The Risk of the Implicit in a Case of Innovation in Favor of Ecology

By Blandine Hetet, Jean-Michel Moutot, Jean-Pierre Mathieu

This article introduces exploratory research on the impact of the implicit on speech. Based on applied research on the measure of participants’ attitudes in focus groups toward an ecological innovation, an analysis based on inferences from speech and a comparison with explicit elements of the study were set up. Implicit attitudes were generally congruent with explicit attitudes expressed by participants. This exploratory research helps in understanding the risks of the partial study of speeches, and shows the influence of implicit cognitions on marketing and management strategies.
JEL Codes: A13, D83, O33, Q51


  • risk
  • implicit cognition
  • innovation
  • speech
  • lexical analysis
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