Johan Hagberg


Department of Business
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
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Postal address
Box 610
40530 Göteborg

About Johan Hagberg

Johan Hagberg is professor of Business Administration specialising in Marketing at the Centre for Retailing and the Marketing Section at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg. His research revolves around the digitalization of retailing, consumption and markets. In current research projects, he investigates various aspects of retail transformation. His publications include articles in Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Management, Urban Studies, Marketing Theory, Journal of Historical Research in Marketing, Consumption Markets & Culture, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services.

Recent books: Fixing Prices: A century of setting, posting and adjusting retail prices (Edward Elgar, 2023), Digitalized Markets (Routledge, 2021), Digitalizing Consumption: How devices shape consumer culture (Routledge, 2017), Marketing Performativity: Theories, practices and devices (Routledge, 2017), Handelns Digitalisering: Undran inför framtidens affärer (Studentlitteratur 2016).

He teaches and supervises in marketing at bachelor-, master- and doctoral level. He currently teaches in the following courses: Retail Marketing (master), Consumption & Markets (master), Marketing Case Analysis (master), Business Administration as a Research Field (PhD).

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Research areas

  • Marketing
  • Retailing
  • Consumption

Research in progress

Teaching areas

  • Marketing
  • Retailing
  • Consumption

Selected publications

Hagberg, J., Hulthén, K. (2022). Consolidation through resourcing in last-mile logistics. Research in Transportation Business & Management, Vol. 45 Part A, 100834.

Hagberg, J., Kjellberg, H., & Cochoy, F. (2020). The Role of Market Devices for Price and Loyalty Strategies in 20th Century U.S. Grocery Stores. Journal of Macromarketing, 40(2), 201-220.

Hagberg, J., Kjellberg, H. (2020). Digitalized markets. Consumption Markets & Culture, 23(2): 97-109.

Hagberg, J. & Fuentes, C. (2018). Retail formations: Tracing the fluid forms of an online retailer. Consumption Markets & Culture, 21(5): 423-444.

Hagberg, J., & Holmberg, U. (2017). Travel modes in grocery shopping. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 45(9): 991-1010.

Hagberg, J., Sundström, M., & Egels-Zandén, N. (2016) The digitalization of retailing: An exploratory framework. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 44(7): 694-712.

Hagberg, J. (2016) Agencing practices: a historical exploration of shopping bags. Consumption Markets & Culture, 11(1): 111-132.