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Dipak Jain

Dipak C Jain (born June 9,1957 at Tezpur, Assam) is the son of an army officer. He is a Professor in Marketing and headed the Kellogg School of Management in the US since July 2001, the first Indian to do so. Dean Jain teaches courses on marketing research, new products and services, and statistical models in marketing.

Education & Career[edit]

Dipak C Jain took his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics in 1976, and master’s degree in mathematical statistics in 1978 from Gauhati University in India. He taught at Guwahati for five years as a lecturer at Guwahati University from 1980. He then left for Dallas to do his PhD in marketing at the University of Texas.

He joined the Kellogg School of Management in 1986 as its faculty and went on to become its dean in 2001. He was its associate professor and later Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1996-2001). He is the Sandy & Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and Professor of Marketing since 1994 and Visiting Professor of Marketing, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University; Bangkok since 1989.

Important Works of Dipak Jain[edit]

Dipak Jain was foreign affairs adviser for the Prime Minister of Thailand (2003); consultant to Microsoft, Novartis, American Express, Sony, Nissan, Motorola, Eli Lilly, Phillips and Hyatt International; member, Board of Directors, Hartmarx Corporation, Deere & Company, Northern Trust Corporation and Reliance Industries (India); and former director at United Airlines and Peoples Energy.

Dipak Jain was the Ad-hoc reviewer for: European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Empirical Economics, Journal of Business, Former Departmental Editor (Marketing): Management Science, Former Associate Editor (Marketing): Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Former Area Editor: Marketing Science, Former Member, Editorial Board: Journal of Marketing Research and Former Member, Editorial Board: Journal of Marketing.

His main areas of research were Marketing of High-Tech Products, Cross-Cultural Issues in Global Product Diffusion, Market Segmentation and Competitive Market Structure Analysis, Forecasting Models and New Product Diffusion. He has published more than 50 articles in the leading journals. His areas of expertise include Consumer Behavior, Entrepreneurship, Data Analysis, High-Tech Marketing, Marketing Strategy/Planning/Policy, Marketing Research, New Product Forecasting, New Product Development, Technology and Small Business Management.

Awards and Achievements for Dipak Jain[edit]

Dipak Jain won the Alumni Professor of the Year Award (2002); Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching (1994-95); John D.C. Little Best Paper Award (1991); Kraft Research Professorship (1990-91); Kraft Research Professorship (1989-90); Beatrice Research Professorship (1987-88); Outstanding Educator Award, State of Assam, India (1982); Gold Medal, Best Post-Graduate of the Year, Guwahati University, India (1978); Gold Medal, Best Graduate of the Year, Darrang College (Assam), India (1976); Gold Medal, Jaycees International (U.S.A.) (1976); Youth Merit Award, Rotary International (1976); and Jawaharlal Nehru Merit Award, Government of India (1976).

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