Luxury Research Journal

This journal also publishes Open Access articles

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Michel Phan
ISSN online: 2041-384X
ISSN print: 2041-3831
4 issues per year
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LRJ is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed international journal that publishes high-quality conceptual and empirical articles (using quantitative or qualitative approaches), as well as cutting-edge case studies that are relevant to the luxury industry. It also presents viewpoints of influential experts within the industry. LRJ aims to establish itself as the leading journal on luxury research for academics and practitioners.


 Topics covered include

  • Industry perspectives on luxury new venture creation/development
  • Product, service and customer experience development for luxury brands
  • Geographical/regional perspectives on the luxury sector or knowledge domain
  • Alliances and acquisitions in growth-oriented luxury sub-sectors
  • Family and luxury business development
  • Innovation issues in the luxury sector and knowledge domain
  • Consumer culture and behaviour towards luxury
  • Legal issues in managing luxury brands
  • Human resources management issues in luxury companies
  • Corporate social responsibility and environmental issues in luxury businesses
  • Communications, semiotics and social media in luxury brand management

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LRJ aims to provide a platform of exchange for academics, researchers, managers and policy and decision makers interested in the issues faced by entrepreneurs, business practitioners and knowledge workers in the fast-paced, technology-intensive activities of the luxury sector. The international dimension is now compulsory in the growing global luxury world.


LRJ is essential reading for luxury brand strategists and knowledge workers in both private and public sector organisations, together with marketing academics in universities and business schools, including:

  • Heads of branding, brand directors and managers
  • Marketing directors
  • Researchers
  • Business development managers
  • Heads of corporate communications
  • CEOs
  • Managing directors
  • Strategic planners
  • Planning directors
  • IP lawyers and patent attorneys in the luxury sector
  • Marketing and branding consultants
  • Agency directors
  • Professors, lecturers, marketing and luxury students, and MBA students

LRJ provides a vehicle to help academics, researchers, policy makers and professionals working in the field of development of luxury business activities at knowledge, industry, regional and international levels to disseminate and share valuable information.


LRJ publishes original papers, case studies and interviews with eminent scholars or practitioners. In addition, the journal also publishes regular features on the luxury sector, knowledge domain updates and book reviews providing a "thumbnail" of the best writing on and from the luxury sector and knowledge domain. Special Issues devoted to important topics in technological advances, knowledge management and the luxury sector/domain will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Phan, Michel, EMLYON Business School, France

Associate Editor

  • Som, Ashok, ESSEC Business School, France

Regional Editor Asia Pacific and Australia

  • Phau, Ian, Curtin Business School, Australia

Regional Editor Europe

  • Heine, Klaus, EMLYON Business School, France

Regional Editor Japan

  • Nagasawa, Shin'ya, Waseda University, Japan

Regional Editor North America

  • Berthon, Pierre, Bentley University, USA

Regional Editor South America

  • Gil, Luciana de Araujo, Universidad Mayor, Chile

Advisory Board

  • Johnson, Lester W., Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Ko, Eunju, Yonsei University, South Korea
  • Pedraza, Milton, Luxury Institute & Customer Culture Institute, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Aiello, Gaetano, University of Florence, Italy
  • Carcano, Luana, Università Bocconi, Italy
  • Maman Larraufie, Anne-Flore, SémioConsult, France
  • Petersen, Francine Espinoza, ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Germany
  • Roblin, Philippe, Bayadères, France
  • Sen, Sankar, Baruch College/CUNY, USA
  • Shukla, Paurav, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
  • Teah, Min, Curtin University, Australia


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


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