Review papers are important outlets for research integration and synthesis (Palmatier, Houston and Hulland, 2018). They provide platforms for new
conceptual frameworks, reveal inconsistencies in the extant body of research, synthesize diverse results, and offer a “snapshot” of a domain. In this
assignment, each student will select a strategic marketing topic of her/his own choice (e.g., marketing management, services and customer satisfaction,
green marketing, shared economy, promotion strategies, etc.) and create a review paper based on scholarly/peer-reviewed journal articles less than 5
calendar years old that addresses the following goals:
Resolve definitional ambiguities and outline the scope of the topic.
Provide an integrated, synthesized overview of the current state of knowledge.
Identify inconsistencies in prior results and potential explanations (e.g., moderators, mediators, measures, approaches).
Evaluate existing methodological approaches and unique insights.
Develop conceptual frameworks to reconcile and extend past research.
Describe research insights, existing gaps, and future research directions.
Palmatier, R. W., Houston, M. B., & Hulland, J. (2018). Review articles: Purpose, process, and structure.
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 46(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11747-017-