P.K. Kannan

How Radio Shack Lost Its Roots

The #RadioShackisBack campaign starring the likes of Orlando Jones and Carlos Mencia reminds consumers that the company remains alive after a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2015 and the closure of more than half of its 4,000 stores. Nonetheless, a recent Yahoo Makers tribute to the iconic brand tapped Smith School professor P.K. Kannan to help explain how Radio Shack lost its competitive advantage. Read more...

Taylor Swift, Apple and Free Markets

A recent feud between singer Taylor Swift and Apple should help government regulators realize that digital music is not a public good like electricity. Swift taking Apple Music to task for not paying artists royalties for songs streamed during a three-month free trial attests to the power of a few strong artists to dictate to the channels. It also illustrates free market dynamics, Smith School professor P.K. Kannan says. Read more...

UMD Marketing Expert Says Verizon’s Success with iPhone Will Depend on Performance

January 11, 2011: MEDIA ALERT

UMD Marketing Expert Says Verizon’s Success with iPhone Will Depend on Performance

P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Marketing Science and Chair, Department of Marketing at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, reacts to Verizon Wireless’ announcement today that they will now carry Apple’s iPhone. He says the carrier’s success will depend on its network performance.

Consumer spending habits

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Thursday, May 14, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 2009, 7:30 a.m. 
Monday, May 18, 2009, 4:30 a.m.

Economic woes have 73 percent of consumers cutting back on household expenditures, according to the Consumer Technology Pulse recently released by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and research firm Rockbridge Associates Inc.

National Survey Finds Consumers Likely to Spend $104 Billion on Green Technology Products Per Year

College Park, Md. - March 12, 2008 - Americans' appetite for environmentally friendly technologies and consumer products is grossly underserved, with a potential $104 billion in sales this year, according to the 2007 National Technology Readiness Survey (NTRS) released today. The annual survey sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business and technology research firm Rockbridge Associates Inc.

Univ. of Md.s Robert H. Smith School of Business Marketing Faculty Honored For Top Research

College Park, Md. November 21, 2007 Marketing faculty at the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business recently received honors for top research influencing business practices. P.K. Kannan, the Harvey Sanders Associate Professor of Marketing, and department chair Roland Rust, the David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing, were each recognized for separate projects. Kannan won the 2007 INFORMS Society on Marketing Science Practice Prize competition. Rusts research won the Best Article Award from the Journal of Service Research.

National Survey Finds Consumers Likely to Spend $104 Billion on Green Technology Products Per Year

College Park, Md. – March 12, 2008 – Americans’ appetite for environmentally friendly technologies and consumer products is grossly underserved, with a potential $104 billion in sales this year, according to the 2007 National Technology Readiness Survey (NTRS) released today. The annual survey — sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Service at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and technology research firm Rockbridge Associates Inc.

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