Perspectives Director (Academic-Industry)
The Academic-Industry Director is responsible for representing the academic-industry perspective on the Board. Responsibilities include:
Voting. Passage of any question before the Board of Directors shall occur under the following conditions: (1) a quorum of the Board of Directors exists; and (2) there is an affirmative vote of a majority of the Directors participating in the quorum.
Budgets. The Board of Directors shall review and approve all Association budgets. The Board of Directors has the authority to hire independent contractors to perform duties approved by the Board.
Recommendations to Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consider proposals regarding conferences including those outside of the USA and Canada for approval. The proposals shall include conference aims, chairs, location, proceedings plans, and a pro-forma budget. The Board of Directors shall consider standing committee, task force, and other recommendations for approval.
Grants and Donations. Acceptance of any grants or donations shall be approved by the Board of Directors, provided, however, that no such grants or donations shall be accepted if contingent upon special services that are in opposition to the purposes of the Association as outlined in Article II of the ACR Constitution.
Amitava Chattopadhyay is the L’Oreal Chaired Professor of Marketing-Innovation and Creativity at INSEAD. His research has focused on branding, communications, creativity, and new product development, and has appeared in several journals including the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Marketing Science, Management Science, and Long Range Planning. Currently, he is working on a book on international brand building by emerging market firms. Amitava is Area Editor at the International Journal of Research in Marketing and is on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Long Range Planning.
Amitava has developed and taught courses on branding, marketing strategy, communication strategy, consumer behavior and marketing in emerging economies. He has taught in executive programs in Europe, The Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa. He is on the advisory boards of several companies and a consultant to multinational firms.
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