Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1986; MBA, Indian Institute of Management, 1979; B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, 1976
Research methodology, market orientation, market segmentation
Arizona State University: 1991-present. Previous Appointments: University of South Carolina, State University of New York at Albany, University of Massachusetts
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Marketing Research, 1996-2003; Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Business Research, 1996-present.
Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Management Trainee, Shaw Wallace & Company, Ltd., 1979-1981
Noble, Charles H., Rajiv K. Sinha, and Ajith Kumar (2002) "Market Orientation and Alternative Strategic Orientations: A Longitudinal Assessment of Performance Implications," Journal of Marketing, Vol. 66 (October), 25-39.
Kiang, Melody, and Ajith Kumar (2001), "An Evaluation of Self-Organizing Map Networks as a Robust Alternative to Factor Analysis in Data Mining Applications," Information Systems Research.
Sharma, Arun, Michael Levy, and Ajith Kumar (2001), "Knowledge Structures and Retail Sales Performance: An Empirical Examination," Journal of Retailing, Vol. 76 (1), 53-70.
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MKT 352 - Marketing Research
Knowledge and skills to make intelligent decisions in the design, evaluation and application of marketing research and market data.
MKT 425 - Global Marketing Management
Analyzes marketing strategies and practices developed by firms to compete in global markets and adapt to changing international environments.