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Gaurav Chandra
Doctoral Topic:
To analyse the impact of religiosity on Indian small and medium businesses in U.K. and to identify common elements and to test them against religion for the purpose of this research.
Area of Interest:
Hinduism, Indian small business, Entrepreneurship, International Finance, Corporate Finance


Gaurav Chandra is a first year Phd student in the Small Business Research Centre at Kingston University. Gaurav did his BBA(Hons), which was followed by an MBA in Finance. Subsequently, as part of his PhD programme, he completed his Msc in Management and Business Research. He is currently researching Hinduism and business enterprise among Hindus in the UK. His research interests encompasses entreprenurship, religion, and small businesses. His teaching interests are: International Finance, Corporate Finance.

His passions are entrepreneurship, stock markets and exchange rates.

Doctoral Thesis

Year of Study:
Doctoral Title:
Religiosity and Business Enterprise in the Hindu Diaspora
Prof. Robert Blackburn and Prof. David Smallbone

Doctoral Details

Qualitative research appear to be most suited for my research in the given scenario. Longitudinal design finds strategic fit in the given context of the research questions. This type of research design will help me in gathering data on the processes and mechanisms of religion and enterprise through which changes come into being (Pettigrew, 1990). Ethnographic research which is concerned with the analysis of change in a single unit or case over a period of time will have its application in my study. The qualitative interviews on a given company will be conducted on more than one occasion. (Bryman and Bell, 2011)

Education and Work History

BBA(Hons), University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, U.K.,MBA-Finance, De Montfort University, U.K., Msc-Management and Business Research, Kingston University, U.K.
Other Qualifications:
Did a certificate course in German language

Work Experience

Prior to joining MBA-Finance and Phd, Gaurav had an extensive experience in the fields of marketing and customer services, having worked with top multinational corporations like Amadeus, Travelport and Malaysia Airlines. 

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