Institutionalizing Diversity-and-Inclusion-Engaged Marketing for Multicultural Marketplace Well-Being

Within an institutional theory framework, this article identifies three interconnected fields of the marketing institution—research, education, and practice—that contribute to advancing the diversity and inclusion discourse in promoting multicultural marketplace well-being. Conducting three studies, one in each field and across contexts in three continents, the authors identify barriers that inhibit effective implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives in today’s multicultural marketplaces. These barriers exist within and across fields and pertain to cultural-cognitive (shared meanings), normative (normative factors), and regulatory (rules and systems) pillars supporting the existence or transformation of institutions. From the research findings, the authors provide specific guidance for institutional work within marketing’s fields and policy developments needed to advance diversity-and-inclusion-engaged marketing for enhancing multicultural marketplace well-being.


diversity and inclusion, higher education and practice, institutional work, marketing research, multicultural marketplace, relational engagement, well-being 


Eva Kipnis, Catherine Demangeot, Chris Pullig, Samantha N.N. Cross, Charles Chi Cui, Cristina Galalae, Shauna Kearney, Tana Cristina Licsandru, Carlo Mari, Veronica Martin Ruiz, Samantha Swanepoel, Lizette Vorster, and Jerome D. Williams (2021). Institutionalizing Diversity-and-Inclusion-Engaged Marketing for Multicultural Marketplace Well-Being. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, 40(2), Pages 143-164.



Eva Kipnis
Catherine Demangeot
Chris Pullig
Samantha N.N. Cross
Charles Chi Cui
Cristina Galalae
Shauna Kearney
Tana Cristina Licsandru
Carlo Mari
Veronica Martin Ruiz
Samantha Swanepoel
Lizette Vorster
Jerome D. Williams

Journal of Public Policy & Marketing | 2021

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