Adamantios Diamantopoulos

Adamantios Diamantopoulos holds the Chair of International Marketing at the University of Vienna, Austria. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Senior Fellow at the Dr Theo and Friedl Schöller Research Center for Business & Society, Nuremburg, Germany. He was the Joseph A. Schumpeter Fellow at Harvard University, USA. His main research interests are in international marketing and research methodology, and he is the author of some 200 publications in these areas. His work has appeared, among others, in Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of International Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Business Research, Psychological Methods, MIS Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods and Information Systems Research. He has been the recipient of several Best Paper Awards, the most recent being the 2013 Hans B. Thorelli Award for significant and long-term contribution to international marketing theory or practice. 

Roland T. Rust

Roland T. Rust is Distinguished University Professor and David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he is founder and Executive Director of two research centers: the Center for Excellence in Service and the Center for Complexity in Business.

He is also Visiting Chair in Marketing Research at Erasmus University (Netherlands) and International Research Fellow of Oxford University’s Center for Corporate Reputation (UK).  His lifetime achievement honors include the AMA Irwin McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, AMA Fellow, Fellow of the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science, Fellow of the European Marketing Academy, the Paul D. Converse Award, AMA’s Career Contributions to the Services Discipline Award, AMA’s Churchill Award for Lifetime Achievement in Marketing Research, the Distinguished Marketing Educator Award from the Academy of Marketing Science, AMA’s Mahajan Award for Career Contribution to Marketing Strategy, the Outstanding Contributions to Research in Advertising award from the American Academy of Advertising, Fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Elsevier Distinguished Marketing Scholar Award from SMA, two distinguished doctoral alumnus awards from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland).  He has also won numerous best article and best book awards, including four best article awards from the Journal of Marketing.

Gerrit van Bruggen

Gerrit van Bruggen is a professor of marketing at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). 

Professor van Bruggen's primary research interest lies in strategic marketing issues and the impact of information technology and information systems on marketing strategy and decision making.

His research has been published in the field’s leading scientific journals including Marketing Science, the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research and Interfaces.

He is a regular speaker at international management conferences and an experienced teacher at the executive level. 

He is a former visiting scholar at the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University in the US. 

Professor van Bruggen has a PhD in marketing from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MSc in agricultural economics specialising in marketing and operations research from Wageningen University.