Associate professor, Marketing
Concordia University Research Chair in Complexity and Markets
Please note that I am on sabbatical until January 2024.
We face complexity when there is no clear guideline for action. Today’s world is characterized by complexity. Diverging political interests, technological disruptions, and societal upheavals have created competing and divisive expectations about what we should be doing in our personal lives and in society.
In my work, I tackle big questions to understand the complexity of markets and how people and organizations manage it.
For example, I answer questions such as how are public organizations responding to market pressures, how can organizations contribute to society while satisfying shareholder interests, and how are consumers reshaping markets.
My current research projects examine markets for coffee, tattoos, sneakers, fashion, music, transportation, microdosing, and education, as well as social projects in Africa, South America, and South East Asia. Based on my students' theses, I also am looking at digital influence and online influencers, and the acculturation of wealthy consumers.
My research has been published at the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Marketing, where it has received distinctions such as most cited and most downloaded papers. I have presented at the Association for Consumer Research, the European Association for Consumer Research, the Consumer Culture Theory, and the American Marketing Association conferences, where I have been awarded prizes for best special session and best paper. My research has been featured in media such as the National Post, Channel News Asia, CTV News, Global TV, CBC & Radio-Canada, Journal de Montreal, Les Affaires, and Le Devoir.
I have received more than 750 000$ in funding from varied funding sources, such as the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the Fonds Société et Culture. I am on the editorial review board of Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Advertising Research, and Recherche Appliquée en Marketing (RAM). I am also a mentor at academic conferences, a supervisor and committee member for master and doctoral students, and an instructor at JMSB where I am coordinator for the digital marketing undergraduate course.
At the undergraduate level, I am the coordinator for MARK452 'Digital Marketing,' where I concentrate on teaching digital strategy, as well as how-to plan and enact conversion-based approaches. I recently finished an open source textbook to support the course.
At the master's level, I am the instructor for MSCA668 'Innovation and Marketing.'
Teaching material published
Dolbec, Pierre-Yann (2021). Digital Marketing Strategy, open source textbook, Concordia University.
Chattopadhyay, Amitava, Pierre-Yann Dolbec, Rajesh Nanarpuzha, and Jean Wee (2020). "The AAK Kolo Nafaso Programme: Securing an Alternative Shea Supply Chain," INSEAD Case Studies.
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