Contact Dr Namita Shete

Background

Through her work, Namita is interested in teaching and understanding how corporate organisations address sustainability within their own operations and also take a stand, collaborate and innovate to address the grand challenges facing the world today. She is also interested in how and whether they could be better regulated to do so. Her education and scholarly interests therefore lie in the area of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility (CR).

Namita started off with an engineering background, later received an MBA with a distinction and has worked in different roles within industry, academia and the non-profit sector. She received her PhD from the University of Bath in 2019 and her PhD research was funded by the University Research Scholarship. 

For her PhD research, Namita studied Corporate Social Responsibility and its regulation, where she uncovered organisational interpretations, attitudes and understandings relating to a law that mandates CSR activity. She sought to understand whether and how affected actors alter related CSR practices, the resulting outcomes of this, and whether mandated CSR could make corporations more responsible. Besides this, she has worked as a research assistant on a project relating to business power and sustainability within gold supply chains. Here she uncovered involved participants, issues and multi-stakeholder (and industry) initiatives.

 


Current activities

Namita currently teaches on the MCS, MiM and MML courses and is the module lead for the Leading Corporate Sustainability module on the MCS and MiM courses. 

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Shete N (2017) Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility and Sensemaking.. In: 2nd Bath SoM Doctoral Conference, Bath, 11 May 2017.
  • Shete N (2017) Targeting long-term Sustainability through Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility?. In: EBEN Annual Conference 2017, Jyväskylä, 14-16 June 2017.