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AMA Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium 2018

27 - 30 June 2018

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Consortium Faculty

Sheth Consortium faculty scholars are distinguished by their contributions to the field and their dedication to mentoring Sheth Consortium fellows.

Consortium Fellows 

Sheth Consortium fellows represent the leading Marketing doctoral students from business schools around the world.

University of Leeds 

Leeds University Business School, Marketing Division faculty, staff, current PhD Students and PhD alumni.

Co-Chair details

Professor Constantine Katsikeas

Arnold Ziff Research Chaired Professor of Marketing and International Management.

Professor Constantine S. Katsikeas an Associate Dean (Faculty), holds the Arnold Ziff Research Chair in Marketing and International Management, and is the Founding Director of the Global and Strategic Marketing Research Centre at Leeds University Business School (LUBS), Leeds University.

He served as Vice President of the Academy of Marketing Science (2012-2014) and in the Faculty Executive Board of LUBS (2007-2010). Prior to this, he held the Sir Julian Hodge Chaired Professor in Marketing and International Business at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He holds a B.Sc. from Athens University of Economics and Business, an M.A. from Lancaster University and a Ph.D. from Cardiff University. His doctoral studies were supported by a scholarship from the ONASSIS Foundation. He has significant business experience in sales and international management.

His interests are marketing and sales management, global marketing and management, strategic alliances and competitive strategy. He has published widely and his articles have appeared in Journal of Marketing, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of International Business Studies, Decision Sciences, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of World Business, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and other journals. He is twice the recipient of the American Marketing Association Global Marketing SIG's 2013 and 2015 Excellence in Global Marketing Award for outstanding research, which has significantly influenced the direction of global marketing, the 2006 Hans B. Thorelli 5-Year Research Award by the American Marketing Association Foundation, and the 1999 S. Tamer Cavusgil Award for his research that advances the practice of international marketing management.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Marketing, published by the American Marketing Association, Area Editor of Journal of International Business Studies, and Area Editor of Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He was Associate Editor of British Journal of Management (2004–2007) and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Management International Review, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Marketing Management. He is an active member of the American Marketing Association, the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Marketing Science and the European Marketing Academy. He has engaged in management development courses on strategic marketing, international management and exporting, sales management, key account management, and competitive strategy. He has taught managers of a wide range of organizations including Toyota, Delhaize Le Lion, Aramco, Coca Cola, Atkins, Siemens, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gorenje, Sabic, Nedec, Philip Morris, Minerva, Audi, Mitsui Chemicals, Fortnum & Mason, A1 Telekom Austria, Mercedes-Benz, FirstPlus, Prozone, AB Vassilopoulos, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson. 

Professor Robert W. Palmatier

Professor of Marketing John C. Narver Endowed Professor in Business Administration.
Research Director of the Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy. 

Professor Robert W. Palmatier is Professor of Marketing, and he holds the John C. Narver Chair of Business Administration at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He is also the research director of UW’s Center for Sales and Marketing Strategy. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from Georgia State University, a doctoral degree from the University of Missouri, and post-doctoral studies as Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to entering academia, Professor Palmatier held various industry positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer of C&K Components and European General Manager and Sales & Marketing Manager at Tyco-Raychem Corporation. He also served as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant onboard nuclear submarines.

Professor Palmatier’s research interests focus on relationship marketing, channels, and marketing strategy. His research has appeared in Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Letters, and International Journal of Research in Marketing. His research has also been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Electrical Wholesaling, Agency Sales, and The Representor, as well as on NPR and MSNBC.

In addition to serving as an Area Editor for Journal of Marketing, Professor Palmatier is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science since June 2015. He also sits on the editorial review boards of Journal of Marketing, Journal of Retailing, AMS Review, and Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing. His publications have received multiple awards, including the Harold H. Maynard, Lou W. Stern, and the American Marketing Association Best Services Article awards. He teaches marketing strategy in the doctoral, EMBA, and MBA programs at University of Washington. 

Professor V. Kumar

Regents Professor, Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair, and Professor of Marketing, 

Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Brand and  Customer Management, and Director of the PhD Programme in Marketing, Georgia State University.

Chang Jiang Scholar, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. 

Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Singapore Management University in Singapore. 
ISB Senior Fellow, Indian School of Business.

Dr V. Kumar (VK) is the Regents’ Professor, Richard and Susan Lenny Distinguished Chair and Professor of Marketing, Executive Director, the Center for Excellence in Brand & Customer Management, and the Director of the PhD programme in Marketing at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He is also the Chang Jiang Scholar, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Lee Kong Chian Fellow, Singapore Management University in Singapore; and the ISB Senior Fellow, Indian School of Business. He teaches a wide variety of courses including Database Marketing, E-Marketing and Customer Relationship 10.