Sudhir Rama Murthy

Sudhir Rama Murthy

Research Fellow – Systems Change

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Sudhir is a Research Fellow exploring a supply chain perspective to systems change.

Sudhir is a postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, working on systems change. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, where he specialised in sustainable manufacturing. Sudhir is also a Council Fellow of the World Economic Forum and a Senior Common Room Member of St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Sudhir brings a supply chain perspective to systems change, exploring the supply chain configurations and value chain activities that tackle environmental and societal concerns.

Sudhir’s current focus is on the role of social enterprises in systems change. This research is in collaboration with the Skoll Foundation, which has made grant-awards to over 100 social enterprises. This research advances our understanding of how social enterprises, foundations, and other stakeholders tackle system-level environmental and societal concerns.

Sudhir has research interests in responsible business and supply chain management in the context of ongoing political and technological shifts. He co-edited a book in 2019 on sustainable manufacturing and post-globalisation.

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Sudhir was a Manmohan Singh Scholar of St John’s College, University of Cambridge, for his doctoral studies.  He holds a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science. He is part of the Consultative Group to Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India.

Read Sudhir's CV.


Sudhir’s research interests are in the following areas

  • Responsible management
  • Sustainable supply chains
  • Circular Economy
  • Business-nonprofit partnerships
  • Technology strategy


Sudhir engages with the World Economic Forum and other organisations

  • Sudhir is part of the WEF Council on Global Public Goods in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He is exploring how the 4IR can help manage and govern natural capital.

       Read more about Sudhir on the WEF website

  • He is also part of the Consultative Group to Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India,  where he participates in conversations on environment and waste.


Sudhir has tutored or guest-lectured on Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford, Responsible Business, and Supply Chain Management