The influence of experts‧ positive word-of-mouth on a wine‧s perceived quality and value: the moderator role of consumers‧ expertise

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Abstract

This study examines the effects of positive word-of-mouth from a knowledgeable source on quality and value perceptions of wine. These effects were analyzed considering the potential differences produced by a wine‧s price and participants‧ level of expertise on the category. Data were collected using an experimental design in which price and positive word-of-mouth were manipulated, consumer expertise on the category was controlled, and perceptions of quality and value were measured. Results suggest that positive word-of-mouth from a knowledgeable source positively affects quality and value perceptions, but those effects are contingent on the price of the wine under evaluation and the level of consumer expertise. For a low-priced wine, the effect of positive word-of-mouth on perceived quality is greater for expert consumers than for novice consumers, whereas for a high-priced wine this increase of perceived quality is observed only for novice consumers. Results also revealed a significant increase on perceived value for both novice and expert consumers, but only for the low-priced wine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-191
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Wine Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • consumer expertise
  • perceived quality
  • perceived value
  • word-of-mouth

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