BSc , MBusCom , PhD

Department of Business Strategy and Innovation

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Associate Professor Tapan Sarker (PhDANU) is Director, Engagement in the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation within the Griffith Business School and a member of the Griffith Asia Institute.

Tapan has a strong media presence. He has appeared in ABC Science, Sky News, SBS, ABC Brisbane, Brisbane Times and The Conversation. Tapan and his work has also been featured internationally in VTV Mongolia and Vientiane Times.

Tapan has provided training and management consultation to a number of organisations, including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Laos, and the Mongolian Revenue Authority. He is a former World Bank scholar and was a Visiting Professor at Soka University (2019) and Keio University (2014-2015) in Japan. He was also a Scholar-in-Residence at IIM Calcutta (2017), the only triple crowned management education institute in India.

Tapan is widely published in the area of corporate social responsibility and sustainability and climate change. Tapan has been a Chief Investigator of a range of interdisciplinary projects supported by competitive / external funding through the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank. He has supervised four PhD students to completion.

Tapan has received a Queensland Day Award for his work in the community and received Teaching Excellence Recognition Scheme (TERS) awards in 2016 and 2017.

Research expertise

  • Political economy of sustainable development
  • Energy security and cooperation
  • Capacity building in developing countries
  • Climate change and growth
  • Sustainability

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