Nabarun Ghose, D.B.A., professor of marketing and business at the University of Findlay was honored with the Hind Rattan 2018 Award on Jan. 9 in Bangkok, Thailand for his achievements and contributions to business education in the United States.
In Bangkok, Ghose was recognized on Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which is Non-Resident Indian Day or Expatriate Day and received the award from NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Welfare Society of India. Ghose was presented a medal that translates “Hind Rattan” as “Jewel of India” in the engraving. “The award is given to around 20-30 out of about 16-30 million expatriates from India who have made a significant contribution to their host country,” Ghose said. “Mine is for contributions to business education in the USA.”
The committee that selected the 2018 Hind Rattan winner found significance in Ghose’s doctoral dissertation from 1993 that studied concepts by 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics award winner Dr. Richard Thaler. According to Ghose, his dissertation is perhaps the first known empirically tested study that simultaneously tested the relationship between Thaler’s concepts of “irrationality” and “nudges” in economic decision-making.
Born in Chennai, Ghose is a non-resident Indian and expatriate who has contributed to business education in the United States through teaching, academic research and publications in marketing and international business since 1983. Ghose began his teaching career at the University of Findlay in 2006 and has provided students with valued experiential learning opportunities from graduate research to organized study tours and research presentations at business conferences in India.
Ghose has also received a number of teaching recognition and honors including the 2016 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Best of Regions Award, the 2016 Marketing Management Association Meritorious Teaching Award and the 2015 ACBSP regional Teaching Excellence Award.