To buy or to lie: Determinants of purchase intention of counterfeit fashion in Malaysia

Ong, Derek Lai Teik * and Chiang, Terrance Tong Seng * and Pung, Amanda Xin-Yi (2015) To buy or to lie: Determinants of purchase intention of counterfeit fashion in Malaysia. Journal of International Conference on Marketing and Business Development, 1 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 2344-5130

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In the competitive market of the fashion industry, counterfeit fashion has become prominent and also a great threat to the original brands in the market. The study seeks to investigate the factors that affect consumers' purchase intention towards counterfeit fashion products (CFP). Constructs of past experience of consumers, perceived risk, social influence, attitudes of consumers towards the purchase intention of counterfeit fashion products were explored through the distribution of 350 questionnaires. 245 usable date is analysed and the results showed that past experience and social influence have the most significant influential effect towards the purchase intention of CFP. The results also proved that consumers' attitude towards CFP have a mediating effect and gender moderates between past experience and purchase intention. This research discusses the implications towards authentic brand manufacturers in fashion industry and recommendations for future research studies, which will help researchers in conducting research more accurately

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Authors are with Sunway University Business School
Uncontrolled Keywords: Counterfeit fashion product; past experience; social influence; perceived risk; purchase intention; attitude; structural equation modeling (SEM)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Sunway University > Sunway University Business School > Dept. Marketing
Depositing User: Ms. Molly Chuah
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2016 10:58
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2020 07:05

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