David A. Aaker is the Vice-Chairman of Prophet, Professor Emeritus of Marketing Strategy at the Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, Advisor to Dentsu, Inc., and a recognized authority on brands and brand management. Professor Aaker was the winner of the Paul D. Converse Award for outstanding contributions to the development of the science of marketing. He also won the Vijay Mahajan Award for Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy. Dr. Aaker has published more than ninety articles and eleven books, including Strategic Market Management, Managing Brand Equity, Building Strong Brands, and Brand Leadership (co-authored with Eric Joachimsthaler).
The 1988 AMA Educators’ Proceedings: Efficiency and Effectiveness in Marketing is a collection of papers edited by Gary Frazier, Charles Ingene, David Aaker, Avijit Ghosh, Tom Kinnear, Sidney Levy, Richard Staelin, and John Summers. The papers are a product of some eminent academic marketers with deep knowledge in efficient and effective marketing. The papers are consolidated into six tracks – Marketing Strategy, Buyer Behavior, Marketing Education, Marketing Management, Public Policy, and Research Methods. This volume also contains the papers presented at six special sessions on diversified topics such as in-store information search in retail marketing, the future of post-positivist methods in marketing, and American-European perspectives in the buyer-seller relationship.