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Title: © The Author(s) 2012 Reprints and permission: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1938965512459801 Individual Preference and Bargaining Behavior in Families’ Buying Decisions of Restaurant Service
Authors: Adhikari, Atanu
Rao, A.K.
Keywords: family purchase decision
intrafamily bargaining
individual and family budget
individual and family utility
hierarchical Bayes
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
Abstract: A study of how couples choose a restaurant finds a two-step process, in which each partner determines an individual utility for a particular restaurant’s attributes and then the two partners negotiate a joint family utility for those attributes. To examine this negotiation process, the study used discrete choice analysis among sixty-eight families in a major metropolitan area in southern India. Each partner was separately presented a set of “restaurant” choices based on seven restaurant attributes with numerous different levels. Once that choice was made individually, the couples were then invited to choose “restaurants” jointly, again using the seven attributes. The study found that part of the negotiation involves each partner’s divergent mental budget for family entertainment, as compared with a separate individual entertainment budget. In finalizing the negotiation, the two partners seek to maximize their utility on attributes that are personally important as they achieve a joi...
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