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Wroe Alderson
Birth: Sep. 27, 1898
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 31, 1965

Author. Considered by many to be a leading marketing executive ahead of his time, he authored the books "Marketing Behavior and Executive Action," "Theory in Marketing," and "Planning and Problem Solving in Marketing," in which he theorized that mathematical models and quantitative techniques could be used to analyze consumer tastes and determine the best methods of distributing advertising messages; these techniques are still used in marketing research today. He began his career with the United States Department of Commerce before going into teaching. He founded the Management Science Center at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1962, providing students with a chance to practice techniques on real world problems, which is now common practice in MBA education. Wharton continues to have an annual "Wroe Alderson Distinguished Lecturer Series." (bio by: Jennifer M.) 
 
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  Elsie Wright Alderson (1898 - 1989)*
 
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Burial:
Haverford New Meeting Cemetery
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Jennifer M.
Record added: Jan 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8232713
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- BigLebo
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
Forever loved, forever missed. Rest in Peace, Wroe Alderson
- Quack_Quack
 Added: Oct. 6, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Jul. 26, 2012
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