KUSUM L. AILAWADI is the Charles Jordan 1911 TU’12 Professor of Marketing at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her research focuses on the interaction, distribution of power, and performance of manufacturers and their distribution channel partners. She has published extensively in the top marketing journals, and several of her articles have been honored for best contributions to marketing theory, practice, and academic-practitioner collaboration, and for long-term impact. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Science. She is President-Elect of the INFORMS Society for Marketing Science and completed her tenure as an Academic Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute in 2020.
PAUL W. FARRIS is Emeritus Landmark Professor of Marketing at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Over his career he has worked in marketing for UNILEVER and was a director on boards for six companies including retailers, manufacturers, and distributors. He has consulted for Apple, Best Buy, Google, Kroger, and Procter & Gamble among other companies. His authored or co-authored books and articles include award-winning research on distribution channels, marketing metrics, retail power, marketing strategy, and budgeting. He has served on several editorial boards for marketing journals and as an Academic Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute.