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Luxury as the opposite of vulgarity: a trio of perspectives on luxury brands
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Business Administration and Industrial Engineering.
2011 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis, entitled “Luxury as the opposite of vulgarity: A trio of perspectives on luxury brands” considers luxury brands in a trio of contemporary contexts. Despite the academic research surrounding luxury brands being limited, the existent research most often studies luxury brands in a traditional retail context. That is, luxury is viewed from a perspective where the products are sold in luxury retail stores. However, the landscape that these brands function within has changed significantly in the last decade as a result of the rise in Internet usage, the ever increasing effect of social media on consumer behaviour, and the influence of the recent global recession. This study considers how consumers behave and how luxury brand managers act in a trio of contemporary contexts regarding luxury brands; namely gift giving, economic downturns and social media. Through this thesis, the researcher considers the behaviour of luxury consumers in these three contexts, and suggests ways for the managers of these luxury brands to successfully adjust to the changing environment in which these brands function.

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Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2011.
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
Research subject
Industrial Marketing
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17084Local ID: 17eda459-af2c-4c0a-9bc3-6ac0d68b84cdISBN: 978-91-7439-242-5OAI: diva2:990079
Godkänd; 2011; 20110330 (migrey); DISPUTATION Ämnesområde: Industriell marknadsföring Opponent: Associate Professor Sharyn Rundle-Thiele, Griffith University, Australia Ordförande: Universitetslektor Anne Engström, Institutionen för ekonomi, teknik och samhälle, Luleå tekniska universitet Tid: Tisdag den 7 juni 2011, kl. 15.30 Plats: A109Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29Bibliographically approved

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