Information Asymmetry and the Effectiveness of Marketing Communications on Health-Oriented Food Market
AbstractThe paper presents the results of research on the relationship between the consumers’ knowledge and the effectiveness of marketing communications on the health-oriented food market. Effective marketing communication should minimize the information asymmetry. The study is primarily related to communication through packaging. The following hypothesis was formulated: the more a consumer knows about food, the more likely they are to look for the information on the product packaging. We assume that the consumers’ search for information leads to equalizing the level of knowledge between the consumer and the producer, and thus contributes to the reduction of information asymmetry. Moreover, if the consumer knows more about food, they are less susceptible to manipulation used in marketing communications. Misleading messages or claims increase information asymmetry between producers and consumers, but a well-informed consumer will not believe in any misleading information provided by the manufacturer.
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|Book||Bilgin Mehmet Huseyin, Danis Hakan (eds.): Entrepreneurship, Business and Economics - Vol. 1, Eurasian Studies in Business and Economics, vol. 3/1, 2016, Springer International Publishing, ISBN 978-3-319-27569-7, [978-3-319-27570-3], 588 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-27570-3|
|Keywords in English||information asymmetry, marketing communication, health-oriented food, asymmetry of information packaging|
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|Citation count*||2 (2021-06-21)|
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