Jerry C. Olson

Dr. Jerry C. Olson is a founding partner of Olson Zaltman Associates, along with Dr. Gerald Zaltman. He is also Professor Emeritus of Marketing at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. He holds MS and PhD degrees in Consumer Psychology from Purdue University.

Dr. Olson has authored more than 60 academic articles and several books, including, “Understanding Consumer Decision Making.” He enjoys skiing and fly fishing in the mountains of Idaho, reading, and playing old-time music on his collection of antique banjos.

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1987 AMA Winter Educators’ Conference: Marketing Theory

1987 AMA Winter Educators’ Conference: Marketing Theory

1987 AMA Winter Educators’ Conference: Marketing Theory is a collection of proceeding papers. These papers are jointly edited by Russell W. Belk, Gerald Zaltman, Richard Bagozzi, David Brinberg, Rohit Deshpande, A. Fuat Firat, Morris B. Holbrook, Jerry C. Olson, John F. Sherry and Barton Weitz. The papers focus on several conceptual tracks pertaining to marketing theory such as alternative ways of knowing, and sociology of the profession. These papers present new directions of inquiry in these areas as well as in other areas of marketing theory.

An Assessment Of Marketing Thought And Practice

An Assessment of Marketing Thought & Practice: 1982 Educators’ Conference Proceedings, Series No. 48

An Assessment of Marketing Thought & Practice contains proceeding papers from the 1982 Educators conference, intended to familiarize educators with techniques, perspectives, and concepts that can enhance their development as teachers and researchers. This compilation is jointly edited by Bruce J. Walker, William O. Bearden, William R. Darden, Patrick E. Murphy, John R. Nevin, Jerry C. Olson, and Barton A. Weitz. The papers are categorized into 6 tracks parallel to the conference theme, with the award-winning paper featured at the end of each track. The buyer behavior track focuses the influence of ethnic, gender, cross-culture, and personal values in consumer behavior. The marketing education track provides a review on marketing curriculum and teaching methods practiced in the 1980s. The marketing mix and marketing institution track presents a comprehensive collection of papers on retailing, distribution, sales, and sales force management. The marketing strategy and special markets track elaborates on strategies needed to approach and establish in unique markets. The public policy and macromarketing track discusses regulatory issues in marketing and advertising. The research methodology track presents an historic perspective of measurement, analysis, survey methods, and interpretation of marketing research.

Social Indicators And Marketing

Social Indicators and Marketing

Social Indicators and Marketing was edited by Robert L. Clewett and Jerry C. Olson. This work is a collection of papers presented at 1972 and 1973 conferences focusing social indicators in context of marketing and business. Fifteen papers are organized in two main parts: social indicators and business response to social values. Part I examines social indicators and their usefulness to marketing and business in general. Part II explains how businesses are responding to changing social values and the tools that can be developed to guide their responses.

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