Investigation of cross-cultural distinctions effect on the consumers' behavior in the higher education market

Irina Matveevna-Romanova, Elena Viktorovna-Noskova
2015 Ekonomika  
The article states that the investigations of the cross-cultural distinctions effect on the consumer behaviour are challenging and popular in the international scientific and business community and are of the interdisciplinary character. The objective of this investigation is to develop the methodological approach to the assessment of the cross-cultural features impact on the consumers' behaviour in the higher educational services market. The culture model disclosing the list of the cultural
more » ... of the cultural values, material and institutional environment characteristics, adapted to the Universities educational services market, was developed during this investigation. The method for creating the contingency matrix of the elements, forming the model of a certain country consumers' culture, and the consumers (students) behavioural features in the market of the higher educational services grouped against the 7P complex (Product, Price, Promotion, People, Process, Physical evidence) has been suggested. The developed methodical approach has been approved by Chinese and Russian students. The investigation outcomes can be used to develop the measures to improve the international competitiveness of universities.
doi:10.5937/ekonomika1503017m fatcat:eww2hmsjmjh5fpnaj5crgmzlzm