Nicolas Papadopoulos (MBA Washington State, Ph.D. Athens) is Chancellor’s Professor of Marketing and International Business at the Sprott School of Business of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has served at various times as director of the school, teaching area coordinator for international business, and associate dean (research), and he has been director of the International Business Study Group, a Sprott School research unit, since its inception in 1984.
He is recognized worldwide as a leading researcher in the areas of international market selection, place images, and nation branding. His research and professional interests span various areas of marketing and business strategy, particularly in the international context (including expansion decisions, global positioning, country image effects on buyer behaviour, role of trade blocs and free-trade zones, East-West business, and Canada-EU relations); brand marketing and new product development; social and not-for-profit marketing applications; management education; and macro-marketing (including marketing ethics and corporate social responsibility).
Dr. Papadopoulos has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 320 publications, including 15 books and over 85 book chapters and journal articles, and in addition has given more than 100 workshops and seminars, conference talks, and invited presentations in various countries around the world. He has received nine best-paper awards, including the 2016 Hans B. Thorelli award of the American Marketing Association for “significant and long-term contribution” based on an eight-country co-authored study on consumer cosmopolitanism, ethnocentrism, and materialism. His work has been recognized through numerous honours, including current membership in the Senior Advisory Boards of International Marketing Review and the Journal of Product and Brand Management and the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Marketing, and four other journals; appointment as Honorary International Member of the Società Italiana di Marketing (since 2005); several Keynote Speaker presentations (e.g., Multicultural Marketing Conference, Puebla, Mexico, 2004; Fourth Royal Bank International Research Seminar, Montreal, 2007; 9th Congress of the Società Italiana di Marketing, Benevento, Italy, 2012; Export Summit IV of the Greek International Business Association, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016; and 2nd Consumer Research Summit on Place & Identity, Bangor, UK, 2017); and recipient of such other distinctions as the Capital Educators Award from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (2007), Outstanding Service Award while on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (2009), Best Reviewer awards from such journals as International Marketing Review (2008 and 2011) and Journal of International Business Studies (2013), and Carleton University’s Davidson Dunton Lecturership Award (2008), Graduate Mentor Award (2013), and Scholarly Achievement (1987) and Research Achievement (2014) awards.
He worked with Exxon, 3M, and Procter & Gamble before turning to his academic career, and he has maintained close ties with the business community since then in North America and Europe through consulting, lecturing, executive training engagements, and volunteer work.
His research has been covered extensively in interviews and feature stories internationally, in such media as The Strategist (India), La Reforma (Mexico’s national newspaper), The Economist (UK), brandchannel.com (U.S.), Kathimerini (The Daily, one of Greece’s two main national newspapers), The Place Brand Observer (UK), and De Pers (national Dutch newspaper), and throughout Canada in newspapers (Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, Edmonton Journal, National Post), TV & radio (CBC, CTV), magazines (enRoute, Commerce-Les Affaires), and many others.