Radu received his PhD in 2010 from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo.  His doctoral work focused on understanding consumers' psychology of brand extension evaluation, and specifically how consumers evaluate brand extensions depending on their perception of the market where the brand is extending.

Prior to joining Cranfield, he held a senior position in a marketing consultancy dealing with customer database analysis and strategy.

Current activities

Radu is Lecturer in Strategic Marketing and Director of the school's highly successful MSc in Strategic Marketing.  He does research in the areas of branding and brand extensions, strategic marketing, consumer behaviour and psychology, and consumer pro-social behaviour.  Radu's work has been accepted for publication in journals including European Journal of Marketing, Psychology and Marketing and Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and he regularly presents his research at reputable international conferences.

His MSc, executive and doctoral teaching are focused on the areas of brand management, consumer behaviour, marketing strategy and planning, and methods of research.  He is also deeply involved in the school's PhD and DBA programmes, as both doctoral supervisor and as member of several doctoral review panels.  Besides his school responsibiities, Radu is running consulting projects on brand strategy, market research and consumer research.  He has a strong background in statistical and quantitative methods, and speaks several languages including English, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese and his mother tongue, Romanian.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Chapman S, Maklan S, Nairn A, Dimitriu R & Macdonald E (2014) Effects of Customized Advergames on Children's Persuasion Knowledge, Attitudes, and Food Preferences. In: ISM-Open Conference 2014, Milton Keynes.
  • Razmdoost K & Dimitriu R (2013) The Relationship between Overconfidence and Underconfidence and Consumer Value. In: European Conference of the Association for Consumer Research, Barcelona.
  • Razmdoost K & Dimitriu R (2013) Overconfidence and underconfidence in usage experience. In: 42nd Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference, 2013, Monterey Bay, California.
  • Dimitriu RM, Knox S & Hristodorescu L (2012) Marketing to communities: A framework for identifying community structure and member roles. In: European Marketing Academy 41st Annual Conference, Lisbon.
  • Dimitriu RM, Leonidou CN & Assiouras I (2012) Brand positioning and consumer reactions to corporate social responsibility-related news. In: European Marketing Academy 41st Annual Conference, Lisbon.
  • Dimitriu R & King T (2012) Retail Outlet on Brand Extension Evaluation. In: Colloquium of European Retailing Research, Paris.
  • Razmdoost K & Dimitriu R (2012) The Effect of Consumer Calibration Processes on Consumer Value - A Systematic Literature Review. In: European Academy of Marketing Conference, Lisbon.
  • King T & Dimitriu RM (2012) The influence of the retail outlet on brand extension evaluation. In: European Marketing Academy 41st Annual Conference, Lisbon.
  • Dimitriu RM & Selnes F (2011) Investigating Multipurpose Customers. In: INFORMS Marketing Science Conference 2011, Houston, TX.
  • Faraji-Rad A & Dimitriu RM (2010) The Impact of Negative Online Reviews: When Does Reviewer Similarity Make a Difference?. In: 39th EMAC Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Dimitriu RM, Samuelsen B & Warlop L (2010) The Dark Side of Brand Extension Similarity. In: 39th EMAC Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Dimitriu RM & Selnes F (2009) Extending Where? How Consumers' Perception of the Extension Category Affects Brand Extension Evaluation. In: Johan Arndt Marketing Conference, Trondheim.
  • Dimitriu RM (2008) Plural Governance Deployment through Private Label Usage. In: NRWC - Nordic Retail and Wholesale Conference, Stockholm.


  • Baines P, Dimitriu R, Knox S, Macdonald E, Marcos Cuevas J, Marcos Cuevas J, Knox S & Ryals L (2012) Issues in sustainable marketing. In: Cranfield on corporate sustainability. Grayson D and Exter N (ed.), Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, p. 119-132.
  • Dimitriu R, Knox S & Knox S (2012) Delivering and Communicating the Value of the Sustainable Brand. In: Cranfield on Corporate Sustainability. Grayson D (ed.), Greenleaf Publishing.