Dr Singh has an academic interest in entrepreneurial failure and the implications its stigma has at both a personal and societal level. Drawing on her own experience of re-imagining failure, she makes an impassioned plea for us to re-imagine entrepreneurial failure for our social and economic well being.
Smita Singh is a lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), teaching various entrepreneurship courses. Having grown up in India, she immigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2002 and through her personal experiences is drawn to researching stories of those who have encountered challenges, faced loss and attempted to start all over again. In particular, Smita’s focus is on exploring the connections between entrepreneurship and the key issues affecting neglected communities. She has had work recognised in a number of journals and conferences and her doctoral thesis on entrepreneurial failure won one of the most promising dissertations awards at the prestigious Academy of Management Conference, U.S.A.
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