About Us

Contributing innovative and impactful ideas to the marketing field

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GLOSMARC is an established and esteemed centre of excellence for scholarly research in marketing. The Centre is directed by Dr Magnus Hultman, Associate Professor of Marketing, and research is led by Professor Constantine Katsikeas, Arnold Ziff Research Chair in Marketing and International Management and Head of the Marketing Division at Leeds University Business School. 

How we work

GLOSMARC involves an active research community of academics at different levels of seniority, postgraduate researchers and international visiting fellows. Research activities focus on two strands of high level research:

  • Global and Strategic Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour, Branding and Communications

The work of the Centre draws from a wide range of disciplines to investigate the processes and outcomes of company engagement in international operations and strategic marketing ventures.

Our research projects span various disciplinary areas including: marketing, international business, strategic management, cross-cultural consumer behaviour, and sustainability. We channel ideas and insights from these fields in order to better understand how organisations can derive competitive advantage from their marketing activities and cross-border collaboration.

Our model of operating is based upon teamwork, both amongst academic researchers working on major projects and also between academics and business and public policy decision makers in the co-creation of new ideas that can facilitate knowledge development and exchange. A notable feature of GLOSMARC is the level of co-operation between academics and business managers from all over the world.

Esteem indicators


Members of GLOSMARC have published in a number of leading scholarly journals including: Decision Sciences, European Journal of Marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, Marketing Science, Organization Science, Psychology & Marketing, and Strategic Management Journal.

Academic conferences

In addition to presenting papers at conferences, Centre members also chair tracks and deliver keynote speeches at prestigious academic conferences such as the annual American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing Science, and European Marketing Academy conferences.

Editorial boards

GLOSMARC members edit leading academic journals in their fields and sit on the editorial boards of: Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of International Marketing, International Marketing Review, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Management International Review, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Marketing Management, amongst others.


Professor Constantine S Katsikeas was the recipient of the Hans B. Thorelli 5-Year Research Award by the American Marketing Association Foundation for the best article that advances international marketing theory or practice in Journal of International Marketing; and the S. Tamer Cavusgil Award for the Best Paper that advances the practice of international marketing management, published in the 1999 volume of Journal of International Marketing.

Marketing Research Camp

Global and Strategic Marketing Research Centre (GLOSMARC) host a Marketing Research Event at Leeds University Business School annually.

The Research Camp is a stimulating two-day research gathering, with distinguished guests.  Participants have the opportunity to attend presentations, workshops, and panel discussions, and exchange ideas with leading scholars in the field of marketing.

The event is attended by scholars from a variety of UK/EU based institutions along with the Marketing Division colleagues and doctoral students.  For full details on the previous camps see the event details below:

Research Camp 2013

Research Camp 2014

Research Camp 2015

Research Camp 2016

Research Camp 2017

Research interests

GLOSMARC members are actively involved in a whole host of major research projects. Indicative projects include:

  • External and internal factors influencing global marketing strategies and performance outcomes
  • Drivers of successful export market ventures
  • Building effective trust-based international buyer–seller relationships
  • Establishing and managing international strategic alliances
  • Developing sustainable, green marketing strategies
  • The impact of country-of-origin on consumer behaviour and marketing practices
  • Resources and capabilities shaping positional advantages and performance
  • Consumers’ knowledge of pricing strategies in cross-border retail expansion
  • New product development processes in Chinese entrepreneurial ventures
  • Determinants and performance consequences of supply chain integration