Charting research on international luxury marketing: Where are we now, and where should we go next?

Veloutsou, C. , Christodoulides, G. and Guzmán, F. (2022) Charting research on international luxury marketing: Where are we now, and where should we go next? International Marketing Review, 39(2), pp. 371-394. (doi: 10.1108/IMR-04-2021-0154)

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Purpose –Despite luxury’s increasing globalization and broadening scope via digitalization and new markets, the intellectual structure of the overall research corpus remains tenuous. This work therefore aims to provide an overview of published work on international luxury marketing and to contribute to a better understanding of the research area. Design/methodology/approach – Using a systematic approach, 1151 items (papers) were retrieved and 181 selected from the international luxury marketing field published before 2019. These items were analyzed by using various bibliometric techniques to identify the most productive countries, journals, influential authors, papers and research clusters. Findings – Although most of the outputs originate from business, management and marketing journals, other disciplines also research this topic. The analysis reveals an emerging field, with 85% of the published papers appearing between 2010 and 2018, which are primarily the output of US- and UK-based authors and none of whom dominates the field. The three identified keyword clusters are (1) consumers and consumption (2) tools and (3) core themes. Practical implications – This article contributes to our understanding of the evolution, current status and research trends of published research on international luxury marketing by presenting a mapping analysis and proposing future research directions. Originality/value – This is the first bibliometric mapping analysis of research on the topic from its conception to 2019. It contributes insights from different research disciplines, adds to the categorization of the international luxury marketing literature and provides promising future research directions in terms of research areas and strategies.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Veloutsou, Professor Cleopatra
Authors: Veloutsou, C., Christodoulides, G., and Guzmán, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Marketing Review
ISSN (Online):1758-6763
Published Online:07 October 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 Emerald Publishing Limited
First Published:First published in International Marketing Review 39(2): 371-394
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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