Several disciplines deal with the theoretical examination of the issue of consumption and the research of the consumption trends. The academic knowledge, models and research findings accumulated in the topic, however, rarely cross the boundaries of the given discipline, which is not favourable for the birth of synergic effects, the transition among disciplines and the achievement of interdisciplinary results. This obstacle should be broken down by the series of the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Consumption, launched by the Department of Marketing and Tourism of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs in the autumn of 2015. The goal of the series of events is to achieve the enumeration of the researches on consumption, from several different aspects, and to start a dialogue among the representatives of the respective sciences.
2017 – International Interdisciplinary Conference on Consumption
Experiences and Perspectives in Central European Context
On 23-24 March 2017, the international conference called “International Interdisciplinary Conference on Consumption – Experiences and Perspectives in Central European Context” was organised by the Department of Marketing and Tourism of the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs.
On the first day plenary session presentations were held, among others by Gerhard Schulze (University of Bamberg, Germany), Keller Margit (University of Tartu, Estonia; ESA), Bretschneider Rudolf (GfK Austria), Fehérváry Krisztina (University of Michigan, USA), Schipperges Michael (Institute for Socio-Cultural Research, Heidelberg, Germany), Braun Róbert (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna), Kasprzak Rafał (Warsaw School of Economics, Poland) and Táborecká-Petrovicová Janka (Matej Bel University, Slovakia).
Day two was the day of sections where several colleagues of the Faculty presented.
The conference was part of the jubilee programme series called PTE 650.