Divided into six parts, the Handbook covers the historical development of marketing theory; its philosophical underpinnings; major theoretical debates; the impact of theory on representations of the consumer; the impact of theory on representations of the marketing organisation and contemporary issues in marketing theory.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 970 g
Dimensions: 246 x 184 x 30 mm
"This panoramic and provocative account of explanation and understanding in marketing will engage the academic audience without discouraging managerial readers. The authors balance inquiry into historical precedent and contemporary context to very practical effect. This volume is long overdue, and should help guide our enterprise well into the future." -- John F. Sherry Jr., Raymond W., & Kenneth G. Herrick
"The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Theory confronts the ideological underpinnings of contemporary marketing. Marketing thought should not only be about serving the managerial interests of corporations through technocratic teaching and research based upon Western notions of the "consumer". Marketing theory can take many forms and, as discussed in several good historical chapters, is very much a product of time and place. With contributions from top-shelf marketing scholars from around the world, this book promises to be a seminal addition to the literature." -- Terrence H. Witkowski
"It is now well recognized that the field of marketing lags behind in comprehensive theory development. This Handbook satisfies the many calls within the marketing academy for a greater emphasis on marketing theory that is bold and imaginative. By bringing together in one volume key debates and perspectives on the development of marketing theory, it provides an essential resource for scholars in our field." -- Alladi Venkatesh