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Dr Charan Bhattarai

Lecturer
EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Charan Bhattarai
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  • Location

    GB.3.14, Southend Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Spring Term: Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Tuesday 11:00 -13:00

Profile

Biography

Charan is a Lecture at the Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex. Prior to joining the University of Essex, he was a Lecturer at International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship (ICTE), Coventry University, and a University Teacher at Loughborough University London. He holds a PhD from Essex Business School, University of Essex. His research interests include entrepreneurship, marketing, and international business. He has published in international journals including Journal of Business Research (JBR), International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Research (IJEBR), International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (IJEIM), Studies in Higher Education, Journal of the International Council for Small Business. Charan has reviewed for Journal of Business Research, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, International Journal of Management Reviews, Social Enterprise Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour Research (IJEBR), Journal of Business Ethics. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. PhD research supervision (completed): - Nour Abdullah (Title: Entrepreneurial mindset and firm performance)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Management University of Essex,

  • MSc in Social and Community Enterprise Management University of Essex,

  • BSc in Business University of London,

  • MA in Population Studies (Demography) Tribhuvan University,

  • BSc in Biology Tribhuvan University,

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Q-Step Lead (Southend Campus), Essex Business School, University of Essex (1/4/2022 - present)

Other academic

  • Visiting Research Scholar, Waseda University (1/7/2022 - 31/12/2022)

  • Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) (1/7/2022 - 31/12/2022)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Social entrepreneurship

Open to supervise

Migrant and refugee entrepreneurship

Open to supervise

Conferences and presentations

Understanding the relationship between government financial support to migrant enterprises (MEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic and mental wellbeing of their entrepreneurs

Akita International University Research Showcase 2023, Akita International University, Japan (recorded video submitted), 3/11/2023

Does trade dependency lead social enterprises to achieve better performance?

AoM Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 7/8/2023

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Managing Innovation (BE211)

  • Internationalisation of the Services Sector (BE222)

  • Tourism Marketing (BE246)

  • Principles of Markets, Marketing and Selling (BE500)

Publications

Journal articles (8)

Bhandari, MP., Bhattarai, C. and Mulholland, G., Online brand community engagement and brand evangelism; the role of age, gender, and membership number. Journal of Product and Brand Management

Bhattarai, C., Kwong, C., Cheung, C. and Bhandari, M., (2023). Does social performance contribute to economic performance of social enterprises? The role of social enterprise reputation building. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 29 (8), 1906-1926

Bhattarai, C. and Bhandari, M., (2022). ‘Trade vs. Grant Dependency’ and Social Enterprise Performance: a Mediating Role of Learning Orientation. Journal of the International Council for Small Business. 3 (1), 43-49

Kwong, C., Cheung, C., Bhattarai, C. and Fieldhouse, S., (2022). How entrepreneurial are social entrepreneurship education providers? The role of universities’ entrepreneurial ecosystems in the provision of elective social entrepreneurship courses to business students. Studies in Higher Education. 47 (5), 1046-1056

Bhattarai, C. and Tasavori, M., (2022). Understanding the impact of learning orientation and the mediating role of new product development capability on social enterprises' performances. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 29 (2), 530-551

Bhattarai, C., Kwong, CCY. and Tasavori, M., (2019). Market orientation, market disruptiveness capability and social enterprise performance: an empirical study from the United Kingdom. Journal of Business Research. 96, 47-60

Cheung, C., Kwong, CCY., Manzoor, H., Rashid, MU., Bhattarai, C. and Kim, Y-A., (2019). The co-creation of social ventures through bricolage, for the displaced, by the displaced. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. 25 (5), 1093-1127

Kwong, C., Cheung, C. and Bhattarai, C., (2019). The role of social media in the collaboration, interaction, co-creation and co-delivery of a social venture in an uncertain conflict environment. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. 23 (6), 640-666

Book chapters (1)

Sapkota, R., Bhattarai, C., Bhandari, MP. and Bhattarai, BR., Tourism Entrepreneurship in Nepal: Opportunities and Challenges

Conferences (6)

Bhattarai, C., Kwong, C. and Tasavori, M., Learning Orientation and Social Enterprise Performance: The Mediating Role of New Product Development Capability

Bhattarai, C. and Bhandari, M., ‘Trade vs. Grant Dependency’ and Social Enterprise Performance: a Mediating Role of Learning Orientation

Bhattarai, C., Kwong, C., Bhandari, MP. and Cheueng, C., Does social performance contribute to economic performance of social enterprises? If so, how?

Bhattarai, C. and Min Prasad, B., Understanding consumer engagement and brand evangelism intentions in online brand communities: age, gender, and brand number as moderators

Bhattarai, C., Bhandari, MP., Zhou, J. and Kim, Y-A., Marketing agility, resilience capability, and financial performance during COVID-19 pandemic: The moderating role of firm age

Bhattarai, C., Tasavori, M. and Bhandari, MP., (2023). Does trade dependency lead social enterprises to achieve better performance?

Grants and funding

2022

Creating a 'Common Value' Business Model

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

Accelerating Women�s Enterprise

European Commission

2021

Mixed embeddedness and market choice, growth, and financial performance of migrant enterprises in the UK

British Academy

Contact

crbhat@essex.ac.uk

Location:

GB.3.14, Southend Campus

Academic support hours:

Spring Term: Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Tuesday 11:00 -13:00

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