Sukanya Ayatakshi Endow

Dr Sukanya Ayatakshi Endow

  • Principal Academic in Entrepreneurship
  • Dorset House D232, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Sukanya Ayatakshi-Endow is a Senior Academic in Entrepreneurship within the Business School at the Faculty of Management. She is passionate about the power of enterprise in bringing about social change and works closely with various local organisations in developing values-driven and purpose-led enterprises. Sukanya has set up the BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum, in association with the Association of Sustainability Practitioners and Poole Bay Rotary Club, to consolidate support for the local and regional social enterprises.

Sukanya is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Sukanya's current research interest include Entrepreneurial Finance; gender issues in enterprise; AI in entrepreneurial decision making and social enterprises.


Webster, Allan & Ayatakshi, Sukanya, 2013. "The effect of fossil energy and other environmental taxes on profit incentives for change in an open economy: Evidence from the UK," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 1422-1431.

Journal Articles


  • Ayatakshi Endow, S., 2015. Entrepreneurship in Transitional Economies. In: Holscher, J. and Tomann, H., eds. The New Palgrave Dictionary of Transition Economies. Palgrave.


  • Ayatakshi Endow, S. and Polkinghorne, M., 2021. Gender Bias in Equity Crowdfunding. In: Eurasian Business and Economics Society - 36th EBES Conference 1-3 July 2021 Istanbul - Turkey.
  • Ayatakshi Endow, S., 2015. Reviewing Online Assessment Strategy: A case study approach. In: ABS Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference, York, UK, 28-29 April 2014 28-29 April 2015 Yorkshire, UK.
  • Ayatakshi Endow, S., 2015. Innovation in Teaching Entrepreneurship: A case study approach. In: 21st Academic Discussion Forum 3-8 March 2015 Harvard University, Boston, USA.
  • Ayatakshi Endow, S., 2015. Enhancing Student Experience For Online Students- Evaluating ‘Discussion Forums’ For Further Innovation. In: 21st Academic Discussion Forum 3-8 March 2015 Harvard University, Boston, USA.
  • Ayatakshi, S., 2013. SMEs and environmental taxation: a mixed methods approach. In: 14th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation 17-20 October 2013 Kyoto, Japan.
  • Ayatakshi, S., 2013. Exploring the increase in social enterprises in the UK in the financial crisis period 2007-2010. In: British Academy of Management 10-12 September 2013 Liverpool, UK.
  • Ayatakshi, S. and Yanti, E., 2012. The effects of taxes on different sectors of the economy: A comparison of selected Asian countries. In: 5th International Colloquium on Business and Management, 9-12 July 2012 Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Webster, A. and Ayatakshi, S., 2011. The impact of environmental taxation on the underlying incentives for industrial transformation: evidence from the UK. In: 12th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation 19-21 October 2011 Madrid, Spain.
  • Ayatakshi, S., 2010. SMEs and environmental taxation. In: Tax Research Network 6-8 September 2010 Bangor, Wales, UK.

Internet Publications


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Contemporary Business Issues, PG Dissertation Supervision, Research Methods
  • The Entrepreneurial Mind; MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • SMEs and Entrepreneurial Finance- 2019-20 semester 2 level 7
  • Postgraduate Research( Masters dissertation)
  • Managing People- 240 students, level 7 semester 1.
  • Contemporary Issues in Global Business Environment- MBA

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Ventures level 6
  • Business Leadership. Level 6 BA(Hons) Global Business Management
  • Reflective Practitioners Projects
  • Small Business Management (2011-2014 75 students level 5); Simulated Business Exercise (2011-2014 350 students level 6); Corporate Governance (2011-2013 level 7 40 students); Environmental Taxation (level 6 2013-2015 75 students part of the International Taxation unit
  • Entrepreneurial Projects a 40 credit UG dissertation project- in academic year 2019-20

Invited Lectures

  • Entrepreneurship teaching, Heidelberg, Germany, 17 Jun 2019 more


  • SPEED-You-UP: Students and NEET young people, Professionals and Educators work on Employability and Entrepreneurial skills in the battle against school Dropout and Youth UnemPloyment. (European Commission Intereg 2Seas, 02 Nov 2020). In Progress

External Responsibilities

  • EIASM European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management, Paper reviewer for RENT2019 (2018-),
  • British Academy of Management, Reviewer for BAM2013

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • A panel of women in entrepreneurship, for the first time at BU to celebrate and raise BU profile through Global Entrepreneurship Week- range of women speakers and panel members from NHS, food, hospitality, technology, entertainment sectors.
  • This event, as part of the GEW, will raise BU profile by engaging in Entrepreneurial pitch for socially focused businesses in association with the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch SOUP movement, School of Compassionate Entrepreneurs, Association of Sustainability Practitioners, BUSEF and Poole Bay Rotary Club
  • The BU Social Enterprise event was aimed at bringing together various stakeholder groups- namely, BU level H enterprise students, students from School of Social Entrepreneurs Hampshire, Action Hampshire and a number of social enterprises and other organisations. The objectives of this event were as follows: • Networking opportunity for the various groups mentioned above • To encourage students to start thinking of socially sustainable businesses • To raise BU profile and FoM profile
  • In June 2019, I launched the BU Social Entrepreneurs Forum, in collaboration with the Association of Sustainability Practitioners, Poole Bay Rotary Club and supported by Barclays Bank. The purpose of this continuing Forum is- to facilitate increased knowledge exchange between academic and the business community; to provide skills-based support services to aspiring and existing social entrepreneurs; to create a collaborative, inclusive community of social entrepreneurs learning together, working together and how to do business better and to generate live student projects and facilitate knowledge exchange
  • A workshop model on supporting people over the age of 50 in setting up a business. the rationale behind this event was to support people at a stage in their lives where, statistics show, there are high rates of career changes andvoluntary redundancies. we have a high number of participants in the region of 35 at this event.

Attended Training

  • Leadership Foundation- Aurora Women in Leadership, 01 Sep 2015, Leadership skills development


  • PG Certificate in Education Practice (Bournemouth University, 2014)
  • PhD in Environmental Economics (2013)
  • MA in Corporate Communication (2007)
  • MA in Mass Communication (2002)
  • BSc (Hons) in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (2000)


  • ACORN ECR Grant (BU, 2019)


  • Bournemouth University Global Visiting Fellowship Panel, ECR Panel Member (2019-),
  • Bournemouth University TeachBU Panel for HEA, Member (2019-),
  • European Institute of Advanced Studies in Management EIASM, Member (2019-),
  • Higher Education Authority, Senior Fellow (2018-),
  • Chartered Institute of Management, Fellow (2016-),
  • Bu Faculty Postgrad Research Committee FPRC, Member (2015-),
  • FASEC, Member (2015-),
  • British Academy of Management, Member (2013-),