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Akash Puranik


Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies

Akash Puranik


Akash joined Solent University in 2020 as he nears completion of his PhD with the Open University. 

He completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with University of Westminster and Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with the University of Wales.

He has been lecturing in the UK for more than four years, and has delivered for various business studies modules at undergraduate, as well as postgraduate level, primarily the latter. Prior to this, Akash worked in the hospitality and service industry for over five years and often draws on these practical aspects for his teaching.

Akash's doctoral research focuses on exploring how non-contractual, informal collaborations, set up with the intention of benefitting communities, are organised. His ethnographic work intends to develop an inductive understanding of such a unique phenomenon through an in-depth exploration of exceptional cases. His background in the service and education industry, involvement with numerous charities, as well as his personal interest in understanding ethical and moral implications of ‘working together’ inform his usual research work.

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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