Why practitioners don't read our articles and what we should do about it

Tapp, A. (2005) Why practitioners don't read our articles and what we should do about it. The Marketing Review, 5 (1). pp. 3-13. ISSN 1469-347X Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/13470

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This article questions the value of much academic marketing's 'top' journal literature. The argument made is that current strong pressures (driven by the RAE) to publish in journals that are dominated by positivistic approaches is damaging to both pure and applied academics. A detailed critique of some recent articles is used to highlight specific failings that, in this author's view, need to be urgently addressed. The paper concludes that a key role for applied academic marketing research is to provide a platform that allows managers to construct knowledge that is usually applied with their local context.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:marketing literature, marketing research, marketing executives, marketing periodicals, positivism, academic, practice interface, Lambert Report
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law
ID Code:13470
Deposited By: H. Carey
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 14:34
Last Modified:05 Jan 2017 15:10

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