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Professor Dipak C. Jain, Ph.D
Dean Emeritus, Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA (for more inforation please click here)

Professor Dipak C. Jain, Ph.D

Dipak C. Jain is the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987. From 2001-2009, Jain served as Dean of the Kellogg School, bringing more than 20 years of experience in management and education to his position at the school’s helm. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for five years and worked closely with former Kellogg School Dean Donald P. Jacobs to set the agenda for the school’s curriculum, faculty and research activities.

Dean Jain’s areas of research include the marketing of high-tech products; market segmentation and competitive market structure analysis; cross-cultural issues in global product diffusion; new product diffusion; and forecasting models. He has had more than 50 articles published in leading academic journals.

Dean Jain teaches courses on marketing research, new products and services, and statistical models in marketing. In 2003, he was appointed as a foreign affairs adviser for the Prime Minister of Thailand. He has served as a consultant to Microsoft, Novartis, American Express, Sony, Nissan, Motorola, Eli Lilly, Phillips and Hyatt International. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Hartmarx Corporation, Deere & Company, Northern Trust Corporation and Reliance Industries (India). He is also a former director at United Airlines and Peoples Energy.

Dean Jain’s teaching honors include the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995; the John D.C. Little Best Paper Award in 1991; Kraft research professorships in 1989-90 and 1990-91; the Beatrice research professorship in 1987-88; the Outstanding Educator Award from the State of Assam in India in 1982; the Gold Medal for the Best Post-Graduate of the Year from Gauhati University in India in 1978; the Gold Medal for the Best Graduate of the Year from Darrang College in Assam in India in 1976; the Gold Medal from Jaycees International in 1976; the Youth Merit Award from Rotary International in 1976; and the Jawaharlal Nehru Merit Award, Government of India in 1976.

Dean Jain has served as the departmental editor for the journal Management Science, the area editor for Marketing Science and associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is also a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research.

His long career in education began as a student in Tezpur (Assam), India. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics in 1976 and his master’s degree in mathematical statistics in 1978 from Gauhati University in India. He taught at Gauhati for the next five years before leaving for Dallas to pursue his PhD in marketing at the University of Texas. In addition to his positions at the Kellogg School, Dean Jain has been a visiting professor of marketing since 1989 at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

Areas of Expertise:

Consumer Behavior
Data Analysis
High-Tech Marketing
Marketing Research
Marketing Strategy/Planning/Policy
New Product Development
New Product Forecasting
Small Business Management


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