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Organizing Committee


This year's symposium is hosted by the Center for Research on Consumption and Leisure (CeRCLe), University of Namur, Belgium. Alain Decrop (University of Namur, Belgium) and Arch Woodside (Boston College, USA) will co-chair the 9th Symposium. 

Organizing Team

The members of the organizing committee are

  • Alain Decrop (Chair), Professor of marketing, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences and Business Administration, University of Namur
  • Wafa Hammedi, Professor of marketing and innovation, University of Namur
  • Claude Pecheux, Professor of marketing, UCL Mons
  • Pietro Zidda, Professor of marketing and management, Head of the Center for Research on Consumption and Leisure (CeRCLe), University of Namur
  • François Dessart, Researcher, University of Namur
  • Nadia Steils, Teaching and research assistant, doctoral student, University of Namur
  • Justine Virlée, Teaching and research assistant, doctoral student, University of Namur,
  • Pierrette Noel, Administrative assistant, University of Namur

 

The Center for Research on Consumption and Leisure (CeRCLe)

 

Part of the Faculty of Economics, Social sciences and Business administration of the University of Namur, the Centre for Research on Consumption and Leisure (CeRCLe) is an interdisciplinary research centre composed by faculty members, researchers, doctoral students and practitioners. The Centre's main objective is to actively promote theoretical as well as empirical, fundamental as well as applied research in the field of marketing and services, and more specifically in the fields of consumption and leisure. The three main research domains are consumer & manager decision making, consumption practices & phenomena and marketing actions & consumers' response. The main application field concerns the service industry with a focus on tourism, culture and leisure, on the one hand, and retailing and shopping activities, on the other hand.

The CeRCLe collaborates with the Center of Excellence on Consumer Relations and Responsible Marketing (CERMA) of the Université Catholique de Louvain. They set up a research initiative in the field of consumer behavior and created a joint research centre labelled Center on Consumers and Marketing Strategy (CCMS).

The CeRCLe also actively collaborates in the field of service research with the Center for Service Intelligence of Ghent University and the service research team of Antwerp University.