The 1985 AMA Educators’ Proceedings contains papers presented at the annual educators’ conference of the American Marketing Association. The 93 papers are compiled into six tracks: Public Policy and Metamarketing; Marketing Strategy, Planning, and Control; Research Methodology; Marketing Management and Institutions, Buyer Behavior; and, Marketing Education. These papers provide a historical review of marketing academics. Also featured is a white paper entitled, “Policy on Marketing Conference,” in 1984 for the AMA education council.
Ronald W. Stampfl
Dr. Ronald W. Stampfl came to San Diego State University as Professor of Marketing in 1988. During the past 22 years, he taught classes in marketing, consumer behavior, and retailing.
Prior to joining the SDSU faculty, he was Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he also earned his Ph. D. in marketing. His areas of expertise included retail economics, corporate marketing, the study of product life cycles, and consumer science. He died December 13, 2010 after a battle with bile duct cancer at the age of 67.
Competitive Structure in Retail Markets: The Department Store Perspective is a revised compilation of papers resulting from a retailing workshop in New York City in April 1979. Stampfl and Hirschman reviewed and edited these papers written by the top names in the field and presented jointly from the American Marketing Association and the New York University’s Institute of Retail Management. These proceedings focus on different ways to address the department store competition with a variety of other stores, as well as the ways and means of improving department stores. The proceedings are a historical perspective describing the role of department stores in retailing in the 1970s.
Theory in Retailing: Traditional and Nontraditional Sources is a proceeding series edited by Ronald W. Stampfl and Elizabeth C. Hirschman. These papers were presented at a workshop held at New York University on April 24 and 25, 1980. The papers by retailing theoreticians present the latest theoretical concepts and applications of retail management and allied areas of marketing that was prevalent in the 1980s.