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Core Faculty Team

The Baker Core Faculty team supports the center’s knowledge creation. In conjunction with the advisory board, the core faculty provide input for defining the center’s research priorities. They also help structure research questions and play leading roles in impact conferences. Reflecting the cross-disciplinary nature of retailing, the team is composed of faculty from a range of academic disciplines and includes faculty from across the Penn campus.

David Asch

Robert D. Eilers Professor in Health Care Management and Economics; Professor of Medicine; Professor of Health Care Management; Executive Director, Penn Medicine Center for Innovation

Areas of focus: behavioral economics, clinician and patient decision making, health care management, health policy, medical ethics, physician executives, technology assessment

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Sigal Barsade

Joseph Frank Bernstein Professor of Management; Professor of Management

Areas of Focus: emotional intelligence, emotions in organizations, micro-organizational behavior, organizational culture, team dynamics senior management teams

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David Bell

Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor; Professor of Marketing

Areas of focus: Location and neighborhood effects. traditional retail and individual choice: impulse and unplanned buying., e-commerce and inter-dependent choice: space-time diffusion, social contagion

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Ron Berman

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Areas of focus: advertising attribution, entrepreneurship, game theory, industrial organization, marketing analytics, online marketing, search engine marketing, startups

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Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor; Professor of Management; Director, Wharton Center for Human Resources

Areas of focus: human resource practices, public policy related to employment, talent and performance management

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Morris A. Cohen

Panasonic Professor of Manufacturing & Logistics; Co-Director, Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Areas of focus: benchmarking of manufacturing/logistics systems, manufacturing/marketing interfaces., performance based incentives and contracting, service supply chain strategy & solutions, servicization and product-service systems, service quality measurement, global operations strategy, supply chain coordination

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George Day

Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus

Areas of focus: competitive strategies in global markets, market structure and competitive analysis, new product development and management, organizational capabilities, marketing management, strategic planning processes and methods

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Peter Fader

Frances and Pei-Yuan Chia Professor; Professor of Marketing

Areas of focus: lifetime value of the customer, sales forecasting for new products, using behavioral data to understand and forecast shopping/purchasing activities across a wide range of industries. managerial applications focus on topics such as customer relationship management

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Marshall Fisher

UPS Professor; Professor of Operations and Information Management; Co-Director, Fishman-Davidson Center for Service and Operations Management

Areas of focus: retailing, supply chain management

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Mauro Guillen

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management; Professor of Management; Director, Lauder Institute

Areas of focus: economic sociology, emerging multinational firms, globalization, international banking strategies, international political economy, multinational management, organizational theory

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Stephen Hoch

Laura and John J. Pomerantz Professor Emeritus of Marketing; Former Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center

Areas of focus: consumer behavior and learning, decision support systems and the psychology of forecasting, private label products., psychology of self-control, retail merchandising, assortment, pricing, and promotion strategy

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Kartik Hosanagar

John C. Hower Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions

Areas of focus: internet advertising, internet commerce, internet media

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Raghuram Iyengar

Associate Professor of Marketing; Faculty Co-Director, Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative

Areas of focus: pricing, social influence

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Barbara E. Kahn

Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor; Professor of Marketing; Former Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center

Areas of focus: brand loyalty, brand management, consumer choice, customer relationship management, customization, decisions under uncertainty/ambiguity, medical and financial services, price promotions, product assortments, retailing, variety seeking

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Stephen Kobrin

William H. Wurster Professor Emeritus of Multinational Management; Professor Emeritus of Management; Publisher and Executive Director, Wharton Digital Press

Areas of focus: global strategy, globalization, impact of the information revolution, international political economy

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Howard Kunreuther

James G. Dinan Professor; Professor of Decision Sciences; Professor of Business and Public Policy; Co-Director, Risk Management and Decision Processes Center

Areas of focus: decision processes, insurance, low-probability events and decision making, managerial economics, operations management, regulation, risk assessment

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Len Lodish

Samuel R. Harrell Emeritus Professor; Emeritus Professor of Marketing; Leader and Co-Founder, Global Consulting Practicum; Emeritus Professor of Marketing

Areas of focus: entrepreneurial marketing, expert systems in marketing, marketing decision support systems, marketing experimentation, marketing resource allocation, promotion and advertising decision support., sales force decision support

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Keith Niedermeier

Adjunct Professor; Director, Undergraduate Marketing Program

Areas of focus: brand management, consumer behavior and decision making, investor psychology, marketing in China, retailing

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Jagmohan Raju

Joseph J. Aresty Professor; Professor of Marketing; Vice Dean, Wharton Executive Education; Executive Director, Wharton Co-Sponsorship of Indian School of Business

Areas of focus: competitive strategy, optimizing channel contracts, pricing, private labels, retailing, sales promotions and coupons

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Americus Reed

Whitney M. Young Jr. Professor; Professor of Marketing

Areas of focus: how social identity, social influence, values, attitudes and judgments interact in shaping purchase decisions and consumer behavior.

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Thomas S. Robertson

Joshua J. Harris Professor; Professor of Marketing; Former Dean, Wharton School; Interim Director, Jay H. Baker Retailing Center; Executive Director, Wharton-INSEAD Alliance

Areas of focus: marketing strategy and competitive behavior, diffusion of innovation, and consumer behavior

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Paul Rozin

Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of focus: Psychopathology and Psychotherapy, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Individual Differences and Behavior Genetics, Positive Psychology, Social and Cultural Psychology; Cultural psychology, with a focus on understanding the role of food in human life, positive psychology, the meaning of “natural” and positive and negative memories

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Kevin Volpp

Professor of Medicine; Professor of Health Care Management; Director, Leonard Davis Institute, Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics and Co-Director, Penn-CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health

Areas of focus: developing and testing innovative ways of applying insights from behavioral economics in improving patient health behavior and affecting provider performance

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Susan Wachter

Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management; Professor of Real Estate; Professor of Finance; Professor of City and Regional Planning; Director, Wharton Geographic Information Systems Lab; Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research

Areas of focus: housing finance, real estate economics, urban economics

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Keith W Weigelt

Marks-Darivoff Family Professor; Professor of Management

Areas of focus: compensation, corporate strategy, eastern thought, economics of sports, experimental economics, game theory, microfinancing

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David Wessels

Adjunct Professor of Finance

Areas of focus: corporate valuation, venture capital, and performance management

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Patti Williams

Ira A. Lipman Associate Professor of Marketing

Areas of focus: emotion regulation, emotional and attitudinal ambivalence, emotions and social identity, the persuasive effects of emotion

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Jerry (Yoram) Wind

The Lauder Professor Emeritus of Marketing; Academic Director, The Wharton Fellows Program; Director, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management

Areas of focus: global marketing strategy, growth strategies, marketing strategy, marketing-driven corporate strategy, new product and business development

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Z. John Zhang

Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor; Professor of Marketing; Director, Penn Wharton China Center

Areas of focus: channel and retail management., competitive strategies, market entry, targeted pricing and other pricing strategies

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