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    Rights statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, 100, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.12.025

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  • Jeff B Murray
  • Zafeirenia Brokalaki
  • Anoop Bhogal-Nair
  • Ashley Cermin
  • Jessica Chelekis
  • Hayley Louise Cocker
  • Toni Eagar
  • Brandon McAlexander
  • Natalie Mitchell
  • Rachel Patrick
  • Thomas Robinson
  • Joachim Scholz
  • Anastasia Thyroff
  • Marielle Zavala
  • Miguel Zuniga
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/07/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Business Research
Volume100
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)319-326
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date15/12/18
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This paper proposes that popular culture has the potential to be progressive, opening the possibility for social change and the motivation to drive it. Based on a hermeneutic analysis of twelve popular culture cases, a processual theory of transformation is constructed. Processual theories embrace and emphasize a dynamic temporal sequence where one conceptual category sets the stage for the next. They are useful in helping to explain how complex social processes unfold over time. The processual theory presented in this paper is based on four concepts: contradictions, emotions, progressive literacy, and praxis. This theory is useful to the TCR movement in three ways: first, the theory is descriptive, helping TCR researchers understand how society changes over time; second, the theory is prescriptive, enabling TCR researchers to think about potential social change strategies; and finally, the process used in this research serves as a paradigmatic frame for theory development in TCR.

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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Business Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Business Research, 100, 2019 DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.12.025