The Evolution and Structure of Consumer Research in Cyberspace: A Citation Analysis



Coombes, P and Al-Abdin, A ORCID: 0000-0002-5818-5736
(2016) The Evolution and Structure of Consumer Research in Cyberspace: A Citation Analysis. In: International Conference on Contemporary Marketing Issues (ICCMI), 2016-06-22 - 2016-06-24, Crete, Greece.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic literature review into the evolution and structure of internet-based ethnographic consumer research during the twenty-year period between 1996 and 2015. The results of a citation analysis and qualitative synthesis are presented which demonstrate the limited engagement that marketing researchers have had with the discipline and the limited degree to which the discipline has influenced that literature. This hitherto lack of research presents a significant lacuna and a significant opportunity for marketing scholarship to engage further with that literature. Similarly, there are particular thematic areas where knowledge is currently lacking. Taken together, the citation analysis and qualitative synthesis demonstrate that netnography is very much an emerging trend in the consumer research literature and there are many theoretical, empirical and practical bases upon which it may be applied, especially in the context of future studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: 7 pages Date: 2015-12-03 (submitted)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2016 08:50
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2020 09:05
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3002736

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