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Gargi Bhaduri

TT - Assistant Professor

Gargi Bhaduri, Ph.D.

Dr. Bhaduri received her Bachelor of Fashion Technology degree in Apparel Production from National Institute of Fashion Technology, India in 2009 and her Master of Science degree in Textile and Apparel Management from University of Missouri (MU) in 2011. She also completed a graduate certificate in Center for Digital Globe from MU. In 2014, she graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Environmental Sciences with an emphasis on Textile and Apparel Management from MU. She started her teaching career in 2011 as a graduate instructor at MU, teaching Softgoods Retailing to large classes of 80-100 students each semester.
 
Dr. Bhaduri’s education together with internships helped her to gain experience of the fashion industry starting with fiber and textile production, apparel manufacturing, buyer-seller relationships and brand management, visual merchandising and finally customer relationships. Her research interests include sustainable supply chain issues, communication strategies in the supply chain, and information processing. She uses quantitative, qualitative, and psychophysiological methods in her work.

Dr. Bhaduri has served and participated in various committees for the International Textile and Apparel Association including as the Graduate Student Liaison. Her academic, research and service contribution has been recognized by several university as well as ITAA awards.

Selected Recognitions and Honors:

  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Center for Digital Globe, University of Missouri, 2014
  • Marjorie Joseph Scholarship for Beginning Doctoral Student, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2012
  • Sara Douglas Fellowship for International Professional Promise, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2010
  • Oris Glisson Fellowship for Beginning Masters Students, International Textile and Apparel Association, 2010
  • Chancellor’s Award for Public Outreach, University of Missouri, 2010


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2011). Do transparent business practices pay? Exploration of transparency and consumer purchase intention. Clothing and Textiles Research Journal. 29(2), 135-149.
    • Top 5 most-read articles in CTRJ, August 2011
    • Featured in national media: 
  • Investor’s Business Daily (November 11, 2011): http://news.investors.com/management-leaders-in-success/111011-591219-customers-pay-for-truth.htm
  • Science Daily (August 17, 2011): http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110817120235.htm
  • San Francisco Chronicle (January 29, 2013): http://www.sfgate.com/jobs/salary/article/5-Reasons-You-Should-Be-Transparent-at-Work-4239654.php
  • Ha-Brookshire, J. & Bhaduri, G. (in press). Disheartened Consumers: Impact of Untrustworthy Business Practices on Consumers’ Heart Rates, Perceived Trust, and Purchase Intention. Fashion and Textiles.
  • Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (in review). Perfect or Imperfect Match: The Role of Brand Schemas, Information Transparency, and Source of Claim on Apparel Brands’ Sustainability Claims.
  •  Bhaduri, G & Ha-Brookshire, J. (submitted). Gender Differences in Brand Information Processing and Transparency.


Selected Peer-reviewed Conference Presentations:

  • Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (Accepted for Nov, 2014 conference). Made in USA Claims: Role of Schema, Supply Chain Transparency, and Claim Source. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (Accepted for Nov, 2014 conference). Certification vs. Transparency: Which to Choose? The Role of Schemas, Transparency, and Certifications on Apparel Firms’ Fair Labor Initiatives. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • Bhaduri, G. & Goswami, S. (Accepted for Nov, 2014 conference). Exploring Deceptive/Unfair Practices in the Textile and Apparel Marketplace. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  •  Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2012). Fraud or Misleading: What to Distrust? International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2011). Trust and distrust in the apparel industry and its influence on perceived apparel quality. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA, Abstract is available in International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings 2011 Consumer Behavior, 5.
  • Bhaduri, G. & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2010). Transparency in the global apparel supply chain and consumer purchase intention. International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. Abstract is available in International Textile and Apparel Association Proceedings 2011 Sustainability and Social Responsibility, 5.
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