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Oklahoma State University
School of Marketing and international business

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Research Brief and Faculty Interest

Our faculty is large and diverse. We currently have 16 members. The faculty has five full professors, five associate professors, and six assistant professors. Our faculty are generally research active and publish regularly in high quality marketing journals. About fifty-percent of our faculty have publications in marketing’s tier one journals. This includes articles appearing Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Consumer Behavior. Additionally, two of our faculty currently serve as Associate Editors at marketing field journals. Faculty are generally active in professional associations serving as chairs, co-chairs, track chairs, session chairs, and or reviewers for nationally visible conferences in our field.

Our department can be characterized as “behavioral” researchers in the broadest sense of the term. Within this broad area, our faculty study managerial behavior, consumer/customer behavior, and public policy/social marketing. The specific research carried out crosses a broad swath of marketing. As a result, our faculty has collectively a wide breadth of experience and interest in marketing phenomena. This permits doctoral students with a wide range of interests to receive mentoring and collaborate on research with an area expert. Because doctoral students often do not know what their specific area of interest is until they begin study, the student can/should feel confident that they can develop in the direction of their greatest interest. Below is a brief overview:

Consumer Focused

Faculty Research Interests Selected Publication Outlets

zac arens

Dr. Zac Arens

Substitution, Consumer Choice and Consumption Processes Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Psychology

goutam chakraborty

Dr. Goutam Chakraborty

Product Bundling, Information Integration Journal of Consumer Psychology, Marketing Letters

xiang fang

Dr. Xiang Fang

Emotions, Cross-Cultural, Brand Extensions and Brand Alliances Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Business Research

ji hoon jhang

Dr. Ji Hoon Jhang

Consumer goals, motivation, and financial decision making, New products Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research

kelly lee

Dr. Kelly Lee

Consumer Judgment, Decision Making, Hedonic Adaptation Journal of Consumer Research

ted matherly

Dr. Ted Matherly

Consumer identity signaling and social influence processes Journal of Marketing Research

steven shepherd

Dr. Steven Shepherd

Consumer Beliefs and Ideology; Brand Ideology Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science

ajay sukhdial

Dr. Ajay Suhkdial

Values and Emotions Journal of Advertising Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

Managerially Focused

Faculty Research Interests Selected Publication Outlets

todd arnold

Dr. Todd Arnold

Retail Management, Sales Management, Justice Theory Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing

tom brown

Dr. Tom Brown

Customer Orientation, Services Marketing, and Corporate Reputation Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research

Karen Flaherty

Dr. Karen Flaherty

Sales Management, Leadership Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing

richie liu

Dr. Richie Liu

Brand Management, Self-concept, corporate social responsibility Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

kevin voss

Dr. Kevin Voss

Strategic Alliances; Brand Alliances, Cross-cultural International Marketing Review, Marketing Letters

Public Policy

Faculty Research Interests Selected Publication Outlets

marlys mason

Dr. Marlys Mason

Consumer health behavior, coping, vulnerability and resiliency Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

Josh Wiener

Dr. Josh Wiener

Customer Orientation, Services Marketing, and Corporate Reputation Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research

Analytics and Research Methods

Faculty Research Interests Selected Publication Outlets

goutam chakraborty

Dr. Goutam Chakraborty

Marketing Analytics, Data Mining, Database Marketing Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Research

kevin voss

Dr. Kevin Voss

Measurement, Scale Development, Cross-cultural Journal of Marketing Research, European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Letters

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