Gowri Vijayan

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Gowri Vijayan holds a Ph.D in Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, and a Master’s diploma in Management (Agribusiness) from CCS NIAM, Jaipur. Her Ph.D research specialized in sustainable supply chain management.  Her research interests includes circular economy, reverse logistics, SSCM, and agribusiness marketing. She has a number of research and book publications and has presented research papers in international conferences. Gowri Vijayan acted as a technical writer for an agribusiness e-learning platform from 2012 to 2016. She also has experience as a proof-reader of research papers and is currently a reviewer for several journals.

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang, Malaysia 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Agribusiness), Chaudhary Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur, India
  • Bachelor of Science (Hort.), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru, India

Work Experience (Research /Teaching)


  • Taught MBA courses on Domestic business environment and value based management, Environmental management,  Executive business communication, and Organizational change and development


  • Taught undergraduate courses on H.R management, Business ethics, International business, Marketing, and Principles of management
  • Taught MBA courses on Decision theory, Business ethics and sustainability, Leadership management, Performance management, Operations management, and Strategic management
  • Course coordinator for MBA course – Business ethics and sustainability 
  • Research supervisor for various MBA student research projects


  • Developed departmental brochure for Human Biologicals Limited (HBI), IIL
  • Involved in the development and implementation of promotional activities 2011 for Doctors, Hyderabad, India


Area of Interest (Research /Teaching)

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management
  • Circular Economy
  • Reverse Logistics
  • SDG12
  • Agribusiness Marketing
  • General Management

Journal Publication


  • Vijayan, G., Kamarulzaman, N.H., Mohamed, Z.A., & Abdullah, A.M. (2014). Reverse logistics by food retailers in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Global Management Journal for Academic and Corporate Studies, 4(1).
  • Vijayan, G., Kamarulzaman, N.H., Mohamed, Z.A., & Abdullah, A.M. (2014). Sustainability in food retail industry through reverse logistics. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 3(2), 11-23.
  • Kamarulzaman, N.H., Jamal, K., Vijayan, G., & Jalil, S.M. (2014). Will consumers purchase stevia as a sugar substitute? An exploratory study on consumer acceptance. Journal of Food Products Marketing, 20(SE 1), 122-139. (Taylor & Francis, Scopus, B, Impact Factor: 2.28)


  • Vijayan, G. (2024). Supply Chain Resilience – A Must for Sustainability? In: Strategies for Environmentally Responsible Supply Chain and Production Management. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers (Proposal Accepted)
  • Jose, A.M., & Vijayan, G. (2024). Digital India – The Route to Financial Inclusion. In: The Role of Financial Inclusion for Reaching Sustainable Development Goals. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers (Proposal Accepted)
  • Vijayan, G., & Kamarulzaman, N.H. (2020). An introduction to sustainable supply chain management and business implications. In: Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers 
  • Vijayan, G., Kamarulzaman, N.H., Mukherjee, A., & Vaiappuri, S.K.N. (2020). Strategic value creation in a supply chain. In: Supply Chain and Logistics Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers
  • Vijayan, G., & Kamarulzaman, N.H. (2016). Three tiers of sustainability measurement in the Grocery retail industry. In: Achieving Sustainable Supply Chain through the Creation of Economic Growth, Environmental Protection and Social Progress. Malaysia: UPM Press
  • Mukherjee, A., Kamarulzaman, N.H., Vijayan, G., & Vaiappuri, S.K.N. (2016). Sustainability: A comprehensive literature. In: Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management (248-268). Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers
  • Vaiappuri, S.K.N., Kamarulzaman, N.H., Vijayan, G., & Mukherjee, A. (2016). An empirical view of knowledge management. In: Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management (452-465). Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers


  • Vijayan, G. (2014). Organic Production of Coffee, Okra, Tomato, Mango, and Banana. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-`495285899
  • Vijayan, G. (2014). Organic Food Certification and Marketing Strategies. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1495285745
  • Vijayan, G. (2014). Organic Production of Some Agronomic Crops: Basmati Rice, Cotton, Red Gram, and Sugarcane. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1495285622
  • Vijayan, G. (2013). Organic Crop Production Technology. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1493736515
  • Vijayan, G. (2013). Organic Production of Black Pepper, Ginger, and Turmeric. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN 978-1493737345

Conferences / MDPs Attended / FDPs Attended

  • Session chair In: 4th Rajagiri Management Conference on Entrepreneurship, and Management for a Sustainable Business Growth in the Age of Web 4.0 and Beyond – Challenges and Opportunities, April 2023, Kochi, India
  • Participated In: 1st Research Innovation in Sustainable Marketing: A Global Virtual Symposium, March 2023, Hawaii, U.S.A (Virtual)
  • Session chair In: 3rd Rajagiri Management Conference on Sustainable Development Goals in the Post-Pandemic World, April 2022, Kochi, India
  • Presented poster titled “Sustainability Practices in the Malaysian Grocery Retail Industry”, In: International Agriculture Congress, November 2014, Putrajaya, Malaysia
  • Best Paper Award for paper titled “An Insight into Adaptation of Reverse Logistics by Food Retailers in Klang Valley, Malaysia presented, In: 1st International Conference on Innovation Driven Supply Chain on March, 2014, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Presented paper titled “Reverse Logistics in the Malaysian Food Retail Industry”, In: 2nd International Conference on Socio-Political and Technological   dimensions of Climate change on November, 2012, Putrajaya, Malaysia

Other Details


  • MICROSOFT OFFICIAL SPECIALIST – EXCEL 2019 ASSOCIATE Certificate | Microsoft Office | 2023
  • MOOC FROM Coursera | University of Colorado Boulder | Graphic Design |2023
  • DELEGATE IN 40TH KMA NATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONVENTION| Kerala Management Convention (KMA) | January 12th 2023 – January 13th 2023
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM| Guru Angad Dev Teaching Learning Centre, under the Ministry of India | December 8th 2022 – December 14th 2022
  • GLOBAL ONLINE CERTIFICATION COURSE ON COMPETING IN BUSINESS THROUGH AI-POWERED SUPPLY CHAINS 2022| National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), INDIA | October 29th 2022 – December 4th 2022
  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ON LEADERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT| Center for Business and Social Research (CBSR) and the Center for Research and Implementation of Sustainable Practices (CRISP), INDIA | July 2nd 2022 – July 23rd 2022
  • TRAINING ON CLIMATE LITERACY & ACTION | Nottingham Business School, UK & Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) | June 16th 2022 – July 14th 2022
  • BUSINESS SIMULATION CONFERENCE | CESIM, INDIA | May 16th 2022 – May 17th 2022
  • ELSEVIER AUTHOR WORKSHOP | Elsevier | May 11th 2022
  • CASE TEACHING SESSION | Harvard Research Center | May 10th 2022
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | FORE School of Management, INDIA | 2nd May 2022 – 5th May 2022
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | Sharda University, India | 29TH June 2020 – 3rd July 2020
  • MOOC FROM | Fullbridge, USA | Business and Data Analysis Professional Certificate| 2019
  • FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM | Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), India | May 2018 – August 2018
  • MOOC FROM | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA | Certificate of Supply Chain Analytics | 2017


  • Reviewer for the 2023 IFAMA Academic Symposium, New Zealand (November 2022 – February 2023)
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management (IJISSCM), (“C” category), IGI Global Publishers, Pennsylvania (May 2022 - onwards) 
  • Reviewed papers submitted for publication acceptance In: 3rd Rajagiri Management Conference on Sustainable Development Goals in the Post-Pandemic World”, April 2022, Kochi, India
  • Reviewer for International Journal of E-Business Research (IJEBR), (“Q3” category), IGI Global Publishers, Pennsylvania (November 2021 – March 2022) 
  • Editorial Review Board member for the International Journal of Applied Management Theory and Research (IJAMTR), IGI Global Publishers, Pennsylvania (July 2019 - onwards)  
  • Reviewer for International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR), (“Q2” category), Wageningen Academic Publishers (April 2018 - onwards)  
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Business Information Systems (“C” category), Inderscience Publishers (May 2020 – April 2023) 
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Business Forecasting and Marketing Intelligence, Inderscience Publishers (July 2019 – April 2023)  
  • Technical writer for the e-learning platform (2012 – January 2020)  
  • Editorial board member for the Handbook of Research on Industrial and Organizational 
  • Psychology in the Modern Workforce. Pennsylvania: IGI Global Publishers (2016-2017)  
  • Reviewer of Journal of Cleaner Production (“A” category), Elsevier Publishers (2015-2016)  
  • Freelance Proof-reader for research papers, book chapters at UPM (2013-2015)