How rude can you go? Will nasty open your wallet?
Should the Devil Sell Prada? Retail Rejection Increases Aspiring Consumers’ Desire for the Brand, is a new study that will appear in the October 2014 Journal of Consumer Research. The study (co-authored by Dr. Darren Dahl, a marketing professor at the Sauder School of Business and Prof. Morgan Ward of the Cox School of Business) found customers who receive poor treatment from sales associates in a luxury retail environment are more likely to make a purchase.
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