The Marketing Group at UCD has an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. The mission of the Marketing Group is to provide leadership in the teaching and practice of marketing through international-standard research and scholarly publications and by communicating marketing knowledge through excellence via our taught programmes.
The interaction between research and teaching is one of the key features distinguishing leading business schools around the world. We clearly recognise the link between research and teaching and strenuously promotes the development of high quality research.
The Marketing Group has a specific commitment to research and publication and the volume and range of its output strongly reflects this commitment. Each group member has brought distinct ideas and experience to bear in his/her research resulting in a valuable and rewarding diversity of topics and approach.
Consumer Market Monitor Q2 2018
The number of imported second-hand cars has doubled in two years up to 100,000 from 50,000 in 2015.
Consumer Market Monitor Report, 1st Quarter 2018
Despite the rebound in Irish consumer spending, professional and technical services still lag 13% behind 2007 peak
Irish consumers spent €3 billion with online retailers abroad in 2017
- Retail sales up 7% to €40 billion in 2017 - Online retail spending at €5 billion, 60% going out of the country - Disposable income reached €102 billion in 2017, above 2007 peak
CMM Q3 2017
Spending on household goods of all kinds is booming, despite the shortage of housing, rising rent etc. Spending on this category has been growing in double digits for the last four years, and is up by 12.7% in real terms for this year.
We're in the death rattle of the supermarket business
Professor Damien McLoughlin comments on the significant changes taking place in the grocery market
Increase in consumer spending in Ireland - but still in the shadow of Brexit
The latest Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, showed that spending in the consumer economy performed reasonably well in Q1 2017, up by 2.5%.
Consumer spending in Ireland feeling the pinch following Brexit
The recovery of the Irish consumer economy that was powering ahead through the first half of 2016 has slowed significantly in recent months.
Consumer Spending In Ireland Unaffected By Brexit - Latest Q2 CMM Report
Latest Q2 Report of the Consumer Market Monitor produced by UCD Smurfit School and the Marketing Institute of Ireland.
Consumer Market Monitor Q1 2016
Employment growth raises consumer confidence to highest levels in a decade.
Professor Mary Lambkin
"Mergers and acquisitions as a growth strategy - Is bigger better?"
Professor Damien McLoughlin
"The marketing of Christmas"
Dr. Marius Claudy
"Developing and marketing sustainable products"
Captured by technology? How material agency sustains interaction between regulators and industry actors.
Finch, J., Geiger, S., & Reid, E. (2017). Captured by technology? How material agency sustains interaction between regulators and industry actors. Research Policy, 46(1), 160-170.
Not a Problem: A Downside of Humorous Appeals
McGraw, A. P., Julie L. Schiro, Philip M. Fernbach (2015), “Not a Problem: A Downside of Humorous Appeals,” Journal of Marketing Behavior, 1 (2), 187-208.
Consumer resistance to innovation; a behavioral reasoning perspective
Claudy, Marius, Rosanna Garcia, Aidan O'Driscoll (2014) 'Consumer resistance to innovation; a behavioral reasoning perspective'. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 43
The importance of framing for consumer acceptance of the Smart Grid: A comparative study of Denmark, Norway and Switzerland
Madeleine Broman Toft, Geertje Schuitema, John Thøgersen (2014) The importance of framing for consumer acceptance of the Smart Grid: A comparative study of Denmark, Norway and Switzerland . Energy Research & Social Science 3, 113–123 -
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