Sidney J. Levy: an autobiography

Sidney Jay Levy

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Purpose: This autobiography sums up the life story of one of the contributors to the history of inquiry and instruction in the field of marketing, with special attention to the historical developments that have influenced the study of consumer behavior and the concept of branding. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is an autobiographical essay, a personal history. Findings: The reminiscence illustrates the way life experiences evolve, showing the interaction among personal growth, education, career choices and work experience that led to Professor Levy’s contributions to the field of marketing education and its research literature. Originality/value: The paper describes a unique life, and an unusual explication of the personal life sources of influential ideas. It is novel in its large perspective and integrative narrative, and the unusual exposure of its various conceptual issues and links. It should be of interest to marketing historians, managers and scholars of marketing education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-143
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Historical Research in Marketing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • Branding
  • Consumer research
  • Evolution
  • History of marketing thought
  • Marketing history
  • Symbolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing


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