ANZMAC Newsletter

November 2018

With less than one week to go before the 2018 conference, this is a good time for an ANZMAC newsletter to share updates and reminders.

Conference: If you have not already done so, you can still register for the ANZMAC conference (3-5 December 2018). Conference co-chairs, Jodie Conduit, Carolin Plewa and Dean Wilkie are looking forward to welcoming us at the University of Adelaide Business School and showcasing the main conference location which is the National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide. The conference program is available online so please take a look and make a note of the special sessions that will also be available.

The Doctoral Colloquium (1-2 December 2018) will also be located at the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide, and is being organised by Rob Brodie and Rebecca Dolan. The DC program is available on the conference website.

ANZMAC Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Update: ANZMAC SIGs are intended to promote collegiality and support impactful new research. They are community-based groups and additional members are always welcome. An update of the progress and achievements of SIGs will be presented on Wednesday 2pm-3.30pm in Hickinbotham Hall. All ANZMAC members are welcome to drop in.

The five active SIGs include:

  • Balancing Experience and Convenience in Retail (Sean Sands; Isabella Maggioni)
  • The Role of Emotions in Choice Models (John Roberts; Uiwal Kayande)
  • Frontline Employees (Phyra Sok; Cheryl Leo; Chatura Ranaweera)
  • Business-to-Business Marketing (Sudha Mani; Erik Mooi)
  • Market Shaping and Innovation (Julia Fehrer; Carolin Plewa)

If you would like to discuss SIGs please contact Yelena Tsarenko, SIG Chair and see the Terms of Reference here.

AMJ Special Issues for 2019: Professor Roger Marshall has been at the helm of the AJM for the past 3 years. His dedication and persistent positive efforts have resulted in a positive enduring spirit and support for the journal both within the ANZMAC community and beyond. There are many examples of his noteworthy contributions, one of which is the showcase of local education research in the 2018 Special Issue on Marketing Education (Vol 26, Issue 2). If you haven’t read it yet, please download it to take a closer look. You will also find additional latest articles of interest – they can be accessed via this link or your library website.

For 2019, Associate Professor Liem Ngo will be Editor-in-Charge. Liem has issued calls for papers for Special Issues including:

  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Services. Full-length paper submission deadline: 28 February 2019. More information can be found here.
  • Leveraging the Power of the Sharing Economy. Full-length paper submission deadline: 31 March 2019. More information can be found here.
  • Impact of Current and Future Technologies on Relationship Marketing. Full-length paper submission deadline: 15 July 2019. More information can be found here.

Please support our ANZMAC journal by citing articles in your research and by choosing it as an outlet for manuscript submission. Our community support is needed to help lift the impact of the journal.

ANZMAC Election: The Election is currently under way for the appointment of six members to the ANZMAC Executive Committee for the period 2019-2021 (inclusive). You will have received an email invitation to vote. If you have not already done so, please cast your vote before midday this coming Friday (30th Nov 2018). The poll will close at 12noon. Election outcomes will be announced at the AGM on Monday 3rd Dec 2018 (5pm-6pm). All nominees must be present to accept the appointment (if successful).

Notice of Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting of Members will be held at 5-6pm Monday 3rd December 2018 at Hickinbotham Hall, in the National Wine Centre. All ANZMAC members are invited. If you have any matters to raise, please send them by email to by 5pm Friday 30th November 2018.

2018 ANZMAC Strategy Challenge: Thanks to Dr Gavin Northey (Auckland), the ANZMAC Strategy Challenge has run smoothly again this year. The winning team will be announced at the ANZMAC Gala Dinner on Wednesday 5th December 2018. They will receive a prize of AU$1500 and a plaque.

2018 ANZMAC Awards: The Emerging Educator, Emerging Researcher, Distinguished Educator, Distinguished Researcher, and Distinguished Membership of ANZMAC (new Fellows) awards will be presented at the ANZMAC Gala Dinner on Wednesday 5th December 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.

ANZMAC Special Session Focusing on Mid-career Development: Tim Fry (RMIT) has organised a special session, Climbing the greasy pole: career progression for midcareer academics, at the conference about mid-career progression and development opportunities.  After receiving input from the community, Tim and the panel (Sharyn rundle-Thiele, Felix Mavondo, Lucie Ozanne) have been able to create a discussion style session that addresses common concerns of mid-career academics. They will be able to suggest tips and tactics to help evolve your personal career strategy.

All welcome at 11am-12.30pm, Tuesday 4th December 2018 at Hickinbotham Hall.

Thank you: Many thanks to ANZMAC helpers who were Co-opted in 2018: Dr Linda Robinson (RMIT), Professor Tim Fry (RMIT), Dr Denni Arli (Griffith). Linda, Tim and Denni contributed to important projects throughout this year and we are grateful for their support.

Community thanks go to outgoing ANZMAC Executive Committee members who have each served for three years. Dr Kate Daellenbach (VUW) has supported ANZMAC in roles including Vice President, Membership subcommittee Chair, and Research subcommittee member.  Associate Professor Christine Eckert (UTS) has served as Treasurer for the past three years. Professor Ian Wilkinson (USyd) has served as Strategy subcommittee Chair, and SIG subcommittee member.

Current ANZMAC Executive Committee members who also running in the election to initiate an additional three-year term are: Associate Professor Lucie Ozanne (UC), Associate Professor Rob Aitken (Otago) and Dr Stephen Dann (ANU). Your voting support is appreciated.

We are grateful for the time, effort and commitment of the outgoing Executive Committee members and of our co-opted members – who each make the maintenance and progress of ANZMAC possible. Thank you.

New books:

Professor John Rossiter (UOW) has published a new book: Marketing Communications: Objectives, Strategy, Tactics, by John R. Rossiter, Larry Percy, and Lars Bergkvist (SAGE, 2018). Digital-age evolution of the Rossiter & Percy and Rossiter & Bellman textbooks. An inspection copy and online instructor’s manual are available with class orders at  Single copies are available on Booktopia​​

Thank you for your continued support of ANZMAC.

If there is something you would like to discuss or contribute, of if you would like to be more involved, please contact us: Tania Bucic or David Varvel 

Thank you for your continued support of ANZMAC. 

If there is something you would like to discuss or contribute, of if you would like to be more involved, please contact us: Tania Bucic or David Varvel

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