SHS Web of Conf.
Volume 92, 2021The 20th International Scientific Conference Globalization and its Socio-Economic Consequences 2020
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Claims|
|Published online||13 January 2021|
Shopping tourism with a focus on the clothing industry in relation to globalization
Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Faculty of Management, Department of Trade and Finance, Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague, Czechia
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Research background: The paper deals with the connections between international tourism and shopping, and therefore the purchase of clothing in relation to consumers. In the last few years, shopping has become one of the factors determining tourist’s decisions about choosing a travel destination. One-third of tourists have ever travelled just to buy clothes abroad. Such behaviour offers enormous economic potential for companies and the state economy. Shopping tourism is an integral part of globalization.
Purpose of the article: The article’s aim is to characterize the elements of consumer behaviour in the framework of shopping tourism when buying clothing products. In addition to consumer preferences, the aim is to characterize the main types of clothing products that travellers are interested in and the impact of this consumer behaviour on the globalization.
Methods: A questionnaire is compiled on the basis of stated hypotheses. The results will be evaluated using appropriate statistical methods such as the Kruskal-Wallis test, Spearman’s correlation coefficient and categorical principal components analysis.
Findings & Value added: Research has shown that the first group of preferred garments consists of local products at a higher price level produced in low quantity. The second type of product is low-cost garments produced at a high cost under conditions that do not correspond to the principles of sustainable development. The clothing industry impact on global sustainable development is largely negative. In this regard, we can talk about the negative impact of globalization. This is no different from tourism.
Key words: Shopping tourism / Clothing Industry / Consumer Behaviour / Sustainable Development / Globalization
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