Subhanjan Sengupta, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Eastern Finland

Brief Bio

I have a keen research interest on the agency of entrepreneurship in advancing social and environmental sustainability. What intrigues me is the capacity of entrepreneurial and societal actors to engage in sustainability transition and the innovative processes through which they change societal structures and institutions. The empirical settings in my research include innovation management and practices addressing wicked problems in the global south and north with renewable energy, food loss prevention, and circular economy solutions.

I work at the Business School, Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, University of Eastern Finland (UEF), as a Postdoctoral Researcher situated in the Innovation Management Research Group (INNO) and Sustainable Resource Society (RESOURCE) Research Community.

I have developed and taught entrepreneurship based courses, responsible and sustainable business, strategic management, and qualitative research methods.

Some academic achievements:

  • Awarded prestigious Academy of Finland research funding for a three-year ambitious research project in multi-country research collaboration and mobility.

  • Among top four in Best Business Ethics Paper category, Social Issues in Management Division, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2020, USA.

  • Dean's Best Researcher Award, Birla Institute of Management Technology, India, 2020.

  • Jagdish Sheth Best Thesis Award, Birla Institute of Management Technology, India, 2019.

  • EDUFI Fellowship, Finnish National Agency for Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland, 2018.



New India-Finland collaborative research project kickedoff with project partners from Itä-Suomen yliopisto - University of Eastern Finland (UEF) , Tampere University , IIT Delhi , IIT Guwahati , and IIT Dharwad, under the initiative of the bilateral cooperation - FICORE (Finnish India Consortia for Education and Research).

The project is multidisciplinary, bringing researchers from environmental sciences, biological sciences, social sciences and business studies, to explore the role of science, society, business and non-business actors, in addressing challenges towards a plastic circular economy in general and microplastic contaminantion in particular.

Awarded prestigious Academy of Finland research funding for a three-year ambitious Postdoctoral Research and international research mobility:

• New podcast on ethics in entrepreneurship:


Interviewed and featured by Inkpothub Media, India’s first digital platform for communicating business and management research. Link:

Best Researcher Award 2019-20 at BIMTECH

TOP 4 FINALISTS in Best Business Ethics Paper Category of the Social Issues in Management Division in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020.

Jagdish N. Sheth Best Thesis Award 2019 jointly awarded by Jagdish Sheth Foundation and BIMTECH

Invited on October 04, 2019, as Keynote Speaker on “Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Alternative Politics” for the launch of Manav Rachna Center for Peace and Sustainability at Manav Rachna International University.

Kick-Off Meeting of Indo-UK research project TRANSSITioN held on 13th August 2019. Sponsored by STFC-GCRF, UK; led by University of Sheffield and STFC, 10 UK India partners.

• Invited to the Business School, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, in 2018, as an EDUFI Doctoral Fellow awarded by the Finnish National Agency for Education.