Eileen Fischer is Professor Marketing and the Max and Anne Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the Schulich School of Business. She is past chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. Her research interests span entrepreneurship and consumer behavior topics, and she is currently an Associate Editor for both the Journal of Consumer and Journal of Business Venturing.
Russell Belk is Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University. He is past president of the International Association of Marketing and Development, and is a fellow, past president, and Film Festival co-founder in the Association for Consumer Research. He also co-initiated the Consumer Behavior Odyssey and the Consumer Culture Theory Conference, two key events in qualitative consumer research. He received the Paul D. Converse Award and the Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Award for Long Term Contribution to Consumer Research.