Ira Chatterjee
Assistant Professor

Ira Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at the School of Business and Economics, Vrije Universiteit. She holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation from the Hanken School of Economics. Ira received her MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, and spent 12 years in industry before making the shift to academia. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship and the social impact of business. Specifically, she explores the social innovations and organizational change initiatives that drive social and economic development. Ira also has a bachelor's degree in Education and has extensive teaching experience in Finland and India.


Recent publications:

  1. Chatterjee, I., Den Hond, F., & Kunwar, J. (2019). Anthony Giddens and Structuration Theory. In Stewart Clegg & Miguel Pina e Cunha (Eds.) Management, Organizations and Contemporary Social Theory. London: Routledge.
  2. Chatterjee, I., Cornelissen, J., & Wincent, J. (2021). Social entrepreneurship and values work: The role of practices in shaping values and negotiating change. Journal of Business Venturing, 36(1), 106064. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106064.
  3. Chatterjee, I., Shepherd, D. A., & Wincent, J. (2022). Women's entrepreneurship and well-being at the base of the pyramid. Journal of Business Venturing, 37(4), 106222. Recipient of the Honor Roll of Responsible Research in Business and Management 2023.
  4. Chatterjee, I., Shepherd, D., & Wincent, J. In Dean Shepherd, Vinit Parida & Joakim Wincent (Eds.) Entrepreneurial Responses to Chronic Adversity. London: Palgrave Macmillan (in press).
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