CFP Journal of Marketing Management/AM Special Issue on Re-visiting contemporary issues in family consumption

Deadline for submissions 1 September 2013

Guest Editors: Dr Ben Kerrane, Manchester Business School, UK; Professor Shona Bettany, University of Westminster, UK; and Professor Margaret K. Hogg, Lancaster University Management School, UK.

The family is often conceptualised as the consumption and socialisation unit (Commuri & Gentry, 2000). The impact of family on consumer behaviour is pervasive, with notions of being a family ‘central to many consumption experiences and replete with challenges in contemporary society’ (Epp & Price, 2008, p. 50). Much of what we know about family consumption relies on studies conducted over several decades ago, within a particular “nuclear” family type, and within a restricted (largely parental or matriarchal) respondent base. The legacy of such studies has informed, and in some cases continues to inform, the practice of family consumer research. Yet contemporary family forms are increasingly diverse, and fluid interpersonal relationships and “non-traditional” family composition are increasingly visible in how contemporary family life is performed. Similarly, and because of such changes, the role played by certain family members (e.g. fathers, fictive kin, grandparents), often ignored or overlooked in studies of family consumption, become much more acute in the practice of everyday, contemporary, familial arrangements.

We revisit the subject of family consumption nearly a decade after the publication of the original Journal of Marketing Management special issue (Vol.22 No. 9/10). Whilst the original special issue also criticised the ‘idealistic and simplistic notions of family by actively considering different roles within the family and by identifying diverse “family” constellations’ (O’Malley & Prothero, 2006, p. 899), the depth and richness of the contemporary family tapestry provides considerable scope to further explore family consumption within twenty-first century familial arrangements. Indeed, there are still aspects of family life that have yet to be explored and represented in existing family consumer research following recent developments in the social sciences (e.g. sociology of the family; family studies). Furthermore, as family practices and composition become more complex, then traditional theoretical and methodological tools deployed by family consumption studies commensurately become inadequate to explain and understand contemporary family life (Epp & Price, 2008; Kerrane, Hogg & Bettany, 2012). As such, this special issue seeks new theoretical and empirical approaches which represent the voices of non-traditional family types and the voices of under-represented family members. Accordingly, the Guest Editors welcome submissions from across the globe which offer insight into issues surrounding the consumption of contemporary families …[Read More at the full Call for Papers]

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CFP Governance and CSR Management in Sport

Special issue call for papers from Corporate Governance


The submission deadline for this special issue is 30th April 2014. Publication is expected in Issue 1 of 2015

The objective of this special issue is to publish high quality papers that promote the understanding of the conceptualisation and application of (good) governance and corporate social responsibility in sport organisations. In particular, the focus of this special issue is on theory-driven contributions.

Clearly, the manifestations of the international corporate governance and CSR debates need to be considered by modern sport managers and administrators. The increasing commercialisation of sport, its high media coverage and social resonance create new pressures on the democratic management of sport organisations and its sound governance. Because of the very strong link between sport organisations and their local/national/global stakeholder communities, CSR is obviously a central aspect for any sport organisations.

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CFP Journal of Customer Behaviour Special Issue for Early Career Researchers

Deadline for submissions 1 May 2013

Guest Editor: Professor Stan Paliwoda, Associate Editor, Journal of Customer Behaviour, UK

The Journal of Customer Behaviour is a double blind, peer reviewed journal that is designed to bridge consumer behaviour and organisational buyer behaviour. It is concerned equally with individual, household and organisational buyer behaviour and is particularly interested in theories, concepts and insights from core social sciences as well as disciplinary subjects.

This Special Issue is devoted to Early Career Researchers, meaning those who are fairly new to academia and perhaps have only recently completed their own PhD. We are seeking previously unpublished manuscripts that are not under consideration with any other journal and which fall within the general area of customer behaviour and reflect excellence in terms of their methodology, rigour in their analysis and newness in terms of the interpretation of their findings. The Special Issue seeks to identify conceptual and empirical advances being made in the field by Early Career Researchers, and we welcome both conceptual and empirical articles (including robust case studies) …[Read More at the full Call for Papers]

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CFP Journal of Marketing Management Special Issue on New Advances in Attitude and Behavioural Decision-Making Models

Deadline for submissions 1 May 2013

Guest Editors: Dr Nina Michaelidou, Loughborough University, UK and Dr Louise Hassan, Lancaster University, UK.

The contributions of Martin Fishbein and Icek Ajzen remain prominent in the domain of consumer research. These authors are credited with the development of the Expectancy-Value Theory, the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB), (Ajzen, 1991; Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975). These theories are considered as cornerstones in explaining and predicting intentions and behaviour.  The TRA/TBP have been utilised by many researchers in various domains and contexts including marketing and consumer behaviour, business ethics, social psychology, sports and health sciences and information systems (e.g., Norman, 2011; Xiao, Tang, Serido & Shim, 2011; Colins & Mullan, 2011; Yoon, 2011; Pelling & White, 2009; Rise, Sheeran & Hukkelberg, 2010; Pavlou & Fygenson, 2006). In view of the significance of these theories in the domain of marketing and consumer behaviour, the SI editors welcome theoretical and empirical papers on modelling consumers’ decision making which extend and advance these theories …[Read More at the full Call for Papers]

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CFP–Conference – 7th International Political Marketing Conference

The 7th International Political Marketing Conference (IMPC) will take place between 19-21 September 2013 at Stockholm University School of Business.

Due Date: April 13th 2013

Contemporary perspectives within, and between, the 4 Ps: Political Science, Political Communication, Political Marketing and Public Affairs

Conference tracks will be anchored in the various disciplines and designed – where possible – to encourage cross disciplinary debate and knowledge sharing. Submissions are therefore welcomed from a broad range of perspectives and purposes. Papers that seek to develop theory, present empirical or comparative work, explore methodology, practitioner perspectives and case studies are all welcome.

See the conference site for further details and areas of interest.

Abstract Submission

There are three requirements for each submission:

  • An abstract (of no more than 600 words) which clearly outlines the purpose and direction of the research, its methodology (where appropriate), and its key findings/implications
  • A short CV/biography (of no more than 200 words)
  • And a cover page – including the full name of the researcher, title, institution, mailing address, phone number and email address – should be included with the submission. Remember to stipulate a primary contact person for correspondence (if not the submitter)

Please send all files as Word documents or pdf files in an email entitled “IPMC ABSTRACT SUBMISSION” to IPMC organizers at It is important to outline the theme, or themes, you consider most appropriate for the paper in the body of the email. 

If the abstract is submitted for the doctoral colloquium, please entitle your email “IPMC ABSTRACT – DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM

All abstracts must be received before the deadline of April 13th 2013. A maximum number of two abstract submissions will be considered per participant. No submissions received after this date will be considered for inclusion.

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CFP Journal – Social Science Computer Review–Special Issue

Best Practices in Social Media at Non-profit, Public, Education, and Healthcare Organizations

Interaction facilitated by social media is becoming an integral part of life in contemporary society, tweaking the human psyche’s deep need to connect. Having changed the creation, sharing, and consumption of information, it inevitably must be integrated into the operation of most human organizations. While some organizations readily adapt themselves to social media, the majority have struggled. While many public-serving organizations are trying to embrace social media, these government, nonprofit, education, and healthcare organizations have complex legal and ethical environments that create special concerns and constraints. For these organizations, social media can be a challenge to: perceived nonpartisanship and fairness; student, patient, victim, or client confidentiality; facility security; employee productivity; protection of intellectual capital; information and reputation management; and regulatory compliance and enforcement processes.

The special issue of SSCR aims to investigate and understand different aspects of social media use in  government, nonprofit, education, and healthcare organizations. We are soliciting original contributions in the form of evidence-based, “best practices” studies, scholarship on legal and ethical issues, case studies, and empirical research. All lenses of inquiry, including strategic, organizational, behavioural, legal, economic, and technical are encouraged. We are particularly interested in  interdisciplinary and international research  that develops and applies multiple perspectives. We are interested in success stories, but we believe that valuable lessons can be learned from failures as well.

Key Dates                                                                                                                    
Deadline for Submissions: July 30, 2013
First Review Due: September 30, 2013
Author Notification: October 15, 2013
Revised Version Due: November 30, 2013                                                              
Acceptance: December, 15, 2013
Special Issue Published: Early 2014

For more information, see the CFP document

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CFP Journal of Product & Brand Management Special Issue

Submission deadline – 30 June 2013

Current challenges in building brand engagement

The Editor of Journal of Product & Brand Management invites practitioners, consultants, and academics to submit papers worthy of contribution to the literature for a special issue devoted to building engagement. In use, brand engagement has several meanings. The most relevant is customer engagement, which refers to a customer’s set of behavioral activities toward a brand.

As the marketplace adapts to changes in technology and an increased level of global competition, brands have become increasingly important. Simultaneously, brands face increasing levels of promotional clutter due to the boundary spanning nature of online marketing. The enduring question of making brands more effective takes on new meaning in the current environment. More Internet connected consumers spend their purchase time online, reducing direct contact with and the ability of a brand to build relationships.

Recent literature has highlighted the importance of relationship building in branding. It is fundamental that the brand be relevant to the consumer. Brand managers can foster relationship building by efforts to engage target consumers. Such efforts can differentiate particular brands from competitors and allow for the creation of barriers to competitive entry. Successful efforts may result in very high levels of engagement represented by brand love, an indicator of adoption. The area of brand engagement is currently an under-researched area that may benefit from focused investigation.

Possible topics will include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • How should brand engagement be conceptualized?
  • What is the nature and scope of brand engagement possibilities?
  • What are the special challenges of engaging consumers in online communities?
  • How is brand engagement related to brand love?
  • What unique opportunities do social media provide for creating or leveraging brand engagement?
  • Do new methods or opportunities exist for measuring brand engagement?
  • By what specific methods do brand communities reinforce brand engagement?
  • What can brand managers learn from other disciplines (such as the videogame, television, publishing, and spectator sports industries) regarding the creation and augmentation of brand engagement?
  • How does brand engagement impact profitability or other financial measures?

Papers may be the result of empirical research, comprehensive literature reviews, case studies, marketing practices, or thoughtful analysis. However, to be accepted for publication, all manuscripts must provide practical applications of material presented. Author guidelines and other information can be found on the journal homepage at: 

It is necessary that you follow these guidelines for your submissions to be accepted for review.

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Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Research Proposal Competition

The Marketing Science Institute (MSI) is pleased to announce two new research proposal competitions. We encourage submissions from scholars outside the United States as well as those located in the US.

1: Call for Research Proposals on Mobile Platforms, Location-based Services, and Their Impact on Customers
This MSI research competition aims to generate new thinking on the implications of mobile platforms and services for marketing practice. MSI will award 10-12 research grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 to support high-quality research on the impact of mobile platforms and location-based services on consumers and markets. Funding may be applied to the purchase of data. Proposals must be received by April 30, and funding decisions will be announced by June 30, 2013. Details are available on the MSI website at:

2: Call for Research Proposals to Promote Thought Leadership on the Sales Profession
Co-sponsored by MSI and the Sales Excellence Institute (SEI) at the University of Houston, this research proposal competition is intended to promote thought leadership on the sales profession. We anticipate awarding 4-7 grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000 to support high quality research on critical questions in this area. A favorable bias will be given to research proposals that focus on interesting substantive questions and provide managerial insight. Winning proposals will be invited to present their research at the next Thought Leadership on the Sales Profession Conference, which will be held at Columbia University in the spring of 2014. This conference intends to showcase the best practices taking place in the field today and to promote discussion between leading academics and senior practitioners. Proposals must be received by April 15, and funding decisions will be announced in June. Details are available on the MSI website at:

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CFP Marketing Education Review Special Issue for Spring 2014 – Teaching Innovations

Guest Editor: Larry Neale, Queensland University of Technology

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2013

This special issue is dedicated to innovations in marketing pedagogy. Innovations may focus on instruction related to any aspect of marketing, from any marketing-related course, at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Ideal papers will document innovations that have been used and refined, allowing for ready adoption by readers.

Electronic submission to the guest editor is required. Each electronic submission should contain two Microsoft WORD files (no pdf files accepted). The cover page document should include the title of the paper (upper/lower case), name, position and complete contact information for each author. The other document should contain just the manuscript without any author-identifying information.

Please consult the Marketing Education Review website at for details on the formatting style of the abstract, references, tables or figures. Multiple submissions are permitted, however the 10-page double-spaced maximum, including references, tables and figures should be respected. Use 12-point font. Feel free to contact the guest editor with any questions.

For further information, including manuscript preparation guidelines, see the MER CFP document (PDF)

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CFP Australasian Marketing Journal Special Issue on Complex Systems and Agent-Based Modelling


Editors: Steve D’Alessandro & Hume Winzar, Macquarie University.

The Australasian Marketing Journal is proud to announce a special issue focused on recent advances and development in Complex Systems, Network theory, and Agent-Based Modelling.

Over the last two decades there has been a steady growth in interest in Complexity theory and its application to Marketing. Complex systems may exhibit organization without a central organizing authority — emergence, and they may exhibit chaotic behaviour due to multiple influences and the compounding effects of apparently small influences. For many Complex Systems represents a paradigmatic shift from established models which assume limited interaction amongst people, linear relationships, stationarity, and common parameters amongst all members of a group. For others it is an opportunity to explore previously intractable questions of dynamic systems over time because it overcomes the problem of decomposing the system and analysing sub-parts which do not necessarily give a clue as to the behaviour of the whole. And for others, it is an opportunity to examine human and market phenomena that are prohibited by ethical, market, or cost constraints.

All rigorous and thoughtful conceptual papers, literature reviews, case studies, empirical studies and practice papers using a wide range of methodologies are encouraged. A wide variety of topics will be suitable for this special edition and might include (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Development and testing of Marketing Theory,
  • Network analysis,
  • Integration of real-world empirical data with Complex Systems models,
  • Diffusion of Innovations,
  • Word-of-Mouth,
  • Business to Business relationships and inter-firm collaboration,
  • Consumer decision-making,
  • Reviews and Comparisons of Complex-Systems, Network and ABM software,
  • Teaching of market phenomena using Agent-Based simulation

Note: It is a condition of acceptance of papers with simulation models that code and data-files used to test the robustness of findings are included as part of the submission. Please submit the papers, and associated files to either or by the 1st of June 2013.

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