Schulich’s PhD in Marketing centres on research and emphasizes the relationship between theory development and empirical analysis. It offers unprecedented depth in certain areas of specialization, and also offers students a broad background across several of marketing’s core disciplines.
Students will develop the theoretical knowledge and methodological skills that are necessary to become successful, productive researchers, as well as the teaching experience and training to communicate this new knowledge. Graduates of the program have the ability and motivation to conduct meaningful, interesting, and significant research on a variety of marketing-related problems and issues.
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In general, most students focus in one of four areas: consumer culture theory, consumer information processing, marketing strategy or international marketing. The training students receive in consumer culture is anchored in anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies, while consumer information processing students focus on cognitive and social psychology and decision making. Students interested in strategic and international marketing often drill down on economic and management theories.
Doctoral students must complete four marketing seminars, two courses in a minor area (typically in an allied discipline such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, management studies, cultural studies, statistics, or economics), and four method (DCAD) courses.
Core Course Requirements
an ANOVA/regression course taken at Master’s or PhD level
- MKTG 7980 3.00 CONSUMER RESEARCH A
- MKTG 7981 3.00 CONSUMER RESEARCH B
- MKTG 7985 0.00 RESEARCH PAPER FORMATION
- MKTG 7986 3.00 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS
- DCAD 7060 3.00 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED STATISTICS
- DCAD 7100 3.00 LOGICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
- DCAD 7250 3.00 RESEARCH DESIGN
- DCAD 7400 3.00 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS
Two electives in a Minor Field (may be taken outside of the Schulich School of Business). To browse all of our course offerings, please visit our Course Catalog.
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Schulich's Marketing faculty actively publishes in the top journals in the world. They develop and promote new research methodologies and work closely with students to define solid research questions, develop a plan of study and identify scholarly publication outlets. Our doctoral program offers students an interdisciplinary environment to generate creative ideas and hypotheses, the analytical skills to assess them, and the training to communicate them.
The following faculty are accredited by the Schulich School of Business and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the supervision of doctoral students:
Selected faculty members
Russell W. Belk
Professor of Marketing; Kraft Foods Canada Chair in MarketingView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, International MBA ProgramView profile
Professor of MarketingView profile
Professor of Marketing; Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Director, PhD ProgramView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Royal Bank Professor of Nonprofit Management; Director Social Sector Management ProgramView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Chair, Marketing DepartmentView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, MBA ProgramView profile
Theodore J. Noseworthy
Associate Professor of Marketing; Canada Research Chair (Tier II); Scientific Director: NOESIS LabView profile
Professor of Marketing and International BusinessView profile
Marshall David Rice
Associate Professor of MarketingView profile
Ajay K. Sirsi
Associate Professor of MarketingView profile
Associate Professor of Marketing; Director, BBA/iBBA ProgramView profile
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Placement of Recent Graduates
- Amanda Earley – University of Leicester
- Andrew Smith – Merrimack College, Girrard School of Business
- Kamila Sobol – Alfred University
- Aron Darmody – Suffolk University
- Eric Li – University of British Colombia
- Daiane Scaraboto – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
- Sutapa Aditya – Long Island University
- Ahir Gopaldas – Fordham University
- Sara Wilner – Wilfrid Laurier University
- Brynn Winegard – Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management
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A critical component to academic scholarship is the dissemination of knowledge through peer-reviewed scholarly journals (e.g., Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, etc.). Faculty and students work closely together from the first year of the program to develop the skills necessary for scholarly success—defining solid research questions, developing a plan of study for the questions, and identifying scholarly outlets for the findings.
2015 Pierre-Yann Dolbec and Eileen Fischer “Re-fashioning a Field? Connected Consumers and Institutional Dynamics in Aestheticized Markets”, Journal of Consumer Research, 42 (April).
2014 Kozinets, Robert V., Pierre-Yann Dolbec and Amanda Earley, “Netnographic Analysis: Capturing and Interpreting Culture through Websites, Blogs, Tweets, Facebook Posts, Virtual Worlds and Other Social Media Data,” in Uwe Fleck, Ed., The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis. Sage: London.
2014 Pierre-Yann Dolbec, “The Dynamics of Taste: Niche Fields and the Evolution of Taste Regimes,” presented at the 2014 Association for Consumer Research, Baltimore: MD.
2014 Castilhos, Rodrigo, Pierre-Yann Dolbec and Ela Veresiu “Conceptualizing the Space of Markets: How Spatiality Influences Market Dynamics,” presented at the 2014 Association for Consumer Research, Baltimore: MD.
2014 Pierre-Yann Dolbec “How Does Taste Change? A Field-level Analysis of the Dynamics of Field-specific Cultural Capital,” presented at the 2014 Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Helsinki: Finland.
2014 Pierre-Yann Dolbec “How do Global Aesthetic Markets Evolve? The Translation of Local Actors to Global Markets during Transcendent Events,” presented at the 2014 Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Helsinki: Finland.
2014 Zhennan Wang “Location Strategies of Firms from Emerging Economies: The Impact of Country-level and Firm-level Factors” presented at the Academy of International Business Conference 2014 in Vancouver.
Recent Dissertation Topics
- 2014 Amanda Earley – From Occupy Wall Street to Occupying the Academy: Three Interventions from One Demonstration
- 2014 Andrew Smith – Sensegiving Word-of-Mouth and Collective Sensemaking About Epistemic Objects
- 2013 Kamila Sobol – Goal Disengagement Via “Vicarious Affect”: Why Visualizations of an Ideal Self Demotivate Consumer Behavior
- 2013 Aron Darmody – Place, Meeting and Sociality: Exploring Fullness in the Themed Retail Environment
- 2012 Eric Li – The Production and Consumption of Ethnicity in a Multi-Cultural Marketplace: A Case Study of Chinese-Canadian in Toronto
- 2012 Daiane Scaraboto – From Co-Creation to Cultures of Circulation: Understanding Markets Dynamics in Value-Creating Networks
- 2011 Sutapa Aditya – To Tell The Truth; It Doesn’t Really Matter: The Role of Entertainment in Propagating Unlikely Brand Rumours
- 2011 Ahir Gopaldas – Essays on Consumption
- 2011 Sarah Wilner – Can I See Some Identification? An Examination of Product Development Managers’ Relationships with their Imagined Consumers
- 2011 Brynn Winegard – Knowledge Creation in New Product Development Teams: A Contingency Theory of the Effectiveness of Knowledge Integration Mechanisms
- Arundhati Bhattacharyya
- Pierre-Yann Dube Dolbec
- Zhennan Wang
- Tatiana Astray
- Luciana Araujo
- Mariam Humayun
- Sean Hingston
- Justin Mcmanus
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Friday November 10, 2017
10:30am to 12:00 pm Room N201
This event is open to faculty and PhD students.
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Facebook Messenger and the Political Economy of Platforms
Speaker: David Nieborg, PhD
Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Department of Arts Culture and Media, University of Toronto
The Climate of Publicity: Global Warming, Strategic Communication and the Anxieties of Influence
Speaker: Melissa Aronczyk, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Communication and Information
Rutgers University, USA