Dr Swetketu Patnaik

Dr Swetketu Patnaik received his PhD in Corporate Strategy and Policy from University of Liverpool with a work that analyzed dynamic evolution of inter-organisational relationships (strategic alliances). Previously Swetketu worked as a Research Assistant of the Advance Institute of Management Research (AIM) at the University of Liverpool Management School and as part of the role, he was involved with an international research project studying evolution and change of organisational practices in various industries. Prior to that he attained MA in Organizational Studies from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick.

Swetketu has taught a range of Corporate Strategy and International Business based subjects at different levels (Executive MBA; Post Graduate and Undergraduate) in different universities in India, UK, Germany, Holland and Switzerland.

He is currently advising two Police Forces on managing their strategic collaboration. He is also involved as a Change Management expert to a British / European subsidiary of a large US company, which is undergoing organizational change. He acts as a consultant to various Indian business organisations, particularly on matters relating to internationalization and alliancing capability development. In his current role at Anglia Ruskin University, he manages international partnerships with different European and Asian universities.

Broadly, Swetketu’s research interests revolve around dynamic evolution (change) and management of social systems. He adopts institutional based approaches to study processes of change and adaptation in organisations. In particular, he is interested in exploring structural conditions that trigger institutional and organisational changes and how practitioners, individually and collectively, experience and cope with such structural changes. He is also interested in examining how practitioners experience and cope with challenges that result from alliancing (inter-organisational) activities of their organisations. He generally employs qualitative methods (e.g. field observations, interviews) and makes use of social (practice theories) and institutional theories.