Dr Babita Bhatt

Babita Bhatt

RSM

Research School of Management

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

Management; Sharing economy; Social enterprises; Social cohesion; Social capital.

Biography

My research focuses on the role played by innovative business models in addressing societal challenges. In particular, I explore the interaction between organisational hybridity, resource constraints, and social complexity and their effects on social outcomes using social capital and capability approaches. My  research has been published in many top-ranked journals including Organization Science (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50), Journal of Management Studies (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50), Organization Studies (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50) and Journal of Business Ethics (ABDC Rank: A; FT-50).

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, Canada and the United Nation Research Institute for Social Development.

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Research publications

Selected Journal Articles

Bhatt, B. (2022). Ethical complexity of social change: Negotiated actions of a social enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-20 (ABDC Rank: A; FT-50)

Bhatt, B., Qureshi, I., & Sutter, C. (2022). How do intermediaries build inclusive markets? The role of the social context. Journal of Management Studies. (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50)

Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., Parthiban, R., Sun, R., Shukla, D. M., Hota, P., & Xu, Z. (2022). Knowledge Commoning: Scaffolding and Technoficing to Overcome Challenges of Knowledge Curation. Information and Organization (ABDC Rank: A*)

Sutter, C., Bhatt, B., & Qureshi, I. (2022). What makes resource provision an effective means of poverty alleviation? A resourcing perspective. Organization Science(ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50)

Bhardwaj, A., Mishra, S. K., Qureshi, I., Kumar, K. K., Konrad, A. M., Seidel, M. D. L., & Bhatt, B. (2021). Bridging Caste Divides: Middle‐Status Ambivalence, Elite Closure, and Lower‐Status Social Withdrawal. Journal of Management Studies, 58(8), 2111-2136. (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50)

Shalini, Manoharan, B., Parthiban, R., Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., & Rakshit, K. (2021). Digital technology-enabled transformative consumer responsibilisation: a case study. European Journal of Marketing(ABDC Rank: A*)

Parthiban, R., Qureshi, I., Bandyopadhyay, S., Bhatt, B., & Jaikumar, S. (2020). Leveraging ICT to overcome complementary institutional voids: insights from institutional work by a social enterprise to help marginalized. Information Systems Frontiers, 1-21. (ABDC Rank: A)

Bhatt, B, Qureshi, I, Riaz, S. (2019) Social entrepreneurship in non-munificent institutional environments and implications for institutional work: Insights from China, Journal of Business Ethics (ABDC Rank: A; FT-50)

Qureshi, I., Sutter, C., & Bhatt, B. (2018). The Transformative Power of Knowledge Sharing in Settings of Poverty and Social Inequality. Organization Studies. (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50)

Qureshi, I., Kistruck, G., & Bhatt, B (2016) The Enabling and Constraining Effects of Social Ties in the Process of Institutional Entrepreneurship, Organization Studies (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50)

 

Books

Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., Gupta, S., & Tiwari, A. A. (2022). Causes and Symptoms of Socio-Cultural Polarization. Springer: Singapore

Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., & Shukla, D. M. (2021). Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid. Springer: Singapore

 

Book Chapters

Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., Gupta, S., & Tiwari, A. A. (2022). Introduction to the role of information and communication Technologies in Polarization. In Causes and Symptoms of Socio-Cultural Polarization (pp. 1-23). Springer, Singapore.

Zheng, Z., & Bhatt, B. (2022). Polarisation in Information Ethics: The Debates Between Privacy and Common Goods in the Chinese Social Credit System. In Causes and Symptoms of Socio-Cultural Polarization (pp. 233-252). Springer, Singapore.

Zheng, Z., & Bhatt, B. (2022). Political Polarization in Australia: A Case Study of Brushfires in Australia. In Causes and Symptoms of Socio-Cultural Polarization (pp. 115-132). Springer, Singapore.

Bhatt, B., Dembek, K., Hota, P. K., & Qureshi, I. (2021). Sharing economy model for the base of the pyramid: An ecosystem approach. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 319-336). Springer, Singapore

Escobedo, M. B., Zheng, Z., & Bhatt, B. (2021). Socially oriented sharing economy platform in regional Australia: A Polanyian analysis. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 53-73). Springer, Singapore.

Hota, P. K., Qiu, S., & Bhatt, B. (2021). Ethitrade: Countering challenges of sharing economy at the base of the pyramid using technology. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 283-299). Springer, Singapore.

Pillai, V., Pandey, M., & Bhatt, B. (2021). Social Sustainability at the BOP Through Building Inclusive Social Capital: A Case Study of Drishtee. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 301-318). Springer, Singapore.

Qiu, S., Xu, Z., & Bhatt, B. (2021). The Sharing economy platforms in rural China: Bridging institutional voids through institutional entrepreneurship. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 75-99). Springer, Singapore.

Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., & Shukla, D. M. (2021). Overview of sharing economy at the base of the pyramid. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 1-23). Springer, Singapore.

Qureshi, I., Bhatt, B., & Shukla, D. M. (2021). Sharing economy at the base of the pyramid-research framework and future directions. In Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid (pp. 337-349). Springer, Singapore.

 

Research grants and awards

    Research Grants

    • Social cohesion, Diversity and Inclusion, ANU Grand Challenge project, 2019 to 2023
    • Social Outcomes of Social Enterprise: A Social Capital Framework, Research Grant Council Hong Kong, 2011-2014 
    • How to measure Social impact of Social enterprises, The International Development Research Centre, Canada, 2013-2014

    SPARC Research Grants

    • Agricultural Knowledge Transfer at the Base of the Pyramid: A Sociological Perspective, Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, 2019-2021
    • The Dynamics of Polarization and Formation of Echo Chambers: Insights on Cultural Products in India and Australia, Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, 2019-2021
    • Who Bridges Across Social Divides?, Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, 2019-2021

    Other Research Grants 

    • IE Business School Research Grant, Spain, 2015 -2017
    • Norman Paterson School of International Affair Scholarship, Canada, 2011
    • Carleton University scholarship, Canada, 2011
    • University of Western Ontario Graduate Research Scholarship, Canada, 2006

    Research engagement and outreach

    University Service

    • Member of Leadership team in Social Cohesion, Diversity and Inclusion Project, Australian National University (ANU)
    • Member of the Asia Pacific Delegated Ethics review committee (DERC)
    • Member of Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) committee, College of Business and Economics (CBE)
    • Member of Research Committee, Research School of Management (RSM)

    Ad-hoc reviewer for:

    • Organization Studies
    • Journal of Business Venturing
    • Journal of Management Studies
    • Business and Society

    Co-Guest Editor

    • Special Issue on Digitally Enabled Sharing Economy Models at the Base of the Pyramid to be published by Information Systems Journal (ISJ) (a top management Journal, ABDC A*)
    • Special Issue on Social Media-Induced Polarization to be published by Information Systems Journal (ISJ) (a top management Journal, ABDC A*)

    Teaching

    MGMT 3016 Business Ethics

    MGMT 2008 Social Enterprise and Social Business

    BUSI 7280 Managing In Global Context