Dr Rahul Chawdhary

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Marketing Strategy at Kingston Business School within the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation. I have been teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Kingston Business School for the last 8 years. 

Awards, Recognitions and Research Grants

1. Winner,  KBS award for Teaching Excellence, Dept. of SMI (2023) and  Most Innovative Teacher award, Academic Impact Awards, Kingston University (2022).

2. Winner, Lecturer of the Year award, KBS (2021). 

3. Winner, Best Full Paper award in the Marketing & Retail track at British Academy of Management (2019).

4. Winner, Personal Tutor of the Year award, KBS (2019).

5. Winner, Academy of Marketing Research Grant (2018) & Director of Research Prize, KBS (2013).

6. Runners Up, Best Use of Technology award in (2020).

7. Runners Up, Lecturer of the Year award  in (2020).  

8..  Finalist for Market Research Society (MRS) Silver Medal in the best paper category in 2018 for the research paper titled: "The Impact of Word of Mouth on Intention to Purchase Currently Used and Other Brands"

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Marketing Strategy

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MSc Management and Business Studies Research
  • MSc Strategic Marketing
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
  • SFHEA
  • CMBE

Teaching and learning

Post-graduate Modules

I am currently module leader and tutor for two post graduate modules: Global Marketing Management taught to students of MSc Marketing & Brand Management and MSc Marketing Communications & Advertising. Furthermore, I also lead and teach on the International Marketing module which is delivered to post-graduate students pursuing MSc International Business Management and MSc Financial and Business Management. 

Under-Graduate Modules

I am the module leader and tutor for an under-graduate module called Integrated Marketing Communications taught on the BSc Marketing & Advertising degree. I led and taught Marketing Practice module to the first-year undergraduate students of BSc Business Management between 2015-2022. 

Dissertations

I also supervise dissertations and research projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

My primary research interest is in the domain of word of mouth, luxury branding, personality and conspiracy theories. My research has been published in journals such as Journal of Business Research,  Journal of Marketing Management, and International Journal of Market Research. I was the lead guest editor for a special issue in the Journal of Philanthropy & Marketing on Covid-19 and Donation Behaviour. 

I have also reviewed manuscripts for journals such as Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Business Research, and European Journal of Marketing. I am a member of the editorial board of Journal of Philanthropy & Marketing (formerly International Journal of Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Marketing).

I am also founding member of WOM Research Group within Kingston Business School. 

I secured an external research grant (£5000) from the Academy of Marketing in 2018 and an internal research grant (£3000) from CResCID IN 2023. 

Areas of specialism

  • Word of Mouth
  • Luxury Brands
  • Personality
  • Conspiracy Theories

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 23.

Article

Quamina, L.T., Xue, M. and Chawdhary, R. (2023) Co-branding as a masstige strategy for luxury brands : desirable or not? Journal of Business Research, 158, p. 113704. ISSN (print) 0148-2963

Chawdhary, Rahul, Merz, Eva‐Maria and van Weert, Anton (2022) Editorial : special issue Covid‐19 and donation behaviour : evidence on different types of donation behaviour from different countries. Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing, 27(3), e1774. ISSN (print) 2691-1361

Chawdhary, Rahul and Weber, Laura (2021) Investigating the effectiveness of received offline word of mouth : role of acquired and ascribed homophily. FIIB Business Review, ISSN (print) 2319-7145 (Epub Ahead of Print)

East, Robert, Romaniuk, Jenni, Chawdhary, Rahul and Uncles, Mark (2017) The impact of word of mouth on intention to purchase currently used and other brands. International Journal of Market Research, 59(3), pp. 321-334. ISSN (print) 1470-7853

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca (2015) Investigating the consequences of word of mouth from a WOM sender’s perspective in the services context. Journal of Marketing Management, 31(9-10), pp. 1018-1039. ISSN (print) 0267-257X

Book Section

Chawdhary, Rahul (2019) Marketing for scientists. In: Mellor, Robert B., (ed.) Management for scientists. Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited. pp. 113-128. ISBN 9781787692046

Conference or Workshop Item

Chawdhary, Rahul (2023) Designing curriculum via 3C framework. In: The 11th European Conference on Education (ECE2023); 13-17 Jul 2023, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Chawdhary, Rahul, Ivanova, Anna and Chaudhary, Arslan (2023) Reflexive effects of negative word of mouth on brand hate. In: Academy of Marketing Conference 2023 : From Revolution to Revolutions; 03-06 Jul 2023, Birmingham, U.K..

Chawdhary, Rahul, Ivanova, Anna and Chaudhary, Arslan (2023) Reflexive effects of negative word of mouth : pilot study. In: EMAC Annual Conference 2023; 23-26 May 2023, Odense, Denmark. (Unpublished)

Chawdhary, Rahul and Chaudhary, Arslan (2022) Brand love & hate : how given word of mouth shapes brand relationships. In: British Academy of Management Conference 2022; 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2022, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Chawdhary, Rahul, Dall'olmo Riley, Francesca and Hand, Christopher (2019) Sharing my experience or yours : the differential influence of self, social and social intention needs in stimulating positive word of mouth. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2019 : Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in Uncertain Times : Challenges and Opportunities; 03 - 05 Sep 2019, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'olmo Riley, Francesca (2019) Are millennials different from non-millennials in their recommendations? In: Academy of Marketing (AM) Conference 2019 : When you tire of marketing you tire of life; 02 -04 Jul 2019, London, U.K..

Chawdhary, Rahul, Dall'olmo Riley, Francesca and Hand, Christopher (2019) Psychological drivers of social talk : my experience or yours? In: 10th Annual Faculty Research Conference: Contemporary Issues in Business and Social Sciences in a period of uncertainty; 03 - 04 Jun 2019, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Chawdhary, Rahul, Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca and Lomax, Wendy (2017) Are you listening to me: effect of recommendation rejection and acceptance on the WOM Sender? In: Academy of Marketing (AM) Conference 2017: Freedom Through Marketing: Looking Back, Going Forward; 3-6 Jul 2017, Hull, U.K..

Elwalda, Abdulaziz, De Oliveira, Mauro and Chawdhary, Rahul (2017) Replication : what makes online review helpful in emerging markets. In: Academy of Marketing (AM) Conference 2017: Freedom Through Marketing: Looking Back, Going Forward; 3-6 Jul 2017, Hull, U.K..

Chawdhary, Rahul, Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca and Lomax, Wendy (2016) Return to sender: exploring the consequences of WOM on the person who articulated it. In: 45th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Annual Conference: Marketing in the Age of Data; 24-27 May 2016, Oslo, Norway.

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca (2015) Understanding the boomerang effect of articulating word of mouth on the communicator’s own commitment and loyalty. In: 44th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Annual Conference: Collaboration in Research; 26-29 May 2015, Leuven, Belgium. (Unpublished)

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca (2015) Outcomes of articulating word of mouth: a review and synthesis of the literature. In: Academy of Marketing (AM) Conference 2015: The Magic in Marketing; 7-9 Jul 2015, Limerick, Ireland.

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca (2014) Investigating antecedents and consequences of word of mouth from a WOM sender’s perspective in the services context. In: Academy of Marketing (AM) Conference 2014: Marketing Dimensions: People, Places and Spaces; 7-10 Jul 2014, Bournemouth, U.K..

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca (2014) Antecedent and consequences of positive word of mouth from WOM sender’s perspective: a conceptual framework in the services context. In: 43rd European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Annual Conference: Paradigm Shifts & Interactions; 3-6 Jun 2014, Valencia, Spain. ISBN 9788437094533

Chawdhary, Rahul and Dall'Olmo Riley, Francesca (2014) Service encounters: case for understanding organisational sub-cultures. In: Academy of Marketing (AM) Conference 2014: Marketing Dimensions: People, Places and Spaces; 7-10 Jul 2014, Bournemouth, U.K..

Chawdhary, Rahul (2013) An empirical investigation of customer satisfaction-PWOM-service loyalty link from the WOM sender's perspective in the services context. In: 26th European Marketing Academy (EMAC) Doctoral Colloquium; 2-4 Jun 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Thesis

Chawdhary, Rahul (2015) Investigating the consequences of word of mouth from a WOM sender's perspective in the services context. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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Leadership and management

Learning & Teaching Lead - Department of Strategy, Marketing & Innovation

September 2022 - till date 

Course Director

September 2020 -August 2022: Course Leader, L6, BSc Business Management 

January 2016 - August 2018: MSc International Business Management (incl. all pathways).

September 2015 - April 2016: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA).

External Examiner Appointments 

2023-2027: University of Hertfordshire

2021-2025: Coventry University, London campus  

2021-2025: St. Mary's University, Twickenham

2020-2023: ESCP Business School, London campus 

2016-2020: Bournemouth University. 

Academic Panels 

2024: Nominated member KU Website Project User Working Group 

2023: Panel member BTEC Level 3, Marketing qualifications (Pearson)

2023: External panel member for validation of UG programs, University of Cumbria and PG programs, Bishop Grosseteste University and University of Northampton. 

2020: Panel member for personal tutoring review task and finish group, Kingston University; internal panel member for re-validation of (a) BSc and MSc Real Estate programs, Kingston University; (b) e-validation of study group/KULISC/International one year/pre-masters programs, Kingston University.

2019: External panel member for validation of MSc International Business Management program, Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

2019:  Internal panel member for internal subject review of DAFI programs, Kingston University.

2019: Panel member for university teaching fellowships task and finish group, Kingston University.

2016:  Internal panel member of the Kingston MBA Review Panel

 Academic Mentoring 

2020:   Appointed mentor for the new external examiner in Music Performance, Kingston University

2020:  Appointed mentor for a new colleague, SMI department, Kingston University.

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