Nitin Sanghavi is Professor of Retail Marketing and Strategy at Manchester Business School (MBS). Nitin joined MBS in 1985, after holding senior positions in buying, merchandising, operations and commercial areas for a number major retail and retail-related organisations in the UK and overseas. He has since taught on and directed a range of executive education programmes for retail, retail-related, service and fmcg organisations, as well as teaching on Full-time and Executive MBA programmes. Nitin has also held / currently holds a number of visiting appointments at universities around the world, including, Professor of Retailing at Kobe University (Japan); Visiting Fellow at Monash University (Australia); Visiting Professor at University of Texas (USA), Visiting Speaker at both University of Georgia (USA) and University of St Gallen (Switzerland), Visiting Professor at University of RennÃs (France),Visiting Scholar/Professor at Harvard Business School (USA) and Visiting Professor at Great Lakes Institute of Management (India).
Nitin has published widely on retail strategy, franchising, internationalisation, and consumer marketing, and is a frequent speaker at several national and international conferences. He is/hasbeen a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufacturing, a member of the International Society of Franchising and American Collegiate Retail Association, special advisor to the British Council and Commonwealth Secretariat, and special advisor on retailing to the World Bank. Nitin also acts as a non-executive director for several retail and retail-related organisations in Europe and India (including both the largest department store and rural retail chains in India), is strategy advisor to the boards of several blue-chip retail and service organisations, and is the founder and director of the MBS Retail Centre - one of the largest providers of retail executive education in the world, operating across five continents and in more than 40 countries.
Nitin was given the Retail Leadership Award and an award for Retail Excellence by the Asia Retail Congress in 2008 and 2009 and now sits on the Council of the Asia Retail Congress.
1. Impact of culture on consumer behaviour, marketing strategies, and brand perceptions;
2. Retail marketing and strategy;
3. International marketing and business Management (special focus on retail / service business);
4. Retail franchising (with international perspective);
5. Branding (internal/external) and its impact on business performance;
6. Growth of retailing and competitiveness in developing countries;
7. Retail decision-making and optimisation of business performance;
8. Online consumer behaviour;
9. Developing / Leveraging consumer-centric business;
10. Supply chain management - retail perspective;
11. Social media trends and its impact on retail / service businesses.
International Retailing; Retail Franchising as a Growth Strategy for Business; Changing Consumer Behaviour and Shopping Attitudes and its Impact on Consumer Marketing; Retail Supply Chain Management; Retail Marketing and Strategic Management; Developing Supply Chains/Distribution Channels in Emerging Economies; New Channels for E-tailing and its Strategic Impact on Traditional Retailers