CLSG Objectives and Scope
CLSG attempts to achieve its main objectives by undertaking, supporting, and facilitating activities that create and disseminate knowledge, contribute to the professional development of its members, and enhance the reputation of its members’ institutions. Such activities include: conducting/collaborating in cross-national studies, sharing data bases and information, organizing international programs (such as special conference sessions and workshops), seeking and forming various types of partnerships with educational institutions (such as student/faculty exchanges and visiting scholars), and facilitating access to various other types of financial, human, and physical resources (such as funding, access to libraries and databases, training of doctoral students and junior faculty).
Unlike most other academic research entities that may seek similar goals (e.g. Centers, Institutes) and are confined to a particular geographic location, CLSG has a global and non-territorial scope. However, for administrative purposes, it is housed within the College of Management of Mahidol University (CMMU), Bangkok, one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities.
George P. Moschis (Director)
|George P. Moschis (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is Alfred Bernhardt Research Professor of Marketing and the founding director of the Center for Mature Consumer Studies (CMCS) at Georgia State University, USA. He is also a visiting professor at Mahidol University, Thailand, where he has founded and directed the Consumer Life-course Studies Group (CLSG), a global network of academic researchers. Dr. Moschis’ research is globally known to academics and industry, and his CMCS been recognized over the years by American Demographics as one of the best sources of marketing information in the United States. As a guest of various types of organizations around the globe, Dr. Moschis lectures annually in several countries in the five continents and is considered by practitioners as one of the world’s foremost authorities on topics related to consumption habits of different generations. His list of publications includes hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and papers, dozens research monographs, and seven books. Based on his impact on academic research, he has been cited as one of the most influential figures in consumer research today.|
Randall Shannon (Co-Director)
Chatchai Chatpinyakoop (Manager)
|Chatchai is also manager of the PhD program and Research Center in the College of Management at Mahidol University (CMMU). He received his Bachelor degree in Economics from Thammasat University, Bangkok in 1994 and earned his postgraduate diploma in Financial and Business Economics from University of Essex, UK in 1996. Chatchai earned his Master of Management in Entrepreneurship with distinction from CMMU, Mahidol University in 2003. He worked as industrial analyst and researcher for Bangkok Bank and KMUTT’s CODE design center for several years. Chatchai was also a member of Communication Arts faculty at Siam University, Thailand, from 2004-2008. His research interests include problem-based learning and learning innovation.|