Responsible markets and marketing

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This chapter argues that the traditional logic of markets and marketing, and their underlying assumption of shareholder wealth accumulation, is irresponsible, and offers ideas for a reversal of logic. The chapter discusses the role of markets and marketing in relation to production, consumption, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on macromarketing and social marketing, it offers ideas and tools for responsible shaping of markets and organising of marketing. Instead of promoting increased consumerism and endorsing harmful industries, marketing can be used to shape markets towards sustainability by influencing collective action and challenging the ways in which we have until recently organised our economies and societies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransformative Action for Sustainable Outcomes : Responsible Organising
EditorsMaria Sandberg, Janne Tienari
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)978-1-032-13534-2, 978-1-032-13536-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-22972-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Publication series

NameRoutledge advances in sociology


  • 512 Business and Management

Areas of Strength and Areas of High Potential (AoS and AoHP)

  • AoS: Responsible organising


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