Post #3: Final Update – Literature Review/Project Summary

Hi everyone,

I have just completed revising and editing my completed Literature Review/Monroe Freshman research project, and I’m so excited to be submitting this to my project advisor soon! I haven’t kept her as updated as I hoped (through my own fault, though she agreed to be a more hands-off advisor), but I hope she enjoys reading the product. Thank you again, Professor Lopresti!

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Post #2: Completion of Reading, Outlining Literature Review, and Further Updates

Hello, everyone!

I am almost done with my research project, and I have been working hard this past month to complete my reading and plan out how I wanted to organize my literature review. I have read over 50 academic papers and had over 100 pages of notes, ranging from topics such as brand loyalty, advertising, the luxury goods markets across the globe in countries such as South Korea, Japan, Iran, and the U.S., the psychology of conspicuous consumption, and more. Consolidating all the information and choosing which papers/concepts were the most relevant to the motivation for my paper has taken a lot of thought, but I will outline below what my plan is for executing my literature review.

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Post #1: Foundational Research on Advertising, Collection of Resources, and Changing Direction of Project/Project Title

Hello everyone!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was only able to begin my research this month. I have currently completed about 20 hours of research, but I am sticking to my plan and I will hopefully have my literature review completed around the first week of August.

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The Effect of Brand Loyalty through Advertising of Luxury Goods on Demand Elasticity and Sales of Products Sold

The market for luxury goods is a rapidly expanding sector of the economy. Sales of goods from the top 100 luxury companies contributing an average of over $2.1 billion USD to the global economy annually. The prices for luxury brand prices are known to be inelastic, with expensive price tags for goods sold contributing to a neutral or positive impact on the brand’s image. Quality of production and prestige help to keep luxury goods popular among a limited consumer-base that can afford the exorbitant costs of purchase, yet this doesn’t explain why sales continue to accelerate in brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, and Supreme. How do such luxury companies continue to grow their sales?

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