SUBHANJAN SENGUPTA

Postdoctoral Researcher

My research examines how people and organisations experience, relate, and respond to societal and environmental issues. With this, I intend to create new knowledge at the interface of entrepreneurship and sustainability studies from practice and process theory perspectives. I have been collaborating and researching sustainable and social entrepreneurship on broad range of issues such as the social-market convergence, practice of ethics, political strategy, sustainability agency, business models, and entrepreneurship as a solution to poverty and inequality. The empirical settings in my research include small and medium enterprises with social wellbeing, renewable energy, food, and circular economy solutions, in emerging and established economies. As a Co-Investigator in a project funded by UKRI GCRF and led by Sheffield Management School, I examined the need for the business model and policy interventions for reducing post-harvest loss and waste of fresh produce in an emerging economy context. At the Innovation Management Research Group (INNO) at the UEF Business School, and as part of the RESOURCE Research Community, my ongoing research concerns how an entrepreneurial organisation responds to social and environmental problems at the micro level for an institutional change and macro level implications.

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Organization

Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Business School

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subhanjan.sengupta@uef.fi

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Teaching Activities

Currently Teaching:
  • Strategic Management
Past Teaching:
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Responsible Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Model
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management

Societal Activities

  • 2018 onwards: Advisory Body Member, Teach For Green, an India based social enterprise
  • 2018, 2019: Invited by the School of Social Entrepreneurs India to evaluate pitch decks of startup social businesses
  • 2017: Voluntary participation in the pilot stage of social enterprise Pirool Energy in rural and remote villages in the Himalayas
  • 2017: Voluntary participation in social enterprise Teach For Green for training farmers on climate change and environmental awareness
  • 2011: Contribution to documentary and field research for Annual CSR Report of PVR (India’s largest premier film entertainment company)
  • 2001 – 2004: A freelance writer with the reputed Indian national newspaper THE STATESMAN

Research groups and research projects

    From the Field: Off-grid solar rooftop solution in remote part of rural India

    From the Field: Off-Grid Solar-Rooftop

    From the Field: Interactions with women Pine Needle Collectors living in a village in rural and remote location in Himalayan foothills

    From the Field: Interactions with Women Pine Needle Collectors (Rural Himalayan Region)

    From the Field: Group picture from a Farmers' Training in Rural Punjab (India) during one of the ethnographic studies on social enterprises empowering rural farmers to become micro-entrepreneurs in solar applications

    From the Field: Farmers' Training in Rural Punjab (India)

    From the Field: Interactions with a rural woman micro-entrepreneur who installed a solar micro grid on her rooftop in association with a social enterprises, and supplied electricity to entire village

    From the Field: Rural Solar Micro-Entrepreneur (India)

    From the Field: Piloting for making renewable solid fuel from forest waste (India)

    From the Field: Piloting for making renewable solid fuel from forest waste (India)

    From the Field: Visit to farmlands and agri-supply-chain nodal points for identifying pre and post harvest food loss and waste (Funded project TRANSSITioN)

    From the Field: Visit to farmlands and agri-supply-chain nodal points for identifying pre and post harvest food loss and waste (Funded project TRANSSITioN)

    Stakeholder Workshop, January 2020, UKRI GCRF Funded Project TRANSSITioN (Hyderabad, India)

    Stakeholder Workshop, January 2020, UKRI GCRF Funded Project TRANSSITioN (Hyderabad, India)

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