Stationary retailers are increasingly redesigning their stores to differentiate themselves from the competition and appeal to new customer groups. In an interview with “Die Glocke”, Professor Krafft explains how traditional retailers successfully transform their stores along the lines of real market halls to better meet changing consumer preferences.
Dr. Jonas Schmidt, research assistant at the Chair of Marketing Management, participated in the award ceremony for the best dissertation hosted by the Academy of Marketing Science. The Academy of Marketing Science is an international, scholarly organization dedicated to promoting high standards and excellence in both the creation and dissemination of marketing knowledge and the advancement of marketing practice around the world. For more than 25 years, the international cosmetics company Mary Kay Inc.
Within the master’s course Consumer Behavior, which takes place in the current winter semester 2020/ 2021, the Marketing Center Münster was pleased to welcome Professor Wayne D. Hoyer from the University of Texas in Austin, USA. Professor Hoyer has already accompanied this course for several years and has shared his valuable insights with the students. As a long-standing guest at the MCM, he bears the title VIP (Visiting International Professor) at the University of Münster.
The Rector of the University of Münster and the Prorector for Strategic Human Resources Development, Prof. Dr. Johannes Wessels and Prof. Dr. Maike Tietjens, presented the dissertation prize in a video call to the authors of the 14 best dissertations from the 14 departments of the university. Since a ceremonial presentation was not possible due to the Corona pandemic, the Rectorate chose the digital way to congratulate the graduates personally.
The new study “Insight is Power: Understanding the Terms of the Consumer-Firm Data Exchange” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Retailing. The paper has been co-authored by Professor Krafft and a multinational research team consisting of, among others, V. Kumar, Colleen Harmeling, Siddharth Singh, Ting Zhu, and Jialie Chen.
In the middle of October, the team from the Chair of Marketing Management (IfM) spent its annual doctoral seminar at the Landhaus Rothenberge to discuss current research projects of its doctoral students. Although the format stems from a long tradition, this year's event took place under quite different circumstances due to the Corona pandemic. Not only were the applicable hygiene guidelines self-evidently followed, but also ways of digital communication were used to enable all team members an equally beneficial participation.