558 pages; ISBN# 9781577832430; $385
12th edition. Consumer spending accounts for 70% of the U.S. gross domestic product, or $11.6 trillion. Consumer Behavior 2017-2018 assesses how this spending is distributed and the consumer behaviors that affect spending.
Consumer Behavior 2017-2018 presents dozens of surveys analyzing consumer spending characteristics, behavioral responses, and preferences. Easy-to-read summaries of current research and other information useful for retailers, marketers, advertisers, and business consultants are presented. While there are other publications focusing on general consumer behavioral topics, Consumer Behavior 2017-2018 is the only resource that integrates the full spectrum of applied consumer psychology, demographics, and purchasing influences with major consumer surveys.
The demographics chapters present valuable insight into 25 segments, including the Hispanic, African-American, Asian-American, Baby Boomer, Generation X, Millennial, Gay & Lesbian, Affluent, and other consumer groups.
Over 650 website links - directly embedded into the electronic edition - will direct you to additional market research and other resources.