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Bharadhwaj S

Bharadhwaj S
Great Lakes Institute of Management
Area: Marketing


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 Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras and Nanyang Business School, Singapore. His main research interests are in the areas of Variety Seeking Behavior, Impulse Buying 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. 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, and Marketing Intelligence and Planning. He teaches Marketing Research and Consumer Behavior. 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.

List of Representative Publications

  • Arti Kalro, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Rahul Marathe (2017), “The Ad Format-Strategy Effect on Comparative Advertising Effectiveness”, European Journal of Marketing,forthcoming.
  • Angeline Fernando, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and L Suganthi (2016), “Message Involvement and Attitude Towards Green Advertisements”, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, forthcoming.
  • Piyush Sharma, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran, Krishna Erramilli and Cindy Chung (2015), “Consumer Ambivalence towards Contraception – Towards an Integrative Framework", International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing,Vol. 9(2), pp. 95-117.
  • 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 “Greenwashed” Environmental Claims”, Journal of Advertising, Vol. 43 (2), pp. 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, Vol. 42 (2), pp. 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, Vol. 48 (5/6), pp. 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, Vol.12 (2), pp. 133-147 (in special issue on "Challenges to Attitude and Behaviour Change through Persuasion").
  • Geetha Mohan, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Piyush Sharma (2013), “The Impact of Store Environment on Impulse Buying”, European Journal of Marketing, Vol. 47 (10), pp. 1711-1732.
  • Geetha Mohan, Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran and Piyush Sharma (2012), “Store Environment’s Impact on Variety Seeking”, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Vol. 19 (4), pp. 419-428.
  • Satish, S. M. and Bharadhwaj Sivakumaran (2010), IIMB Management Review, “Patterns of External Information Search Behaviour among New Car Buyers: A Two-Step Cluster Analysis”, Vo. 22 (1/2), pp. 5-15.
  • Sharma, P., Sivakumaran, B., & Marshall, R. (2010), Journal of Business Research, “Impulse Buying and Variety Seeking: A Trait-Correlates Perspective”, 63(3), pp. 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, Vol. 26 (5/6), pp. 473-494.

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

Editorial Board/Review Information

  • Chief Editor - Great Lakes Herald
  • Serve on the editorial review boards of
    • Journal of Business Research
    • AIMS International Journal of Management

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