Controversy in Marketing Theory: For Reason, Realism, Truth by Shelby D. Hunt

By Shelby D. Hunt

During this booklet extraordinary theorist and writer Shelby D. Hunt analyzes the foremost controversies within the "philosophy debates" raging during the box of promoting. utilizing an historic strategy, Hunt argues opposed to relativism and for medical realism as a philosophy for directing advertising and marketing examine and concept. He additionally indicates how the pursuit of fact and objectivity in advertising study are either attainable and fascinating. particular controversies analyzed within the booklet contain: Does positivism dominate advertising learn? Does positivism suggest quantitive tools? Is relativism a suitable origin for advertising examine? Does relativism indicate pluralism, tolerance, and openness? should still advertising and marketing pursue the target of aim learn? an incredible better half to Hunt's vintage textual content, Foundations of promoting thought, this quantity may be both invaluable by itself in any graduate point direction on advertising and marketing concept.

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