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Scott is a former Harvard Business School professor, where he taught MBA Marketing Management, as well as doctoral research seminars. He has taught executive-level Marketing courses at Cornell University, at the International School of Management in Paris, and in the Logtech Residency in Singapore. He has also taught several courses on product development and marketing strategy as a Visiting faculty member at both Sejong University and Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea.
Professor Lathrop's academic credentials include an A.B. magna cum laude from Colgate University, an M.B.A. from the S. C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Marketing and Cognitive Studies from Cornell University. His research focuses on the adaptive and often irrational aspects of consumer decision behavior; private label vs. national brands, and marketing strategies for durable and non-durable consumer products.
He has served as consultant to firms on a wide range of projects, from new product development to marketing strategy and e-commerce. Past clients have included United Airlines, Boise Cascade, ExxonMobil, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Owens Corning, Polaroid, McKesson Pharmaceuticals, Partners Healthcare, Nielsen Media Research, Parexel Pharmaceutical Research, Trex Construction Products, Office Depot, Caterpillar, and Sundyne Pumps. He currently partners with WMS Consulting, of Syracuse NY on selected projects.
Dr. Lathrop’s marketing career started at L&F Consumer Products in Montvale, NJ, (now a subsidiary of Reckitt Benckiser) where his accomplishments ranged from new product development (Glass Mates and Spot Chasers brands) to team-managing Chubs, Wet Ones, and the company's flagship brand, Lysol Spray Disinfectant.
Dr. Lathrop collaborates on selected strategic consulting projects with WMS Consulting, a consulting firm headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y.
Decision Behavior, Judgment and Choice: Constructive and adaptive decision making processes, decision behavior in consumer and B2B purchasing, applications of Behavioral Economics concepts in marketing, techniques and technologies of persuasion, including advertising, promotions, public relations and image management
Marketing and Corporate Strategy: Implementation of corporate strategy via actionable plans and processes; strategic management in shifting competitive environments; strategic Marketing in crisis situations
New Product Development: Implications of preference ambiguity for new product features and attributes; Impact of missing information on product choice
Value Lability: Endurance of Value Shifts: Implications for Learning vs. Distortion
From Stalemate to Solution: The Role of Attribute Value Lability in Decision Making
The Limits of Brand Name Extension: How Far Can a Concept Be Stretched?
Store brand vs. national brand prices: Willingness to pay ≠ willingness to accept
2021 Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, volume 31, 2021,Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, DOI: 10.1080/21639159.2020.1808820 , Boyle, P., Kim, H., Woodside, A.
The Relationship Between Price and Quality in Durable Product Categories with Private Label Brands
2018 Journal of Product and Brand Management,27,6,647-660, Boyle, P., Kim, H., Guzman, F.
The Value of Private Label Brands to U.S. Consumers: An Objective and Subjective Assessment
2013 Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services,20,1,80-86, Boyle, P.
Are Consumers' Perceptions of Price-Quality Relationships Well Calibrated?
2009 International Journal of Consumer Studies,7,1,63-68, Boyle, P.
Perceptions of Product Longevity: Will it keep going and going?
2008 Journal of Customer Behaviour,7,3,201-213, Boyle, P.
Store Brand vs. National Brand Prices: Willingness to Pay is not Equal to Willingness to Accept
Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, Boyle, P., Kim, H., Woodside, A.
Jan 01, 2019
Nominated for Meredith Teaching AwardWhiitman School/ Professor SP Raj
Jun 21, 2018
Keynote Speaker, The Harvard Business Club of Syracuse monthly meetingThe Harvard Business Club of Syracuse
Jan 01, 2017
Whitman Class Marshall’s “Favorite Professor”Syracuse University
Sep 01, 2013
Development Grant for Whitman's Young Marketing Alumni CouncilWhitman School of Management
Sep 01, 2012
Development Grant for Whitman "Rising Stars in Marketing" programWhitman School of Management
May 31, 2012
Keynote Speaker, New York Insurance Association Annual ConferenceNew York Insurance Association
May 01, 2012
Whitman Dean’s Citation for Exceptional Service to the Whitman School
Whitman MagazineNovember 01, 2020 Whitman School of Management
Webinar on "Brand Activism - The Intersection of Social Movements and Marketing"September 18, 2020 Whitman School
Has Cyber Monday changedNovember 26, 2018 WSYR TV Channel 9
What Uber’s arrival to central New York could mean for local taxi companiesJune 09, 2017 The Daily Orange