About the Author
Bernard Cova is Professor of Marketing at Euromed Marseilles - School of Management, France and Visiting Professor at Università Bocconi, Milan, Italy. A pioneer in the Consumer Tribes field since the early nineties, his internationally-influential research has emphasized what he calls "the Latin approach" of tribal marketing. His work on this topic has been published in the International Journal of Research in Marketing, the European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Theory and the Journal of Business Research.
A member of many tribes, Robert V. Kozinets is Associate Professor of Marketing at York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada. His tribal affiliations include consumer researchers, anthropologists, media scholars, Trekkers, Burners, coffee connoisseurs, modern primitives, Star Woids, X-Philes, greens, gamers, activists, technophiles, videophiles, technopagans, netnographers, and bloggers-and he has written about most of them in his research. That research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, and the Journal of Retailing. His blog and much more detail is available on his website at www.kozinets.net.
Avi Shankar is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Consumer Research in one of the UK's premier schools of management at the University of Bath. His research applies social theory to the analysis of marketing and marketing related phenomenon, studies of tribal forms of consumption and most recently investigations into the management of pleasure in consumer culture. His work has been published in a variety of journals including: European Journal of Marketing; Consumption, Markets and Culture; Marketing Theory and the Journal of Marketing Management.