The University of Southampton
Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & CriminologyPart of Social Sciences
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(023) 8059 2578
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P.Pathak@soton.ac.uk

Dr Pathik Pathak BA MA PhD (Warwick)

Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Director, University Social Entrepreneurship Programme

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Dr Pathik Pathak is Faculty Director of Social Entrepreneurship within Social Sciences: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Southampton.

From the Curriculum Innovation module Social Enterprise to our International Social Innovation Challenge, my aim is to foster “borderless” leadership skills among our students: blending entrepreneurship, innovation and problem-solving skillsets.

 

I am currently Faculty Director of Social Enterprise and Founding Director of the Social Impact Lab.

I am passionate about innovation in higher education, and I produced the Spark India social enterprise camp in collaboration with IIM-Ahmedabad, which was a finalist in the Guardian Higher Education Awards (2015). I also convene the Curriculum Innovation Module Social Enterprise, the first pan-university module in social entrepreneurship available in the UK.

As Founding Director of the Social Impact Lab I lead the university’s international work on social entrepreneurship. This includes consultancy for universities, governments and corporate business on social entrepreneurship and leadership as well as collaborative programmes such as the International Social Innovation Challenge Series and training courses.

My current research is a cross-cultural exploration of social entrepreneurship and discourses of employability in global higher education. I am interested in the motivations behind the growth of social entrepreneurship among young people, how universities are responding, and what this says both about the graduate labour market and skills futures.

As a result of my work in social entrepreneurship education, I have been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was awarded the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samann in 2015 for outstanding contributions to education.

You can view my blog here, and tweet @pathik10.

 

 

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My current research is a cross-cultural exploration of social entrepreneurship and discourses of employability in global higher education.

The research explores trends in the UK, North America, and India.

I am interested in the motivations behind the growth of social entrepreneurship among young people (both through grassroots action and organised societies) and how universities are responding both within and outside the curriculum. The research seeks to illuminate transformations in the graduate labour market and skills futures.

 

 

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Co-operative social capital? Mapping emergent connectivities across communities

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  • Social entrepreneurship, governmentality & the Left - Pathak, Pathik. In Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise: Concepts in Context - Grant, Suzanne and Douglas, Heather (eds.)
    Published:
    2014
  • Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies - Pathak, Pathik. In The Oxford Companion to Black British History - Dabydeen, David, Gilmore, John and Jones, Cecily (eds.)
    Published:
    2007
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB
    Series:
    Oxford Companions
  • Stuart Hall - Pathak, Pathik. In The Oxford Companion to Black British History - Dabydeen, David, Gilmore, John and Jones, Cecily (eds.)
    Published:
    2007
    Published by:
    Oxford, GB

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I currently convene the Curriculum Innovation module Social Enterprise and the second year module Race & Ethnicity in Society.

I would be keen to supervise doctoral researchers in any of the following areas: social entrepreneurship in development, social entrepreneurship and diversity, the sociology of higher education, graduate employability (with a geographical focus on Asia), the social construction of leadership, and qualitative approaches to social impact evaluation.

Dr Pathik Pathak
Sociology, Social Policy, Criminology University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 58/4083

Telephone: (023) 8059 2578
Email: P.Pathak@soton.ac.uk

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