Prof. Dinesh Awasthi, a Ph. D. in Economics, is Adviser, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), Ahmedabad (India), a renowned social enterprise in the space of promotion of grass roots innovations. He was Director, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, before his current engagement.
Prof. Awasthi has over 60 research papers and eight books on entrepreneurship to his credit. Besides teaching Social Entrepreneurship at various schools in India and abroad, he has written extensively on the subject. A thought leader in the field, he recently led a research study to Review Social Enterprise Policy Landscape in India, for the British Council.