Bernd Schmitt

Bernd Schmitt
Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business
Marketing Division
Faculty Director
Center on Global Brand Leadership
Areas of Expertise
  • Brand and Product Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing
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Professor Schmitt is Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business at Columbia Business School. He researches, teaches, and advises corporations on branding, innovation, creative strategy, and customer experience.

Schmitt is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Research and co-founder of TPM (Theory and Practice in Marketing). He has authored and co-authored more than 70 academic articles in marketing and psychology journals including Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. His research focuses on consumer behavior, innovation, experiential marketing, and brand management. Schmitt's books include (among others) Happy Customers Everywhere, Big Think Strategy, Customer Experience Management, and Experiential Marketing, which have been translated into more than 20 languages. As of March 2021, his work has received close to 30,000 citations in Google Scholar.

He won an award for innovation in the classroom for the course Corporate Creativity. At Columbia Business School, he has also taught several other courses including Market Innovation, Consumer Behavior, Advertising Management, Nonprofit Marketing, Luxury Goods Marketing as well as the Marketing core course (among others). He has held visiting appointments in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Poland, South Korea, and Singapore.

Diplom, University of Heidelberg, 1984; PhD, Cornell, 1988
Joined CBS

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