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Dr. Imran Chowdhury

Dr. Imran Chowdhury

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University



Dr. Imran Chowdhury is the inaugural Diana Davis Spencer Chair of Social Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Business & Management at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, strategic management and international management, and conducts research at the intersection of business and society. He completed graduate studies in France, obtaining a master’s degree at L’Institut européen d’administration des affaires (INSEAD), and a Ph.D. from L’École supérieure des sciences économiques et commerciales (ESSEC Business School).

Current FUBiS courses:

Wheaton College (MA)

2019 – present           Diana Davis Spencer Chair of Social Entrepreneurship
2019 – present           Associate Professor, Department of Business & Management

Pace University
2018 – 2019           Associate Professor, Lubin School of Business
2012 – 2018           Assistant Professor, Lubin School of Business
2014 – 2019           Faculty Fellow, Entrepreneurship Lab
2014 – 2015           Faculty Scholar, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies

ESSEC Business School
2012  Ph.D. in Business Administration

2008  M.Sc. in Management

Hunter College
2002 B.A. in Anthropology and Geography
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Athena Scholar, JK Watson Fellow

Stuyvesant High School
1998 Regents Diploma  

Wheaton College (Norton, MA, USA)
2019 - present

Lubin School of Business, Pace University (New York, NY, USA)
2012 - 2019

ESSEC Business School (Paris, France)

Ahmadsimab, A., & Chowdhury, I. 2020. Managing tensions and divergent institutional logics in firm-NPO partnerships. Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.

Chowdhury, I. 2019. Social entrepreneurship, water supply, and resilience: Lessons from the sanitation sector. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 9(3): 327-339.

Mehrpouya, A., & Chowdhury, I. 2018. Re-thinking the CSP-CFP linkage: Analyzing the mechanisms involved in translating socially-responsible behavior to financial performance. Advances in Strategic Management, 38: 227-256.

Green, C., Frid, C., & Chowdhury, I. 2017. International case studies in social entrepreneurship: A focus on Brazil. In P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (Eds.), Educating Social Entrepreneurs: From Business Plan Formulation to Implementation (Vol. II). New York, NY: Business Expert Press, 63-76.

Frid, C., Chowdhury, I., & Green, C. 2016. An experiential field study in social entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 13: 243-264.

Chowdhury, I. 2016. From social entrepreneur to social enterprise: Organizational change at the World Toilet OChowdhury, I. 2015. Resilience and social enterprise: The case of Aravind Eye Care System. In J. Ryan (Ed.), Summit on Resilience II: The Next Storm. New York, NY: Pace University, 19-26.

Zubcsek, P., Chowdhury, I., & Katona, Z. 2014. Information communities: The network structure of communication. Social Networks, 38: 50-62.

Pache, A., & Chowdhury, I. 2012. Social entrepreneurs as institutionally embedded entrepreneurs: Toward a new model of social entrepreneurship education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11(3): 494-510.

Chowdhury, I., & Santos, F. 2011. Gram Vikas: What is the essence of social entrepreneurship?. In J. Hamschmidt and M. Pirson (Eds.), Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: The oikos Collection (Volume 2). Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 43-68.

Chowdhury, I., & Santos, F. 2010. Scaling social innovations: The case of Gram Vikas. In P. Bloom and E. Skloot (Eds.), Scaling Social Impact: New Thinking. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 147-168.rganization. In A. Rahim (Ed.), Current Topics in Management (Volume 18). London, UK: Routledge, 183-200.