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An introduction to the Business School's Marketing research group, including its list of academic staff members, group research and seminar series.

The Marketing Group undertakes research on marketing and consumption practices, with many projects focusing on the food and services sectors. The group contains experts in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods, and its research contributes to theory, practice, and public policy.

Members of the Marketing Group engage in international research collaborations and are committed to dialogue across disciplines. Thus many of its projects draw on theoretical frameworks from sociology, psychology, industrial economics, organisational studies, management studies, creativity, childhood studies, and social studies of technology, for example; research has been published in leading international journals within and beyond the marketing discipline.

Much of the group's research can be categorised according to four key themes:

  • Food marketing and consumption
  • Services marketing and consumption
  • Consumption, life course and family life cycle transitions
  • Marketing strategies and practices

Research Centres & Networks

Discursive Families Network

The network aims to foster links between researchers interested in narratives around the family and representations of family life in popular culture.

Explore the Discursive Families Network

ESRC Seminar Series

Members of the Marketing group have been successful in obtaining Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funding for a number of prestigious seminar series.

ESRC Marketing Seminars


The Marketing group have co-hosted two conferences on the subjects of child and teen consumption, and on interpretive consumer research.

Marketing Conferences

Research Projects

Details of past and present research projects involving Marketing are detailed on the Edinburgh Research Explorer.

View Projects on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Upcoming Seminars



When to Switch? Index Policies to Resource Scheduling in Emergency Response

  • with Dr Dong Li; Loughborough University
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:00–15:30
  • Navigate LT2

MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Dr Dong Li.

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar



Accounting and Finance Seminar Series

  • with Professor Xuan Tian; JD Capital Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean (PBC School of Finance); Tsinghua University
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 15:00–16:30
  • Navigate LT3

Accounting and Finance Seminar Series



Why do gender inequalities persist in organisations? Symbolic violence as a new lens

  • with Professor Ahu Tatli; Professor of International Human Resource Management; Queen Mary University of London
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 11:00–12:30
  • Navigate LT4

This presentation explores the role of symbolic violence in the persistence of gender unequal relations at work based on an empirical study of organisations in China.

Organisation Studies Seminar



Efficiency with Political Power Dynamics and Costly Policy Change

  • with Professor Hülya Eraslan; the Ralph O’Connor Professor of Economics; Rice University
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:00–15:30
  • Navigate LT2

MSBE Group presents a research seminar from Professor Hülya Eraslan on “Efficiency with Political Power Dynamics and Costly Policy Change” (with Adriana Piazza)

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar



Designing excellent public services in Scotland - Lessons from research and practice

    • Calendar Thursday
    • Clock 09:15–17:15
    • Navigate LT1A

    The use of service design approaches to the reform and delivery of public services