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Looking at Islamic marketing, branding and Muslim consumer behaviour beyond the 7P's: the call for supportive course content and more P's please

Looking at Islamic marketing, branding and Muslim consumer behaviour beyond the 7P's: the call for supportive course content and more P's please

Wilson, Jonathan (2012) Looking at Islamic marketing, branding and Muslim consumer behaviour beyond the 7P's: the call for supportive course content and more P's please. Journal of Islamic Marketing, 3 (3). pp. 212-216. ISSN 1759-0833 (doi:10.1108/17590831211259718)

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to document a reflective commentary on observations concerning the phenomenon of researching and practicing Islamic marketing, in the absence of dedicated formal courses and instruction.

Design/methodology/approach – Grounded theory phenomenological critical reflection; based upon academic and practitioner anecdotal evidence and experiences.

Findings – Whilst there is a growing body of literature and scholarship specific to the field, mirrored by an increase in consumption and commercial ventures, comparably there appear to be a paucity of dedicated courses tackling the same area in equivalent depth. Intuitively and inductively, it is argued that there is both a need and demand for Islamic marketing courses, which at the very least, present commercial market opportunities.

Research limitations/implications – Without remedying this gap, practitioners and academics are impoverished – through a lack of dedicated platforms for disseminating findings, knowledge sharing and problem solving. Furthermore, without ratification through formal instruction and courses, there is a risk that the subject may remain on the fringes. This is in spite of growing empirical evidence indicating that the demand is great: within mainstream marketing as a subject, not to mention the demand from audiences – ranging from practitioners and consumers, right through to curious and inspired students.

Originality/value – This paper aims to raise the importance of teaching and learning up the agenda – hopefully encouraging more academic institutions and training providers to develop and deliver dedicated courses. Furthermore, summary guidance is offered on potential key areas of focus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: consumer behaviour, course design, Islamic marketing, Islamic scholarship, marketing, marketing 7P's, Muslim consumer behaviour, pedagogy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9203

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