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Marketing Metaphors and Metamorphosis

  • Philip J. Kitchen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jagdish N. Sheth, Can Uslay, Rajendra S. Sisodia
    Pages 26-41
  3. Walter van Waterschoot, Joeri De Haes
    Pages 42-61
  4. Stephen Brown
    Pages 88-101
  5. Adam Lindgreen, Angela Dobele, Michael Beverland, Joëlle Vanhamme
    Pages 102-117
  6. Claudia Fisher-Buttinger, Christine Vallaster
    Pages 132-145
  7. Jacob Goldenberg, Shaul Oreg
    Pages 162-171
  8. Adam Lindgreen, Roger Palmer, Michael Beverland
    Pages 172-182
  9. Roger Palmer, Adam Lindgreen
    Pages 183-194
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book


Metaphors are widely used within marketing literature, yet so far have remained unacknowledged. This book aims to redress that omission. Such widely known topics such as globalization of markets, viral marketing and many others are in fact metaphors; moreover, marketing itself may be a metaphor, underlying many exchanges and relationships.


Advertising brand market segmentation marketing relationship marketing viral marketing

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip J. Kitchen
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Hull Business SchoolUK

About the editors

FRED BEARD is a professor of advertising in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma, USA. IAN BUCKINGHAM is an employee engagement specialist and much published thought leader, with his own leadership career spanning financial services, people-centred consultancy and the communications agency worlds. STEPHEN BROWN is Professor of Marketing Research at the University of Ulster, UK. JOERI DE HAES is a senior research and teaching assistant at the Marketing Department of the University of Antwerp. CLAUDIA FISHER-BUTTINGER is the founder of boutique consulting firm Lemontree Brand Strategy, head-quartered in Munich, Germany JACOB GOLDENBERG, is an associate professor of Marketing at the School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel ADAM LINDGREEN is Professor of Strategic Marketing at Hull University Business School, UK. MALCOLM MCDONALD is Professor of Marketing and Deputy Director Cranfield School of Management with special responsibility for E-Business. He also has an honorary Doctorate from Bradford University, UK SHINTARO OKAZAKI is Associate Professor of Marketing at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. SHAUL OREG, is an assistant professor at the department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel ROGER PALMER is Professor of Marketing and Management at Henley Management College, UK. He is also a visiting Professor at the Brisbane Graduate School of Business, Australia JAGDISH N. SHETH is Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA RAJENDRA S. SISODIA is Professor of Marketing and founding director of the Center for Marketing Technology at Bentley College. He has a Ph.D. in marketing and business policy from Columbia University, USA MICHAEL THOMAS, OBE. is Past President of the Market Research society, past Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and Emeritus Professor of Marketing at Strathclyde University, UK CAROLINE TYNAN, is Professor of Marketing and Head of the Marketing Nottingham University Business School, Vice President of the Academy of Marketing and Dean of the Academic Senate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK CAN USLAY, is Assistant Professor of Marketing at Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University. He currently serves as a Vice-Chair of Research for the Entrepreneurship SIG of the American Marketing Association CHRISTINE VALLASTER is a research fellow sponsored by the German Scientific Community (DFG). JOËLLE VANHAMME is Assistant professor of Marketing at RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam and received her Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium WALTER VAN WATERSCHOOT, is professor of Marketing and Channel Management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Marketing Metaphors and Metamorphosis
  • Authors P. Kitchen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2008
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Business & Management Collection Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-9861-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-54709-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-22753-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 227
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Marketing
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