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Marketing pp 33-51 | Cite as

The sources of marketing theory

  • Michael J. Baker
  • A. J. Brown
  • Douglas Brownlie
  • Keith Crosier
  • Jennifer L. Drayton
  • Anita Kennedy
  • Joanna Kinsey
  • Stephen T. Parkinson
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Part of the Macmillan Studies in Marketing Management book series (STMM)

Abstract

In the preceding chapter we were concerned primarily with defining the nature and function of theory in order to justify our view that a theoretical foundation is essential to the development of any body of knowledge. Further, we endeavoured to show that improvement in practice is dependent upon the development of such a body of knowledge which, in turn, would seem to proceed most effectively when based upon a scientific approach. In this chapter we turn our attention to an examination of the progress made towards the evolution of theory in marketing.

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Notes and references

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© Michael J. Baker and The Macmillan Press Ltd 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Baker
  • A. J. Brown
  • Douglas Brownlie
  • Keith Crosier
  • Jennifer L. Drayton
  • Anita Kennedy
  • Joanna Kinsey
  • Stephen T. Parkinson

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