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Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship

Early Career Research Fellowship

The Skoll Centre’s Early Career Research (ECR) Fellowship programme recognises and supports early career academics working to generate knowledge that accelerates social entrepreneurship. 2017-18 is our second cohort of ECR Fellows based at Saïd Business School, working on a variety of topics around social impact. The Fellows are actively involved in many areas of Skoll Centre life including organising seminars and workshops, and contributing to working papers, blogs and publications.

Early Career Research Fellows 2017-18

Clarissa Hauptmann

Clarissa’s research addresses sustainability, non-financial disclosures, corporate governance and how these topics relate to capital market outcomes. Her recent work explores the role and impact of financial institutions in fostering sustainability, addresses the value-relevance of sustainability disclosures, and examines the effects of leadership diversity on capital market outcomes. Within the Ford Foundation, she contributes to research on inclusive capitalism and ownership.

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Sudhir Rama Murthy

Sudhir Rama Murthy conducts research on stakeholder management and sustainable industrialisation. As part of the Skoll Centre, he is working to bridge Business Models of Circular Economy with purpose-metrics at the level of ecosystems. With the Mutuality in Business group, he also explores the role of food systems in developing world industrialisation. Prior to joining the Saïd Business School, he was a Manmohan Singh Scholar of St John’s College, Cambridge for his PhD in Engineering, specialising in sustainable manufacturing. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in engineering and product design from India.

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Tanja Collavo

Tanja’s research interest falls within the areas of strategy and organisational theory. It lies in the understanding of how new sectors or organisations bridging social and business goals emerge and are legitimised and organised. Her doctoral research looks at the networking activities, aimed at scaling and supporting the social impact of social entrepreneurs and ventures, of four successful intermediaries operating in the social entrepreneurship sector in England.

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Abrar Chaudhury

Abrar’s research investigates challenges at the intersection of environmental management, sustainable development, and organisation theory and strategy. His doctoral research explored the organisational and network challenges of implementation to deliver complex policy of climate change adaptation in developing countries, with extensive fieldwork in Nepal, Pakistan, and Ghana. He is currently involved in a pioneering collaboration with Beacon Institute EY and Oxford, to understand the renewed focus on corporate ‘purpose’ in a turbulent global economy. The findings contribute to a global research initiative on how businesses are transforming to meet the challenges of the 21st century and have been presented at the Davos meetings of the World Economic Forum.

Abrar teaches on several programmes on the MBA and EMBA including GOTO and specialty electives. Abrar completed his DPhil in the School of Geography and Environment (ECI), University of Oxford and the Oxford MBA. Prior to Oxford, Abrar was a partner in a leading accounting firm in Pakistan.

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Mary Johnstone-Louis

Dr. Mary Johnstone-Louis examines means through which business interacts with social impact and development outcomes. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School managing the School's work on Inclusive Capitalism and Purposeful Ownership. 

Mary's work has been accepted for presentation in a variety of venues including the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, 'Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones Sociales de América Latina', European Academy of Business in Society, and the European Group for Organisational Studies.

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