Philosophy of Marketing: The New Realist Approach (Hardcover)

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Philosophy of Marketing: The New Realist Approach (Hardcover)


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How can we overcome the rapidly ageing postmodernist paradigm, which has become sterile orthodoxy in marketing? This book answers this crucial question using fresh philosophical tools developed by New Realism. It indicates the opportunities missed by marketing due to the pervasive postmodernist ideology and proposes a new and fruitful approach pivoting on the significance of reality to marketing analyses and models.

Intensifying reference to reality will boost marketing research and practice, rather than impair them; conversely, neglecting such a reference will prevent marketing from realising its full potential, in several contexts. The aim of the book is foundational: its purpose is not a return to traditional realism but to break new ground and overcome theoretical obstacles in marketing and management by revising some of their assumptions and enriching their categories, thereby paving the way to fresh approaches and methodological innovations. In that sense, the book encourages theoretical innovation and experimentation and introduces new concepts, like invitation and attrition, which can find fruitful applications in marketing theory and practice. That is meant to be conductive to the solution of important difficulties and to the uncovering of new phenomena. The last chapter of the book applies the new approach to eight case studies from business contexts.

This book will be of interest to philosophers interested in New Realism and to researchers, scholars and marketing professionals sensitive to the importance and fruitfulness of reference to reality, for their own purposes.

Matteo Giannasi is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Cultural Heritage and Tourism Supply, and Cultural Policies, at Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy. He is also education and audience development consultant for cultural institutions.Francesco Casarin is Full Professor of Marketing and director of the Management of Arts and Culture Lab, Department of Management, Ca' Foscari University Venice, Italy.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032072333
ISBN-10: 1032072334
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: September 28th, 2021
Pages: 266
Language: English