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Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 88, Supplement 3, pp 399–409 | Cite as

Migration of Chinese Consumption Values: Traditions, Modernization, and Cultural Renaissance

  • Cheng Lu Wang
  • Xiaohua Lin
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Abstract

Most observers of the Chinese consumer market have seen its linear evolution from a traditional culture toward a more Westernized consumer society during the country’s three-decade experimentation of the free market. Recent development, however, shows a cultural renaissance in China wherein Chinese people have increasingly demanded their traditional culture components to be part of their consumption experience, coinciding with China’s re-emergence as a country of economic and political power. We identify this shift, explore its causes, and discuss its managerial and theoretical implications.

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Chinese consumer value orientations tradition and changes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management, Marketing, and Quantitative Analysis, College of BusinessUniversity of New HavenWest HavenU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Global Management Studies, Ted Rogers School of ManagementRyerson UniversityTorontoCanada

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