Mili Shrivastava

Dr Mili Shrivastava

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  • mshrivastava at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Strategy
  • Executive Business Centre EB401, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
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Mili joined Bournemouth University after her PhD from the University of Jena in Germany on a scholarship from the German Science Foundation and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. Professors Uwe Cantner and David Audretsch supervised her dissertation. During her PhD, Mili was a visiting researcher at the London School of Economics at STICERD ( Suntory and Toyota International Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines). Before PhD in Germany, Mili studied Mathematics at Miranda House College, Delhi University, and IIT Delhi, specialising in Applied Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. Her Masters's Project in Artificial Intelligence with applications in the face and character recognition got nominated for the best dissertation award.

Mili works in the areas of Sustainability, Circular Economy, Green entrepreneurship, Green Strategies, Inclusivity, Women and technology, and Women's enterprise.

She is an emerging thought leader in Sustainable Business and Gender, with her work published in leading ABS-ranked journals...



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Decent work and economic growth

"Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Responsible consumption and production

"Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns"

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Journal Articles

  • Karim, S., Kwong, C., Shrivastava, M. and Tamvada, J.P., 2023. My mother-in-law does not like it: resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy. Small Business Economics, 60 (2), 409-431.
  • Tamvada, J.P., Shrivastava, M. and Mishra, T.K., 2022. Education, social identity and self-employment over time: evidence from a developing country. Small Business Economics, 59 (4), 1449-1468.
  • Shrivastava, M. and Tamvada, J.P., 2019. Which green matters for whom? Greening and firm performance across age and size distribution of firms. Small Business Economics, 52 (4), 951-968.
  • Shrivastava, M. and Rao, T.V.S.R., 2015. Organisational synergies, dissonance and spinoffs. International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 9 (1), 54-64.
  • Shrivastava, M. and Ramamohan Rao, T.V.S., 2011. Financial Synergy, Agency Costs and Spinoffs. International Review of Applied Financial Issues and Economics, 3 (1).


  • Shrivastava, M., 2021. Women Tech Entrepreneurship in India. In: Michaela, M., Sara, P. and Lene, F., eds. Women's Entrepreneurship in STEM Disciplines: Issues and Perspectives. Springer, 61-73.


  • Shrivastava, M., Khurana, I. and Tamvada, J.P., 2024. Women and Technology Power. In: Journal of Mangement Studies Publishing Workshop 16-19 February 2023 Florida University.
  • Shrivastava, M. and Tamvada, J.P., 2020. Does Greening Differentially Impact Firms Across Growth Trajectories? In: British Aacdemy of Management Conference 3-6 September 2019 Aston Business School, Birmingham, UK.
  • Shrivastava, M., 2019. Women Entrepreneurship in High-tech Sectors. In: Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators-Insights from Research and Practice 18 July 2018 Bournemouth University.
  • Shrivastava, M. and Tamvada, J.P., 2015. Does it pay to be green for start-ups? In: Demirel, P. and Rentocchini, F., eds. Born to be green: The economics and management of green start-ups 21-22 May 2015 Winchester.
  • Shrivastava, M. and Tamvada, J.P., 2011. Entrepreneurial Teams, Optimal Team Size, and Founder Exits. In: Academy of Management Conference 18-21 August 2011 San Antonio.

Internet Publications

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Managing People
  • Supply, Chain and Markets

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Starting a Business
  • Simulated Business Exercise
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Innovation
  • Strategic Management Online Unit
  • Global Sustainability and Cross Cultural Challenges

Invited Lectures

  • 04 May 2022 more
  • Supporting and Engaging Women in STEM in Higher Ed, Higher Education Conference, 04 May 2022 more
  • 05 Mar 2022 more


  • Ethnic Women Empowerment through skills Development (Charity Impact Fund, Bournemouth University Business School, 01 Mar 2020). Completed
  • Tech Women Entrepreneurship (Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University, 01 Jul 2019). Completed
  • Women in Tech Entrepreneurship (QR Funding, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University, 01 Feb 2018). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Nature Portfolio Journal Humanities and Social Sciences Communication, Editorial Board (2022-)
  • Sustainability Journal, Topic editor (2020-)
  • Bloom Finance Group CIC, Advisor (2019-)
  • ipowerz, Advisor (2015-)
  • British Academy of Management, Reviewer
  • European Academy of Management, Reviewer

Internal Responsibilities

  • Lead, Hacking for Sustainability Project Business Studies L6
  • Teach BU Mentor, Teach BU
  • Link Tutor, BU Partnership Programs
  • Programme Leader for Level H, BABS UG Programme

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Leadership and Innovation Workshop
  • Judge STEAM Challenge, Soroptimist International
  • Policy Briefing on Circular Economy and Global Apparel Sector
  • Women Empowerment thorugh Skills Development Project

Conference Presentations

  • 4th India Global Summit in collaboration with the India Centre at University of Southampton, Chaired Session on Educating the Next Billion, 28 Jun 2020, University of Southhampton
  • Covid 19 & Its Impacts on Food Loss and Waste: A Multi-stakeholder Dialogue'', 19 Jun 2020, Centre of responsible Business, Delhi, India


  • Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy in Education (SrHEA, 2019)
  • HEA Fellow in Teaching (HEA Academy, 2017)
  • PhD in Economics (Max Planck Institute of Economics and University of Jena, Germany, 2011)


  • You are Brilliant Award- Student Union Bournemouth University (2021)
  • You are Brilliant Award- Student Union Bournemouth University (2019)
  • Best paper award (Kauffman Foundation, 2011)
  • PhD Scholarship (Max Planck Institute of Economics, 2010)
  • Selected young economist at the 3rd Lindau Meeting of Noble Prize Winners in Economics Meeting , Lindau, Germany (2008)
  • PhD Scholarship (German Science Foundation, 2006)
  • Charity Impact Project Grant, BU 2019
  • EPSRC Impact Accleration Grant on Resilient EV charging Network Expansion, July 2016
  • Research in Women Entrepreneurship, QR Funding, Faculty of Management 2018, Completed.


  • British Academy of Management, Member,