S. Bharadhwaj

Dr Bala V and Vasantha Balachandran Chair Professor of Marketing
Great Lakes Institute of Management

Area of Expertise: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Research

Email: [email protected]

S. Bharadhwaj is currently Director (Research) and Dr. Bala V. Balachandran & Vasantha Balachandran Chair Professor of Marketing. Prior to joining Great Lakes, he worked at the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras and Nanyang Business School, Singapore. His work appears in leading journals such as the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Advertising, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Food Quality and Preference and Psychology and Marketing.

Dr. S. Bharadhwaj holds a PhD in Marketing from the Robert Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, USA. He has an MBA from BIM, Trichy and a BSc in Chemistry from Vivekananda College, Chennai. He teaches Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior.

Research Interests

His main research interests are in the areas of Marketing for Social Good, Impulse Buying Behavior, Variety Seeking Behavior and the effect of other marketing variables and phenomena on these behaviors. His secondary research interests are in Search Behavior and Integrated Marketing Communications.

Research Grants

  • Emerald All India Management Association (AIMA) Indian Management Research Fund Award 2009, with Arti Kalro and Piyush Sharma

Peer - reviewed Journal Articles

  • Bilwa Upadhye, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran, Debasis Pradhan, Teidorlang Lyngdoh (2022) "Can Planning Prompt be a Boon for Impulsive Customers? Moderating roles of Product Category and Decisional Procrastination", Psychology and Marketing, 38(8), 1197- 1219
  • Nirmalya Bandyopadhyay, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran, Ravi Shekhar Kumar and Sanjay Patro (2022), "Immediate or Delayed! Whether various types of consumer sales promotions drive impulse buying? An empirical investigation", Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 61
  • Ashwin Baliga, Vaibhav Chawla, LS Ganesh, Vijaya Sunder and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2021), "Service Failure and Recovery in B2B Markets: A Morphological Analysis", Journal of Business Research, 131,763-781
  • Sriram Dorai, Nataraj B and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2021), "Enhancing Relationships in E-Tail: Role of Relationship Quality and Duration", Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 58, 102293.
  • Kirubaharan Boobalan, Geetha Sulur Nachimuthu, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2021), "Understanding the psychological benefits in organic consumerism: An empirical exploration", Food Quality and Preference, 87,104070.
  • Sujatha Manohar, Varisha Rehman and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2021), Role of unfamiliarity and information on consumers' willingness to try new healthy food", Food Quality and Preference, 87, 104037.
  • Harindranath RM, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Jayanth Jacob, (2019), "The Moderating Role of Sales Experience in Adaptive Selling, Customer Orientation and Job Satisfaction in a Unionized Setting", Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 34(8), 1724-1735.
  • Ekta Srivastava, Satish Maheswarappa and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2019), "Nostalgic Advertising: Managing Ambivalence to Make it Work", Marketing Intelligence and Planning,37 (3), 284-297.
  • Angeline Fernando, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and L Suganthi (2018), "Comparison of Perceived Acquisition Value Sought by Online Second Hand and New Goods Shoppers", European Journal of Marketing, 52 (7/8),1412-1438.
  • Arti Kalro, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Rahul Marathe (2017), "The Ad Format-Strategy Effect on Comparative Advertising Effectiveness", European Journal of Marketing, 51 (1),99-122.
  • Angeline Fernando, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and L Suganthi (2016), "Message Involvement and Attitude Towards Green Advertisements", Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 32 (3), 250 - 268
  • Angeline Fernando, L Suganthi and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2014), "If you Blog Will They Follow? Using Online Media to Set the Agenda for Consumer Concerns on "Green washed" Environmental Claims", Journal of Advertising, 43 (2), 167-180.
  • Piyush Sharma, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Roger Marsall (2014), "Exploring Impulse Buying in Services: Towards an Integrative Framework", Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 42 154-170.
  • Piyush Sharma, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Roger Marshall (2014), "Looking Beyond Impulse Buying: A Cross-cultural and Multi-Domain Investigation of Consumer Impulsiveness", European Journal of Marketing, 48 (5/6), 1159-1179.
  • Arti Kalro, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Rahul Marathe (2013), "Direct or Indirect Comparative Ads: The Role of Modes of Information Processing", Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 12 (2), 133-147
  • Geetha Mohan, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Piyush Sharma (2013), "The Impact of Store Environment on Impulse Buying", European Journal of Marketing, 47 (10), 1711-1732.
  • Geetha Mohan, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Piyush Sharma (2012), "Store Environment's Impact on Variety Seeking", Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 19 (4), 419-428.
  • Sharma, P., Sivakumaran, B., & Marshall, R. (2010), Journal of Business Research, "Impulse Buying and Variety Seeking: A Trait-Correlates Perspective", 63(3), 276-283.
  • Sharma, Piyush, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Roger Marshall, "(2010). Exploring Impulse Buying and Variety Seeking by Retail Shoppers: Towards a Common Conceptual Framework, Journal of Marketing Management,  26 (5/6), 473-494.

Book Chapter(s)

Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and RM Harindranath (2021), "Influence of Indian Culture on Advertising in India", in the Handbook of Indian Management, by Springer Nature, Switzerland AG Cham.

Pharmaceutical Promotion: A Literature Review and Research Agenda
RM Harindranath, B Sivakumaran
New Techniques for Brand Management in the Healthcare Sector, 44-63

Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Piyush Sharma, Store Environment and Impulse Buying Behaviour: A Super Market Perspective (2015), in the book published by Springer Publications, "Marketing, Technology and Consumer Commitment in the New Economy".

Sharma Piyush, Chung Mann Yien Cindy, M. Krishna Erramilli and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2007) Challenges of Marketing to Asian Consumers: Exploring the Influence of Different Cultures, Life-styles and Values on Consumer Behavior in Asia, Handbook of Research on Asian Business, Edited by Yeung, Henry Wai-chung. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.

Invited speech/Panel discussions

Bharadhwaj has given invited research seminars/talks at ISB, IIMC, IIMI, TAPMI and other reputed schools.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Reviewer Award, 2013, Journal of Indian Business Research (Emerald Group of Publications)
  • Emerald All India Management Association (AIMA) Indian Management Research Fund Award 2009, with Arti Kalro and Piyush Sharma
  • AMA-Sheth Doctoral Consortium Fellow, University of Maryland, 2001
  • Deans' Summer Research Fellowship Award, University of Maryland, Summer 2000
  • Deans' Summer Research Fellowship Award, University of Maryland, Summer 1999
  • First Prize, Case Study Writing Competition, Association of Indian Management Schools, August 1997

Associations

  • Cornell University
  • Chicago Booth
  • Skema Business School
  • Universite Bordeaux
  • IESEG
  • Babson
  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
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