The Brand Meaning network brings together leading international critical scholars


The Brand Meaning network brings together leading international critical scholars with interest in exploring and discussing the co-creation and co-destruction of brand meaning. The network’s aims are to:

  1. Critically reflect on the state of the art of this field of research and discuss the potential integration of developments/findings from various disciplines in order to advance the field and gain new insights.
  2. Identify and discuss key concepts and terms including but not limited to: roles, actors, actions, identities, institutional and cultural constraints.
  3. identify higher-order perspectives relating to the interactions and reciprocity between stakeholders and other actors/actants
  4. Discuss different approaches and perspectives to understanding the nature of the interactions between stakeholders and the co-construction of brand meaning: interpersonal, personality, institutional, cultural, social, etc.


The Brand Meaning Network members on a stormy day 

The network was initiated by the Brand Meaning Research Cluster at CBS with support from the Carlsberg Foundation.




Workshop: Brand Meaning Co-Creation and Co-Construction in Dynamic Stakeholder Networks, Tisvildeleje, Denmark. 24-26 September, 2015.

Research Visit: PhD Student, Sabrina Gabl, University of Innsbruck, (visiting CBS from March - Sept. 2015)

Research Visit: Ass. Prof., Saila Saraniemi, Oulu Business School, Oulu University, (visiting CBS from 28 September – 2 October 2015)


PhD’s & Post docs

The network encourages movement of especially junior researchers that aims to guarantee free office space and computer facilities to visiting researchers for periods of days to months.

Completed: Mäläskä, M. (2015). Co-creation of Corporate Brand Through Stakeholder Relationships in B2B SMEs, Oulu Business School, Finland.

Ongoing: Da Silveira, C., Open University, U.K.

Ongoing: Marques-Gomes, J., Brand Authenticity of Drugs, Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, Portugal.


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