Senior Lecturer
Smita Singh


Universities & Institutions

  • Auckland University of Technology

Areas of Interest

  • Entrepreneurial resilience
  • Social enterprise and recidivism
  • Social entrepreneurship and corruption
  • Social entrepreneurship and gender equality

Dr Singh is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology.

Since joining AUT in 2013, Smita has been a paper co-ordinator and lecturer for several entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship courses across different levels and degrees. She has also taught a range of other courses such as Strategic Management, Management & Organisation and Qualitative Research Methods & Analysis.

Smita’s research uses interdisciplinary perspectives that: 1) explores navigation of various challenges and setbacks in entrepreneurship 2) complexities and impact of the work of social ventures aimed at supporting and empowering marginalised populations 3) entrepreneurship in the developing world.

Smita serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. She has also served as Associate Editor for the Management, Spirituality & Religion Interest Group of the Annual Academy of Management Conference. As an award-winning reviewer, she has reviewed for many well-regarded, international peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.
Smita has examined and supervised several dissertations and thesis to successful completion. In addition to being published and cited in well-regarded international peer reviewed journals, Smita’s research has also been featured and disseminated through various well-known industry platforms and community engagement invitations such as a Ted talk titled ‘re-imagining failure, RadioLive and a report developed by Idealog and Callaghan Innovation to kick start a nationwide conversation on failure in entrepreneurship.

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