PhD (Cambridge University), MEngM (George Washington University), BSc (University of Moratuwa).
My main areas of research are Service Marketing and Relationship Marketing Management. I teach related courses at the PhD, MBA and the BBA levels. I am also the Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Service Theory and Practice, currently in its 31st year of publication.
My research has been published in a number of journals across disciplines including:
Prior to joining Laurier, I worked or consulted for a number of leading organizations including Accenture, British Telecom, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, the World Bank and the Japan Bank for International Co-operation. I also worked for and managed an engineering consulting firm in the construction sector.
I was also a Fulbright Scholar and a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar.
I have been the recipient of a number of external research grants from both the public (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and private (telecom industry) sectors. I have also received numerous research excellence awards, including best paper awards at some of the American Marketing Association’s leading conferences. I am also the co-author of an award-winning case publication.
I have sat in the supervisory committees of the majority of doctoral students to have so far graduated from the marketing area. I am interested in supervising students in service marketing and relationship marketing. Specific topics of interest include:
Naveen Donthu , Satish Kumar , Chatura Ranaweera , Debidutta Pattnaik , Anders Gustafsson (Accepted, 2021), Mapping of journal of services marketing themes: a retrospective overview using bibliometric analysis, Journal of Services Marketing, https://doi.org/10.1108/JSM-04-2020-0122
Service and Relationship Marketing
Service Marketing Management
High Technology Marketing