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Exploring interpersonal lending practices as a form of temporary disposition of meaningful obsessions


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In this paper, we explore precipitating decisions associated with consumers’ temporary disposition of their meaningful objects through lending. Although literature explains the permanent disposition of meaningful possessions, less is known about temporarily disposition of meaningful possessions in social networks of friends and family. This study adopts a multi-method qualitative research approach consisting of two stages, a non-participatory netnography followed by online unstructured interviews. We reveal how shared values which are based on objects other than identity based shared self and reciprocity obligations drive lending decisions and help to select recipients in lending situations.

Item Type: Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Temporary disposition, Meaningful possessions
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Business, Information Technology and Enterprise > School of Business and Adminstration
Depositing User: Jamal Abarashi
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 03:24
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 08:46

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