The present paper explores the influence of mental intangibility on the size of the consideration set both on tangible products and services. This research also examines the moderating effect of purchase involvement and objective knowledge on the set. Two experimental studies were conducted to examine these relations. Overall, the results indicate that mental intangibility positively influences the size of the consideration set, regardless of the offering type (product or service). This effect is stronger in low levels of knowledge. Consumer involvement does not seem to have a moderating effect on this relation. Implications and recommendations for future research are also discussed.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Market Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2017|
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- consideration set
- mental intangibility
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- Brighton Business School - Senior Lecturer
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