Kent Business School appoints Professor John Saunders

Kent Business School is delighted to have appointed Professor John Saunders in a part-time capacity as Professor in Marketing from 1 April 2012. Professor Saunders will be based at the Canterbury campus.

John Saunders is Emeritus Professor of Marketing, Aston Business School, England and Distinguished Professor at AUDENCIA Grade École Nantes, France.  His major research interests are evolutionary marketing (the application of evolutionary theory to marketing), sustainable marketing and the future of marketing.  He holds degrees from the universities of Loughborough (BSc), Cranfield (MBA) and Bradford (PhD).

His research has appeared in many A-rated marketing journals (Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and the International Journal of Research in Marketing) as well as in A-rated journals in allied disciplines (MIS Quarterly and the Journal of International Business Studies).

Among his contributions to the academic community are the editorship of International Journal of Research in Marketing, President of the European Marketing Academy and Dean of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM), the British Academy of Management (FBAM), the European Marketing Academy (FEMAC), Freeman of the City of London and Member of the Worshipful Company of Marketors.  In 2009 he became a Companion of the Association of Business Schools.

Throughout the years he has acted as a consultant to many organisations including The Singapore Government, The Asian Development Bank, Nestle, Rolls-Royce, Unilever and Ford as well as advised several business schools and universities.

Prior appointments includes sales and marketing with BAE and academic appointments at Huddersfield, Bradford, Warwick, Hawaii and Loughborough where became head of the Business School.  He stepped down as head of Aston Business School and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Aston University in 2007.

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