Contact Dr Namita Shete

Background

Through her research, Namita is interested in 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 understanding how and whether they could be better regulated to do so. Her research 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. She has liked to engage in sustainability and conservation related activities all through her life.  

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, her research has involved working 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. Her latest research relates to CSR and internationalisation. 

Current activities

She is currently working on papers based on her research and thesis.

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.