Yoram (Jerry) Wind

Yoram (Jerry) Wind
  • The Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing

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    700 Jon M Huntsman Hall
    3730 Walnut St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: Creativity and innovation, AI for customer engagement, global marketing strategy, growth strategies, marketing-driven business strategy, new product and business development

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Yoram (Jerry) Wind joined Wharton in 1967 with a doctorate from Stanford and since 2017 has been the Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing. Since then, he’s continued his active research, publication, lecturing, and advising of profit and nonprofit organizations. He founded the Wharton “Think Tank” – The SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management and directed it for three decades. Among his many innovations at Wharton, he led the development of the Wharton Executive MBA, the Lauder Institute, the new MBA curriculum of 1990, The Wharton Fellows, Wharton School Publishing, and various research programs, including The Future of Advertising. He has edited top marketing journals and published over 300 articles, manuscripts, and chapters. He authored, co-authored, or edited 30 books and received major marketing awards. He has consulted with over 100 companies and still testifies in intellectual property cases. He is a member of advisory boards of various companies and nonprofit organizations, including the Lauder Institute (since he founded it in 1984), American Friends of Reichman University (since its founding in 1995), QS (since 2018), and the Scientific Committee of SKEMA AI School of Business (since its founding in 2022). He is a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Grounds for Sculpture. He co-founded Reichman University, the first private, nonprofit university in Israel, formerly known as The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and the 2021 recipient of their Honorary Doctorate (see awards and honors section). His current research explores marketing-driven business strategy, creativity, and innovation, in which he is developing a course for Coursera for all ages, professions, and countries and AI for customer engagement, in which he edited a special double issue of MBR. His recent books include Transformation in Times of Crisis (December 2020), Can Art Resolve Conflict? (2018), Beyond Advertising: Creating Value Through All Customer Touchpoints (2016) and The Network Imperative: How to Survive and Grow in the Age of Digital Business Models (2016).

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Awards and Honors

Professor Wind is the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the four major marketing awards, The Charles Coolidge Parlin Award (1985), AMA/Irwin Distinguished Educator Award (1993), The Paul D. Converse Award (1996), and The Buck Weaver Award (2007). In addition, he was inducted to the inaugural group of AMA Fellows. He is a 2017 inductee into the Marketing Hall of Fame. He was one of the original Legends in Marketing, with an 8-volume anthology published by Sage in 2014. In 2021, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Reichman University. He is also the recipient of the 2023 International Marketing Trends Conference Award (Paris).

  • Buck Weaver Award, 2007 Description

    MIT’s Buck Weaver Award was established by General Motors in honor of Henry Grady “Buck” Weaver, a pioneer in marketing research and market-based decision-making in the 1930s and GM’s first director of marketing research. The award recognizes the person who best combines theory and practice in marketing. Former winners of the award include Paul Green, David Aaker, Vince Barabba, and John Little.

  • Honorary Fellow of the Decade, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (Israel), 2004
  • The 2003 Elsevier Science Distinguished Scholar Award of the Society for Marketing Advances, 2003
  • The Paul D. Converse Award, 1996
  • AMA/Irwin Distinguished Educator Award, 1993
  • The Charles Coolidge Parlin Award, 1985

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Jerry (Yoram) Wind and Margherita Pagani (Working), Unlocking Creative Potential: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Fostering Creativity within The Marketing Domain.
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Ten Guidelines for Creating Opportunities in a Time of Crisis

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