Timed intervention in COVID-19 and panic buying

Prentice, Catherine ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7700-3889 and Chen, Jinyan and Stantic, Bela (2020) Timed intervention in COVID-19 and panic buying. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 57:102203. pp. 1-11. ISSN 0969-6989


Abstract

In view of 2020 outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, the paper examines the relationship between government measures for combating the pandemic and their side effects. Panic buying is identified as one such side effect. Among various models and measures undertaken by government to manage the pandemic, timed-intervention policy is commonly practiced by most countries. This paper examines the timing effect between government measures and panic buying. Three studies were undertaken to understand the timing effect and identify a connection between timed measures and consumer behaviours. Semantic analysis, secondary data search, and big data analytics were deployed to address the research aim. Although claiming a causal relationship is cautioned, the findings reveal a connection between timing of government measures and panic buying. These findings are discussed with the support of real-life evidence. Implications for researchers and practitioners conclude this paper.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2022 05:32
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2022 03:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: Big data; COVID-19; Government interventions and measures; Panic buying; Secondary data; Semantic analysis
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350799 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350699 Marketing not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2020.102203
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49854

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