Anup Banerjee

Doctoral Candidate
Business Administration , Jönköping International Business School


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Anup is a Doctoral Candidate in the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO) at Jönköping International Business School in Sweden. His research interests focus on corporate governance and board leadership, in particular the role of the chairperson of the board. He also teaches several bachelor and master’s level courses, primarily focusing on leadership, entrepreneurship, and family business. Apart from these, he also served as the founding chairperson at the JU Doctoral Student Council (JU doktorandråd) and the main representative at the Board of Doctoral Candidates (BoDC) in JIBS.

Prior to joining the doctoral position, he completed his MSc in Business Administration from JIBS with a fully-funded Swedish Institute Study Scholarship. For his academic performance and excellence in extra-curricular activities, he received the “Global Swede” award from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden, and the Swedish Institute, and the “JIBS Rising Star Award” from JIBS Student Association in 2018. He also holds an MBA and BBA in Marketing from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Banerjee, A., Nordqvist, M., Hellerstedt, K. (2020). The role of the board chair: A literature review and suggestions for future research. More information

Book chapter

Banerjee, A. (2021). Defying all odds: Bricolage and women entrepreneurship in rural areas of Bangladesh. In: M. Ramirez-Pasillas, V. Ratten & H. Lundberg (Ed.), Social innovation of new ventures: Achieving social inclusion and sustainability in emerging economies and developing countries (pp. 151 -162). Abingdon, UK: Routledge More information

Conference paper

Banerjee, A. (2020). Unpacking Nonfamily Chairpersons in Family Firms: How Board Chairs Drive Firm Value Creation. IFERA Annual Conference, 24-26 June, 2020, Santander, Spain. More information
Banerjee, A., Nordqvist, M., Hellerstedt, K. (2019). Board leadership and the chairperson of the board: A review and suggestions for future research. AOM Annual Meeting Proceedings, August 9-13 2019, Boston, USA. More information
Banerjee, A. (2019). The Chairperson of the Board in Family Firms: An Exploratory Study on the Swedish Context. IFERA Annual Conference, 17-21 June, 2019, Bergamo, Italy. More information