Debabrata (Debu) Talukdar

School of Management, University at Buffalo

BACKGROUND

Before joining academia in fall of 1998, Dr. Talukdar had worked as a business strategy and public policy expert in both private and public sector multinational organizations. His primary research and teaching interests lie with economic modeling and empirical analyses of business strategy as well as public policy issues related to the provision of both "private" and “public” goods to consumers. The substantive areas of his current research works include retail market dynamics, consumer health behavior, consumer and firm decisions under information uncertainty, new product diffusion process, the environment and sustainable development, and urban poverty issues.

Dr. Talukdar is the recipient of many research awards including "Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award" (1997) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Young Investigator – Exceptional Scholar Award" (2002) as well as “Sustained Research Achievement – Exceptional Scholar Award” (2012) at University at Buffalo. His research works have been presented and published in various international conferences and leading journals in the areas of economic development and business management like the World Development, Land Economics, Urban Studies, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Annals of Applied Statistics, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Marketing Science. They continue to be widely cited in leading international journals by other scholars from a wide spectrum of academic areas like economics and public policy, management science, computer information system, law, environment, and public health. They have been also cited in various international, national and local media outlets like the AP News, ABC News, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Britannica Encyclopedia, Atlantic Monthly, and Buffalo News. Beyond academics, Dr. Talukdar enjoys spending his spare time working on a “woodland gardening” project in the woods of his backyard.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

·  Full Professor, School of Management, University at Buffalo -- Since 2010

·  Associate Professor, School of Management, University at Buffalo -- 2005-2010              

·  Assistant Professor, School of Management, University at Buffalo -- 1998-2005

PAST INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

1. Consumer Goods & Business Strategy Area

2. Public Goods and Policy Area

EDUCATION

SELECTED ACADEMIC RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

A.   Citation Impact Data for Research Articles (as of February, 2013)

  •  Over 500 citations with h-index = 11 in Thomson Reuters SSCI database

  •  Over 1,650 citations in Google Scholar database

B. Articles in Refereed Journals

32] Pancras, J., D. Gauri and D. Talukdar (2013), “Loss Leaders and Cross-Category Retailer Pass-Throughs:  A Bayesian Multilevel Analysis”, Journal of Retailing (In Press).

31] Talukdar, D. and C. Lindsey (2013),To Buy or Not to Buy: Consumers’ Demand Response Patterns for Healthy versus Unhealthy Foods,Journal of Marketing (In Press).

30] Blocker, C. P., Ruth, J. A., Sridharan. S., Beckwith, C., Ekici, A., Goudie-Hutton, M., Rosa, J. A., Saatcioglu, B., Talukdar, D., Trujillo, C., and R. Varman (2012), “Understanding Poverty and Promoting Poverty Alleviation through Transformative Consumer Research,” Journal of Business Research (In Press).

29] Talukdar, D. (2012), “Research Productivity Patterns in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Literature, International Journal of Human Resource Management (In Press).

28] Shultz, C. J., R. Deshpande, T. B. Cornwell, A. Ekici, P. Kothandaraman, M. Peterson, S. Shapiro, D. Talukdar and A. Veeck (2012)Marketing and Public Policy: Transformative Research in Developing Markets,Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Vol. 31(2), 178-184.

27] Hartman, B. M., B. K. Mallick and D. Talukdar (2012), “Investigating International New Product Diffusion Speed: A Semiparametric Approach,” Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 6(2), 625-651.

26] Murray, C., A. Gosavi and D. Talukdar (2012), “The Multi-Product Price-Setting Newsvendor with Resource Capacity Constraints,International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 138(1), 148-158.

25] Gulyani, S., E. Bassett and D. Talukdar (2012), “Informal Housing Markets: Living Conditions, Rents, and Their Determinants in the Slums of Nairobi and Dakar,” Land Economics, Vol. 88(2), 251-274.

24] Hariharan, V. G., R. Bezawada and D. Talukdar (2012),Trial, Repeat Purchase and Spillover Effects of Cobranded Extensions,Journal of Product & Brand Management, Vol. 21(2), 76-88.

23] Blocker, C. P., Ruth, J. A., Sridharan. S., Beckwith, C., Ekici, A., Goudie-Hutton, M., Rosa, J. A., Saatcioglu, B., Talukdar, D., Trujillo, C., and Varman, R. (2011), “Applying a Transformative Consumer Research Lens to Understanding and Alleviating Poverty,” Journal of Research for Consumers, Vol. 19, Issue 9, article #7(online journal).

22] Talukdar, D., V. G. Hariharan and C. Boo (2011),Empirical Regularity in Academic Research Productivity Patterns in Marketing,International Journal of Research in Marketing, 28(3), 248-257.

21] Talukdar, D. and D. Gauri (2011), “Home Internet Access and Usage in the USA: Trends in the Socio-Economic Digital Divide, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 28(Feb.), 85-98.

20] Talukdar, D. (2011), “Patterns of Research Productivity in the Business Ethics Literature: Insights from Analyses of Bibliometric Distributions,Journal of Business Ethics, 98(1), 137-151.

19] Gulyani, S. and D. Talukdar (2010), Inside Informality: The Links between Poverty, Microenterprises, and Living Conditions in Nairobi’s Slums,” World Development, 38(12), 1710-1726.

18] Talukdar, D., D. Gauri and D. Grewal (2010), “An Empirical Analysis of the Extreme Cherry Picking Behavior of Consumers in the Frequently Purchased Goods Market,Journal of Retailing, 86(4), 336-354. [Co-Winner of the 2012 Davidson Award by the Journal of Retailing for the best research article]

17] Murray, C., D. Talukdar and A. Gosavi (2010), “Joint Optimization of Product Price, Display Orientation and Shelf-Space Allocation in Retail Category Management,Journal of Retailing, Vol. 86(2), 125-136.

16] Gulyani, S. and D. Talukdar (2008), “Slum Real Estate: The Low-Quality High-Price Puzzle in Nairobi’s Slum Rental Market and Its Implications for Theory and Practice,” World Development, Vol. 36(10),  1916-1937.

15] Talukdar, D. (2008) “Cost of Being Poor: Retail Price and Consumer Price Search Difference across Inner-City and Suburban Neighborhoods,” Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 35(3), 457-471.

14] Gauri, D. K., K. Sudhir and D. Talukdar (2008), “The Temporal and Spatial Dimensions of Price Search: Insights from Matching Household Survey and Purchase Data,Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 45(2), 226-240.

13] Ratchford, B. T., D. Talukdar and M.S. Lee (2007) “The Impact of the Internet on Consumers’ Use of Information Services for Automobiles,” Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 34(1), 111-120.

12] Ratchford, B. T., M. S. Lee and D. Talukdar (2006), “Consumers’ Use of the Internet in Search for Automobiles,” Review of Marketing Research, Vol. 2, 81-108.

11] Basuroy, S, K. K. Desai and D. Talukdar (2006), “An Empirical Investigation of Signaling in the Motion Picture Industry,” Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 43(2), 287-295.

10] Gulyani, S., D. Talukdar and R. M. Kariuki (2005), “Universal (Non)Service? Water Markets, Household Demand and the Poor in Urban Kenya,” Urban Studies, Vol. 42 (8), 1247-1274.

9]    Talukdar, D., S. Gulyani and L. F. Salmen (2005), “Customer-Orientation in the Context of Socio-Economic Development Projects: Insights from the World Bank,” Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Vol. 24 (1), 100-111.

8]    Dholakia, U. and D. Talukdar (2004), “How Social Influence Affects Consumption Trends in Emerging Markets: An Empirical Investigation of the Consumption Convergence Hypothesis,” Psychology and Marketing, Vol. 21 (10), 775-797.

7]    Sudhir, K. and D. Talukdar (2004) “Does Store Brand Patronage Improve Store Patronage?” Review of Industrial Organization, Vol. 24 (2), 143-160.

6]    Desai, K. K. and D. Talukdar (2003), “Overall Store Price Image: The Interactive Influence of Product Consumption Span, Unit Product Price, and Shopping Basket Size,” Psychology and Marketing, Vol. 20 (10), 903-933.

5] Ratchford, B. T., M. S. Lee and D. Talukdar (2003), “The Impact of the Internet on Information Search for Automobiles,” Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 40 (2), 193-209. [Also reprinted in the peer-reviewed on-line journal Review of Marketing Science, Vol. 1(2)]

4] Talukdar, D., K. Sudhir and A. Ainslie (2002), “Investigating New Product Diffusion across Products and Countries,” Marketing Science, Vol. 21(1), 97-116.

3]    Ratchford, B. T., D. Talukdar and M.S. Lee (2001), “A Model of Consumer Choice of the Internet as an Information Source,” International Journal of Electronic Commerce, Vol. 5(3), 7-22. [Lead Article]

2] Talukdar, D. and C. Meisner (2001), “Does Private Sector Hurt or Help the Environment? Cross-Country Evidence from Carbon Dioxide Pollution,” World Development, Vol. 29(5), 827-840.

1] Moorthy, S., B. T. Ratchford and D. Talukdar (1997), “Consumer Information Search Revisited: Theory and Empirical Analysis,” Journal of Consumer Research, Vol. 23 (4), 263-277. [Lead Article]

 

C.   Articles as Refereed Research Reports and Book Chapters

6]    Gulyani, S., D. Talukdar and D. Jack (2010), Poverty, Living Conditions, and Infrastructure Access: A Comparison of Slums in Dakar, Johannesburg, and Nairobi,”– Policy Research Working Paper; Report # WPS5388, World Bank, Washington D.C.

5]    Gulyani, S., D. Talukdar and D. Jack (2009), “A Tale of Three Cities: Understanding Differences in Provision of Modern Services,”– Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostics Discussion Paper Series, No. 11, Sustainable Development Department, World Bank, Washington D.C.

4]    Gulyani, S. and D. Talukdar (2009), “Informal Rental Markets: The Low-Quality, High-Price Puzzle in Nairobi’s Slums,”– Chapter 8 in the book: Urban Land Use and Land Markets, edited by Somik V. Lall et al., publisher: Springer.

3]    Gauri, D. K., K. Sudhir and D. Talukdar (2006), “The “When” and “Where” Dimensions of Cherry Picking,”– Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Report; No. 06-003, 2006.

2]    Gulyani, S., D. Talukdar and C. Potter (2006), “Inside Informality: Poverty, Jobs, Housing and Services in Nairobi’s Slums,” – Africa Infrastructure Discussion Paper Series, No. 36347-KE, World Bank, Washington D.C.

1]   Gulyani, S., D. Talukdar and R. M. Kariuki (2005), “Water for the Urban Poor: Water Markets, Household Demand, and Service Preferences in Kenya,” – Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Board Discussion Paper Series, No. 5, World Bank, Washington D.C.

 

DBook Review Articles

1]    Talukdar, D. (2001), “Assessing the Business Environment: Guidelines for Strategists,” – Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Vol. 8(3), 63-64.

 

SELECTED RESEARCH IN PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

7]  “Slum Real Estate: The Low-Quality High-Price Puzzle in Nairobi’s Slum Rental Market and Its Implications,” (with S. Gulyani) – Proceedings for Urban Research Symposium 2007, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2007.

6]  “Customer-Orientation in the Context of Socio-Economic Development Projects: Insights from the World Bank,” (with S. Gulyani and L. F. Salmen) – Proceedings for the American Marketing Association (AMA) Public Policy and Marketing Conference at Washington D.C., 2005.

5] “A Field Examination of the Influence of Brand Equity on Behavioral Loyalty and Factors that Moderate this Relationship,” (with K. K. Desai, J. Hofmeyr and J. Inman) – Proceedings for the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Conference on Collaborative Research, 2005.

4] “An Analysis of Cross-country Interaction in Product Diffusion” (with P. Golder, K. Sudhir, S. Yang and Z. Zhao) – Proceedings for the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Conference on Global Marketing, 2003.

3]  “New Product Diffusion across Countries and Products,” (with A. Ainslie and K. Sudhir) – Proceedings for the Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Conference on New Approaches for New Products, 2003.

2]  “Overall Store Price Image: The Interactive Influence of Product Consumption Span, Unit Product Price, and Shopping Basket Size,” (with K. K. Desai) –Proceedings in Advances in Consumer Research, 2002.

1]  “Identifying Similarities in Diffusion Behavior across Products and Countries,” (with A. Ainslie and K. Sudhir) – Proceedings for the the Global Innovation of New Products and Services Conference, 2001.

 

SELECTED CONFERENCE AND INVITED RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

50] “A Tale of Two Cities: A Multi-Dimensional Portrait of Poverty and Living Conditions in the Slums of Nairobi and Dakar” with E. Bassett & S. Gulyani – Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Conference, Cincinnati, 2012 (Nov. 1-4)

49]Productivity versus Transparency: Information Technology Adoption in Emerging Markets” with K. Sudhir Marketing Science Emerging Markets Conference, Wharton School, Philadelphia, 2012 (Sept. 28-29).

48]Traditionalism Meets Modernity: Market Insights from Store Level Data in the Indian Retail Sector” with K. Sudhir Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Boston, 2012 (June 7-9).

47]Value Seeking Under Competition: Impacts of Wal-Mart Entry and Economy Store Brand Introduction” with S. Seenivasan Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Boston, 2012 (June 7-9).

46] “Determinants of Rents in the Slums of Nairobi & Dakar,” with S. Gulyani; presented at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, World Bank, Washington D.C., April 23-26, 2012.

45]Trends in Global Consumption Patterns and Role of “Neighborhood” Influence” with S. Seenivasan and K. T. Yildiz  -- China-India Consumer Insights Conference (organized by Yale University and Duke University) New Delhi (India), 2011 (July 28-30) – invited speaker.

44]The Long Term Impact of a Recession on Brand Shares” with S. Seenivasan and K. Sudhir Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Houston, 2011 (June 9-11).

43]Empirical Regularity in Academic Marketing Research Productivity Patterns” with V. Hariharan and C. Boo Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Houston, 2011 (June 9-11).

42]An Empirical Investigation of Retailer Pass-Throughs across Categories” with J. Pancras and D. Gauri Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Houston, 2011 (June 9-11).

41] “Marketing and Poverty,” – invited panel participant at the Third Transformative Consumer Research Conference, Baylor University, Texas, 2011 (June 24-26).

40] “How Long is the “Tail” of Grocery Supermarket Assortments?” with A. Kumar – Invited Seminar Presentation, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame, 2010 (Nov. 19).

39] “A Prior Distribution of Bayesian Nonparametrics Incorporating Distances of Various Types” with B. Hartman, D. Dahl and B. Mallick – Joint Statistical Meeting, Annual Conference of the American Statistical Association, Vancouver, 2010 (July 31-August 5).

38] “Dynamic Optimal Marketing Mix Strategies for New Products with Influential and Imitator Consumer Segments” with V. Hariharan and C. Kwon Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Cologne (Germany), 2010 (June 16-19).

37] Store Brand Loyalty and Store Performance” with S. Seenivasan and K. Sudhir Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Cologne (Germany), 2010 (June 16-19).

36] “A Field Examination of the Influence of Brand Equity on Behavioral Loyalty and Factors that Moderate this Relationship with K. K. Desai, V. Hariharan and J. Inman Annual Conference of Association for Consumer Research, Pittsburgh, 2009 (October 22-25).

35]Investigating Cross-Country Influence Dynamics in New Product Diffusions” with B. Hartman and B. Mullick  – Joint Statistical Meeting, Annual Conference of the American Statistical Association, Washington D.C., 2009 (Aug. 1-6).

34]Investigating New Product Diffusion Speed Trends across Countries” with B. Hartman and B. Mullick  – Joint Statistical Meeting, Annual Conference of the American Statistical Association, Washington D.C., 2009 (Aug. 1-6).

33] “Developing Markets and Poverty,” -- panel speaker at the Second Transformative Consumer Research Conference, Villanova University, Philadelphia, 2009 (June 26-28).

32]Role of Globalization and Internet on Consumption Patterns around the World” with S. Seenivasan and K. T. Yildiz  -- Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Ann Arbor, 2009 (June 3-6).

31]Investigating Cross-Country Interactions in New Product Diffusions” with B. Hartman and B. Mullick  – Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Ann Arbor, 2009 (June 3-6).

30]Investigating Dynamic Market Effects of Natural Market “Shocks” in CPG Markets” with V. Hariharan and S. D. Duvvuri  --  Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Ann Arbor, 2009 (June 3-6).

29]Dynamic Effects of the Introduction of Cobranded Ingredient Extensions on Consumer Choice” with V. Hariharan and R. Bezawada  -- Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Ann Arbor, 2009 (June 3-6).

28]Dynamic Market Effects of the Introduction of Store Brands’ Imitations of National Brands’ Feature Extensions,” with V. Hariharan and S. D. Duvvuri – INFORMS Sponsored Marketing Dynamics Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2009 (January 4-6).

27] “Opportunity Costs of SKU Reductions for Supermarket Retailers,” with A. Kumar – Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Vancouver, 2008 (June 12-14).

26] “Decomposing the Incremental Share of New Product Introductions,” with R. Bezawada and V. Hariharan – Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Vancouver, 2008 (June 12-14).

25] “Impact of Loss Leader Promotion on Store and Category Performances: Empirical Insights from Grocery Supermarkets,” with D. Gauri and B. T. Ratchford; presented at:

·         Annual BBCRST Conference, Cornell University, April 24, 2009;

·         Collaborative & Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Yale School of Management, Yale University, 2008 (May 9-10);

·         Fordham University Pricing Conference, New York, 2007 (Sept. 28-29).

24] “Understanding the Effect of Credit Card Cash-Back Deals on Consumer Spending and Saving Levels,” with C. Lindsey; presented at the First Transformative Consumer Research Conference at Tucks School, Dartmouth College, 2007 (July 6-8).

23] “Consumption Pattern on the Edge of Global Village: Insights from African Slums,” with S. Gulyani;  presented at the First Transformative Consumer Research Conference at Tucks School, Dartmouth College, 2007 (July 6-8).

22] “An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of New Product Introductions across Multiple Categories,” with R. Bezawada and V. Hariharan; presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Singapore, 2007 (June 28-30).

21] “Retail Format Competition: Co-location and Competition Effects in Location Choice,” with S. Datta and K. Sudhir; presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Singapore, 2007 (June 28-30).

20] “Slum Real Estate: The Low-Quality High-Price Puzzle in Nairobi’s Slum Rental Market and Its Implications,” with S. Gulyani; presented at the Urban Research Symposium, World Bank, Washington D.C., May 14-16, 2007.

19] “Joint Optimization of Retail Price and Shelf-Space Allocation with Stochastic Demands,” with C. Murray and A. Gosavi; presented at:

·         18th Annual Production and Operations Management Science Conference, Dallas, May 4-7, 2007;

·          Annual INFORMS Conference, Seattle, Nov 4-7, 2007.

18] “Inside Informality: Poverty, Jobs and services in the slums of Nairobi and Dakar,” with S. Gulyani;  presented at:

·         XVI ISA (International Sociological Association) World Congress of Sociology on “The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalizing World”, Durban , South Africa 2006 (July 23-29);

·         Kenya Country Division, World Bank (June 2006)

·         World Bank Conference: “AFRICITIES 2006: Rethinking Local Strategies in Order to Meet the Millennium Development Goals,”, Nairobi, Kenya 2006 (September 20).

17] “Timing the Market for Frequently Purchased Goods: Consumers’ Performance and Its Determinants,” with A. Kumar; presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Pittsburgh, 2006 (June).

16] “Revisiting the Role of Promotions on Store Performance,” with D. Gauri and B. T. Ratchford; presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Pittsburgh, 2006 (June).

15] “Stochastic Frontier Modeling to Evaluate Efficient Spatial Performance of a Grocery Retail Chain” with Andrei Strijnev; presented at

·         Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Atlanta, 2005 (June);

·         Conference on Strategic and Tactical Decision Making in Supermarket Retailing , University at Buffalo (August 2005).

14] “The “When” and “Where” Dimensions of Cherry Picking,” with D. Gauri and K. Sudhir – presented at the Conference on Strategic and Tactical Decision Making in Supermarket Retailing , University at Buffalo (August 2005).

13] “Price Search Efficiency of Grocery Shoppers: Insights and Implications” with K. Sudhir and D. Gauri; presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Rotterdam, 2004 (June).

12] “Consumers’ Use of the Internet in Information Search for Automobiles,” with B. T. Ratchford and M. S. Le – presented at the Annual Conference of Association for Consumer Research, Toronto, October, 2003.

11] “Evolving Role of the Internet on Consumers’ Product Information Search: Insights from the Automobile Market,” with B. T. Ratchford and M. S. Lee – presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, University of Maryland, June, 2003.

10] “Linkage between Retail Price Dispersion, Consumers’ Search Cost and Online Auction Behavior: Empirical Insights from an Information Economics Perspective,” with U. Dholakia and S. Basuroy; presented at

·         Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, University of Maryland, June, 2003

·         Annual  BCRST Marketing Conference, Cornell University, May, 2003.

9] “Universal (Non)Service? Household Water Use and Preferences in Urban Kenya,” with S. Gulyani; presented at:

·         The World Bank, June 2003

·         44th Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), Baltimore, Maryland, November 2002.

8] “Identifying Similarities in Diffusion Behavior across Products and Countries,” with K. Sudhir and A. Ainslie; presented at:

·         The Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Los Angeles (June 2000)

·         Simon School of Business, University of Rochester (March 2000).

7] “The Impact of the Internet on Information Search for Automobiles,” with B. Ratchford and M. S. Lee; presented at the INFORMS Annual Conference, San Antonio, November, 2000.

6] “How Much is Your Customer Worth? Lifetime Value Estimates and Implications for Optimal Retention Strategy,” presented at:

·         Business School, University of Notre Dame (November 1999)

·         Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Syracuse (May 1999).

5]Understanding the Mediating Roles of Marketing Variables on Consumers’ Brand Choice Behavior under Information Uncertainty,” presented at:

·         The Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, Syracuse (May 1999)

·         Business School, University of Colorado, Boulder (December 1997). 

4] “A New Look at an Old Issue: Long-Term Relationship between Economic Development and Motorization”, presented at the 8th World Conference on Transport Research, Antwerp, Belgium, July 1998.

3] “Private Sector Development in Developing Countries: Curse or Boon to the Environment?,” presented at the Business School, McGill University, October 1997. 

2] “An Economic Theory of Consumer Involvement”, presented at the Annual INFORMS Marketing Science Conference, London, June, 1992.

1] “A Price-Quality Discrimination Model with Inter-related Production Costs”, presented at the TIMS/ORSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, November, 1991.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

A.     Doctoral Student Guidance Activities

1. Chair of Doctoral Dissertation Committees

·         Dinesh Gauri, Marketing Dept., University at Buffalo (2007).

·         Amresh Kumar, Marketing Dept., University at Buffalo (2007).

·         Vijay Hariharan, Marketing Dept., University at Buffalo (2010).

·         Satheesh Seenivasan, Marketing Dept., University at Buffalo (2011).

2. Member of Doctoral Dissertation Committees

·         Aykut Kahraman, Industrial Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2006).

·         Satyaki Ghosh Dastidar, Industrial Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2007).

·         Brian Hartman, Statistics Department, Texas A&M University (2010).

·         Amruth Sivalenka, Industrial Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2010).

3. External Reader to Doctoral Dissertation Committees 

·         Jay Neelakantan, Industrial Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2005).

·         Andrew Olewnik, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2005).

·         Botao Yang, Marketing Dept., Rotman School of Mgmt., University of Toronto (2009).

5. Awards/Recognitions 

Following awards were received by my PhD students at international/national competitions for their dissertation proposals under my primary supervision:

§  2005 Levy and Weitz Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition, sponsored by the Miller Center for Retailing Education and Research at the University of Florida: PhD student recipient – Dinesh Gauri; our proposal was selected to receive an “honorable mention award” (There is one top award and two honorable mentions).

§  2006 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition in Pricing, sponsored by the Fordham University Pricing Center: PhD student recipient – Dinesh Gauri; our proposal was selected to receive the top award.

§  2009 Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition in New Product Issues, sponsored by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), USA: PhD student recipient – Vijay Hariharan; our proposal was selected to receive the top award.

§  2010 Clayton Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Competition in Marketing Science, sponsored by the Marketing Science Institute (MSI), USA: PhD student recipient – Satheeshkumar Seenivasan ; our proposal was selected to receive the runners-up award

B.     Graduate and Undergraduate Student Guidance Activities

·         Faculty Adviser for Masters Thesis: (1) Andrew Olewnik, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2002); (2) Tung King See, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Dept., University at Buffalo (2003).

·         Faculty Adviser for Undergraduate Honors Thesis: (1) Samir Topiwala, Management, University at Buffalo (2004); (2) Bao Nguyen Le, Management, University at Buffalo (2005); (3) Jeremy Campbell, Management, University at Buffalo (2006).

·         Faculty Mentor for Undergraduate Student Research Projects: Guided several undergraduate students who won university wide recognition awards in every year since 2006 at the “Celebration of Academic Excellence”, University at Buffalo – (1) Jeremy Campbell (2006); (2) Nam Le (2007, 2008); (3) Xiang Gao (2009); Fang Xun Ong (2010); (5) Jinsoo Yeo (2011).

·         Faculty Advisor for Visiting Graduate Student Researcher (Igor Gorlatov from Belarus) to UB under Fulbright Scholarship Program, April-June, 2011.

C.     Selected Consulting and Adjunct Faculty Activities

  • Ad-hoc Research Consultant to the World Bank, Washington, D.C. (2000-)
  • One of the primary investigators at the University at Buffalo's Marketing Department’s Center for Relationship Marketing (CRM), focused on scanner data analyses based insights in the grocery supermarket industry (2001-)
  • Senior Research Associate, Infrastructure and Poverty Action Laboratory, Columbia University, NY (2005-2009)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Statistics Department, Texas A&M University (2009-2010)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Marketing Department, Calcutta Business School, India (2008-)
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Marketing Department, University of Maryland,  (Spring, 1998)

D.     Selected Review Activities

  • For Academic Journals: Ad-hoc reviewer for World Development, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Marketing Science, Management Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal for the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Marketing Letters, Review of Marketing Science, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Small Business Economics Journal, Journal of Electronic Markets, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Review of Industrial Organization, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Consumer Affairs, Social Science Quarterly, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Interactive Marketing.

  • For Institutions (Research Grant Proposals) and Conferences (Paper Submissions): Israel Science Foundation, World Bank; CUNY Baruch College, University at Buffalo, American Marketing Association’s Annual Conferences.

E.     Other Selected Professional Activities

  • Member, Faculty Senate, University at Buffalo (2008-10; 2012 -)
  • Member, Faculty Group on Civic Engagement & Public Policy Strategic Strength, University at Buffalo (2008-)
  • Member, Environmental Stewardship Committee (Education Sub-committee), University at Buffalo (2011-)
  • Member, MBA Program Committee, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2007-)
  • Member, Research Committee, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2008 -)
  • Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2008-10)
  • Marketing Ph.D. Program Advisor and Coordinator, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2005-06)
  • Marketing Undergraduate Honors Program Advisor, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2005-08)

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SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

· "Sustained Research Achievement Award," Exceptional Scholars Program, Office of the President, University at Buffalo (2012)

· Co-Winner of the 2012 Davidson Award by the Journal of Retailing for best research article (2012).

· “Faculty in Leadership Fellowship”, University at Buffalo (2011-12).

· “Civic Engagement Research Fellowship”, University at Buffalo (2010-11).

· Inaugural “Dean’s Faculty Research Fellowship Award”, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2009)

· “Professional Development Grant”, University at Buffalo (each year since 2005)

· “Summer Research Grant”, School of Management, University at Buffalo (each year since 2001)

· “Supplementary Research Grant”, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2003; 2004; 2007; 2009)

· Nominated for “Graduate Teaching Award”, Graduate Student Management Association, School of Management, University at Buffalo (2003)

· "Young Investigator Achievement Award," Exceptional Scholars Program, Office of the President, University at Buffalo (2002)

· “Outstanding Graduate Thesis” Award, Planning School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (1997)

· “Motorization Research Grant” by the Research Administration Dept., World Bank (1996).

· “Graduate Fellowship,” Planning School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (1995-1997).

· “Empirical Research Grant,” by the Marketing Sciences Institute, USA (1993).

· “Graduate Fellowship”, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester, USA (1989-94).

· “Overseas Higher Studies Scholarship”, Tribeni Tissues Division, ITC Ltd., India (1989-92).

· “University Merit Fellowship”, Jadavpur University, India (1982-84) – graduated First Class Honors (equivalent of “Summa Cum Laude”), ranked 3rd in class, Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program. 

· “National Merit Scholarship”, Government of India (1978) – placed 56th out of 100,000+ students at state level examination.

 

 

 

 

 
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