Punita Bhatt is a Senior Lecturer at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School based in Chelmsford. She holds qualifications in business, finance and economics. Her PHD from Oxford Brookes University investigated social innovations in social enterprises in India.
In her previous role, she provided consultancy to a national institution supporting enterprise educators through fellowships. She has also developed courses for international markets and professional doctorate programs in entrepreneurship.
Punita has over ten years teaching experience in business/management within Higher Education Institutions in UK. She has taught strategy, entrepreneurship, finance and international business at business schools in Coventry University, Bedfordshire University and Oxford Brookes University.
Punita’s thesis examined social innovations within for profit social entrepreneurial ventures in India. She has published on women’ empowerment through collective entrepreneurship in a women’s cooperative and recently completed a study on mentoring of women entrepreneurs in North West England. In the area of social innovations, she has published on leveraging social capital in social innovations and has recently completed a study investigating the development of free and open source software based social innovations in developing countries.
Punita teaches international business modules at the Chelmsford campus.
Bhatt, P., and Altinay, L. (2013) How social capital is leveraged in social innovations under resource constraints, Management Decision Vol. 51, No. 9, pp. 1772-92.
Datta, B. P. and Gailey, R. (2012) Empowering Women through Social Entrepreneurship: Case of a Women's Cooperative in India, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, special issue on women's entrepreneurship, Vol. 36 No. 3, pp. 569-587.
Datta, B. P. (2011) Exploring the evolution of a social innovation: a case study from India, International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development's, special issue on India, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 55-75.
Bhatt, P., Waligo, V., Roomi, M. A., (2014) Mentoring Women Entrepreneurs in North West England: Challenges and Prospects. In: Gender, Work and Organisation 2014 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, 24-26 June, 2014. Keele University, Staffordshire, UK.
Bhatt, P., Preciado, J.S. D. and Claes, B. (2014) Social capital in community based enterprises, case study of APROPESCA and CORSEDA, Colombia. In: The 6th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) 1-3 Sept 2014. Northampton University, Northampton, UK.