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Bhabani Nayak, MA, MPhil, PGCAP, DPhil, FRAS, FRSA, FCMI, SFHEA


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  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Research Interests

My research interests consist of four closely interrelated and mutually guiding programmes i.e. i)  political economy of development, gender and environment in South Asia, ii) market, microfinance, religion and social business, iii) faith, freedom, globalisation and governance and iv) Hindu religion and capitalism. The regional focus of my research is on the impacts of neoliberalism on social, cultural and economic transition of indigenous and rural communities in South Asia.  If you are interested to conduct research/PhD in the any  of the above areas, please get in touch.


Before moving to Coventry University, I worked in the universities in Sussex, Glasgow, Manchester and York for last fourteen years. 

I have fifteen years of research, consultancy and fourteen years of teaching experience in different areas of political economy of business, globalisation, development, religion and public policy in undergraduate and postgraduate courses as Tutor/Research Fellow in Development Studies at the University of Sussex, Research Affiliate in Economics at the University of Glasgow, Senior Lecturer in International Business at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, Senior Lecturer in International Business, Salford Business School, University of Salford, UK and currently working as Senior Lecturer in Business  Management, York Business School, York St John University, UK. 

Education/Academic qualification

MA in Political Science, Utkal University

PG Diploma in Chinese Studies, Utkal University

MPhil in Political Science, University of Hyderabad

PGCAP, Postgraduate Certificate, University of Salford

DPhil in Development Studies, Doctorate, University of Sussex

External positions

Associate Member, Association for Learning and Technology (ALT)

Regional Advisor/Specialist for the Western and South Asia region, Chevening Reading Committee, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), The Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK Government.

Member, National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) Awards., Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Member, International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IIPPE).

Member, Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism

Member of the Advisory Board , Network for Social Accountability (NSA)

UK National Commission (UKNC) for UNESCO, Scottish Committee on Security and Sustainability

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 15 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 2 Book

Evolution of Legal and Regulatory Frameworks of Microfinance in Brazil

Nayak, B. & Silva, R. 1 Feb 2019 (Accepted/In press) In : Latin American Policy. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

best practice
Open Access
Credit risk management
Credit risk
2 Citations

Critical perspectives on “manufactured” risks arising from Eurocentric business practices in Africa

Adams, K., Nayak, B. S. & Koukpaki, S. 2018 In : Critical Perspectives on International Business. 14, 2/3, p. 210-229 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Business practices
Critical perspective
Multinational corporations

Historical Trends and Transitions in Credit Risk Management of Chinese Commercial Banks

Nayak, B. & Xu, J. 12 Sep 2018 In : International Journal of Business Administration. 9, 5, p. 96-104 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Commercial banks
Credit risk management
Credit management

Public Private Partnership in History, Theory and Practice

Nayak, B. 10 Apr 2018 World Sustainable Development Outlook 2018: Public Private Partnership for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ahmed, A. (ed.). 1 ed. London: Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations System and World Association for Sustainable Development, 33 p. 1

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

public private partnership
public policy
common good
development planning

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Examination

'Practical Challenges of Sustainable Electrification in Africa'

Nayak, B. (Participant)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Political economy of demonetisation in India

Nayak, B. (Speaker)
10 Jan 2017

Activity: Invited talk

PhD Thesis External Examiner for University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Nayak, B. (Examiner)
17 Mar 201730 Aug 2018

Activity: Examination

ICT and knowledge economy

Nayak, B. (Speaker)
29 Dec 2017

Activity: Invited talk



Bhabani Nayak (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Election to learned society


Bhabani Nayak (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Election to learned society


Bhabani Nayak (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Election to learned society

Royal Society of Arts

Press / Media

No Room For Historical Blunder

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Academics honoured with prestigious Indian awards

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1 item of media coverage

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