The 1984 AMA Marketing Educators’ Proceedings were edited by Russell W. Belk, Robert Peterson, Gerald S. Albaum, Morris B. Holbrook, Roger A. Kerin, Naresh K. Malhotra, and Peter Wright. This volume contains 95 papers presented in five tracks – Marketing Education, Marketing Theory and Public Policy, Marketing Management and Strategy, Research Methodology and Issues, and Buyer Behavior. Also featured are the transcripts of special sessions ranging from panel discussion to empirical demonstrations. These session copies cover topics such as the AACSB test of basic marketing knowledge, the use of microcomputers, marketing and consumption of the third world, and projective research methods.
Morris Holbrook is William T. Dillard Professor Emeritus of Business at Columbia Business School. He has taught marketing strategy, sales management, consumer behavior, and commercial communication in the culture of consumption.
Professor Holbrook has conducted research on the validity of perceptual and preference mapping and on consumer aesthetics applied to responses toward radio listening, jazz recordings, and classical music. His current research studies consumption experiences, nostalgia, communication effects, semiotics, and hermeneutics in marketing, as well as symbolic consumption in works of art, interpretive methods, techniques of visual representation, and aspects of consumer responses to pop culture and entertainment.
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.