Introduction to ethnic marketing

Authored by: Ahmad Jamal , Lisa Peñaloza , Michel Laroche

The Routledge Companion to Ethnic Marketing

Print publication date:  June  2015
Online publication date:  June  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415643634
eBook ISBN: 9780203080092
Adobe ISBN: 9781136164224


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Growing population numbers, increasing purchasing power and a heightened sense of ethnic pride among ethnic minority consumers across the globe represent significant marketing opportunities (Jamal 2003; Peñaloza 2007). Cultural and ethnic diversity in the marketplace affects and shapes social institutions. As examples, many educational institutions have developed diversity offices to accommodate a multicultural student body and staff, while up-and-coming chefs and families and pop restaurateurs steadily incorporate ethnic foods into local cuisine. Ethnic diversity affects businesses by presenting opportunities in developing new markets for a variety of products and services, as well as challenges related to working with diverse workers and consumers.

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