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About Nikhilesh Dholakia

Nikhilesh "Nik" Dholakia is Professor of Marketing, E-Commerce, and International Business in the College of Business Administration at the University of Rhode Island (URI). He is also the Associate Director of the Research Institute for Telecommunications and Information Marketing (RITIM), one of the centers of research excellence at the URI College of Business Administration. Dr. Dholakia holds a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. As an Associate Director and a faculty researcher at RITIM, Dr. Dholakia has been involved in numerous industry and government-supported research projects and the COTIM series of conferences. RITIM projects and conferences have been supported by AT&T-Lucent, Bellcore, NYNEX-Verizon, Southeastern New England Cable Association, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Rhode Island Economic Policy Council, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, Unisys Corporation, Telecom Italia, Compaq, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Telia, Deutschebank, Metro A/G, Nord L/B, URI Transportation Center, and Fraunhofer ISI. Additional information on RITIM can be found at
Prior to joining URI, Nik Dholakia taught at University of Illinois at Chicago, Kansas State University, and Indian Institutes of Management at Ahmedabad and Calcutta. He has been a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University's Kellogg School, Chuo University in Japan, Arizona State University's Phoenix campus, Helsinki School of Business and Economics, Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and a Visiting Scholar at the Norwegian Institute for Market Research.
He serves on the advisory board for the International Society of Marketing and Development and is an area editor of CMC: Consumption, Markets & Culture, an interdisciplinary journal. Nik Dholakia's current research is in the areas of Information Technology (IT) infrastructure, e-business strategy and behavior, globalization, and consumption. He has published widely in the leading national and international journals in these fields.
Among his books are Essentials of New Product Management (Prentice-Hall, 1987), Consumption and Marketing: Macro Dimensions (South-Western, 1996), New Infotainment Technologies in the Home: Demand-Side Perspectives (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996), Consuming People: From Political Economy to Theaters of Consumption (Routledge, 1998), and Worldwide E-Commerce and Online Marketing: Watching the Evolution (Quorum Books, 2001).


Present Professor of Marketing and International Business, University of Rhode Island

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Nikhilesh Dholakia
Professor of Marketing and International Business
College of Business Administration
University of Rhode Island
7 Lippitt Road
Kingston, RI 02881 (USA)
Preferred mailing address:
84 Starr Drive
Narragansett, RI 02882 (USA)
Telephone: (W) +1-401-874-4172, (H) +1-401-789-6893, (Global) +1-401-207-1851
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