Dr Babita Bhatt

PhD, Carleton University, Canada
ANU College of Business and Economics

Areas of expertise

  • Business And Management 1503
  • Organisation And Management Theory 150310
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation And Social Impact Assessment 160801
  • Social Change 160805

Research interests

  • Hybrid Business models: Social enterprises, social business, Farmer Producer companies
  • Sharing Economy, Platform Economy, and emerging business models
  • Community resilience, social cohesion, and intersectionality


Research Objective: My research mainly focuses on the role of innovative business models in addressing societal challenges. I explore the interaction between organizational hybridity, resource constraints, and social complexity and their effects on social outcomes.

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).

Research Grants

Social cohesion, Diversity and Inclusion, ANU Grand Challenge project, 2019 to 2023



Researcher's projects

a) Research projects

  • Strengthening social cohesion in the communities through social innovation (from 2019)
  • Microentrepreneur and the missing middle (Ongoing)
  • Exploring Hybrid business model in Australia (Ongoing)
  • Women-led social enterprise and resource acquisition (Ongoing)
  • Social Impact of Social Enterprises: Exploring hybridity through Inclusive Social Capital (Ongoing)

b) Refereed Publication in 2022

  • Bhatt, B, Qureshi, I, & Sutter, C. (2022). The process of building Inclusive Markets: Examining the role of social context. Journal of Management Studies (ABDC Rank: A*; FT-50)
  • Bhatt. B. (2022). Ethical Complexity of Social Change: Negotiated Actions of a Social Enterprise. Journal of Business Ethics [ABDC Rank: A; FT-50)
  • Sutter, C, Bhatt, B, & Qureshi, I.  (2022) Re-Envisioning Resources: An Exploration of Affordances and Social Complexity in Resource Scarce Settings, Organization Science, (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*)

c) Co-Edited Books

  • Sharing Economy at the Base of the Pyramid: Opportunity and Challenges, Singapore:  Springer Nature.
  • Causes and Symptoms of Socio-Cultural Polarization: Role of Information and Communication Technologies, Springer Nature.


Projects and Grants

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