Productivity Orientation and the Consumption of Collectable Experiences

  title={Productivity Orientation and the Consumption of Collectable Experiences},
  author={A. Keinan and Ran Kivetz},
  journal={Journal of Consumer Research},
This research examines why consumers desire unusual and novel consumption experiences and voluntarily choose leisure activities, vacations, and celebrations that are predicted to be less pleasurable. For example, consumers sometimes choose to stay at freezing ice hotels and to eat at restaurants serving peculiar foods, such as bacon ice cream. We propose that such choices are driven by consumers' continual striving to use time productively, make progress, and reach accomplishments (i.e., a… Expand

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