Dr Khan M.R. Taufique

PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Oxford Brookes Business School

Khan M.R. Taufique

Role

My current role as senior lecturer in marketing involves teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervising research students, undertaking independent and collaborative research work, and engaging with other relevant activities.   

Teaching and supervision

Courses

Modules taught

  • Contemporary Consumer Behaviour,
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing Management,
  • Integrated Marketing Communications,
  • Marketing Aspects

From an academic lecturer perspective, I have experience of teaching different specialized courses in marketing both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The specialized marketing courses that I teach include Consumer Behavior, Digital Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Management, Marketing Communications, and Principles of Marketing. I am experienced in and comfortable with alternative teaching modes that include face to face, online, and blended mode.

Research

My particular research interests relate to green marketing, environmentally sustainable consumer behavior, online consumption behavior, and measurement & scale development. Apart from mainstream marketing, I have also interests in environmental sustainability and climate change. The majority of my current research applies survey tools and cross-sectional data to understand pro-environmental consumption decision and online shopping behaviour and its psychological underpinnings. My recent research outputs have been published in various relevant refereed journals including Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Cleaner Production, International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Marketing Communications, Business Strategy and the Environment, Journal of Internet Commerce, and Sustainability. I am a registered reviewer for Academy of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Energy Efficiency, and SAGE Open.

Research impact

The academic impact of my current research primarily relates to advancing the environmentally sustainable consumer behavior literature. Major theoretical contributions of my recent research relate to revealing the role of environmental labeling, relevant knowledge and information credibility in reconciling the long-standing attitude-behaviour gap in pro-environmental consumer behavior. Practically these findings affirm the importance of educating consumers about eco-labeling and communicating the credibility of eco-labelled information to the consumers to induce environmentally informed purchase decision, mitigating attitude-behaviour gap. Contrary to many past studies focusing on rational green appeal, my recent research outputs also argue that integrating consumers’ emotional affinity toward nature and moral values in green marketing communications can enhance consumers’ moral obligation to be environmentally more responsible in consumption behaviour. The findings have significant practical marketing implications relating to designing the product package and framing the communication message for green products.  In emerging country context, the novelty of another study relates to the discovery of new addition to the literature on cultural individualism and collectivism, highlighting that the distinction between individualism and collectivism is fading among young urban educated consumer segment. The findings also have significant policy implications suggesting the marketers to move away from the traditional way of managing marketing activities targeted exclusively on the collectivistic nature of cultures like India. The theoretical impact of my recent research is also being reflected in increasing citations of my relevant research outputs.

Publications

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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • ACIM – Associate of Chartered Institute of Marketing 
  • MAM – Member of Academy of Marketing 
  • Member, AdvanceHE Connect, the UK
  • Life Member, Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally (RRING)
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Ecological Economics "

Conferences

  • Taufique, K.M.R. (2021). “The future of digital marketing: How would Artificial Intelligence change the directions?”, presented at ‘International Management Conference, IMC-2021, 27-28 February 2021, India. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R. (2020). “Sustainable food for better environment: Repositioning carbon labeling to reduce consumption related carbon footprints”, presented at ‘International Conference on Sustainability an Equity: Digital Society’, 23-25 November 2020, India. [SCOPUS indexed].
  • Taufique, K.M.R. (2019). “A review of the use of Technology Acceptance Model in Understanding online shopping behavior”, presented at ‘Marketing & Organization Research Conference’, 11-12 October 2019, Istanbul, Turkey. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R., Adeyinka-Ojo, S., & Abdullah, S. K.  (2018). “The Scope and Role of Eco-Labeling to Promote Environmentally Sustainable Consumption Behavior: A Literature Review”, presented at ‘8th International Borneo Business Conference 2018’, 04–05 October 2018, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R. & Vaithianathan, S. (2017). “Predicting Ecologically Conscious Consumer Behaviour among Indian Urban Consumers: An Exploratory Study”, presented at ‘Annual Conference of Emerging Market Conference Board’, 05–07 January 2017, IIM Lucknow (Noida Campus), India. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R., Siwar, C. & Chamhuri, N. (2016). “Factors Affecting Consumers’ Perception of Eco-Labels: Evidence from Malaysia”, presented at ‘Australia-Middle East Conference on Business and Social Sciences 2016’ , 17–18 April 2016, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R., Siwar, C. Chamhuri, N. & Sarah, F.H. (2015). “Integrating General Environmental Knowledge and Eco-Label Knowledge in Understanding Ecologically Conscious Consumer Behavior”, presented at ‘Fifth International Conference on Marketing and Retailing (5th INCOMaR) 2015’ , 12–13 October 2015, Penang, Malaysia. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R., Siwar, C. & Islam, S. ABM. (2014). “Measuring Consumer Understanding and Perception of Eco-Labels:  An Empirical Study to Develop Measurement Instruments”, presented at the 3rd PSU Phuket International Conference 2014 on ‘Multidisciplinary Studies on Sustainable Development’, 13–14 November 2014, PSU Phuket Campus, Thailand. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R., Siwar, C. & Sarah, F.H. (2014). “Measuring Consumers’ Environmental Responsibility: An Empirical Study to Develop Measurement Instruments”, presented at Burapha University International Conference 2014 on ‘Global Warming and Its Impacts’, 3–4 July 2014, Pattaya, Thailand. 
  • Taufique, K.M.R., Siwar, C., Talib, B. & Sarah, F.H. (2013). “Does Eco-label Work for Consumers? A Quest for Identifying the Determinants of Consumers’ Understanding and Perception of Eco-labels”, presented at 7th Biennial Conference, organized and funded by Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), 5 – 8 December 2013, Assam, INDIA.
  • Taufique, K. M. R. & Siwar, C.B. (2013). “Sustainable food consumption: a compilation and review of why consumers buy or intend to buy green food in Malaysia”, presented at 4th Social, Development and Environmental Studies International Conference 2013, 19 March, at National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Huda, M. M, Taufique, K. M. R. & Sultan, P. (2011). “Buying Motives of Herbal Skin Care Products: A Study on Dhaka City Consumers”, presented at 5th Asian Business Research Conference, organized by World Business Institute, 23-24 December 2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Taufique, K. M. R. & Shahriar, F. M. (2011) “Adoption of Online Social Media as an Innovation: Who’s Inside the Spectrum?”, presented at international conference on Innovations in Management, organized by Centre for Innovations in Business & Management Practice, 21-22 July 2011, London, the United Kingdom. 
  • Taufique, K. M. R. & Shahriar. F. M. (2011) “Online Social Media as A Driver of Buzz Marketing: Who’s Riding?”, presented at international conference on Innovations in Business and Management, organized by Centre for Innovations in Business & Management Practice, 26-27 January 2011, London, the United Kingdom. 
  • Shahriar, F. M. & Taufique, K. M. R. (2010) “Using Social Networking Websites for Promoting Tourism Destinations in a Changing Tourism Environment”, presented at Business Competencies in a Changing Global Environment Conference, jointly organized by Global Business and Management Forum and Southeast University, 23 December, 2010, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Taufique, K. M. R. & Shahriar, F. M. (2009) “Enhancing Community Involvement in Developing Tourism Industry of Bangladesh:A Conceptual Framework” presented at Global Business and Economic Research Conference, 28-30 December, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Uddin, M. G. S., Alam, M. M. & Taufique, K. M. R. (2007) “An Empirical Evidence of Relationships between Exchange Rate and Stock Prices in Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)” presented at Global Business and Economic Research Conference, 26-27 December, Bangkok, Thailand.