Full-text resources of CEJSH and other databases are now available in the new Library of Science.
Visit https://bibliotekanauki.pl


2014 | 176 | 97-108

Article title

Luksus i dobra luksusowe


Title variants

Luxury and Luxury Goods

Languages of publication



The main goal of the article is to collect, systematize and compare knowledge concerns the concept of luxury and luxury goods in social sciences, especially in economics. Therefore in the article there is a brief description of origin and history of this concept and review of some well-known in literature definitions of luxury and luxury goods. Also the article shows main classifications of luxury goods customers. In the economics the concept of luxury goods is connected with microanalysis of the market. Therefore, in the final part of the article this category is described from the microeconomic market analysis point of view.







Physical description



  • F. Vigneron, L.W. Johnson: Measuring Perceptions of Brand Luxury. "The Journal of Brand Management" 2004, Vol. 11, No. 6, s. 484-506.
  • W. Kopaliński: Słownik wyrazów obcych i zwrotów obcojęzycznych. Słownik dostępny na stronie internetowej www.slownik-online.pl.
  • D. Mortelmans: Sign Values of Distinction. The Concept of Luxury. "Semiotica" 2005, Vol. 157, No. 1/ 4, s. 497.
  • C.J. Berry: The Idea of Luxury. A Conceptual and Historical Investigation. Cambridge University Press 1994.
  • A. Hurt: Moralizing Luxury: The Discourses of the Governance of Consumption. "Journal of Historical Society" 1995, No. 8, s. 354.
  • M. Hilton: The Lagacy of Luxury. "Journal of Consumer Culture" 2004, Vol. 4, s. 104.
  • K. Heine: The Concept of Luxury Brands 2012, publikacja dostępna na: www.conceptof luxurybrands.com.
  • E. Roux, J.-M. Floch: Gérer L'ingérable: La Contradiction Interne De Toute Maison De Luxe. "Décisions Marketing" 1996, Vol. 9, s. 15-23.
  • Phanomen Luxusmarke. Red. M. Buttner. Deutscher Universitats-Verlag, Wiesbaden 2006, s. 9.
  • L. Hudders, M. Pandelaere: Defining Luxury: Segmenting Luxury Consumers on the Basis of Their Perception of Luxury. Referat wygłoszony na 8th International Conference of Research in Advertising. Klagenfurt 2009.
  • J. Kapferer: Managing Luxury Brands. "Journal of Brand Management" 1997, Vol. 4, No. 4, s. 251-260.
  • F.S. Bourne: Group Influence in Marketing and Public Relations. W: Some Applications of Behavioral Research. Red. R. Likert , S.P. Haves. Unesco, Paris 1957.
  • N. Arghavan, J.L. Zaichkowsky: Do Counterfeits Devalue the Ownership of Luxury Brands? "Journal of Product & Brand Management" 2000, Vol. 9, No. 7, s. 485-97.
  • J.L Nueno, J.A. Quelch: The Mass Marketing of Luxury. "Business Horizons" November/December 1998.
  • F. Vigneron L. Johnson: A Review and a Conceptual Framework of Prestige-Seeking Consumer Behavior. "Academy of Marketing Science Review" 1999, nr 1.
  • P. Wiedmann, N. Hennigs, A. Siebers: Measuring Consumers' Luxury Value Perception: A Cross-Cultural Framework. "Academy of Marketing Science Review" 2007, nr 7.
  • P. Baudrillard: Le Systeme Des Objects: La Consommation Des Signes. Gallim, Paris 1968.
  • P. Baudrillard: La Societe De Consommation : Ses Mythes Et Ses Structures. Gallimard, Paris 1970.
  • T.J. Stanley: Selling to Affluent. Irwin, Homewood 1989; N. Aldrich: Old Money: The Mythodology of Wealth in America. Allworth Press 1997.
  • P.A. LaBarbera, E.C. Hirschmann, J.N. Sheth: The Nouveaux Riches: Conspicuous Consumption and the Issue of Self- Fullfillment. Research in Consumer Behavior 1988, s.181-182.
  • B. Dubois, G. Laurent: Luxury Possesions and Practices: An Empirical Scale. European Advances in "Consumer Research" 1995, Vol. 2, s. 69-77.
  • B. Dubois, G. Laurent: Attitudes Towards the Concept of Luxury. An Explanatory Analysis. W: Asia-Pacific Advances in Consumer Research. Nr 1. Red. S. Meng Leong, J.A. Cote. Singapur 1994, s. 273-278.
  • M. Blaug: Teoria ekonomii. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 1994, s. 711 i n.
  • T. Veblen: Teoria klasy próżniaczej. PWN, Warszawa 1971.
  • H. Varian: Mikroekonomia. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa 2001, s. 131.

Document Type

Publication order reference



YADDA identifier

JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.