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  • Nidhi Srinivas

    Associate Professor of Management


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    Nidhi Srinivas


    Nidhi Srinivas is Associate Professor of Nonprofit Management at Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. His research interests center on global civil society and post-colonial management knowledge. Specifically he studies the Management of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and the Transfer and Transformation of Management knowledge to, and within, organizations in formerly colonized countries.

    Srinivas teaches courses in the areas of Nonprofit Management, International Development, and Organization Theory. Classes seek to enhance student ability to critique and integrate theories, as well as emphasize reflective readings and discussion.

    Srinivas has also taught as a visiting professor at Escola Brasileira de Administraçao Publica e de Empresas (EBAPE) at the Fundação GetulioVargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore, India. His book manuscript Against Non-Governmental Organizations? A critical perspective on their management is under preparation for Routledge Press. He is an India-China Institute Fellow 2010-2012.

    Recent Publications

    Srinivas, Nidhi (2012b), The possibility of the past: Two routes to a past and what they tell us about professional power. Management and Organizational History, 7-3: 237–249. 

    Srinivas, Nidhi (2012a), Epistemic and performative quests for authentic management in India. Organization, 19-2: 145-158 

    Srinivas, Nidhi (2010), The phenomenon of NGOs: a lateral reading from Latin America. Critical Perspectives on International Business, 6-2/3: 116-127.

    Mintzberg, Henry and Srinivas, Nidhi (2010), Juxtaposing doers and helpers in development. Community Development Journal, 45-1: 39-57.

    Srinivas, Nidhi (2009), Against NGOs?: A Critical Perspective on Nongovernmental Action. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38-4: 614.

    Srinivas, Nidhi (2008), Managerialism and NGO Advocacy: Handloom weavers in India. In B. Cooke and S.Dhar (Eds). Unorganizing Development: Anti-Management Critiques of Development and Globalization. Zed Books.

    Srinivas, Nidhi (2008), Mimicry and revival: The transfer and transformation of management knowledge to India. International Studies of Management and Organization. Winter 2008-2009.

    Research Interests

    Global civil society and NGOs; Post-colonial management knowledge, transfers, and ethics.

    Current Courses

    Management & Social Justice

    Management & Social Justice

    Pol Econ & Public Policy II

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