Consumer marketplaces and self-sufficiency: meeting consumption needs in community

Stephen Graham Saunders, Srinivas Sridharan, Dani Barrington, Regina Souter, Katherine F. Shields, Semisi Meo, Jamie K. Bartram

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Abstract

Guided by a ‘logic of the situation’ approach our research investigated a problematic situation in community in order to identify and critically reflect on how consumer marketplaces and self-sufficiency are ever-present and co-exist to actually meet consumption needs. In doing so, we reflect on how a situational understanding allowed the researchers to form a more complete view of how consumption needs were actually met in community through the coexistence of enabler-led marketplaces, community-led marketplaces and self-sufficiency. We also re-conceptualised our thinking as a more broadly conceived hybrid consumer marketplace to reflect our more complete understanding. We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of our more broadly conceived hybrid consumer marketplace and provide a foundation for further research into consumer marketplaces and meeting consumption needs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
JournalJournal of Consumer Affairs
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Aug 2021

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