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Factors affecting purchase decision for Indian two wheelers in Sri Lankan market

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R. A. S. Weerasiri ,

University of Kelaniya, LK
About R. A. S.
Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management
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A. S. M. G. Mendis

University of Kelaniya, LK
About A. S. M. G.
Department of Marketing Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management
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Abstract

Within the past decade two wheeler usage indicates a rapid growth in Sri Lankan market. Among the two wheeler population, Indian two wheeler brads representing a huge portion. In this research study researcher put effort to find out what are the factors effect on decisions of consumers on Indian two wheelers as a novel research. Main purpose of this study was to identify why Indian two wheeler brands becoming more popular and which factors effect on the purchasing decision and open up the gateway to study on this area among this study. Researcher’s previous working experience at Automotive Industry was lead to conduct the study. Data were collected from four districts representing the Sri Lankan population using questionnaire. According to the literature review researcher employed six variables namely Price, Technology and Design, Product Awareness, Spare Parts Availability, After Sales Services and Economic Conditions. Data was gathered from two wheeler users and non-users who are having ether two wheeler or willing to have a two wheeler. The findings also revealed several implications for marketers to better segmentation and targeting in the automobile industry especially on two wheeler sales. Further contribution of the demographic factors such as age, gender, income level, education level how far impacted on the purchasing decisions of the two wheelers and those are helpful to marketing managers to develop their strategies. Ultimately the study provides important insides how the variables are impact on purchasing decisions towards the Indian two wheelers at the Sri Lankan market.
How to Cite: Weerasiri, R.A.S. & Mendis, A.S.M.G., (2016). Factors affecting purchase decision for Indian two wheelers in Sri Lankan market. Kelaniya Journal of Management. 4(2), pp.10–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjm.v4i2.7497
Published on 06 Sep 2016.
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