Alexander Chernev is a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He holds a PhD in psychology from Sofia University and a PhD in business administration from Duke University.
Dr. Chernev’s research applies theories and concepts related to consumer behavior and managerial decision making to develop successful marketing strategies. He is an area editor for the Journal of Marketing and serves on the editorial boards of top research journals, including the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and International Journal of Research in Marketing.
Dr. Chernev’s research has been published in the leading marketing journals and has been frequently quoted in the business and popular press, including Scientific American, Associated Press, Business Week, Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Harvard Business Review. He has written numerous articles focused on marketing strategy, brand management, consumer behavior, and market planning.
Based on research impact, Dr. Chernev was ranked among the top ten most prolific scholars in the leading marketing journals by the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Business Research, and among the top five marketing faculty in the area of consumer behavior by a global survey of marketing faculty published by the Journal of Marketing Education.
Dr. Chernev teaches marketing management, marketing strategy, product management, and behavioral decision theory in MBA, PhD, and executive education programs. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Chairs’ Core Course Teaching Award, Kellogg Faculty Impact Award, and the Top Professor Award from the Kellogg Executive MBA Program, which he received eleven times. In addition to research and teaching, he is an Academic Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute and serves as an expert in business strategy, brand management, consumer behavior, and intellectual property matters. He has advised Fortune 500 companies on ways to reinvent their business models, develop new products, and gain competitive advantage. He has helped multiple startups to uncover market opportunities, craft their business models, and implement their market strategy.
Consumer decision making and choice
Brand management, marketing strategy, consumer decision making and choice
**This course was formerly known as MKTG-925-0**As many products and services are becoming commoditized, brands are becoming increasingly important as key non-price differentiators. As a result, brands now have the potential to play an even greater role in creating value for customers as well as for the company. In this course, you will learn how to create and manage successful brands. We will discuss the key factors that enable brands to create value, focusing on the strategic aspects of building strong brands. You will learn about brand management in three different formats. First, you will learn from the lectures and the assigned course materials, which provide the background necessary to address the problems we will discuss in class. The second venue for learning is class discussions. Here you will have the opportunity to present your point of view and defend it against those of your classmates. Our goal for the class discussion is to come up with a viable solution for the branding problem faced by the company. Finally, the third learning venue is the individual case preparation and the case-related discussions within each team prior to discussing the case in class.