New Look at the Consumer as a Participant of the Economic Life Cover Image

Nowe spojrzenie na konsumenta jako uczestnika życia gospodarczego
New Look at the Consumer as a Participant of the Economic Life

Author(s): Magdalena Sobocińska, Krystyna Mazurek-Łopacińska
Subject(s): Media studies, Business Economy / Management, Marketing / Advertising
Published by: Instytut Badań Rynku, Konsumpcji i Koniunktur
Keywords: consumption; consumer; market; marketing; Internet;

Summary/Abstract: The consumer is one of the most important participants of economic processes. The civilizational development causes that there are changing consumers’ preferences and expectations, attitudes and behaviours as well as the attributed to them functions in relationships with enterprises. In the dispute on the consumer’s role in the economy, they are more and more often presented as an active subject being a partner for the company and creator of values as well as a source of innovation. An aim of considerations is to show the consumer’s changing role in the market, which is accompanied by evolution of the marketing’s conceptual frames. The considerations are also carried out in the context of the selected theories of consumption. The article is based on literature studies and on an analysis of findings of the research survey carried out within the framework of the project Internet in marketing and application of new technologies in carrying out firm’s cooperation with customers. The survey was carried out on the sample of 152 enterprises. The knowledge of the changing role of the consumer may find its application in developing by companies innovative marketing activities. The article is a review of the literature and presentation of its results.

  • Issue Year: 351/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 189-201
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish