George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Bhattacharya, Siddharth

Focus:Research Focused Faculty
Academic Unit:Information Systems and Operations Management
Positions:Assistant Professor
Phone:(703) 993-1198
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 108
Office Hours:By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Digitization and Online Consumer Behavior
  • Business Analytics
  • Digital and Search Engine Advertising
  • Social Networks and Platform Strategies
  • PhD –Information Systems, Fox School of Business, Temple University
  • MBA–Marketing and Strategy, Indian School of Business
  • Bachelors – Computer Science Engineering, India

Dr. Siddharth Bhattacharya is an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems and Operations Management area at the School of Business, George Mason University. Before joining George Mason University, Dr. Bhattacharya completed his Ph.D. from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2021. Siddharth’s research focuses on how firms utilize digital information strategies to increase reach, establish relationships with stakeholders, and influence consumer decision making. Dr. Bhattacharya also holds an MBA from Indian School of Business and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science Engineering from India. Dr. Bhattacharya’s work has been published in premiere journals such as Information Systems research among others. He has also presented his work in many reputed conferences including CIST, ICIS, WISE, WITS, CODE@MIT, Marketing Scienceamong others.

Dr. Bhattacharya is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the Association of Information Systems (AIS), and the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

Research and Awards:


Siddharth Bhattacharya, Jing Gong, Sunil Wattal.”Competitive Poaching in Search Advertising: Two Field Experiments”. Information Systems Research (Accepted)

Work in Progress:

Siddharth Bhattacharya, Abhishek Roy, Subodha Kumar, Sunil Wattal. “Friend or Foe: Search Engine Advertising Strategies when Contracting with an Online Search Infomediary”.

Maria Petryk, Siddharth Bhattacharya, Michael Rivera, LiangfeiQiu, Subodha Kumar. “How Network Embeddedness Affects Real-Time Performance Feedback: An Empirical Investigation”.

Siddharth Bhattacharya, Heather Kennedy, Vinod Venkatraman, Sunil Wattal. "How to Advertise? Role of Congruence and Involvement on Multiscreen Consumption".


Journals: Information Systems Research (ISR), Production and Operations Management (POMS), Information Technology and management, European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS)

Conferences: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Conference on Information Technology and Systems (CIST), Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).