Properties of Consumption in Ukraine: from a Household to E-commerce Cover Image

Особенности потребления в Украине: от домохозяйства до e-commerce
Properties of Consumption in Ukraine: from a Household to E-commerce

Author(s): Yuriy Pachkovskyy
Subject(s): National Economy, Organizational Psychology, Demography and human biology, Marketing / Advertising, ICT Information and Communications Technologies
Published by: Instytut Badań Rynku, Konsumpcji i Koniunktur
Keywords: consumer; household; e-commerce; consumer behaviour; consumer preferences;

Summary/Abstract: In his article, the author analyses properties of consumption taking place in contemporary Ukraine in the face of new political and economic challenges. He also pays attention to such consumption components as the consumer taking into account their needs, preferences and personality characteristics as well as the household which under the present conditions is strongly affected by not only the macroeconomic factors but also socio-demographic and the factors of the stratification nature. A particular place in the article is assigned for an analysis of development of Internet commerce in the Ukrainian society. The author concludes that with their conservatism the Ukrainian consumer is more and more apt to master new Internet technologies in order to purchase goods and services online. The characteristic tendency is that the Ukrainian consumer in their consumer preferences becomes more and more similar to Europeans. And, due to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and its open aggression against Ukraine, there are growing patriotic tendencies in Ukrainians’ consumer behaviours and preferences aimed at the support for the national producer of goods and boycott of Russian goods.

  • Issue Year: 351/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 230-250
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish