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The effect of culture on perception and cognition : A conceptual framework

Author: Minas Kastanakis and Benjamin G. Voyer
Publisher: Elsevier
Cited as: Kastanakis M., Voyer B., (2014), "The effect of culture on perception and cognition : A conceptual framework", Journal of Business Research, April, Vol. 67, Issue 4, pp 425-433.

Researchers are increasingly recognizing the role of culture as a source of variation in many phenomena of central importance to consumer research. This review addresses a gap in cross-cultural consumer behavior literature by providing a review and conceptual analysis of the effects of culture on pre-behavioral processes (perception and cognition). The article highlights a series of important perceptual and cognitive differences across cultures and offers a new perspective of framing these differences among cultures-that of "culturally conditioned" perceptual and cognitive orientations. The article addresses several theoretical issues and suggests directions for future research as well as managerial implications.

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