The founding idea. Social impact is becoming one of the most salient audits of research quality. ACCESS is conceived as a mediating link between a global network of consumer culture researchers and policy-makers, political influencers and the media. Its primary purpose is to diffuse insights and facilitate the societal impact of scattered researchers and research environments. The mediation can go both ways, facilitating policy-makers searching for knowledge and insights and researchers searching to increase the societal impact of their work.

Who? ACCESS is a global association, nurtured by the research generated within the field of Consumer Culture Theory (CCT). The association works under guidance from its directing board.

The Board of ACCESS, comprising prof. Eric Arnould of Aalto University, prof. Güliz Ger of Bilkent University and Chairman, prof. Søren Askegaard of University of Southern Denmark