Education: Ph.D., University of Alabama
Professor Goldsmith's vitae is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document.
Specialty: Consumer Behavior
diffusion of innovations and new products on-line consumer behavior
A model of the "super consumer";
Consumer reaction to language differences in TV ads
Selected Published Research
Goldsmith, Ronald E., Leisa R. Flynn, and Ronald A. Clark (2014). The etiology of the frugal consumer. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 21, 175-184. Distinguishes voluntary from constrained frugality and shows that materialism, status consumption, consumer individualism, and brand engagement influence frugality.
Flynn, Leisa R., Goldsmith, Ronald E., and Kim, Wan-Min (2013). A cross-cultural study of materialism and brand engagement. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 5 (3), 51-71. Compares levels of materialism between the U.S. and South Korea and assesses psychometric characteristics of materialism scales.
Goldsmith, Ronald E., Flynn, Leisa R., Goldsmith, Elizabeth, B., and Kim, Wan-Min (2013). Fashion innovativeness and materialism. Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 4 (4), 266-286. The study investigates the relationship between materialism and fashion innovativeness in the U.S. and in Korea.
Goldsmith, Ronald E., Pagani, Margherita, and Hofacker, Charles F. (2013). Extraversion as a stimulus for user generated content. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 7 (4), 242-256. The study shows that the personality characteristic of extraversion is positively related to generating online content.
Goldsmith, Ronald E., Lu, Selena, and Pagani, Margherita (2013). Social network activity and contributing to an online review site. Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, 7 (2), 100-118. Shows that prior social network use and active online reviewing predict intention to post reviews on a review website.
Pillai, Kishore Gopalakrishna, Michael Brusco, Ronald Goldsmith, and Charles Hofacker (2014). Consumer Knowledge Discrimination. European Journal of Marketing, forthcoming 2014.
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