Dr. David M. Gardner is Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He teaches courses in marketing strategy, promotion management, and entrepreneurship. His research interests include the marketing of high technology and electronic commerce. He has been a consultant to firms in the hobby, high technology, banking, and retailing industries. He has served as an expert witness in the area of deception and consumer fraud. He received his BSC from the University of Iowa, and both of his graduate degrees, his MS and PhD, from the University of Minnesota. Professor Gardner has been published in the Journal of Information Systems Frontiers and the Handbook of Electronic Commerce.
Diffusing Marketing Theory and Research was edited by Alan R. Andreasen and David Morgan Gardner. These proceedings are a collection of papers presented at the 10th Paul D. Converse Symposium in 1978. This volume contains presentations by three of the four award recipients who were recognized for their outstanding contributions in marketing theory and science. Also featured are reviews of the recipients contributions by other marketing scholars. The recipients are as follows: the late Raymond A. Bauer for Consumer Behavior as Risk Taking; Paul E. Green for his long series of publications on Bayesian and Multivariate Analysis; Philip Kotler for Marketing Management and other articles extending the domain of marketing; and, Theodore Levitt for his book Marketing Myopia.