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Carroll School of Management

Gergana Y. Nenkov

associate professor - marketing department

Gergana Y. Nenkov

Fulton Hall 442


Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh Katz Business School
B.A., American University in Bulgaria


Professor Gergana Y. Nenkov’s primary research objective is to understand how different modes of thinking about the future affect two aspects of consumers’ decision making – their exertion of self-control and their use of heuristics. Her research focuses on understanding the motivations behind suboptimal or irrational consumer choices – with the ultimate goal of developing methods to improve the consumer decision making process.

Her research has been published at top academic journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and has been presented at major marketing conferences such as the Association for Consumer Research, Society for Consumer Psychology, Academy of Marketing Association, Marketing Science.

Professor Nenkov is currently teaching Marketing Principles and International Marketing to undergraduates and International Marketing to MBAs.