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I'm a United Kingdom Research and Innovation Future Leader Fellow.
I also lead a research initiative Embed-Dignity: https://embed-dignity.com/
I conduct research primarily on: 1) governance of labour rights in supply chains, and 2) inequalities in and around organizations. I believe in the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and thus my research draws on insights from a wide range of disciplines.
My research has received awards and nominations from top academic associations, journals, and media, including Financial Times Top 100 Papers with Social Impact (2020), Business Ethics Quarterly Journal Top 3 Outstanding Articles (2020), Business & Society Journal Best Paper Award (2019), and the Academy of Management Best Dissertation Award (2014).
My research and interviews have appeared on BBC, AlJazeera, and Supply Management. I have been a panelist at a number of panels at conferences and events.
I have acquired around £1.6 Million in funding from both industries and research councils for my research.
My research has been published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, and Human Relations among others.
Currently, I'm an editorial board member of the Journal of Business Ethics, and Business & Society and I review for numerous world-leading high-impact journals across disciplines as well as funding councils across the world.
Willing to supervise doctoral students
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. on the topic of labor rights in supply chains or inequalities in organizations.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Management, Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London
2010 → 2014
Award Date: 1 Jul 2014
Management, Master of Letters, University of St Andrews
2009 → 2010
Award Date: 1 Dec 2010
Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Anna University
2003 → 2007
Award Date: 1 Dec 2007
Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut
Mar 2016 → Apr 2016
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15/11/17 → 31/03/19
Project: Research council
Caste, Social Capital and Precarity of Labour Market Intermediaries: The Case of Dalit Labour Contractors in IndiaSoundararajan, V., Sharma, G. & Bapuji, H., 4 May 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Organization Studies.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
The Relationship Between Sourcing Practices and Working Conditions in Lower-Tier Apparel Supply ChainsSoundararajan, V., Agarwal, P. & Rogerson, M., 22 Feb 2023, Embed-Dignity. 29 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Crane, A., Soundararajan, V., Bloomfield, M., LeBaron, G. & Spence, L., 1 Oct 2022, In: Human Relations. 75, 10, p. 1928-1960
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access5 Citations (SciVal)14 Downloads (Pure)
Sahasranamam, S. & Soundararajan, V., 31 Jan 2022, In: British Journal of Management. 33, 1, p. 369-389 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review5 Citations (SciVal)
Soundararajan, V., Wilhelm, M. M. & Crane, A., 30 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Supply Chain Management. 57, 2, p. 3-13 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access18 Citations (SciVal)