Advertising and the professions

Stanley Siebert*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Some occupational groups are composed of persons with advanced training in a systematic body of knowledge which they sell to individual members of the public. These occupations are sometimes called the ‘learned professions’ or the ‘self-regulating professions’. Craftsmen are not professionals in this sense, because their body of knowledge is not complex, nor are academics since they do not in general have individual clients. The classic examples of the self-regulating professions are the doctors and lawyers, but there are other groups such as architects and accountants which also meet the definition. A list of such professions is given in Table 1.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarketing in the Service Industries
Subtitle of host publicationMarketing Service Industries
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781135174583
ISBN (Print)9780714632704
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1985 Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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