publication . Article . 2018

Purchasing food to counteract Mafia in Italy

Rivaroli, Sergio; Ruggeri, Arianna; Novi, Pietro; Spadoni, Roberta;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
Purpose The paper aims to investigate pro-social behaviour of Italian consumers during the decision-making process of buying food produced in lands confiscated from Mafia-type organisations. This is assumed as a form of buycotting, thus as an ethical purchasing choice to contribute to social change. Design/methodology/approach Data from 339 interviews were elaborated with a cluster analysis. The difference between groups was confirmed using MANOVA, whereas the multivariate multiple regression analysis was carried out to assess the difference between clusters. Findings Three types of consumer groups are identified: absolutists, exceptionists and su...
free text keywords: Social marketing, Consumer behaviour, Food activism, Mafia-type organisations, Political consumerism
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