Shilpi is a social issue in management researcher and her research explores new ways of thinking about the social, ethical, and environmental dimensions of business. She is particularly interested in studying the ways by which business, through their supply chains (both global and domestic), can contribute to social, environmental, and economic sustainability and create value for stakeholders. Under this broad theme, Shilpi conducts research on issues of anti-trafficking (, labour exploitation and multi stakeholder initiatives in developing countries context.

Her forthcoming co-edited book (2022), Modern Slavery and the Governance of Global Value Chains, is proposed for the Cambridge University Press Book Series: Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains. Series eds. Stephanie Barrientos, Gary Gereffi, Dev Nathan, and John Pickles(

Her work also addresses issues of CSR communication in institutionalized and mandated CSR environments ( ).Shilpis research draws from a wide range of disciplines, including management, sociology, political science, development studies and law.

She publishes business cases in the Harvard Business review (, reviews for numerous high impact journal across disciplines and have written, published and presented her research in numerous international conferences and seminars (most recently at the CRRC 2021 conference- Ralf Barkemeyer, Lutz Preuss, Shilpi Banerjee and Bimal Arora, Global supply chain responsibility a sensemaking perspective/ She is also the founder member of the practice and process reading group(

Shilpi has over 15 years of work experience, in academia and research, and has worked at the National university of Singapore, University of Hong Kong,  University of London, UK and American university in Dubai, UAE. Shilpi did her Ph.D. in Business Management from Royal Holloway,  University of London, UK and Masters in Public Policy from the National University in Singapore.

Membership of external committees: 2020 onwards- Founding Member, Practice & Process Reading Group. The platform provides opportunity for researchers, PHDs, Post docs and ECRS to learn about practice and process organization studies and to interact with the broader network of scholars in the field. PPR group is supported by Warwick Practice and Process Theory Summer School.

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Membership of professional associations and societies: 2017 Onwards-Member, British Academy of Management (BAM) 2017 Onwards -Member, Academy of Management (AOM), Social Issues in Management and Gender in management groups.  2017 Onwards- Member- World Association for Sustainable Development.

2011 Onwards- Member, Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS) School of Management Royal Holloway University of London UK (

2020 onwards: Routine research community member link

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BOOK/BOOK CHAPTERS Banerjee S. (2020) Institutionalization of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India and Its Effects on CSR Reporting: A Case Study of the Petroleum and Gas Industry. In: Mitra N., Schmidpeter R. (eds) Mandated Corporate Social Responsibility. CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance. Springer,Cham(

Banerjee, S & Arora, B. (2021) In Press. Examining Child Slave Labour and Modern Slavery in Global Value Chains (GVCs): Corporate Responsibility and the Indian Mica Mining Industry, in Human Trafficking & Supply Chains: Corporate Responsibility Beyond Transparency Legislation.

Edited by Shamir. H., Arora, B. & Banerjee, S. Cambridge University Press.

Shamir. H., Arora, B. & Banerjee, S. (Eds) (2021).  In Press. Human Trafficking & Supply Chains: Corporate Responsibility Beyond Transparency Legislation,  in the Book series: Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains. ( Cambridge University Press.


Banerjee, S. (2018). The Institutionalisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in India and its effects on CSR reporting: A Case study of the Petroleum and Gas Industry. Unpublished Ph. D Dissertation. University of London, UK (

Nicolopoulou, K., Banerjee, S., Arora, B., Samy, C., Andrea, M. (forthcoming). Impactful female entrepreneurial leadership in family enterprises in India: anchors and tensions of a deep phenomenon.Preuss, L., Barkemeyer, R., Arora, B., & Banerjee, S. (forthcoming). Global Supply Chain Responsibility: A Sensemaking Perspective.

Banerjee, S. (forthcoming). All that Glitters is Not Gold: Institutions and Social Inequality: Examining Child Slavery in the Indian Mining Industry.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability 

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, Leadership, CSR and Business Sustainabilty

Ph.D Business Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise, Leadership, CSR and Business Sustainabilty

2016: Royal Holloway, Research and Travel grants for Audencia Business School, Doctoral Consortium.

2011-2016:  Crossland Research Scholarship (full scholarship and stipend), Royal Holloway, University of London,UK.

2011-2015: School of Management Research Scholarship, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

2005-2006: Lee Kuan Yew Scholar (full scholarship and stipend, Graduate Scholarship, Lee

Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore).

2000: Distinction, and first rank in University MPhil (Political Science) from University of Delhi, India.

1997: Distinction, BA (Hons) from Miranda House, University of Delhi, India

2008: Best business case award at the IESE Business School, University of Navarra Barcelona Spain in the 15th International Case competition for the case titled Wal-Mart and Bharti: Transforming Retail in India.
2000: University Grant Commission- National Eligibility test (UGC-NET India) recipient. National level lectureship exam scholarship holder.  

2021: Paper presented titled,Researching Privilege and Social Inequality in Management Literature: Themes, Opportunities, and Challenges, at 12th ICMS conference, Diversalising and Intern(ation)alising CMS: Places, Spaces, Bodies and Praxistical Theories, BML Munjal University, India, 16-18th December 2021. Sub-theme 5: Decolonisation Movement and Inequalities in Management Research and Education.

2021: Workshop Presenter. Authors: Prof. Ralf Barkemeyer, Prof. Lutz Preuss, Dr. Shilpi Banerjee and Dr. Bimal Arora. Paper titled-Global supply chain responsibility -a sensemaking perspective. 16th Corporate Responsibility Research Conference. Hosted by the Open University of Israel in association with Kedge Business School (France) and the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds (UK) 12th of October 2021.

2021:  Session Organizer and Speaker-Modern Slavery and the Governance of Global Value Chains. In Association with IDRC Canada, European research Council, Trafflab Tel Aviv University Israel, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Center for Responsible Business India.

2021: Keynote Speaker, Modern Slavery, and the governance of global value Chains. 8th Annual India and Sustainability Standards. International dialogues and conference.

2020: Participant (online) Kauffman Virtual Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development Series (28th August) for early career researchers.

2020: Warwick Summer School (Online), Practice based Studies (13th -16th July). Selected for Warwick University Practice, Process and Institutions (PPI) research programme, for Early Career Researchers.

2020: Invited as guest speaker for the online seminar,The Sustainable Development Agenda “Issues for business, American University in Dubai, Dubai. UAE.

2019: Co-Ordinator, Human Trafficking and Supply Chains: Corporate Responsibility Beyond Supply Chains ( content/uploads/2019/07/Call_for_Contributions_for_a_MultiDisciplinary_Meeting_on_Human_Trafficking_and_Supply_Chains.pdf).

2019: Key note speaker and Co- organizer at multi-Disciplinary Small Group Meeting on Human Trafficking and Supply Chains: Corporate Responsibility Beyond Transparency Legislation, organized by European Research Council, Trafflab (Tel Aviv University, Israel), National Law university, India and Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK), New Delhi, India (November 18th-Nov 23rd).

2019: Moderator, Session on Anti trafficking and sustainability in the Global South, Center for responsible Business (CRB) Annual conference, New Delhi, India.

2019:The Business of modern-day slavery in domestic supply chains: Cases from Indian Mining sector. Paper presented at the international conference on Anti trafficking in supply chains: beyond transparency legislation, Organized by Trafflab, Tel Aviv University, Aston Business School UK and Center for Responsible Business, New Delhi, India.

2017: Institutionalization of CSR  communication in India: a ceremonial myth?, seminar paper presented at the research seminar series Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE.

2017: Invited to conduct a two-day workshop  for faculty members and researchers  on ‘How to write a Case study and Teaching note, by the School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) in association with LKYSPP (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy), National University of Singapore, Singapore (March2nd-March 3th 2017).

2015: Conceptual paper titled, Institutional analysis of CSR in emerging countries context presented at the CSR research seminar and Doctoral summer school, Audencia School of Management Nantes, France (June 10th -13th, 2014).

2014: Discussion paper, CSR in mandated and institutionalised  environments in emerging countries presented  at the sustainability workshop, Centre for research into sustainability

(CRIS), School of management, Royal Holloway, University of London UK (12th Feb. 2014).
2006: Represented the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore at the Global leadership Seminar in Talloires, France, and presented a discussion paper on Leadership in the Singapore context.

2007: Conducted workshops and participated (mediator and workshop coordinator) in seminar series on Globalisation and CSR- transparency and governance issues, at the Center on Asia and Globalisation (CAG), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public policy, National University in Singapore (LKYSPP NUS), Singapore.

2003-2004:  Conference presenter at the annual seminar series, Political Science Department, University of Delhi - Decentralization of Primary Education“ Case study of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.

2000:  Worked with a team of researchers from London School of Economics (LSE) and IDS Sussex, on a grassroot level development project titled Rights, Representation and the Poor: Comparing Large Developing Democracies, India, Brazil and Mexico, that analysed the impacts of economic liberalisation and globalisation on the poor in the developing world with special reference to India. The project led to many national and international level conferences and seminar participation in India and the UK.

2000:  Conference presenter for research seminar series, funded by the University of Delhi (India) on Narratives of Displacement, that analysed the effects of governments policies on Delhis factory workers. Report was published by the Government of India, Migration Ministry Website.

2000: As a researcher at DCRC (Developing Countries Research Center) University of Delhi, I have coordinated and worked on many research projects supported by UGC India, London School of Economics and Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

2013-2014: Supervised international students of pre-masters diploma degree, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK on projects in Business Management.

2017- 2021: Mentoring and Supervising students on Industry related projects at the American University in Dubai.  In these projects, which are a part of the School of Management academic term curriculum (graded assignments), I work closely with regional and international companies such as Talabat and Wunderman Thomson, on developing partnerships, and collaborations, best practices. Often these lead to internship programmes for students.

2021-ongoing: Mentoring, Coaching and Personal Tutoring MBA and BA(Hons) students at De Montfort University, Dubai.