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Status Quo Bias and Its Applications

Yongcan Li * 1
1 British Columbia Academy Nanjing Foreign Language School

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences, Vol. 42, 85-88
Published 10 November 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation Yongcan Li. Status Quo Bias and Its Applications. AEMPS (2023) Vol. 42: 85-88. DOI: 10.54254/2754-1169/42/20232083.

Abstract

In real life, humans tend to maintain the status quo, although other options or choices are better than the original ones. This phenomenon is quite common in decision-making, and businesses will also cleverly use it. The paper analyzes the applications of status quo bias in catering services, medical treatment, and health care based on existing literature and experimental results. The result shows that status quo bias impacts the consumer’s decision-making. Lastly, the paper provides advice to solve the problems of how consumers can avoid falling into the trap, which is called the status quo bias: they should take their time to make decisions, for example, by weighing the advantages and disadvantages. Try to spend as much time discussing both the benefits and drawbacks of the suggested change as possible; this will prevent people from favoring one side of the argument.

Keywords

status quo bias, default options, New Coke, loss aversion

References

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Economic Management and Green Development
ISBN (Print)
978-1-83558-105-6
ISBN (Online)
978-1-83558-106-3
Published Date
10 November 2023
Series
Advances in Economics, Management and Political Sciences
ISSN (Print)
2754-1169
ISSN (Online)
2754-1177
DOI
10.54254/2754-1169/42/20232083
Copyright
© 2023 The Author(s)
Open Access
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

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