University of Minnesota
The College of Design is currently involved in strategic planning via a “Blue Ribbon” Committee. The Graduate Program in Design went through a revision this year and we now have a named track in Apparel Studies with three areas of emphasis: Dress, History, and Culture; Product Development; and Retail Merchandising and Consumer Studies.
At the University of Minnesota we have three faculty working in the area of retailing and consumer studies. Their current research projects include exploring consumer perspectives on retail loyalty programs, online co-design, and perception of rape victims.
Kang, Minjeong – 2009
Dissertation title: Retail Therapy: A Qualitative Investigation and Scale Development
Kim, Jae Eun- 2009
Dissertation title: The Influence of Moral Emotions in Young Adults Moral Decision Making: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Journal Publications (2008-2009)
Adomaitis, A., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2008). Advertisements: Interpreting images used to sell young adults. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 12(2), 182-192.
Johnson, K. K. P., & Rhee, J. (2008). An investigation of consumer traits and their relationship to merchandise borrowing with undergraduates. Journal of Family and Consumer Science Education, 26(1), 1- 13.[online journal]
Johnson, K. K. P., Yoo, J., Kim, M., & Lennon, S. J. (2008). Dress and human behavior: A review and critique of published research. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, 26(1), 3-22.
Kang, M., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). Identifying characteristics of consumers who frequently return apparel. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management,13(1), 37-48.
Kim, J., Ju, H., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009) Sales associate’s appearance: Links to consumers’ emotions, store image, and purchases. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Science, 16(5), 407-413.
Kim, J., Cho, H., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). Influence of moral affect, judgment, and intensity on decision making concerning counterfeit, gray-market, and imitation products. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal,27(3), 211-226.
Kim, E., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009) Forecasting the U.S. fashion industry part 1: Materials and design. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 13(2), 256-267.
Kim, E., & Johnson, K.K. P. (2009). Forecasting the U.S. Fashion industry part 2: Production and retailing. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management. 13(2), 268-278.
Lee, J., & Johnson, K. K. P. (2009). Factors related to engagement in risky appearance management behaviors. Clothing and Textile Research Journal, 27(3), 163-178.
Lee, J., Johnson, K. K. P., Gahring, S., & Lee, S. (2008). Business strategies of independent retailers: Effects of environmental hostility. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 21(3), 277-292.