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BM/OCT 2009/MKT535/532/561/520

UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA FINAL EXAMINATION

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UNDERSTANDING CONSUMER/CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR MKT535/532/561/520 OCTOBER 2009 3 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES 1. 2. 3. 4. This question paper consists of six (6) questions. Answer four (4) questions in the Answer Booklet. Start each answer on a new page. Do not bring any material into the examination room unless permission is given by the invigilator. Please check to make sure that this examination pack consists of: i) ii) the Question Paper an Answer Booklet - provided by the Faculty

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are likely to be influenced by personality factors. Describe with examples the following personality factors and explain how they implicate marketers: (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) consumer innovativeness dogmatism variety-novelty seeking consumer materialism Ethnocentrism (20 marks) b) Identify ways in which possessions can extend the self. (15 marks) b) QUESTION 2 a) Marketers have intuitively felt that what consumers purchase. when and how they consume. values. Identify and discuss the three (3) groups of drivers of consumer loyalty. and the four (4) types of loyalty that these influences produce. Explain the marketing significance of rate of adoption and how slower rate of adoption can be beneficial to the marketer. availability. (5 marks) QUESTION 3 a) The rate of adoption refers to how quickly it takes a new product or service to be accepted by those who will ultimately adopt it. (10 marks) Purchase loyalty leads to a higher market share and attitudinal loyalty often enables marketers to charge a higher price for the brand relative to the competition. (10 marks) b) Identify and explain examples of the five (5) stages of the adoption process. (15 marks) © Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA CONFIDENTIAL . preference and so forth. Distinguish between learning via classical conditioning and learning that occurs via operant conditioning.CONFIDENTIAL 2 BM/OCT 2009/MKT535/532/561/520 QUESTION 1 a) Consumers must learn almost everything related to being a consumer-product existence. performance.

(20 marks) b) QUESTION 6 One of the fundamental question that marketers must answer about consumer behavior is why do people buy product or service.CONFIDENTIAL 3 BM/OCT 2009/MKT535/532/561/520 QUESTION 4 a) Discuss any five (5) consumption differences between under-privileged and aboveaveraged consumers. Discuss consumer motivation and explain how it influences the consumption behavior. To answer this question. (25 marks) END OF QUESTION PAPER © Hak Cipta Universiti Teknologi MARA CONFIDENTIAL . it requires an understanding of consumer motivation. (10 marks) b) QUESTION 5 a) Identify and discuss any five (5) new emerging households that have become important to marketers with the change in society. (5 marks) Discuss any five (5) factors that help to determine whether decision will be made jointly or autonomic. (15 marks) How do you assign people to social classes? Discuss consumption cues you would use to determine their social standing.

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