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Raj Echambadi

Associate Dean of Outreach and Engagement and
Professor of Business Administration and
James F. Towey Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Houston, 1998
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, College of Engineering, 1989

Positions Held

Faculty Affiliate (by courtesy), Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2011-2013
Academic Director, Executive MBA programs (at Chicago & Warsaw), University of Illinois, 2010-2013
James F. Towey Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois, 2009-2013

Recent Publications

Chennamaneni, P., Echambadi, R., Hess, J., Syam, N. Forthcoming. Diagnosing Harmful Collinearity in Moderated Regression Models: A Roadmap. International Journal of Research Marketing

Viswanathan, M. , Echambadi, R., Venugopal, S. , Sridharan, S. 2014. Subsistence Entrepreneurship, Value Creation, and Community Exchange Systems: A Social Capital Explanation. Journal of Macromarketing, 34: 213-226

Sarangee, K., Echambadi, R. 2014. Firm-Specific Determinants of Product Line Technology Strategies in High Technology Markets. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 149-166

Echambadi, R., Jindal, R., Blair, E. 2013. Evaluating and Managing Brand Repurchase Across Multiple Geographic Retail Markets. Journal of Retailing, 409422

Honors and Awards

Favorite Professor & Class, MS (T&M) Graduate Cohort, 2014

Award for exemplary scholarship during the 50th anniversary celebrations (selected as one of 50 people / organizations that helped shape the College of Business over the past 50 years), University of Central Florida, 2013

College of Business Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, Alumni Association, University of Illinois, 2013

Outstanding Professor in the Executive MBA (EMBA) program, University of Illinois, 2011, 2012, 2013

Outstanding Professor in the Professional MBA (PMBA) program, 2012

Service Activities

Editorial Board Member, Strategic Management Journal, 2013-present
Editorial Board Member, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 2012-present
Co-chair, Marketing Strategy Track, American Marketing Association Summer Educator"s Conference, 2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Business Strategy; Strategic Innovations; Multivariate Methods, Measurement and Scaling Issues; Marketing.

Business Strategy Issues; especially innovations, technology entrepreneurship, and customer loyalty. Method Issues; especially estimation issues pertaining to testing interactions and multicollinearity.