McDonough School of Business

Sean Blair

Sean Blair is a consumer behavior researcher with a particular interest in understanding how corporate social responsibility (e.g., charitable donations, sustainability, political activism, etc.) and fundamental human motivations (e.g., personal control, identity, etc.) influence consumer judgment and decision making. Professor Blair's research has appeared in the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, and in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Several media outlets have featured his work, including NPR, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Professor Blair worked primarily in the energy industry, first as a nuclear engineer and then as a management consultant.