About the Author
Ahmad Jamal is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing and Strategy and the Coordinator for the Ethnic Marketing Research Group and Programme Director for the MSC in Strategic Marketing at Cardiff Business School. He holds a PhD in Consumer Behaviour from the University of Bradford. Ahmad is a former Deputy Secretary of the Academy of Marketing UK, a member of Association of Consumer Research, European Academy of Marketing and a Senior Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He also acts as the Vice President for Western Europe, the Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) and is the Managing Editor for Journal of Global Business Advancement. His research interests include cross-cultural consumer behaviour, self-concept, service quality, brand evaluations and customer satisfaction, and he has published widely in leading academic journals. His major areas of teaching include consumer behaviour, advertising and other forms of marketing communications.
Gordon Foxall is a Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University. His chief research interests lie in psychological theories of consumer choice and consumer innovativeness and their relationships to marketing management and strategy. He has published some 16 books and over 250 articles and papers on these and related themes and has previously held professorial appointments at the Universities of Strathclyde, Birmingham and Keele. He is a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) and the British Academy of Management (FBAM) and was recently elected an Academician by the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (AcSS).