Effect of Word of Mouth on Consumer Buying Behavior

doi:10.5901/mjss.2011.v2n3p497 .                                                                       Download full tex PDF

 

Effect of Word of Mouth on Consumer Buying Behavior

Saad Aslam

MS Scholar, Department of Management Sciences
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan

Ehtisham Jadoon

MS Scholar, Department of Management Sciences
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan

Khalid Zaman (Corresponding author)

Assistant Professor, Department of Management Sciences,
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
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Shehryar Gondal

MBA student, Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

 


Abstract The objective of this study is to examine the negative and positive affect of word of mouth marketing on consumer buying behaviour. The study is based on primary data collected from one hundred households and university students from the area of Rawalpindi and Islamabad cities of Pakistan. The data is analyzed using the techniques of frequency distribution and ranking. The result reveals that consumers tend to rely on word of mouth for the purchase of everyday items as well as long-term goods. The people that seem to have an influence on the decision of the consumers the most are closed family, friends and acquaintances. Results further show that a bitter experience of a product/place can create problems for the company as it is a major factor of negative word of mouth. Viral Marketing is gaining rapid popularity among consumers as it’s depicts in the results. Finally, a negative word of mouth travels faster than positive comments.

 

Keywords: Consumer buying behaviour, Products, Viral marketing, Externalities, Pakistan.

 


 

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