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 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 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

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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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CFP Special issue Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing

The deadline for submission is March 30, 2013.

The Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing is pleased to announce a Special Issue on: Psychological and Behavioral Principles Related to Web Design and Conversion

The Special Issue, guest edited by Dr. Angela Hausman, will address the psychology and behaviors informing website design and increasing conversion of websites.

Examples of appropriate research fitting the aim of this special issue are:

  • Psychological antecedents of website conversion
  • The role of social elements such as online community in driving website conversion
  • The impact of website design elements on driving traffic to the site and/ or increasing conversion
  • Crowdsourcing and other user generated content and it’s ability to drive traffic to the website or increase conversion.
  • Integration of social media with the website to enhance conversion rates
  • The evolution of trust through website design and/ or social networks
  • Attitudes and behaviors related to online privacy
Submission deadline

The deadline for electronic submission is 30th March, 2013.

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CFP Special Issue International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

The deadline for submitting papers is 8th January 2013.

Special issue on “Retailing & distribution management in the luxury sector”

We are announcing a call for papers for a Special Issue dedicated to “Retailing & Distribution Management in the Luxury sector” with Guest Editor Professor Alessandro Brun from Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Relevance of the topic

In the last decade, the number of papers and books dealing with the luxury sector significantly increased, following the exceptional growth experienced by this market in challenging economic trading conditions:

  • This is a varied and complex business field, mainly including fashion-oriented companies (clothing, leather goods, shoes) but also manufacturers of watches, jewellery, cosmetics, cars, yachts, wines and spirits;
  • A double digit growth was reported up to 2008 and, after a slight downturn in 2009, it reached about 185€ billion in 2011; forecasts have predicted that consumption of luxury goods will surpass €300 billion in the next few years;
  • Luxury has become an interesting topic for researchers investigating the theoretical fundamentals of the unique topic and contextualising the applied practice in the sector supporting companies’ image through well-structured luxury retailing and distribution management policies.

Although a strong commitment in achieving, supporting and sustaining an appropriate brand identity is essential in order to achieve the luxury status, both academics and practitioners recognize that marketing and branding alone cannot guarantee long-term performance anymore: Retailing and Distribution Management are key to building sustainable success, but there has been a lack of research attention for this topic.

Researchers in the field can contribute to developing theory and techniques in order to support the alignment of supply chain management in retailing towards the specific attributes of the luxury market.

Contents focus

Papers on all topics related to the research and practice in the luxury goods/services Retailing, Operations and Distribution Management are welcome. The topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Retail strategy for competing in the luxury market;
  • Focused supply chain strategies for specific luxury businesses;
  • Retail operations in fashion-luxury stores;
  • Differences and commonalities in luxury supply chain depending on product positioning;
  • Different approaches in luxury Retail, Operations and Distribution Management depending on the country;
  • Transferring strategies and practices from the large consumer goods sectors;
  • Manufacturing strategies and practices servicing luxury retail markets;
  • Sourcing strategies and practices for luxury companies;
  • Collaboration and integration along luxury supply chains;
  • The role of the retail supply chain for the internationalization of fashion-luxury companies in emerging markets.


Submissions in English (UK) will be subjected to the normal double blind review process. Special attention should be made to presentation, format and content requirements for the journal found via ‘Author guidelines’ from the journal homepage: . Papers should be submitted through the Manuscript Central IJR&DM website.

Submission deadline

The deadline for submitting papers is 8th January 2013.

Final publication of the Special Issue is scheduled to be July 2013

Guest Editor

Alessandro Brun
Department of Economics, Management and Engineering
Politecnico di Milano
Via Lambruschini 4/B
Milan – Italy
Email: [email protected]

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Call for Papers – Special Issue – Journal of Marketing Communications

Submissions due date: 31st January 2013

Special issue on Ambient Marketing: Expanding the Concept of Marketing Communication for Transitional Times

The present proposal for an upcoming issue of the Journal of Marketing Communications is devoted to understanding the new and increasingly important phenomenon of ambient/street marketing, a concept that is shaping and revitalizing the entire idea of advertising in these turbulent times.

Ambient/street marketing is a complex form of marketing communication that uses elements of the environment, including nearly every available physical surface, to convey messages and deliver incentives that encourage and elicit customer engagement towards a brand. Ambient/street marketing, in its many shapes and forms, ranging from traditional outdoor to alternative out-of-home and guerrilla marketing, employs the urban landscape in ways that are generally less expensive and more cost-efficient than traditional advertising media. Over the last decade ambient marketing has become an increasingly important marketing-support medium, especially in emerging markets and during the current period of worldwide economic downturn in established ones.

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CFP – Special Issues – International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing

Submission deadline: 31 October, 2012
Notification of decision: 31 December, 2012

Special Issue on: “Destination Branding in Emerging Markets”

Emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China along with other nations are witnessing a rise in the number of tourism destination brands which present great potential. Apart from the regular tourists visiting a destination, some of the varied niches such as medical tourism, adventure tourism, genealogy tourism, religious tourism, battlefield tourism, wine tourism, rural and NGO tourism are attracting new segments to these emerging markets.

In spite of the huge potential, these emerging nascent brands live in a delicate world that can easily be shattered and brand dreams decimated. The ever-increasing omnipresent carbon footprint question or reporting of negative customer experiences in the media are just two of the many factors that contribute to this vulnerability.

We welcome case studies and research papers that would help brands to learn how to tackle these issues and the questions posed in the following section. Topics are not limited to these questions and any relevant area of tourism marketing and branding is welcome. Innovative tourism experiences, tourism-related storytelling through social media and marketing strategies involving the use of stories narratives are welcome topics.

We are looking for two types of papers: academic papers with strong academic support, and applied papers with empirical support. The objective of the issue is to provide all participants with an opportunity to explore a topic of their interest and communicate with other participants involved in that specific topic.

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CFP Special Issue Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing

Entrepreneurship and Service Innovation

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 November 2012

This special issue aims to bring together cutting edge research of an international standard on how service organizations add value, increase performance and create competitive advantage through entrepreneurship and/or innovation. The special issue follows the tradition of JBIM of helping to overcome shortages in business-to- business marketing theory and research (Sheth and Sharma, 2006), and its foci on business-to-business marketing and sales. Business-to-business marketing and sales refers to one company marketing and selling its products and services to another organization, such as a commercial enterprise, government or not-for-profit organization. Manuscripts offering new insights into entrepreneurship and service innovation in a business-to-business context, which may be in the form of conceptual, case-based or empirical papers that consider (but are not limited to) the following topics, are of interest:

  • Entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation and firm performance
  • Service innovation and value creation
  • Measurement of innovation
  • Entrepreneurial marketing for services
  • Innovation in services management
  • Innovation characteristics and diffusion of services
  • Service organizations and competitive advantage
  • Corporate entrepreneurship, innovation and performance
  • Innovation in healthcare marketing
  • Innovation in sports marketing and sponsorship
  • Innovation in higher education marketing
  • Outsourcing, offshoring and franchising
  • Service-dominant logic and value co-creation
  • Servitization
  • Resources, capabilities and performance of service firms
  • Service quality, service failure and service recovery
  • Innovation in not-for-profit organizations
  • Environmental marketing innovation
  • Mindfulness, service quality and reliability.

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CFP Special Issue: Sustainable Branding and Marketing

A special issue of Sustainability

Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Rachel J.C. Chen
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2012

While facing trade-offs among companies, many leading environmental- thinking companies have recognized the value of both redesigning their products to prevent possible environmental problems and also of obtaining positive economical benefits from the three traditional priorities (reuse, reduce, and recycle).  As the green movement has stimulated profitable opportunities, new views of environmental business and sustainable branding/marketing have evolved.

Major strategy frameworks pertinent to green business growth include environmental concerns, green branding, challenges of greener supply chains, clean energy uses, volumes of carbon footprints, and recyclable packages.  Discussing the strategy framework from a green branding-marketing perspective, we invite you to contribute to this special issue by submitting comprehensive reviews, case studies, or research articles.


Submission Note

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

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