Ravi Pappu is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Queensland Business School.
Ravi received a PhD in marketing from University of New England (UNE), Australia. His PhD research demonstrated how country of origin can influence brand equity. These results were published in the Journal of International Business Studies and the European Journal of Marketing.
Prior to UNE, Ravi graduated with an MBA and a PG Diploma in marketing, both awarded with Distinction, from the University of Waikato, New Zealand. Earlier, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering from JNTU, Anantapur in India, awarded with First Class and Distinction.
Further information about Ravi is available at the following links.
|Facebook | LinkedIn | ResearchGate | Google Scholar | UQ Researchers | Publons |
Ravi's current research focuses on modelling consumer decision making in relation to different types of brands (e.g. manufacturers, retailers, nonprofits and countries). He is also interested in understanding how marketing communications (e.g. advertising, celebrity endorsement, sponsorship) can shape consumer attitudes and brand perceptions.
Ravi's research papers have been read or their full-text downloaded more than 173,000 times since 2006. His research on sponsorship, brand equity, brand innovativeness, country-of-origin effects, celebrity endorsement, country branding and retailer branding has been published in scholarly international journals including:
| Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science | Journal of Business Research | International Business Review | Journal of International Business Studies | European Journal of Marketing | Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services | Journal of Marketing Education |
Ravi was the lead Chief Investigator of an Australian Research Council Linkage project (2009 - 2012) (with Bettina Cornwell), supported by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. Major outcomes of this research so far include a new method for mapping consumer brand association networks and a model for explaining communication portfolios effects on the image and equity of non-profit brands.
Ravi's research has also attracted several internal competitive grants from the University of New England and University of Queensland.
Awards & Distinctions
As of 2017, Ravi teaches courses in quantitative research methods and applied statistics for honours and PhD students, and market research for postgraduate students.
- 2016 - Nominee - University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award
- 2015 - UQ Business School Teaching Excellence Award
- 2015 - Finalist - University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award
- 2014 - Finalist - University of Queensland Teaching Excellence Award
- 2014 - Nominee - UQ Business School Teaching Excellence Award
- 2013 - Nominee - UQ Business School Teaching Excellence Award
Teaching Evaluations (Click on the following links to view student evaluations in pdf)
- RBUS6903 Quantitative Business Research Methods II | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |
- RBUS6902 Quantitative Business Research Methods I | 2016 |
- RBUS6931 Scientific Method in Management |2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |
- MKTG7510 Market and Consumer Research | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |
- MKTG7506 International Marketing (2010)
- RBUS2900 Business Research Methods | 2012 | 2010 | 2008 |
- MKTG2504 International Marketing (2007 - 2008)
- MKTG2505 Retail Management (2008 - 2009)
- 0346352 Marketing Research (1999) (University of Waikato)
- MKTG7040 Marketing Management (2006 - 2007)
- MKTG7501 Introduction to Marketing (2006 - 2007)
- MBA731 Marketing Management | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | (University of New England)
- MBA736 International Marketing | 2005 | 2004 | (University of New England)
Research Higher Degree Supervision
Ravi is available for research supervision in marketing. Following are some of the areas of his research interest.
| Brand equity | Brand innovativeness | Celebrity endorsement | Consumer innovativeness | Corporate sponsorship | Retail brand extensions | Country-of-origin effects |
Ravi's previous research students have achieved publications in internationally recognised journals such as European Journal of Marketing and Journal of Business Research, and presented their work at prestegious international conferences (e.g. ANZMAC, AMA, AMS, WMC).
- S. Prugsamatz (2010) - Higher Education Choice (employed at Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
- M. Chien (2009) - Corporate sponsorship (employed at the UQ Business School)
- S.C. Yu (2013) - Celebrity portfolios (PhD at the University of Sydney Business School)
- A. Spry (2007) - Celebrity endorsement (Colmar Brunton and University of Melbourne)
- M. Chong (2006) - Consumer innovatioveness (Swissôtel)
- P. Stower (2006) - Multiple celebrity endorsement (British American Tobacco)
Editorial Board Membership
Ad hoc Reviewer
| Industrial Marketing Management | International Marketing Review | Journal of Sport Management | Journal of Advertising | Journal of Brand Management | Journal of Business Research | Journal of International Marketing | Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services | Journal of Business Ethics | Journal of Marketing Management | Journal of Product Innovation Management | Journal of Management & Organization |
| Academy of Marketing | Academy of the Marketing Science | Advertising and Consumer Psychology | American Marketing Association | Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy | Marketing Science | World Marketing Congress |
| IIM-Calcutta | IIM-Ahmedabad | Indian Institute of Science | IIM - Bangalore | University of Melbourne | University of New South Wales | University of Adelaide | University of New England |
| Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore | University of Oregon | University of Adelaide | University of Michigan | Indian School of Business |