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consultant , Management educator

Alvin John Silk, Business educator. Member American Marketing Association (O'Dell award 1983), American Statistical Association, Association for Consumer Research, Econometric Society, Institute for Management Sciences (Achievement award 1982, 83), Psychometric Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Zeta Psi.

Background

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

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

Membership

Member American Marketing Association (O'Dell award 1983), American Statistical Association, Association for Consumer Research, Econometric Society, Institute for Management Sciences (Achievement award 1982, 83), Psychometric Society, 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

child:
Jonathan Silk

child:
Andrea Silk

child:
Stephanie Silk