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A Research Agenda for Place Branding

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A Research Agenda for Place Branding

9781839102844 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Dominic Medway, Gary Warnaby, Manchester Metropolitan University and John Byrom, University of Liverpool, UK
Publication Date: April 2021 ISBN: 978 1 83910 284 4 Extent: c 224 pp
This cutting-edge Research Agenda for Place Branding explores ideas and debates that inform a refreshing take on the future of place branding and marketing. It argues that we are at a juncture where the logical and sensible step is to push the ‘reset button’ on such activity and fully reconsider its purpose and goals.

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Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.

This cutting-edge Research Agenda for Place Branding explores ideas and debates that inform a refreshing take on the future of place branding and marketing. It argues that we are at a juncture where the logical and sensible step is to push the ‘reset button’ on such activity and fully reconsider its purpose and goals.

Chapters cover a range of important themes in contemporary place marketing, such as place branding governance, contexts, experience and creativity. Drawing on contributions from key international scholars across a variety of academic disciplines, the book showcases an interplay of oppositional perspectives - ranging from those who see place branding as a potential means of improving the economic vitality of places, to others who consider much existing place branding activity exclusionary to certain sectors of society.

Providing a wealth of creative and innovative suggestions on how place branding can be done, thought about and researched differently in the future, this Research Agenda will be a key resource for research-oriented academics and students in marketing, geography, planning and tourism.
Critical Acclaim
‘At last, a truly critical book on a highly controversial matter, with a broad range of contributions from geography, marketing, politics and beyond. One of its many merits is the juxtaposition of contrasting perspectives: from those who see place branding as a means of improving places, to others who consider it just another tool of the neoliberal project. This volume is an indispensable reference work for anybody who wants to understand the development, limitations, and potential research agendas of this “discipline”.’
– Ares Kalandides, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

‘A Research Agenda for Place Branding is not only the title of this book – but is also much needed. While in recent decades we created common ground and shared definitions (or at least agreed to disagree), place branding now needs an academic inspiration, some novel ideas and rigorous, impactful contributions. This book combines many of the critical well-known interdisciplinary minds of our field. I invite you to read it and use its ideas to develop bold research ideas and create this necessary new research agenda for place branding.’
– Sebastian Zenker, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Contributors
Contributors include: R. Beunen, S. Brown, J. Byrom, A. Campelo, C. Cassinger, J. Coffin, S. Cryer, T. Edensor, A. Eisenschitz, S. Gyimóthy, H. Halkier, S. Hanna, A. Insch, L. James, M. Kavaratzis, B. Keegan, N. Koenig-Lewis, M. Lichrou, A. Lucarelli, D. Medway, S. Millington, E. Oliveira, L. O’Malley, L. Reynolds, G. Roberts, J. Rowley, E. Sevin, C. Steadman, A. Therkelsen, K. Van Assche, A. Vladimirov, G. Warnaby

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