Subhanjan Sengupta, Ph.D.

Academy of Finland PostDoc

Principal Investigator, Project MILESTONE

Business School, University of Eastern Finland


Dr. Subhanjan Sengupta works at the Business School, University of Eastern Finland, as an Academy of Finland PostDoc and Principal Investigator of Project MILESTONE (Making Circular Economy Socially Inclusive through Entrepreneurship), funded by the Academy of Finland

I have a keen interest on how entrepreneurship integrates and advances social and environmental sustainability. It intrigues me to explore the capacity of entrepreneurial actors (sustainability-oriented enterprises, social enterprises) and institutional actors (networks, communities) in doing so jointly. With that interest, my current research is mainly about the making of a socially inclusive circular economy through entrepreneurship and the role of business models in sustainability.

Prior to this, I have studied social entrepreneurship in rural settings, particularly on the social-market convergence and the ethic of care. Occasionally, I also try to develop a multidisciplinary understanding in my research by collaborating with specialists from other fields such as environmental sciences, biological sciences, and policy.

I have developed and taught courses on entrepreneurship, responsible and sustainable business, strategic management, and qualitative research methods.



New India-Finland collaborative research project CESMI (Circular Economy Solutions for Microplastics: Indo-Finnish Scientific Collaboration for Innovation), funded by Ministry of Education and Culture (Finland), under the initiative of the bilateral cooperation - FICORE (Finnish India Consortia for Education and Research).

Project partners include University of Eastern Finland (UEF) , Tampere University , IIT Delhi , IIT Guwahati and IIT Dharwad.

The project is multidisciplinary, bringing researchers from environmental sciences, biological sciences, social sciences and business studies, to explore the role of science, society, business and non-business actors, in addressing challenges towards a plastic circular economy in general and microplastic contaminantion in particular.

• Awarded prestigious Academy of Finland research funding for a three-year ambitious Postdoctoral Research and international research mobility: 

• New podcast on ethics in entrepreneurship: 

• Interviewed and featured by Inkpothub Media, India’s first digital platform for communicating business and management research. Link:

Kick-Off Meeting of Indo-UK research project TRANSSITioN held on 13th August 2019. Sponsored by STFC-GCRF, UK; led by University of Sheffield and STFC, 10 UK India partners.