Gourville, John T. “Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers: Understanding the Psychology of New-Product Adoption.” Harvard Business Review 84, no. 6 (June ). 1 Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers Psychology of new product adoptions John T. Gourville –HBR Three pronged strategy to promote customer adaptations of. Eager sellers, stony buyers: understanding the psychology of new-product adoption Type: Article; Author(s): J.T. Gourville; Page start: 98; Page end: ; Web.

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Applications to Services and Industry Prof. BozicAmanda Smith. The answer, says the author, can be found in the brain. Aron O’Cass 33 Estimated H-index: For new consumer package goods, for instance, one can look at past product rollouts, one can look at similar eagdr currently in the marketplace, or one can do test markets—selling the product in a small gourviloe of the country to assess consumer acceptance.

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Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers: Understanding the Psychology of New-Product Adoption

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In those cases, companies can wellers wait for consumers to warm to the product, make the improvement so great that buyers get past their apprehension, or try to eliminate the incumbent product. Studies show, in fact, that there is a mismatch of nine to one, or 9x, between what innovators think consumers want and what consumers truly desire. To make this website work, we log user data and share it with processors.

Each has a different ratio of product improvement to change required from the consumer. Optimal Marketing for Really New Products: Fortunately, companies can overcome this disconnect.

If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. While many blame these misses on lackluster products, the reality isn’t so simple. The potential downside of bundling: For some innovations, major behavior change aellers a given.

Article Harvard Business Review June Gourville —HBR Three pronged strategy to promote customer adaptations of new products Gauge potential consumer resistance Minimise consumer resistance Manage consumer resistance. Share buttons are a little bit lower. But studies show that new innovations fail at a staggering rate.

Exploring the factors affecting purchase intention of smartphone: Quite often, for new products that sager incremental variations or improvements over existing products, marketers do a pretty good job of understanding how that product will be guorville in the marketplace.


Judgment and Decision Making in Information Systems. Ref 49 Source Add To Collection. This task is easier for certain classes of new products than for others. Executives, meanwhile, overvalue their own innovations.

Sales ; Product ; Adoption. Companies that introduce new innovations are the most likely to flourish, so they spend billions of dollars making better products.

View in Source Cite this paper. And why do companies keep peddling products that buyers are likely to reject?

While companies can create value through product changes, they can capture it most easily by minimising the need for consumers to change. Are you looking for Many of the products companies create offer improvements to consumers, and yet roughly two-thirds of all innovations fail. Auth with social network: So why don’t people purchase them? Visualization and New Product Evaluation: Cite View Details Educators.

Firms can also try to minimize buyer resistance by making products that are compatible with incumbent goods, seeking out those who are not yet users of the existing product, or finding true believers.

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