is marked by luck, both good and bad, as well as by hard work interspersed by times of uncertainty, fits and starts, and learning from one's mistakes and…
Any career is marked by luck, both good and bad, as well as by hard work interspersed by times of uncertainty, fits and starts, and learning from one's mistakes and successes. But beyond these outcomes and actions, I owe an enormous debt to people who have shaped me and made life the challenging and rewarding journey it is. My family of origin and extended family were incredibly supportive in personal and functional ways. So many mentors and teachers influenced what I know and who I am. Many students, colleagues, secretaries, computer and library staff, and group chairs and deans provided the help, inspiration, and friendship guiding my career behind the scenes. My wife, son, and daughter sustained me through times of tears and joy, as did my community of faith. All these relationships were foundational to any contributions I may have made to attitudes, social action, and theory of mind; methodology, statistics, and philosophical foundations of research; sales force, organization, and health behaviors; emotions, ethics, and moral behavior; and marketing and managerial practice. For me, my career contributions are secondary to the relationships within which I was fortunate to engage.
Identifies consumer market segments existing among Turkish consumers by using lifestyle patterns and ethnocentrism. Data for the study were collected through personal…
Identifies consumer market segments existing among Turkish consumers by using lifestyle patterns and ethnocentrism. Data for the study were collected through personal interviews in Istanbul. Survey findings indicate that there are several lifestyle dimensions apparent among the Turkish consumers which had an influence on their ethnocentric tendencies. Non‐ethnocentric Turkish consumers tend to have significantly more favorable beliefs, attitudes, and intentions regarding imported products than do ethnocentric Turkish consumers. Using the lifestyle dimensions extracted, three distinct market segments were found. Consumers in the Liberals/trend setters customer market segment showed similar behavioral tendencies and purchasing patterns to consumers in western countries. The findings provide some implications to marketers who currently operate in or are planning to enter into Turkish markets in the near future.