Social Entrepreneurship and Humanistic Management-A perspective from India

Date: Saturday, April 18

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm India Time

Location: Web conferencing, details will be sent before the event once your RSVP is received

Topic Social Entrepreneurship and Humanistic Management- a Perspective from India

Social Entrepreneurs solve critical social problems of a society/ community using entrepreneurial strategies. Social entrepreneurship is a specific approach to humanistic management: the protection of dignity and the promotion of well being. Since every society has its own set of unique problems as well as enabling and hindering structures and systems, social entrepreneurship as a phenomenon, and its practice and models, are also embedded in the local context. This session will describe the unique nature of Indian social entrepreneurship and its five-fold manifestations/ typology in Indian context.

Host : Ashish Pandey/Professor IIT Bombay—Sushama Kale, Research Associate, IIT Bombay.

Speaker Bio: Dr Madhukar Shukla

Dr Madhukar Shukla is Chairperson, Fr Arrupe Centre for Ecology & Sustainability and Professor (Strategic Management & OB) at XLRI Jamshedpur (India), and has keen research and teaching interest in the development sector and social entrepreneurship. He is also the author of the book “Social Entrepreneurship in India: Quarter Idealism and a Pound of Pragmatism” (Sage Publication, 2020).

Madhukar has served as an assessor for the Echoing Green Fellowship Competition , a global competition to identify social entrepreneurs, and as a jury member for the oikos Case Competition on Social Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the advisory board of many social ventures. He is also on the Board of School of Management & Labour Studies, TISS, and is a member of the Board of Governors of XLRI Jamshedpur.

 Madhukar holds a Masters degree in Psychology from Lucknow University and is a PhD from IIT, Kanpur. Prior to Joining XLRI in 1990, he has worked with National Productivity Council and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. He was also a visiting faculty to ESADE, Barcelona during 1993-94.