Markets, Globalization & Development Review


This retrospective commentary looks back to the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and later decades to trace the originating ideas, intellectual influences, personalities, academic ventures and other events that spawned and shaped the International Society of Markets and Development (ISMD), the parent sponsoring organization of Markets, Globalization & Development Review (MGDR). From this rich history, this commentary hopes to inspire existing and emerging generations of authors to explore the areas of interest to ISMD and MGDR, and to contribute to this journal.

Author Bio

Ruby Roy Dholakia is Professor of Marketing in the College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island. She was the first, and founding, president of the International Society of Markets and Development (ISMD). Engaged extensively in research projects on technologies for the home, the retail environment, and the workplace, she has published widely and has chaired several conferences and special sessions and edited special issues of journals on these topics. Her latest book is Technology and Consumption: Understanding Consumer Choices and Behaviors (Springer, 2012).

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