PhD Candidate

Ranajoy is a doctoral researcher in the Entrepreneurship unit of the Aalto University School of Business. His research focusses on the process that international grant-funding organizations follow while selecting and funding social entrepreneurs in developing countries, and whether the end-result conforms to the donors’ goal of creating impact-driven, scalable BoP enterprises. At the macro level, he studies the role that large-scale donor led investments play in creating, as well as distorting local market ecosystems. Overall, his research seeks to improve the efficiency of EU grant funding being deployed in developing economies.
He uses a mixed-method approach, and is currently exploring QCA (Qualitative Comparative Analysis) as a means of uncovering the causal complexity and inverse relations between the multitude of factors in his data.
Ranajoy has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India (IIM-B), and has over 15 years of global experience in ICT consulting and business development, a significant proportion of which has focussed on the downstream energy and renewables industries.