Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

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Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
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Jan-Benedict Steenkamp
Born
Joannes Evangelista Benedictus Maria Steenkamp

June 12, 1959
NationalityNetherlands and United States
OccupationProfessor
Author
Consultant
TitleKnox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing
AwardsElsevier Science-SMA Distinguished Marketing Scholar Award (2004)
Dr Hendrik Muller Prize (2005)
EMAC Distinguished Marketing Scholar Award (2013)
Gilbert A. Churchill Award (2015)
AMA Global Marketing Lifetime Award (2018)
Academic background
EducationWageningen University
Thesis'Product Quality' (1989)
Academic work
DisciplineMarketing
InstitutionsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tilburg University
Catholic University of Leuven
Wageningen University
Doctoral studentsMichel Wedel
Websitehttp://www.brandbreakout.com/

Joannes Evangelista Benedictus Maria "Jan-Benedict" Steenkamp (born June 12, 1959) is a marketing professor and author. He is the Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also the co-founder and executive director of AiMark, a global center studying key marketing strategy issues. Steenkamp is the author of Retail Disruptors,[1] Global Brand Strategy, Brand Breakout[2][3][4] and Private Label Strategy. He is one of the most cited scholars in business and marketing.[5]

Early life[edit]

Steenkamp was born in Amsterdam, as the third child of Constance Marie Therèse (née Nolet), and Petrus Antonius Josephus Maria (Piet) Steenkamp (8 March 1925 – 8 January 2016). In 1966, the family moved to Eindhoven where his father became full professor and dean at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His father founded the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) which was the senior party in the Dutch government for most of the period 1977-2010 and was the president of the Dutch Senate from 1983 to 1991.[6][7]

Education and career[edit]

Steenkamp received his PhD (marketing), Master of Science (business administration) and Bachelor of Science (economics) degrees (all summa cum laude) from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. In 2010, he was awarded a Doctor Honoris Causa by Aarhus University for his contributions to marketing science.[8]

From 1966-1977, Steenkamp attended elementary and secondary school in Eindhoven. From 1977-1983, he studied economics (Bachelor's) and business administration (Master's) at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He wrote two master theses, one on the political risks multinational corporations face when investing in foreign countries, and a second one on the construction of orthogonal designs for conjoint measurement experiments. In 1983, he was appointed lecturer of marketing at Wageningen University, and in 1985, assistant professor. He obtained his PhD degree in 1989. In the 1980s, Dutch universities did not have a formal dissertation trajectory – one was expected to do it on the job, after obtaining a master's degree. His dissertation, Product Quality, was commercially published by Van Gorcum. His dissertation research drew international attention, especially the finding of an almost negligible correlation between a product's price and its real quality.[9][10][11]

He worked at Wageningen University from 1989 to 1992. Between 1992 and 2000, he was associate professor and from 1996 onwards full professor at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. At the same time, he was GfK Professor of International Marketing Research at Wageningen University. Between 2000 and 2006, he was CentER Research Professor of Marketing and GfK Professor of International Marketing Research, Tilburg University, Netherlands. In 2006, he joined UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School as C. Knox Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Chairman of the Marketing Area.

Steenkamp is the co-founder and executive director of AiMark, a global center studying key marketing strategy issues, which works closely with two of the world's largest market research agencies, Kantar and GfK.[12] He is a Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Innovation and Growth (iSIG), Fudan University, Shanghai.[13]

He has consulted with organisations such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft, General Mills, Zurich Insurance Group, KPMG, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Sara Lee, Reckitt Benckiser, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Bunge Limited, The Brattle Group, GfK, TNS, IRI, Nutreco, Netherlands Department of Agriculture, King & Spalding, Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Sidley Austin.

Steenkamp's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, China Daily, Ad Age, Business Today and Bloomberg Businessweek.

Research and publications[edit]

Steenkamp is a leading scholar and widely cited expert on Global Marketing,[14] Branding,[15] Marketing Strategy[16][17] and Emerging Markets.[18]

He has published his research in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Psychometrika, Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal and Harvard Business Review.

Steenkamp's research deals with the various elements of marketing strategy (product, price, promotion, advertising, distribution, segmentation) and marketing research methodology. Collectively, his body of research involves integrating theory drawn from marketing and other social science domains (management, economics, psychology, political science) with cutting edge, rigorous methodology, using large empirical data sets, to address managerially relevant research issues.

Awards and honors[edit]

In 2005, Steenkamp was awarded the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize for “exceptional achievements in the area of the behavioral and social sciences” by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. This was the first time the prize awarded to a researcher in any area of business administration.[19] He also served on the 2018 Spinoza Prize Committee.[20]

The IJRM-EMAC Steenkamp Award given annually to research papers published in International Journal of Research in Marketing that have made a long term impact on the field of marketing is named in his honor.[21] In 2018, he was awarded the AMA Global Marketing Lifetime award for significant contributions to Global Marketing.[22]

In 2008, Steenkamp was ranked the most influential scholar in marketing in the period 1997-2006.[23]

The Elsevier Society for Marketing Advances named him the 2004 Elsevier Distinguished Marketing Scholar.[24] In 2013 he was given the EMAC Distinguished Marketing Scholar Award in recognition of his impactful research contributions and outstanding contributions to the European Marketing Academy.[25]

In 2015, the American Marketing Association awarded him the Gilbert A. Churchill Award for Lifetime Contributions to Marketing Research. This award recognized Steenkamp as a leading expert on structural equation modeling and cited his contributions on measurement invariance for setting new standards for international marketing research.[26]

Steenkamp has won several awards for his research publications. He won the 2002 John D.C. Little award[27] and the 2003 Frank Bass award[28] from INFORMS for his research work. He was given the Willim F. O’Dell Award[29] for the 1999 article in the Journal of Marketing Research that has made the “most significant long-term contribution to marketing theory, methodology, and/or practice” for the paper International Market Segmentation Based on Consumer-Product Relations.

Books[edit]

  • Jan-Benedict Steenkamp; Laurens Sloot (2018). Retail Disruptors: The Spectacular Rise and Impact of the Hard Discounters. Kogan Page. ISBN 9780749483470.
  • Jan-Benedict Steenkamp (2017). Global Brand Strategy: World-wise Marketing in the Age of Branding. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781349949946.
  • Nirmalya Kumar; Jan-Benedict Steenkamp (2013). Brand Breakout: How Emerging Market Brands Will Go Global. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137467591.
  • Nirmalya Kumar; Jan-Benedict Steenkamp (2007). Private Label Strategy: How to Meet the Store Brand Challenge. Harvard Business School Press. ISBN 9781422101674.
  • Berend Wierenga, Aad van Tilburg, Klaus Grunert, Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp and Michel Wedel, eds. (1997). Agricultural Marketing and Consumer Behaviour in a Changing World. Kluwer Academic Publishers. p. 315. ISBN 9781461562733.CS1 maint: Uses editors parameter (link)
  • Jan-Benedict Steenkamp (1989). Product Quality: An Investigation Into the Concept and how it is Perceived by Consumers. Van Gorcum. p. 273. ISBN 9789023224150.

Selected publications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Ad Pruyn (1989). "Product quality. An investigation into the concept and how it is perceived by consumers: by Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp. Assen /Maastricht (The Netherlands): Van Gorcum, 1989. Dfl. 59,50, ISBN 90 232 2415 9". International Journal of Research in Marketing. 6 (4): 299–302. doi:10.1016/0167-8116(89)90056-6. Retrieved 2016-05-19.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  10. ^ Hari Sujan (1991). "Reviewed Work: Product Quality: An Investigation into the Concept and How It Is Perceived by Consumers by Jan-Benedict E. M. Steenkamp". Journal of Marketing. 55 (2): 82. doi:10.2307/1252242. JSTOR 1252242.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  11. ^ Rik G.M. Pieters (1990). "Book review Product quality: An investigation in the concept and how it is perceived by consumers : Jan-Benedict E.M. Steenkamp, Van Gorcum, Assen, 1989. pp. 273, price: about US$30". Journal of Economic Psychology. 11 (3): 451–454. doi:10.1016/0167-4870(90)90022-2. Retrieved 2016-05-19.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
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  20. ^ "2018 Committee NWO Spinoza Priza". nwo.nl. Retrieved 2018-06-08.
  21. ^ "IJRM-EMAC Steenkamp Award | European Marketing Academy". emac-online.org. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  22. ^ "AMA Global Marketing SIG Awards". amaglobalsig.org. Retrieved 2018-05-06.
  23. ^ Lynch, John G. (2008). "The Individual Scholar and the School: Scholarly Influence of Thirty Top Marketing Faculties and Their PhD Alumni 1997-2006". Duke University Working Paper.
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  27. ^ "John D. C. Little Award - Past Awardees". informs.org. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  28. ^ "Frank M. Bass Dissertation Paper Award". informs.org. Retrieved 2016-05-19.
  29. ^ "Previous Recipients - William F. O'Dell Award". ama.org. Retrieved 2016-05-19.

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