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Prof Satyajit Majumdar

Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Social Entrepreneurship , School of Management and Labour Studies

Ph.D. (Pilani)

* Undergraduate in Electrical and Industrial Engineering

* Post-graduate in Management

* Applied M. Phil.

* PhD from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, India

* Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India)

Teaches entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, strategic management, strategic human resource management, growth and technology strategy, corporate social responsibility and service operations management

Member of Governing Board of National Innovation Foundation (NIF) - an Autonomous Body of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Member of Academic Council of NITIE, Mumbai (India) and KLE Technology University, Hubli (India) 

Offers training programmes for practicing professionals, teachers and young entrepreneurs on Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Growth and Strategy, Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Human Resource Management, also provides consulting support

Regularly delivering key note addresses and expert lectures at intenational and national conferences and seminars

Mentoring young business and social entrepreneurs and start-up organizations

More than 37 years of experience, previous engagement with Coal India Limited in maintenance and projects, with Indian Statistical Institute as consultant, with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Madhya Pradesh as advisor on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

Conferred with Best Case Writer Award for writing case study ‘Restructuring for Growth in Nishotech (A) & (B)’by Society for Entrepreneurship Educator (India)  in 2005

Conferred with Galpin International Research Fellowship by Quinnipiac University (USA) in 2009

Conferred with Best Case Writer Award for writing case study sase study ‘Polyhydron - transforming to a Family Managed Business’ by Thomas Schimdheiny Chair on Family Business, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad (India) in 2009

Associated as exprt with UNESCO - Asia-Pacific, UNCTAD - Geneva, British Council - India

Associated as Mentor to busienss and social enterpresises with Biotechnlogy Resarch Assistance Council of Government of India, Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur (India) and NSRCEL of Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (India)

Member of Core Committee constituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India for National Entrepreneurship Award 

Member of Boards of companies and non-governmental organisations 

Travelled UK, USA, France, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Italy, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, China, Malaysia, Switzerland, Nepal , Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines as invited speaker, visiting faculty and fellow researcher

Primary research interest areas are entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship with specific focus on 'growth strategy', 'buiness models' and 'CSR'. Published papers in reputed journals. While strategic management - design, implementation and measurement is critical, also important are market and industry structures, and competition. Research intent is ‘theory building’.  



Research Papers and Case Studies in Journals - 

Paper on ‘Study of TQM (Business Excellence) Models’ published in IE Journal, Vol. XXXI, No. 7, 2003

Paper on ‘Strategic Leadership in Small Manufacturing Organizations: An Empirical Study on Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra’ in The ICFAI Journal of Business Strategy, September, 2005

Paper on ‘Modelling Growth Strategy in Small Entrepreneurial Organisations’ in Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 17, No. 2, July-December, 2008

Paper on ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurial Support (in Supply Chain) as Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of Large Organisations: A Conceptual Framework' (co-authored with Rohit Nishant) in ICFAI University Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, Vol V, No 3, September, 2008

Paper on ‘How do they plan for growth in auto component business? – A study on small foundries of western India’ in Journal of Business Venturing, Vol 25, Issue 3, May, 2010

Research Note on ‘Perceptions of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study of the Social Segments in the Indian State of Goa’ (co-authored with Gordhan Saini) in the South Asian Journal of Management, Vol 20, Issue 1, January, 2013

Paper on ‘Growth Strategy in Entrepreneur Managed Small Organizations – A Study of Auto Component Manufacturing Organizations in Central India’ in the South Asian Journal of Management, Vol 20, Issue 4, October, 2013

Paper on ‘Social entrepreneurship as an essentially contested concept: Opening a new avenue for systematic future research’ (co-authored with Nia Choi) in the Journal of Business Venturing, Vol 29, Issue 3, May, 2014

Paper on ‘Application of Social Marketing in Social Entrepreneurship: Evidence from India’ (co-authored with Archana Singh and Gordhan Saini) in Social Marketing Quarterly, Vol 21, Issue 3, 2015

Paper on ‘CSR in India: Critical Review and Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities’ (co-authored with Gordhan Saini) in Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies, Vol 2, Issue 1, 2015 


Research Papers and Articles and Case Studies in Edited Volume - 

Article ‘Strategic Leadership in Small Scale Industries’ in commemorative volume: Corporate India–Road mapping Leadership published by Indore Management Association, Indore, 2004

Paper on ‘Growth Strategy in Small Manufacturing Organizations – A Study on Madhya Pradesh & Maharashtra’ in edited volume titled ‘Developmental Aspects of Entrepreneurship’, published by Response Books, New Delhi, India, 2007

Case study on ‘Nishotech Systems Private Limited’ included in edited volume titled ‘Entrepreneurship Development – Indian Cases on Change Agents’, published by Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Limited, New Delhi, India, 2009

Paper on ‘Cluster Dynamics and Performance in Traditional Industries – Critical Review of Lock, Metalware and Glassware Industries in North India’ (co-authored with Nia Choi) in edited volume titled ‘Prospects of Regional Economic Cooperation in South Asia & Special Studies on Indian Industry, Chanos Publishing, Oxford, UK, 2011

Paper on ‘Social Innovation: Towards a Conceptualisation’ (co-authored with Nia Choi) in edited volume titled ‘Technology and Innovations for Social Change, Springer, 2011

Paper on ‘Creating Social Change Through Entrepreneurship Education: An Effectuation Model at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India’ (co-authored with Yaso Thiru and Samapti Guha) in edited volume titled ‘Technology and Innovations for Social Change, Springer, 2015

Paper on ‘Technology and Innovation for Creating Social Change: Concepts and Theories’ (co-authored with Archana Singh) in edited volume titled ‘Technology and Innovations for Social Change, Springer, 2015


Research Volume Edited - 

‘Technology and Innovations for Social Change’ (co-edited with Samapti Guha and Nadiya Marakkath), Springer, 2015


Books Authored -

‘Foundation Course II – Entrepreneurship’ (co-authored with Sarthak Ray and Zainab Kakal), National Institute of Open Schooling, New Delhi, 2012

‘Introduction to Entrepreneurship’ (co-authored with E M Reji and Chetan Rout), Center for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2014

‘Facilitators Manual on Foundation Course on Entrepreneurship’ (co-authored with E M Reji), Center for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 2014

Major Recent Projects - 

Survey of Small Scale Businesses of Madhya Pradesh on behalf of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Madhya Pradesh, India in 2001, the Report was presented to the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (India) and a Task Force was constituted to study the Report; subsequently many recommendations were implemented by the Government. The Report was also used as a base document for the Workshop on ‘Improving Access to Capital by Small and Medium Enterprises in Madhya Pradesh’ organised by the Employer Federation of India, sponsored by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Geneva held at Indore in 2002.

Report on Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Madhya Pradesh - lead a team of experts on behalf of CII for an assignment ‘Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Madhya Pradesh’ in 2002. The objective was to assess the present status of basic urban infrastructure in the State of Madhya Pradesh to submit recommendation to improve management and efficiency of basic urban service for betterment of the community. The Project included institutional reform and capacity building components as well as physical investment covering basic urban services such as water supply, sanitation, drainage, solid waste, street cleaning, roads and street lighting etc. The Report was used for evaluating and selecting the project components for funding by the ADB.

'Need Assessment Study for design and implementation of CSR Projects' at Seven locations of GAIL India Limited (a public sector enterprise) in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat, Tripura and Andhra Pradesh (with Prof Mouleshri Vyas and team)

'Need Assessment and Base Line Survey for CSR Projects in Goa' for Goa Shipyard Limited (a public sector enterprise) (with Dr Gordhan K Saini and team)

'Need Assessment and Base Line Survey for CSR Projects' in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu for L&T Financial Holdings Limited (with Dr Samapti Guha and team)

Natioanal Lead for Natioanal Entrepreneurship Award - 2017 on behalf of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

Mentoring the Bio-technology Start-ups supported by Biotechinology Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under its SIIP Programme

Teaching Courses on - 


Social Entrepreneurship

Strategic Management

Growth Strategy in Small Businesses 

Corporate Social Responsibility

Service Operations Management 

Strategic Management of Technology

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategic Human Resource Management



Email: satyajit[at]tiss[dot]edu

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Room No 305, Academic Building No 2, Naoroji Campus (New Campus), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumabi - 400 088, Maharashtra, India


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+91 22 2552 5815


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