Mendoza School of Business


Frank Germann

Associate Professor
Marketing
 574-631-4858
  395 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Awards

Frank Germann is Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Notre Dame. He earned undergraduate degrees from Reutlingen University (Germany) and the University of Savoy (France), an MBA from the University of Notre Dame (USA), and a Master of Applied Statistics and PhD from The Pennsylvania State University (USA). Frank has also served as a Visiting Professor at HEC Paris (France). Before entering academia, he held various industry positions, including European Quality Manager at Hewlett-Packard, and Regional Sales Manager at Johnson&Johnson. He has also served as an Academic Advisor to McKinsey & Co.'s Datamatics team. Frank has lived and worked in the United States, Germany, Spain, France, and Switzerland.

Frank’s research interests are in the area of marketing strategy. More specifically, he is interested in how marketing actions (e.g., the use of marketing analytics), marketing personnel (e.g., the Chief Marketing Officer), and marketing assets (e.g., brands) influence firm performance. His research has been published in leading marketing journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Retailing, and Marketing Letters. His research has also been featured in the Harvard Business Review, by the Marketing Science Institute as part of the Institute's journal selections initiative, on NPR, Today (NBC), The Atlantic, CBC, and USA Today, among others.

Frank has received teaching awards at Penn State (2011) and Notre Dame (2014, 2017, & 2020), and some of his articles have won (e.g., 2020 Sheth Foundation / Journal of Marketing Award; 2013 Best Paper Award of the International Journal of Research in Marketing) or been finalists of (2015 Shelby D. Hunt/Harold H. Maynard Award; 2015 Marketing Science Institute/H. Paul Root Award; 2016 William R. Davidson Award) prestigious research awards. He was selected as a 2017 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Young Scholar and won the 2021 Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science as well as the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and he also serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research. He received a Best Reviewer award from the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science in 2017, and an Outstanding Reviewer award from the Journal of Marketing in 2018. He serves on the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association.

Education
Ph D, Penn State
Master of Applied Statistics, Penn State
MBA, University of Notre Dame
Diploma, Reutlingen University
Diploma, University of Savoy

Areas of Expertise
Marketing Strategy
Customer Analytics
Marketing in the C-Suite
Brand Management

Editorial Boards
Associate Editor
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
March 1, 2021

Associate Editor
Journal of Public Policy & Marketing
May 1, 2020

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Marketing Research
August 2, 2018

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Marketing
November 13, 2017

Editorial Board Member
Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science
January 1, 2017 - February 28, 2021

"Do Marketers Matter for Entrepreneurs? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Uganda", (With Steven Anderson, Pradeep Chintagunta, Naufel Vilscassim), Journal of Marketing, 85, 2021

"Do Retailers Get Blamed When Manufacturer Brands Fail? Measurement of Multi-Loci Attributions and Spillover Effects", (With Ronald Hess, Margaret Meloy), Review of Marketing Research, 18 - Accepted (awaiting publication)

"Driving Customer Analytics from the Top", (With Gary Lilien, Christine Moorman, Lars Fiedler, Till Grossmass), Customer Needs and Solutions, 7, 2020

"Relating Online, Regional, and National Advertising to Firm Value", (With Hari Sridhar, Charles Kang, Rajdeep Grewal), Journal of Marketing, 80, 2016

"Performance Brand Placebos: How Brands Improve Performance and Consumers Take the Credit", (With Aaron Garvey, Lisa Bolton), Journal of Consumer Research, 42, 2016

"Washing Away Your Sins? Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Social Irresponsibility, and Firm Performance", (With Charles Kang, Rajdeep Grewal), Journal of Marketing, 80, 2016

"The Chief Marketing Officer Matters", (With Peter Ebbes, Rajdeep Grewal), Journal of Marketing, 79, 2015

"Do Retailers Benefit from Deploying Customer Analytics?", (With Gary Lilien, Lars Fiedler, Matthias Kraus), Journal of Retailing, 90, 2014

"Product Recalls and the Moderating Role of Brand Commitment", (With Rajdeep Grewal, William Ross, Jr., Rajendra Srivastava), Marketing Letters, 25, 2014

"Koenig Kunde - Kapital Kundenwissen", (With Lars Fiedler, Matthias Kraus, Jesko Perrey), Akzente (German McKinsey journal), 3/2013, 2013

"Performance Implications of Deploying Marketing Analytics", (With Gary Lilien, Arvind Rangaswamy), International Journal of Research in Marketing, 30, 2013

"AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow", Indiana University, 2021

"Varadarajan Award", American Marketing Association, 2021

"Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching", University of Notre Dame, 2020

"2020 Sheth Foundation / Journal of Marketing Award", American Marketing Association & Sheth Foundation, 2020

"Marketing Strategy Consortium Faculty Fellow", Indiana University, 2019

"AMA-Sheth Foundation Doctoral Consortium Fellow", University of Leeds, 2018

"2018 Outstanding Reviewer Award", Journal of Marketing, 2018

"2017 Best Reviewer Award", Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS), 2017

"James Dincolo Teaching Award", University of Notre Dame, 2017

"2017 MSI Young Scholar", Marketing Science Institute (MSI), 2016

"Marketing Science Institute/ H. Paul Root award (Finalist)", American Marketing Association, 2016

"Shelby D. Hunt/Harold H. Maynard award (Finalist)", American Marketing Association, 2016

"Davidson Award (Honorable Mention)", Journal of Retailing, 2016

"IJRM 2013 Best Paper Award", European Marketing Academy, 2014

"James Dincolo Teaching Award", University of Notre Dame, 2014

"Ossian R. MacKenzie Teaching Award", The Pennsylvania State University, 2011

"Overall Best Conference Paper Award", American Marketing Association Winter Educators’ Conference, 2010

"Beta Gamma Sigma", 2005

"STAR Award", Hewlett-Packard, 2004



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