Behavioral Biases in Marketing

Daniel Guhl, Daniel Klapper, Katharina Massner, Martin Spann, Lucas Stich, Narine Yegoryan
2017 Social Science Research Network  
Psychology and economics (the mixture of which is known as behavioral economics) are two fundamental disciplines underlying marketing. Various marketing studies document the nonrational behavior of consumers, even though behavioral biases might not always be consistently termed or formally described. In this review, we identify empirical research that studies behavioral biases in marketing. We summarize the key findings according to three classes of deviations (i.e., non-standard preferences,
more » ... n-standard beliefs, and non-standard decisionmaking) and the marketing mix instruments (i.e., product, price, place, and promotion). We thereby introduce marketing researchers to the theoretical foundation of and terminology used in behavioral economics. For scholars from behavioral economics, we provide ready access to the rich empirical, applied marketing literature. We conclude with important managerial implications resulting from the behavioral biases of consumers, and we present avenues for future research.
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3091557 fatcat:k44gqkuz6vgxnnjy6egkhwhjv4