The State of Luxury Research: A Bibliometric Citation Analysis
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Research in the luxury field is increasing at a rapid pace. Publications of special journal issues focused on luxury consumption and the emergence of new journals in the field confirm luxury as an established area of study, fostering attention within the research communities as well as prompting new researchers to enter the field. But what is really known about the intellectual foundations of luxury research? While early sociological and economic research (Veblen, 1899) describes a number of phenomena associated with luxury consumption, the vast majority of studies in the business literature has been published since the early 2000s.
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