ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

 

2017 Texas A & M University TIAS Faculty Fellow

2016 Routledge – Taylor & Francis/SMA Distinguished Scholar Award

2016 Chang Jiang Scholar Award

2015 AMS/CUTCO-Vector Marketing Distinguished Marketing Educator Award

2014 iSIG Fellow Award

2012 Paul D. Converse Award

2009 AMA Retailing SIG Lifetime Contributions Award

2009 AMA Marketing Research SIG Churchill Lifetime Contributions Award

2009 AMA Foundation 25-Years Career Contributions Award

2008 ISBM Faculty Fellow

2007 AMA Strategy SIG Mahajan Award

2007 AMA Inter organizational SIG Lifetime Contributions Award

Academic Honors

  • Winner of the 2017 Tamer Cavusgil Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of International Marketing in 2016.
  • Winner, the 2017 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing/Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2015 - 2016).
  • Finalist, the 2017 MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2016 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Finalist, the 2017 Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2016 for the best contribution to the theory of marketing.
  • Invited as Keynote Speaker to the Albert Haring Syposium at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University.
  • Invited as Keynote Speaker to the 2017 American Marketing Association Global Marketing SIG Conference, Havana Cuba.
  • Inducted as the Fellow of the American Marketing Association, 2017.
  • Recognized, as the inaugural 2016 Routledge – Taylor & Francis/SMA Distinguished Scholar Award at the 54th Annual SMA Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Recognized as the Faculty Fellow by the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study in 2016. (The first marketing academic to receive the honor.)
  • Recognized as the Chang Jiang Scholar by the Chinese Ministry of Education at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, 2016 (for the period of 2016 – 2019) for a consecutive three-year term.
  • Recognized as the Advisory Professor, the highest honor given by Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, for the period of 2016-2019.
  • Recognized as the 2016 Distinguished Professor, the highest honor given by Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China for significant contributions as the Chang Jiang Scholar (2013-2016).
  • Recognized as the Mays Dean’s Distinguished Scholar at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2016.
  • Winner, the 2016 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing/Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2014 - 2015).
  • Invited as Keynote Speaker to the 2016 India4US Forum, Atlanta, GA.
  • Finalist, the MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2016 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2016 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the Thought Leaders in Service Marketing Strategy Conference, HEC, Jouy-en-Josas, France.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2016 European Marketing Academy Conference (EMAC), Oslo, Norway.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 5th International Research Conference in Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Winner, 2016 ISBM-Wilson-Sheth Foundation Award for Long Term Impact in B2B Marketing. (Based on the papers published in top marketing journals)
  • Recognized as the ISB Senior Fellow, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India 2015.
  • Winner, 2015 Editor’s Choice Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Interactive Marketing in a five year period (2010-2014).
  • Winner, 2015 Tamer Cavusgil Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of International Marketing in 2014.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2015 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, London Business School, London, England.
  • Winner, 2015 AMS Cutco/Vector Distinguished Marketing Educator Award, 2015 AMS Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Recognized as the Lee Kong Chian Fellow at Singapore Management University, Singapore, 2015.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the Inaugural AMS Doctoral Consortium, Denver, Colorado, May 2015.
  • Runner-up, the 2015 Davidson Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Retailing in a 2-year period (2013 - 2014).
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2015 AIM-American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Institute of Management Technology Dubai, Dubai.
  • Winner, the 2014 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing/Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2012 - 2013).
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the Doctoral Consortium in Services Marketing at the 2014 Frontiers in Services Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2014 Shopper Marketing and Pricing Conference
  • Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2014 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2013 for the best contribution to the theory of marketing.
  • Winner, 2013 Outstanding Service Excellence Award, Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 Marketing E.D.G.E. Research Summit, Chicago, IL.
  • Recognized as the Chang Jiang Scholar by the Chinese Ministry of Education at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, 2013 (for the period of 2013 – 2016).
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 Annual Conference of Emerging Markets Conference Board, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 Emerging Markets Conference Board Doctoral Consortium, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2013 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2013 5th IIMA Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economies, Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Finalist, the MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2012 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2012 International Marketing Conference, Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow, Lucknow, India.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2012 International Marketing Conference: MARCON, Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta, Calcutta, India.
  • Invited as a Keynote Speaker to the 2012 University Speaker Series, Pontifical Catholic University of Parana, Brazil.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2012 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • Invited as a Keynote Scholar to the 2012 Chinese Marketing Scholars Forum, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Winner, 2012 Outstanding Author Contribution Award by the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the best paper published in the Review of Marketing Research.
  • Winner, 2012 Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Winner, 2012 Paul D. Converse Award for achievements and contributions to the Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) body of work (Lifetime Achievement Award #8).
  • Won $25,000 in research grant awarded by the Center for Asian Consumer Insights, Singapore for the research on “Diagnosing Brand Preference in Asian Markets” in 2012.
  • Invited as the Keynote Speaker to the 2011 World Marketing Forum, Global Marketing Network, Accra, Ghana.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2011 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.
  • Winner, 2011 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award for making long-term contribution in the field of marketing and marketing theory.
  • Winner, 2011 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Marketing Award for the Best Paper Published in the Journal of Marketing between 2002 and 2006.
  • Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2011 for significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • Winner, 2011-2012 Gary L. Lilien ISMS- MSI Practice Prize, University of Maryland, Washington D.C
  • Winner, 2011 Outstanding Research Excellence Award, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Winner, the 2011 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2009 - 2010).
  • Winner, the Robert Buzzell Award for paper published by the Marketing Science
  • Institute in 2010 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Recipient of the 2010 DMEF Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award for
  • Lifetime Contributions to Direct and Interactive Marketing.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2010 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Finalist, 2009- 2010 ISMS- MSI Practice Prize, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
  • Winner, the MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Finalist, the MSI/ H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2009 for significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • Winner, the Davidson Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Retailing in 2009.
  • Recipient of the 2009 AMA Retailing SIG Lifetime Contributions Award for his contributions to Retailing, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Recipient of the 2009 AMA Marketing Research SIG Churchill Lifetime Contributions Award for his contributions to Marketing Research, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Recipient of the 2009 AMA Foundation 25 Years’ Career Contributions Award for his contributions to Marketing Thought and Practice, Summer AMA Doctoral Consortium, Atlanta, GA, June 2009.
  • Winner, the Sheth Foundation Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 2009.
  • Finalist, the Harold H. Maynard Award for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Marketing in 2008 for significant contribution to marketing theory and thought.
  • Recognized as the ISBM Faculty Fellow, Penn State University, State College, PA, August 2008.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2008 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
  • Recipient of 2007 AMA Strategy SIG Mahajan Award for Lifetime Contribution to Marketing Strategy, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Recipient of 2007 AMA IOSIG Lifetime Contributions Award to InterOrganizational Issues, Summer AMA Educators’ Conference, Washington D.C.
  • Finalist, the 2007 ISMS Practice Prize, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2007 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • Recipient of the Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, University of Connecticut, 2007.
  • Recipient of the Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, University of Connecticut, 2007.
  • Recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award, MBA Program, University of Connecticut, 2007.
  • Winner, $100,000 the ISBM/MSI Academic-Practitioner Challenge Chicago, August, 2006.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2006 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
  • Finalist, the ISMS Practice Prize, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 2006.
  • Runner-up for the Best Paper Award, Journal of Interactive Marketing, 2006.
  • Winner, the MSI/H. Paul Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2005 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal of Retailing, 2005.
  • Recipient of the Best Paper Award, University of Connecticut, 2004-2005.
  • Winner, the 2005 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the Best Paper published in Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (2003-2004).
  • Winner, the Outstanding Paper Award for the Best Paper published in a 2 year period (2000-2001) in the International Journal of Forecasting.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2004 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
  • Winner, the MSI/Paul H. Root Award for the paper published in Journal of Marketing in 2003 that best contributes to the practice of Marketing.
  • Recipient of the Best Paper Award, University of Connecticut, 2002-2003.
  • Recipient of the Research Excellence Award, University of Connecticut, 2002-2003.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2002 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • Winner, the 2001 Donald R. Lehmann Award for the best paper published in Journal of Marketing / Journal of Marketing Research in a 2-year period (1999-2000), August 2001.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 2001 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
  • Melcher Research Excellence Award, University of Houston, 2000.
  • Melcher Award for Faculty Excellence in Research, University of Houston, 1999.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 1998 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Melcher Research Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1998.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 1998 American Marketing Association’s Faculty Consortium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
  • Winner of the Melcher Award for Faculty Excellence in Research, University of Houston, 1997.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 1997 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Cincinnati, OH.
  • Melcher Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, University of Houston, 1996-97.
  • Invited as a Faculty Scholar to the 1996 American Marketing Association’s Doctoral Consortium, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO.
  • Winner of the Melcher Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1995.
  • Winner of the NationsBank Master Teaching Award, University of Houston, 1994.
  • College of Business Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, Teaching and Service, University of Houston, 1994.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1994.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1993.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1992.
  • Melcher Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1991.
  • UH Teaching Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1991-1992.
  • Kent Electronics Computer Research Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1990-1991.
  • Melcher Research Excellence Award, University of Houston, 1989-1990.
  • Fellow, 1984 AMA Doctoral Consortium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Abell-Hanger Endowed Presidential Fund Scholarship, University of Texas, 1984-1985.
  • Bonham Fellowship, Graduate School of Business, University of Texas, Summer 1984.
  • University Fellowship, University of Texas, 1983-84, Summer 1982.
  • Tucker’s Excellence Fund, University of Texas, Fall 1981.
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, University of Texas, Austin, TX
  • Awarded Gold Medal in Recognition for being Ranked First in the Master’s Program, 1981, Indian Institute of Technology.
  • Graduated with Honors in the Bachelors Program, 1979, Indian Institute of Technology

Professional Honors

  • Conferred with Best Professor in Marketing award by the Golden Star Academic & Educational Excellence Awards 2013 at the World Marketing Summit in Malaysia, 2013
  • Conferred with Best Professor in Marketing trophy and certificate by the Asia’s Best Business School Awards Program organized by the CMOAsia.Org in Singapore, 2010
  • Conferred with Pravasi Achievers Gold Medal at the House of Lords, U.K. in September 2010
  • Conferred with the Bharat Gaurav Award from the Union Ministers, Government of India-2010
  • Conferred with the Hind Ratan Award from the Union Ministers, Government of India-2010
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 1995-Present
  • Who’s Who Among the Most Admired Men & Women of the Decade, 1995-Present
  • Who’s Who Among Business Leaders, 1994-Present
  • Who’s Who Among Asian Americans, 1994-Present
  • Who’s Who Among Global Business Leaders, 1993-Present
  • Who’s Who Worldwide, 1992-Present