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James Brown D.B.A.

KMart Corporation Chair, Marketing


Dr. Brown teaches and conducts research in the areas of retailing, marketing channels, and supply chain management. His research investigates the structure, behavior, and performance of relationships among business firms, in general, and retail supply chains, in particular.  

Professor Brown’s research has been honored in the fields of marketing — the 2002 Louis W. Stern Award for the Outstanding Article in Marketing Channels and Logistics, the 1996 Journal of Marketing’s Harold H. Maynard Award for Significant Contribution to Marketing Theory and Thought — and hospitality — the 2001 W. Bradford Wiley Memorial Research Award and the 1992 Van Nostrand Reinhold Research Award, both for superior original published research in the hospitality field. Dr. Brown’s investigations have been published in such academic journals as the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of International Business Studies, among others. Professor Brown is a co-author of the textbook Management in Marketing Channels published by Prentice-Hall in 1989.

Dr. Brown served as Co-Editor of the Journal of Retailing, the world’s leading academic publication of retailing-related research, from 2006-2011. He is currently a member of the editorial review boards of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, and the Journal of Marketing Channels. He has been honored for his editorial reviewing work by both the Journal of Marketing (1999) and the Journal of Retailing (2005).  



  • D.B.A., Marketing, Indiana University
  • M.B.A., Miami University (Ohio)
  • B.S., Industrial Management, University of Cincinnati