The Effects of Partitioning on Consumption Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

The authors describe their research, which showed that when the amount of resources - such as food, money or cigarettes - is physically divided into a smaller number, it reduces the total amount consumed and the rate of consumption. For marketers, these results show that the simple forms of packaging are able to create a dramatic change in consumption. For consumers, the idea is simple - for consumption, you want to control (though it is tempting), the simple act of sharing resources to help curb consumption.
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by Dilip Soman, Amar Cheema Source: Rotman School of Management, 4 pages. Publication Date: 01 May 2008. Prod. #: ROT063-PDF-ENG

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