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Cindy Chan


    Cindy Chan

    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

    Degrees: PhD Marketing, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    BA Honors Business Administration, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
    BA Psychology, Huron University College, University of Western Ontario
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    Cindy Chan is an Assistant Professor of Marketing, cross-appointed to the Marketing Area at Rotman from the Department of Management at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Cindy researches consumer relationships, examining the social influences on and social consequences of consumer behavior. She also investigates the role of emotion in consumer relationships. Her research is published in the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and has been featured in popular press outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and Scientific American.  Prior to academia, Cindy worked with JWT, developing advertising campaigns for global clients including Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, and Nestle.  

    Research and Teaching Interests

    consumer behaviour, social relationships, emotions, experiences, gift giving  

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