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Kashef Majid - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Kashef Majid

Assistant Professor of Business | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Dr. Majid is an expert on reputation management and marketing strategy, with an emphasis on food waste.






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More than 44 million people in the U.S. face hunger, according to relief organization Feeding America. University of Mary Washington Assistant Professor of Business Kashef Majid addresses that haunting statistic through his expertise in environmental marketing with a particular emphasis on the issue of food waste.

Majid examines the impact of date labels, retailer donations to food banks and campaigns designed to encourage pro-environmental behavior. He also explores how artificial intelligence can be used to reduce food waste.

Majid's prior research focused on consumer valuation of hybrid and electric vehicles, whether their owners drive them to save money or appear "green" to their peers, and why some hybrid cars retain more value than others.

Dr. Majid previously has worked as a consultant in Ottawa and with the Canadian government.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Food Waste


Marketing Strategy

International Marketing

Education (3)

The George Washington University: Ph.D., Business Administration

Concordia University: MSc., Graduate Studies

University of Ottawa: B.Comm, Commerce

Media Appearances (4)

How to Lower Your Car Insurance Premiums

WalletHub  online


Associate Professor of Marketing Kashef Majid was quoted in an advice segment for a WalletHub piece about best car insurance companies. "For the most dramatic drop in car insurance, drivers should consistently shop around each year to see if they can get a better deal," he said. "Quotes are easy to receive online and insurers try to lure new customers with low rates early and then gradually raise them over time."

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We the Wasteful

With Good Reason  online


"We are wasting thirty or forty percent of what we produce and we have got line ups of people who need food. None of this makes sense," said Kashef Majid.

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Profits and losses from the sharing economy—insights from Airbnb rentals

The Free Lance-Star  online


On November 14 at 7 p.m. on the campus of the University of Mary Washington, I will present research conducted over a year that examines the growth of the sharing economy. I’ve explored issues related to pricing, demand, and regulations.

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Stafford author launches webzine for women

The Free Lance-Star  print


“Online magazines are very popular,” said Kashef Majid, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Mary Washington’s College of Business. “They’re fairly easy to start up and create, and appeal to so many different segments of the population.”

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Articles (4)

Majid Article Accepted for Publication

International Marketing Rreview


An article by Kashef Majid titled “Drawing negative inferences from a positive country-of-origin image -- Consumers' use of COI and price levels to assess counterfeit drugs” has been accepted for publication by the International Marketing Review. Majid is an assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business.

Giving green a second thought: Modeling the value retention of green products in the secondary market

Journal of Business Research


Demand for green products continues to grow. This research examines green products’ retention of value and whether new green brands differ from green brand extensions in their ability to retain value amidst technological innovations. Modeling of data from the used car market between 2004 and 2011 shows that hybrid (i.e., green) vehicles lose value faster than their non-hybrid counterparts. However, pure green brands (such as the Prius), whose ability to express greenness is more salient, lose value at a slower rate than green brand extensions. Compared with brand extensions, pure green brands are also less vulnerable to the threat of obsolescence from technological innovations (introduction of fully electric vehicles). Implications for the management and marketing of green product offerings to extract maximum value for firms and consumers are discussed and suggestions for future research are proposed.

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UMW Alumnus Donates Hollywood Memorabilia for Auction

University of Mary Washington


The University of Mary Washington Marketing Club is teaming up with the 2014 Executive-in-Residence, Dan Wolfe, to auction off a number of unique Hollywood memorabilia...

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Kashef Majid and UMW Business Major Madeleine Bate Present at Conference

Eagle Eye


Kashef Majid, Assistant Professor of Marketing in the College of Business, and UMW business major Madeleine Bate presented “Breadth vs. Depth – Linking Network Shape to Revenues, a Study of the Dispersion of Film Trailers via Twitter,” at the American Marketing Association Winter Educators Conference in Orlando from Feb. 21 to 23, 2014. To view a copy of the presentation please visit...

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