Marjorie J. T. Norton

Professor

Office

240A Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5731

Email

nortonm@vt.edu

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Expertise

  • Textile Production and Sourcing
  • Consumer Economics
  • International Trade
  • Ethics

Professional Activities

  • Member, International Textile and Apparel Association
  • Member, American Assocation of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Textiles and Apparel Branch, U.S. International Trade Commission, former International Trade Analyst
  • Department of Clothing and Textiles, Virginia Tech, former Head
  • Business Relations Advisory Committee, Town of Blacksburg, former Member

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Minnesota
  • B.S. Cornell University

Awards and Honors

Fellow, International Textile and Apparel Association, named in 2001.

Award for the Best Paper Presented at the Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference, Venice, Italy, 2012, for “Environmental Uncertainty, Market-orientation Strategy, and Organizational Structure in China’s Apparel Retail Stores” by E.J. Hwang and M.J.T. Norton.

Award for Best Reviewer of International Business and Industry Research, Clothing and Textiles Research Journal, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2010. 

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Norton, M. J. T. (1991). Seeking clarity and consensus: The apparel quality construct. In S. B. Kaiser & M. L. Damhorst (Eds.), Critical linkages in textiles and clothing subject matter: Theory, method and practice(ITAA Special Publication #4) (pp. 74-80). Monument, CO: International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc.

Norton, M. J. T. (1984). Clothing and textile household technology: A historical perspective. In P. J. Thompson (Ed.), Home economics teacher education: Knowledge, technology, and family change (pp. 50-110). Bloomington, IL: Bennett and McKnight Publishing Co. 

Edited Books

Kaiser, S. B., & Damhorst, M. L. (Eds.). (1991). Critical linkages in textiles and clothing subject matter: Theory, method and practice (ITAA Special Publication #4). Monument, CO: International Textile and Apparel Association, Inc., 288 pp. (I am one of four associate editors.) 

Articles

Hwang, E. J., & Norton, M. J. T. (2014). Environmental uncertainty, market-orientation strategy, and organizational structure in China’s apparel retail stores. Advances in Business Related Scientific Research Journal.

Hwang, E. J., & Norton, M. J. T. (2010). Market orientation, performance, and perceived environmental uncertainty in South Korean apparel retail stores. Transnational Corporations Review, 2(3), 44-58.

Gao, L., Norton, M. J. T., Zhang, Z., & To, C. K. (2009). Potential niche markets for luxury fashion goods in China. Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, 13, 514-526.

Seock, Y., & Norton, M. J. T. (2008). College students’ perceived attributes of Internet websites and online shopping. College Student Journal, 42, 186-198. (Based on Seock's dissertation) 

Sponsored Research

Determinants of U.S. Exports of Used Clothing and Other Worn Textile Articles. Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Virginia Tech; 2014-2019; with E. Peterson.

Globalization of Consumers: A Year of Study. Departmental Diversity Grant, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2013-2014, with J. Beamish, R. Goss, E. Hwang, and I. Leech.

Impact of Trade Liberalization on Sensitive Rural Sectors: Textiles and Apparel. Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Virginia Tech, 2009-2014, with E. Peterson.