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Boycott

The conscious refusal to buy products from a certain company or country. Boycotts are often organized on a large scale in an attempt to influence the behavior of companies or countries. Very often, boycotts are ethical or political.

boycott

  1. the withholding of supplies of products to a trader by a producer because the trader is, for example, in breach of CONTRACT or the trader is selling the products as LOSS LEADERS. See REFUSAL TO SUPPLY.
  2. the cessation of INTERNATIONAL TRADE, wholly or in part, with a particular country by other countries.

boycott

  1. 1the withholding of supplies of GOODS from a distributor by a producer or producers in order to force that distributor to resell those goods only on terms specified by the producer. In the past, boycotts were often used as a means of enforcing RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE.
  2. the prohibition of certain imports or exports, or a complete ban on INTERNATIONAL TRADE with a particular country by other countries.
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The list also includes the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the world's most widely spread movement that calls for boycotting Israel.
The process of empirical investigation which were carried out here proved that the characteristics related to the consumer's perception about managerial orientation to CSR of a company may have influence on the consumer's intention to boycott, as well as on the comprehension that this individual action of boycotting a company can, to a certain extent, contribute to the changing of actions of a company.
Our findings can guide future research, especially linking consumer emotional responses to boycott causes, consumer sharing of boycott messages and their effectiveness, and actual consumer behaviors of boycotting the target's products and services.
edited by Akeel Bilgrami and Jonathan Cole, also published this year by Columbia University Press; and most recently, Against Apartheid: The Case for Boycotting Israeli Universities, edited by Ashley Dawson and Bill V.
20) The list remains unchanged since Iraq was added to the list of boycotting countries in August 2012.
Haidar Eid, a member of the BDS Steering Committee, said that the movement had set up guidelines for boycotting Israel for Palestinians in the territories occupied in 1967, guidelines for the Palestinians of the 1948 areas, Palestinians in Diaspora, along with Arab boycotting guidelines and international boycotting standards.
restrictions on the importation of goods and services originating in the boycotted country into the boycotting countries.
Essentially, he objected that boycotting produced nothing and was a prescription for failure.
The situation is escalating in the light of some parents' appeals for boycotting Macedonian-language classes in all grades.
Email, SMS and social networking sites are all alerting people to the campaign and thousands of people across the world have already contributed to the boycotting efforts.
Boycotting sporting events has gained certain popularity for political and social change from the apartheid regime in South Africa to the current issue in Zimbabwe.
Some suggested boycotting the hit musical Mama Mia in Tel Aviv, while others in the trade organizations spoke of not unloading British goods from the ships on the docks in Haifa.