Department of Business Sustainability
Dr. Sapna Narula is working as Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Studies at the TERI university and is currently teaching courses on sustainable business strategy and marketing management. She holds around 12 years of experience in teaching, research, farm extension, management development and has been very closely involved with rural and agribusiness communities at the grass root level. Before joining TERI University in 2009, she worked for six years (Feb 2004-Dec. 2009) as Assistant Professor of agribusiness management at the G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. Her corporate experience of four years was as Commercial manager in reputed agribusiness firms leading sales, marketing and product support functions
Her current research interests include ICT for development, sustainable business strategy and agribusiness and supply chain. She is presently working on research projects Decentralized off-grid electricity generation in developing countries: Business models for off-grid electricity supply ( in collaboration with University of Dundee, funded by EPSRC, EU and DFID,UK; Revisiting the National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture ( funded by the Government of India); Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation Strategies for Maharashtra State. (Funding Agency: Department of Environment, Maharashtra, India); Designing Climate Change Adaptation Responses for IFAD?s Project in Jharkhand (Funding Agency: International Fund for Agricultural Development).
Previously, she has also worked on consultancy projects funded by the Government of India, on ICT and Rural areas (Evaluation of AGMARKNET Scheme and Market-led Extension Preparation of Videographic material for training of trainers as Co-Principal Investigator. and has also done consultancy assignments for various organizations including Planning Commission and Mahindra & Mahindra.
She has published her work in national as well as international journals including Social Responsibility Journal, the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, and the Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing. She is Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Business Management and also an editorial advisory board member for Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies and Journal of agri business in developing and emerging economies. She has also conducted many training and management development programmes for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. Uttarakhand Government, etc. Her previous administrative assignments include Officer-in-charge, Centre for Management Development, College of Agribusiness Management, Pantnagar ( 2004-2006) ; Head, Centre for Placement and Counselling, College of Agribusiness Management ( 2006-2009) , Pantnagar, Director ( MBA Programmes) , TERI University.
- Ph D in in Commerce & Business Studies ( Topic: Strategic Management in Pesticide Industry: Case studies of selected Companies, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2008
- MBA in Marketing Management, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2001
- M Sc, University of Delhi, 1996
- B Sc, Miranda House, University of Delhi, 1994
Honors and Awards
- Prosper.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award (ICTs and Sustainable Development) organized by United Nations University, German Federal Ministry of Education and Elsevier Publications ( 2011) ( Runner-up)
Young Scientist Award, Uttarakhand Council of Science & Technology, Govt. of Uttarakhand (2009) (under the discipline Science and Society including science popularization for Work on Empowering Farmers through ICT enabled Supply Chains in Uttarakhand)
Best Lecture Award, AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Advances in Marketing, Jaipuria Institute of Management (2009).
Best Group Discussion Award, AICTE sponsored Faculty Development Programme on Advances in Marketing, Jaipuria Institute of Management (2009).
University Topper in Master's Degree M.Sc. (Gold Medalist) (1996).
Best Student Award in Miranda House, University of Delhi (1994).
Second Topper in College at Bachelor's degree level (1994).
NET (National Eligibility Test) in Agricultural Chemicals conducted by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi
CSR and sustainability Practices of Hotel Industry
Anupriya Desore, Sapna A. Narula, Ambika Zutshi
Corporate Social Performance: Paradoxes, Pitfalls and Pathways for a Better world,
Framimg Green Consumer Behaviour Research : opportunities and Challenges
Sapna A. Narula ,Anupriya Desore
Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 12 (1) , 1-22,
Green Practices in Business
Sapna A. Narula
IMI Konnect, 5 (3), 7-9,
Mobile Health Units: Mobilizing Healthcare to Reach Unreachable
Achla B. Khanna, Sapna A. Narula
International Journal of Healthcare Management;Vol. 9 (1), 58-66,
Off-grid electricity interventions for cleaner livelihoods: A case study of value chain development in Dhenkanal district of Odisha
Sapna A. Narula & Subesh Bhattacharyya
Journal of Cleaner Production. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.176,