Full Professor at the Department of Management, University of Évora, Portugal, and researcher at CEFAGE-UE
Soumodip Sarkar is a Full Professor at the Department of Management, University of Évora, Portugal, and researcher at CEFAGE-UE. He is currently also an Associate (Non-resident Fellow) of the Asia Center at Harvard University. He is also the Vice-Rector of the University of Évora, as well as the Executive President of the Science Park of the region (PACT). He is the President of the External Evaluation team) of the Portuguese University Evaluation Commission (A3ES), in the area of Management in Portugal. Internationally he is part of the CEEMAN accreditation team.
His current research interests include innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability. His recent research has been published in high impact journals such as: Scientometrics, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, European Management Journal, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Technology Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Business Research, Service Business, Sustainability, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Knowledge Economy, European Journal of Innovation Management, Service Industries Journal, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Energy Journal among others. He has published four books on entrepreneurship and innovation, and his most recent book, EntreSutra to be published by Bloomsbury in May 2018. He has been a coordinator as well as team member of sixteen international (EU funded) as well as regional projects, and currently involved in nine different projects.
Prof Sarkar has given a large number of international keynote speeches, and is a highly a sought after speaker on the relevance of entrepreneurship and innovation in society. He has been featured in national and international media, including the Economist and BBC. In 2008, he was recognized as one of the top 100 experts on innovation (WEF-McKinsey).