Keith E. Ferguson
Office: 632 Bogue St. N300 BCC
Dr. Keith E. Ferguson is a Lecturer in the Department of
Marketing at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State
University. He received his D.B.A. from
Kennesaw State University in 2014, an M.B.A. in 2010 from Western Michigan
University, and a B.A. from Alma College in 1985. Dr. Ferguson had the honor of being inducted
into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society chapters at both Western
Michigan University and Kennesaw State University. In addition, Ferguson has had the honor of being selected as a 2017 Broad Integrative Fellow to develop more integrative thinking and teaching among the Broad College Faculty with the long-term objective of enhancing the college's teaching and learning culture, while increasing connections with key corporate partners.
Dr. Ferguson brings to MSU several years of experience in the medical sales industry and over 20 years of self-employment, founding and successfully operating several small businesses. He has taught both undergraduate (Introduction to Business, Marketing, Retailing, Management, Business Communications, Organizational Behavior, Sustainability, and Sustainable Remodeling) and graduate (Marketing Management, Electronic Marketing, Marketing Research, and Organizational Theory) courses over the past 10 years.
Dr. Ferguson's research interests include consumer behavior, sustainability, entrepreneurship, innovation, and family business. He has presented and been a session chair at conferences in the U.S. and Europe. In addition, he has published in the Journal of Family Business Strategy, International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, and the International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Sciences. In 2011, he was awarded the best paper at the Academy of Business Research Spring conference for his work on identifying signals that lead to successfully employing ex-offenders based on his experience. Ferguson also serves as a reviewer for various journals including: Journal of Family Business Strategy, Qualitative Market Research, International Marketing Review, European Management Journal, and a conference reviewer for the International Family Enterprise Research Academy (IFERA).
Dr. Ferguson uses both his practical experience and theoretical knowledge to teach a variety of marketing classes at MSU. He teaches Introduction to Marketing, Consumer and Organizational Behavior, Product Innovation/Management, Managerial Marketing, and Retail Management. Ferguson is also the faculty adviser for Phi Chi Theta business fraternity.
Consumer behavior, sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, and family business
- Smith, D.R., Hair, J.F., & Ferguson, K. (2014). An investigation of the effect of family influence on Commitment-Trust in retailer-vendor strategic partnerships. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5 (3), 252-263.
- Hopkins, L., and Ferguson, K.E. (2014). Looking forward: The role of multiple regression in family business research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5 (1), 52-62.
- Binz, C. A., Ferguson, K. E., Pieper, T. M., & Astrachan, J. H. (2017). Family business goals, corporate citizenship behaviour and firm performance: disentangling the connections. International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 16(1-2), 34-56.
- MKT 300: Managerial Marketing
- MKT 302: Consumer & Organizational Buyer Behavior
- MKT 351: Retail Management
- MKT 410: Product Innovation/Management