Trends associated with consumer behaviour in the emerging Indian context have certain unique aspects. The huge market at the lower economic strata running to several millions of households for fast-moving consumer goods, the vast youth population that makes the market especially attractive to several multinational brands, the growth of luxury markets, the appearance of modern retail outlets in an environment that is still characterized by kirana shops and the enhanced rural patronage of goods and services spanning several categories are just some of the important factors that make the Indian context significantly different from the western markets. Case Studies in Consumer Behaviour adds value to the understanding of these context-specific challenges.
This case collection on consumer behaviour has been ed based on the rich contextual and conceptual experience of the editor and the insights provided by Professor Paul Beamish of Ivey Business School, who has worked extensively on cases that relate to the Asian context.  The cases provide an opportunity for students to blend theory with practice and understand how consumer behaviour concepts contribute to marketing strategies of brands. The Indian cases added to the collection provide an ethnic touch to the repertoire of issues pertinent to consumer behaviour. The digital era characterized by the social media and smart tablets require a basic understanding of the core concepts that influence consumers and this collection of cases provides the anchor on which several layers of thinking associated with consumer behaviour can be envisaged