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Prof Malcolm Wright

SMSI Business Integrator

Student Management Solution Implementation


School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing

Malcolm Wright is a Professor of Marketing at Massey University. He is experienced in both the corporate and academic worlds, having previously been managing director of a well-known commercial property company, a Head of School at universities in Australia and New Zealand, and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of Massey Business School.

His academic interests revolve around branding, consumer behaviour and market research. Much of his recent work applies stochastic memory theory to develop insights into how people evaluate concepts such as brands, new products, scientific innovations and national symbols. Malcolm's publications have appeared in journals such as Nature Climate Change, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the European Journal of Marketing.

Malcolm has spent over twenty years teaching students about all aspects of marketing, and he is an author of the multi-edition textbook Consumer Behaviour: Applications in Marketing. He engages with the broader marketing community through media commentary, as the Chair of the Australian Advisory Board for the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute, and as a Director of Consumer Insights Ltd.

Malcolm is also a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy.

Malcolm Wright is a Professor of Marketing at Massey University.

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

Branding, consumer behaviour, market research.


21st Century Citizenship, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Consumer-Oriented Product or Service Development (150501): Marketing (150500): Marketing Research Methodology (150505): Marketing Theory (150506): Pricing (incl. Consumer Value Estimation) (150507)

Supervision and Teaching


Completed Doctoral Supervision at the University of South Australia. Supervisor of:

2013 - G. Trinh, PhD, Understanding brand sales growth using Conditional Trend Analysis

2012 - L. Stocchi, PhD, Exploring the link between consumer behaviour and brand associations

2011 - V. Pare, PhD, Buyer behaviour in seafood auctions

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2017 - Pamela May Feetham - PhD
    Using Marketing Concepts to Facilitate Upstream Public Engagement with Science
  • 2009 - Gavin James Lees - PhD
    Are radio markets dirichlet? A study into the NBD/Dirichlet, its empirical generalisations and their extension to radio listening patterns

CoSupervisor of:

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