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Systematic Review Research in Marketing Scholarship: Optimizing Rigor.

Coombes, Philip ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1174-5652 (2023) Systematic Review Research in Marketing Scholarship: Optimizing Rigor. International Journal of Market Research.

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Literature reviews are an essential feature of academic research because, fundamentally, the advancement of knowledge must be built on prior existing work, and to push the frontiers of knowledge, one must be clear as to where these frontiers presently are. By systematically analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing bodies of related literature, hypotheses can be tested and/or new theories and insights developed. However, despite the recent increase in systematic review research in business and management, and particularly marketing literature, arguably, many reviews continue to be poorly undertaken and reported due to a lack of a rigorous modus operandi for their journal editors, reviewers, and readers. The purpose of this paper is twofold, first to offer marketing researchers and practitioners a modus operandi to better demonstrate the optimization of rigor when undertaking quantitative systematic review research, and second to represent a call-to-action for marketing scholarship to engage further with optimizing rigorous systematic review research in the future. The paper thereby contributes to marketing literature by offering researchers and practitioners a three-stage protocol to demonstrate the optimization of rigor when undertaking systematic review research.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/14707853231184729
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5410 Marketing. Distribution of products
School/Department: York Business School
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7999

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