“Fake product? Why not!” Attitudes toward the consumption of counterfeit goods in CEE as shown on the example of Slovakia Cover Image

“Fake product? Why not!” Attitudes toward the consumption of counterfeit goods in CEE as shown on the example of Slovakia
“Fake product? Why not!” Attitudes toward the consumption of counterfeit goods in CEE as shown on the example of Slovakia

Author(s): Denisa Kasl Kollmannova
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Fakulta podnikohospodářská, Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze
Keywords: Counterfeit goods; luxury marketing; crisis; marketing communication; social marketing; ethical consumption

Summary/Abstract: This article focuses on the increasing consumption trend of counterfeit goods in the countries of CEE and on the consequences for the global market. Counterfeiting is not longer typical only for the luxury market, where branding together with genuine source plays a crucial role and the business of top luxury is rising during the crisis. New categories of counterfeit goods are emerging constantly, including electronics and computer parts, pharmaceuticals, even FMCG such as food, beverages or cosmetics. This article presents data from GfK research on attitudes towards counterfeit goods in Slovakia and puts it to the context of other CEE countries. It gives clear managerial implications on how to communicate the importance of originality, benefits for the consumer when consuming original goods and social marketing of ethical consumption.

  • Issue Year: 1/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 23-28
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English