Abhijit Sengupta




Lecturer in Business Economics
Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group
Essex Business School
University of EssexSouthend Campus 
Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1LW
United Kingdom
"asengua at essex dot ac dot uk
01702 328294 
Office: Gateway Building, GB 3.14
ORCID ID:  orcid.org/0000-0002-2450-0208


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Research Interests

Innovation and Technology Management

  • University-Industry knowledge transfer and mechanisms
  • Innovation under public sector initiatives
  • Inclusive innovation
  • Innovation and technology management in SMEs

Internationalization, Regionalization, R&D Management

  • Regionalization strategy among MNEs
  • Emerging market MNEs and internationalization strategy
  • R&D strategy

Networks and Complex Systems

  • Dynamics of behaviour over networks
  • Market dynamics and evolution of firm behaviour
  • Interventions in social network and behaviour change
Methodological Specialties
  • Econometrics, Statistics
  • Business Analytics and data mining
  • Agent based modelling, network analysis
  • Microeconomic theory, game theory
Grant Funded Projects
  • Named Researcher, ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Center, 2014-2019, ESRC Big Data Network. (Total award ~£5.5 million)
  • Principal Investigator, “Economic Impact of the University of Essex on the Regional and National Economy”, The Vice Chancellor’s Office, University of Essex, 2015. (£10,000)
  • Principal Investigator, "Intellectual Property Management by Centers of Higher Education - A Comparative Study of India and the UK", JNU-Essex Development Fund (JEDF), 2013-2014. (Total award ~£5000)