ACR Perspectives Director (Academic-Government)

Stefano Puntoni, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Stefano Puntoni is a professor of marketing at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands. His research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Management Science, and other leading journals.

Most of his ongoing research projects investigate how new technologies are changing consumption and society, with a focus on automation, Artificial Intelligence, and the general topic of technological unemployment. He is a former MSI Young Scholar, a current MSI Scholar, and the winner of several grants and awards, including a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission.

Stefano is an Associate Editor at both the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and a former Area Editor at the International Journal of Research in Marketing. He is a former chair of the Association for Consumer Research Conference (Berlin, 2016, the first time that the main ACR conference took place outside of North America) and of the inaugural Boutique Conference of the Society for Consumer Psychology (Florence, 2012).

At Erasmus University, Stefano teaches in the areas of marketing strategy, brand management, and decision making. He is also the Academic Director of the Marketing Management MSc and of a number of executive programs. He has taught at Lancaster University, London Business School, Bocconi University, and the American University in Cairo. The Financial Times named him a “Professor to Watch”. Stefano holds a PhD in marketing from London Business School and a degree in statistics from the University of Padova (Italy). He has lived in four countries (happily) and speaks five languages (badly). He is the father of three wonderful children: Greta, Fabian, and Alfred.

Stefano is committed to fostering the globalization of consumer research, as a way to expand the diversity of talent and perspectives in the field.

Position's Duties and Responsibilities

The Perspectives Director (Academic-Government) is responsible for representing the academic-government perspective on the Board. Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations.

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