Research

Exploring the dark side of pet ownership : Status and control-based pet consumption


Reference:

Beverland, M. B., Farrelly, F. and Lim, E. A. C., 2008. Exploring the dark side of pet ownership : Status and control-based pet consumption. Journal of Business Research, 61 (5), pp. 490-496.

Related documents:

This repository does not currently have the full-text of this item.
You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided below. (Contact Author)

Official URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2006.08.009

Abstract

Desire for status or control may motivate some consumers to own certain types of pets. In the light of recent debates surrounding “designer pets,” this article examines the dark side of pet ownership through interpretive interviews with dog owners. The findings compare and contrast two types of ownership motivation — pets as companions to love versus pets as toys, status markers, and brands. This latter category forms part of the dark side of pet ownership. Owners differ in their motivation for ownership, their appreciation of the pet, the nature of human–animal interaction, breed choice, and the purchase of pet-related paraphernalia.

Details

Item Type Articles
CreatorsBeverland, M. B., Farrelly, F. and Lim, E. A. C.
DOI10.1016/j.jbusres.2006.08.009
DepartmentsSchool of Management
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code25452

Export

Actions (login required)

View Item