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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.
Noninstrumental boycott motivations can also be exhibited in consumers' desire to punish the target company by boycotting its products/services or by hoping for its demise (Abosag and Farah 2014; Braunberger and Buckler 2011).
It is a subset of the wider campaign for "BDS" or "boycott, divestment and sanctions"--that is, in favor of boycotting Israeli institutions, divesting from Israeli companies, and sanctioning the state until it ceases the Occupation, accepts its obligations to the Palestinian people, and acknowledges its responsibilities vis-a-vis the refugees of 1948 and 1967.
Moreover, research (e.g., Akpoyomare et al., 2012; Sen et al., 2001) also found that an individual's motivation to participate in a boycott is influenced by his/her perceived success likelihood (such as pro-boycott message frame that demonstrates the likelihood of boycott success), perceived efficacy (the believe that one can contribute greatly to the accomplishment of the collective goal); and cost associated with boycotting (such as the preference for the boycotted products and availability of substitute products).
So what will happen if the general public believes that boycotting Israel is the duty of every good citizen, but Jews then refuse to boycott Israel?
One official commented to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram that, "boycotting Israel is something that we talk about and include in our official documents but it is not something that we actually carry out--at least not in most Arab states." (7)
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.
Because the United States does not wish to infringe upon the right of any country to choose its own trading partners, the anti-boycott laws do not target primary boycotts, i.e., 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.
Boycotting a tea company may be a storm in a teacup, but the St Paul's protest is about a massive problem on a global scale, and needs to be kept on the agenda.
"If he wants to open a fight, we welcome the opportunity C* as we will have a bigger platform to explain why we are boycotting Israel," she said.