AMS/Cutco-Vector Award


Tomas Hult has been named 2016 Academy of Marketing Science / CUTCO-Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator

Professor Tomas Hult Named 2016 Academy of Marketing Science / CUTCO-Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator

Professor Tomas Hult of Michigan State University has been named as the 2016 AMS/CUTCO-Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator by the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS). With this annual award, AMS recognizes the outstanding career achievement and tremendous global impact of a marketing scholar. Professor Hult will accept the prestigious honor at the 2016 AMS Annual Conference on May 19 in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Tomas Hult is the Byington Endowed Chair, Professor of Marketing and International Business, and Director of the International Business Center in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

“The main criteria for selecting the award winner include: scholarly achievement and impact on the marketing discipline, possessing a global reputation as a representative of AMS and the marketing discipline, and a strong record of congeniality, collaboration and mentorship.”

Professor Tomas Hult received his Ph.D. in 1995. In addition to his roles at MSU, Dr. Hult has been the Executive Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and President of the AIB Foundation since 2004. He is also President and Board Member of the Sheth Foundation, and board member of the International Trade Center of Mid-Michigan and the Economic Club of Greater Lansing. The Mayor of Lansing also appointed Dr. Hult to the Lansing Regional Sister Cities Commission. Dr. Hult was elected President of the 17-university coalition of CIBER schools for 2015-2016, funded by the U.S. Department of Education; he previously served as the Coalition’s President in 2011-2012. He has been responsible for raising some $14 million in contracts and grants for Michigan State University since 2001.

In research, Hult was ranked the 75th “most cited scientist in economics and business” (and 3rd in marketing) in the world by Thomson Reuters in their Essential Science Indicators covering a period from 1997 to 2007. In a 2012 study by Aguinis et al. (in the Academy of Management Perspectives), Hult was 6th among influential scholars who received their degrees since 1991 (he received his degree in 1995). Based on the Microsoft Academic Search, Tomas Hult is 3rd in scholarship in “business administration and economics.” Based on a University of Minnesota study, Tomas is also 14th in citations among the worldwide marketing professorate since 2013. Overall, his research has been cited more than 26,000 times per Google Scholar, which is top ranked in the word in the fields of “international marketing” and “marketing strategy”.

Professor Hult is an elected Fellow of the Academy of International Business (one of only about 85 scholars in the world bestowed with this honor and one of only 5 marketing scholars), and was Editor-in-Chief from 2009 to 2015 of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has published more than 100 articles, with 60 of them appearing in top journals (Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, IIEEE, Decision Sciences, and Journal of Business Logistics). He is also the market-share leader with his textbooks (International Business 11e; Global Business Today 9e) with Charles W.L. Hill. More on Professor Tomas Hult can be found at: