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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 as Senior Lecturer in Business Strategy, I worked in the universities in Sussex, Glasgow, Manchester and York for last sixteen years. 

I have 18 years of research, consultancy and 17 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

CMBE, Chartered Association of Business Schools

17 Jul 201916 Jul 2020

Associate Member, Association for Learning and Technology (ALT)

Fellow, Chartered Management Institute

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)

Senior Fellow, 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)

Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society

Fellow, Royal Society of Arts

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

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India Social Sciences
public private partnership Social Sciences
public policy Social Sciences
microfinance Social Sciences
cultural relativism Social Sciences
gender mainstreaming Social Sciences
political economy Social Sciences
nutrition situation Social Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

30 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Critical reflection
Economic growth
Financial development
Financial economics

Evolution and Effects of the Legal and Regulatory Framework on Microfinance in Brazil

Nayak, B. S. & da Silva, R. V., May 2019, In : Latin American Policy. 10, 1, p. 162-179 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

best practice
40 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
public-private partnership
public private partnership
public policy
common good
22 Downloads (Pure)

Reification and praxis of public private partnerships in history

Shankar Nayak, B., 11 Feb 2019, In : Society and Business Review. 14, 1, p. 63-70 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Public-private partnerships
Public policy
25 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Credit risk management
Credit risk

Activities 2017 2018

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

'Practical Challenges of Sustainable Electrification in Africa'

Bhabani Nayak (Participant)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Family, State and Society; Issues in Contemporary Indian Political Economy

Bhabani Nayak (Speaker)
5 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

ICT and knowledge economy

Bhabani Nayak (Speaker)
29 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Political economy of demonetisation in India

Bhabani Nayak (Speaker)
10 Jan 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk



Bhabani Nayak (Recipient), 17 Jan 2019

Prize: Election to learned society



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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1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Academics honoured with prestigious Indian awards

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1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Far from the final word on Browne's review 6

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1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment