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For re-institutionalizing the marketing discipline in Era V

Shelby D. Hunt ()
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Shelby D. Hunt: Texas Tech University

AMS Review, 2020, vol. 10, issue 3, No 7, 189-198

Abstract: Abstract Commentaries on the status of the marketing discipline conclude that it is significantly troubled, which raises the question: Do the troubles identified portend a de-institutionalization of the discipline in marketing’s Era IV (1980–2020) and its potential re-institutionalization in Era V (2020-?)? This article examines (1) the marketing discipline’s founding in Era I (1900–1920), (2) how the discipline became institutionalized in Era II (1920–1950), (3) how marketing was re-institutionalized in Era III (1950–1980), and (4) how the discipline’s fragmentation in Era IV (1980–2020) portends its de-institutionalization. The article concludes by arguing for the marketing discipline’s re-institutionalization in Era V (2020-?).

Keywords: Marketing discipline; Institutionalization; History of marketing; marketing’s re-institutionalization; marketing’s de-institutionalization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s13162-020-00183-8

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