Doctoral

Ph.D. Symposium

UH Marketing Doctoral Symposium

The purpose of the UH Doctoral Symposium is to provide doctoral students in marketing from different universities an opportunity to discuss their current research with a group of peers prior to facing the challenges of academic life. It also provides them with an arena to meet with students and faculty from other universities and to develop professional relationships with them.

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32nd Annual Symposium

Meet and Greet

Welcoming Remarks

PhD Student Yashar Atefi - University of Houston

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

Professor Steve Brown - University of Houston

Keynote Address
“Research Skills Required for Publishing in the Major Marketing Journals”

Professor Gary Frazier - University of Southern California

Faculty and Student Discussions
Session I – Consumer Behavior
Chair: Professor James Hess

“I'll keep the Cuddly One: Effects of Visual Cuteness versus Elegance on Product Retention”
By Michael Jia, University of Southern California

“Cross-Category Referencing and Numerical Anchoring”
By Weixing Ma, University of Houston

“Smart Phones, Bad Decisions? The Impact of In-store Mobile Technology Use on Consumer Outcomes”
By Michael Sciandra, University of Pittsburgh

Session II – Consumer Behavior
Chair: Professor Seshadri Tirunillai

“The Endowment Effect for Experiences”
By Li Jiang, University of California at Los Angeles

“When a picture is worth less than a thousand words”
By Gia Nardini, University of Florida

“The Role of Reactance in Responses to One-Sided Advertisements: How Healthy-Related Appeals Backfire among Restrained Eaters”
By Nguyen Pham, Arizona State University

Session III – Modeling & Strategy
Chair: Professor Ye Hu

“Search Engine Advertising: A Model of Competition across Search Engines”
By Mohammad Zia, University of Texas at Dallas

“A Flexible Bayesian Nonparametric Model for Ordinal Data”
By Lan Liang, University of Texas at Austin

“Social Learning from Interdependent Sources”
By Jae Young Lee, University of Pennsylvania

Session IV – Consumer Behavior
Chair: Professor Melanie Rudd

“The Effects of Evoking Multiculturalism on Choices”
By Hanie Wang, Rice University

“The Pleasure of Liking (and Disliking)”
By Shiri Melumad, Columbia University

“This is Important, but Don't Tell Me That”
By Scott Davis, Texas A&M University

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