ISBM Research Mission and Overview
The mission of ISBM is to play a leadership role in advancing the theory and practice of business-to-business (industrial) marketing, and to advance business marketing as a specialized field within the broader marketing discipline.
To this end, the ISBM supports publishable academic research by providing:
• expense funding
• access to cooperating firms (as research partners/sites)
The ISBM favors research that can either be directly applied to business marketing strategies and practices, or that can lead to a better understanding of key business-to-business marketing phenomena.
ISBM is currently focused on three main domains that have emerged from the ISBM’s B2B Agenda:
- The B2B Marketing-Innovation Link,
- B2B Buying Behavior and
- B2B Analytics.
The ISBM also supports the development of pedagogic material that can directly improve the teaching and practice of business-to-business marketing.
In addition the ISBM sponsors a biennial academic conference, a biennial PhD camp, periodic special interest workshops, a series of PhD seminars (IPSS—ISBM PhD Seminar Series) available to B2B PhD students globally, and publishes a Research Newsletter three times a year.
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