The Symposium was initiated in 1971 to honor then retiring Professor Albert Haring. Dr. Haring, a past president of the AMA and outstanding scholar in the areas of sales management, channels, and credit, devoted the majority of his long career to the personal and professional development of doctoral students in Marketing. As we prepare to host this year’s Annual Haring Symposium, we are very gratified that the event’s long term success continues to honor this gentleman who contributed enormously to our profession.
The Department of Marketing at Indiana University hosts a number of visiting speakers and seminars throughout the year. Each spring they host the Albert Haring Symposium for Doctoral Research in Marketing. The Sheth Foundation provides funding for this Symposium.
2021 will be the Haring Symposium’s 50th anniversary! In 2020, the Sheth Foundation’s support has allowed Indiana University to offer the Haring-Sheth Keynote Speaker and Distinguished Scholar Presentations, which have become a central component of the Haring Symposium. In 2020, Professor Jeff Inman (Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consumer Research and the Albert Wesley Frey Professor of Marketing at the University of Pittsburgh) gave the keynote speech. Professor Juanjuan Zhang (the John D. C. Little Professor of Marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management) and Professor Andrew Stephen (the L’Oréal Professor of Marketing and Director of the Oxford Future of Marketing Initiative at the University of Oxford) were our two Haring-Sheth Distinguished Scholars