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Akash Puranik

Senior Lecturer

Department of Business and Law

Akash Puranik


Akash is a Senior Lecturer in Business and Management within the Department of Business and Law, with a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

He has been engaged in UK academia for over a decade, and has delivered for various business studies modules at undergraduate, as well as postgraduate level, primarily focusing on the latter. Prior to this, Akash worked in the hospitality and service industry and often draws on these practical aspects for his teaching.

Akash's doctoral research focused on exploring how non-contractual, informal collaborations, set up with the intention of benefitting communities, are organised. His ethnographic work developed an inductive understanding through an in-depth exploration of a few exceptional cases. Qualitative research methods and methodological considerations surrounding them remain closely aligned to his research and teaching interests.

Akash’s has received his PhD from the Open University in 2021. Prior to this, he has completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with University of Westminster and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with the University of Wales. Other qualifications include MRes from the Open University and a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) from Tilak Mahararshta University, India.

Further information

Akash did his bachelor's degree in management in hospitality and worked in hospitality and the service industry for over five years before joining academia.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Business Management

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MBA Global Master of Business Administration

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