Historical research with Chinese multilateral historical marketing sources
The rich primary and secondary data sources for studying historical Chinese marketing theory and practice are discussed. This paper aims to briefly address possible challenges (and their solutions) to using these sources.
A bibliographic review is used to analyze historical sources pertaining to Chinese marketing theory and practice.
Marketing scholars can draw from multiple but neglected and underused Chinese sources to glean important historical data reflecting pre-1949 Chinese marketing.
Underused Chinese multilateral historical marketing materials are inalienable to extending historical marketing study. Many studies about marketing theory and practice are amenable to such materials.
By scrutinizing these materials, contemporary marketers can formulate parallel strategies from the repertoire of historical marketing strategies.
This is the first comprehensive survey of an invaluable non-Western source for historical research in marketing.
Yan T, Hyman MR. 2022. Historical research with Chinese multilateral historical marketing sources. Journal of Historical Research in Marketing. 14(2): 260-280. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHRM-09-2021-0044