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Alvin John Silk

Alvin John Silk, Canadian management educator, consultant. Member American Marketing Association (O'Dell award 1983), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Achievement award 1982, 83), Beta Gamma Sigma, Zeta Psi.

Background

  • Silk, Alvin John was born on December 31, 1935 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Came to United States, 1959, naturalized, 1975. Son of John Edward and Bertha Lena (Kirton) Silk.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Western Ontario, 1959. Master of Business Administration, Northwestern University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1968.

    Career

    • Assistant professor management University of California at Los Angeles, 1963-1966. Assistant professor University Chicago, 1966-1968. From associate professor to professor Sloan School Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1968-1988.

      Deputy dean Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School Management, 1981-1987. Lincoln Filene professor Graduate School Business Administration Harvard University, Boston, since 1988. Visiting research fellow Marketing Science Institute, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970-1971, trustee, 1984-1996, Distinguished research associate, since 2001.

      Ford Foundation visiting professor European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, 1975-1976, Harvard Business School, since 1987. Board directors Reed and Barton, Inc., Taunton, Massachusetts.

    Works

    • Agricultural Marketing (Oxford science publications)
    • Extensively revised and expanded, the second edition of this popular text provides a comprehensive examination of the role of marketing in British agriculture, with full consideration of the many important changes that have affected the industry in the past decade.
    • Co-editor: Behavioral and Management Science in Marketing, 1978. Associate editor: Management Science, 1969-1977. Co-editor: Quantitative Marketing Absracts, Social Science Research Network.

      Member editorial board Journal Marketing Research, 1969-1973, Journal Marketing, 1978-1981, Marketing Science, 1980-1993. Author, co-author numerous articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Marketing Association (O'Dell award 1983), Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Achievement award 1982, 83), Beta Gamma Sigma, Zeta Psi.

    Connections

    • Married Diane D. Wilson (deceased 2003). Children: Jonathan, Andrea, Stephanie.
    • father: John Edward Silk
    • mother: Bertha Lena (Kirton) Silk
    • spouse: Diane D. Wilson
    • children: Jonathan Silk
    • Andrea Silk
    • Stephanie Silk
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    Born December 31, 1935
    Nationality
    • 1959
      University Western Ontario
    • 1960
      Northwestern University
    • 1968
      Northwestern University
    • 1963 - 1966
      Assistant, professor management University of California at Los Angeles
    • 1966 - 1968
      assistant, professor University Chicago
    • 1968 - 1988
      from associate, professor to professor Sloan School Management
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1981 - 1987
      deputy dean Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School Management
    • 1988
      Lincoln Filene professor, Graduate School Business Administration Harvard University
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States