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Dr Babita Bhatt

Research School of Management

Position: Lecturer
Email: babita.bhatt@anu.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 612 57278
Office: Room 1056, PAP Moran Bld (26B)

Dr Babita Bhatt


Research objectives

My research mainly focuses on the role of innovative business models in addressing societal challenges. I explore the interaction between organisational hybridity, resource constraints and social complexity and their effects on social outcomes. Through my work on Social Enterprises, Impact Investing and Sharing Economy, I aim to advance organisational theory on governance structure, resources scarcity and social capital. 


Grant and Fellowship

  • Research Grant Council (RGC) Hong Kong (HK$533,909)
  • The  International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada (C$20,000)
  • IE Business School Research Grant ($ 20,000)
  • Norman Paterson School of International Affair Scholarship
  • Carleton University scholarship
  • University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship



  • My fieldwork in China and India have been published in top management journals: two in Organizational Studies (ABCD A*) and one in the Journal of Business Ethics (ABCD A).
  • I have also written various policy-relevant reports on Social Impact Assessment, Social Finance, and Social Inclusiveness during my affiliation with the Carleton Center for Community Innovation, the UNRISD, and other such  organizations 


Past working experience

  • Prior to moving to ANU, I was  Assistant Professor at IE University, Madrid, Spain.  
  • I have also taught at City University, Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
  • Teaching in different countries and cultural contexts have been enriching and have shaped my teaching style and outlook. I have received various teaching awards, most recently, Dean’s teaching awards in 2016, 2017 at IE Business school. 


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