About Me

“I’m an academic on a mission to democratise capitalism and create prosperity for all using technology and innovation. Together as ONE unified force, we can make a difference to our collective destiny.



Dr Jagannadha Pawan is an award-winning business economist specialising in interdisciplinary entrepreneurship and strategy research. He is currently working as an Associate Professor at the Southampton Business School where he also served as the Deputy Director for Impact and Collaboration at the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. He is a co-founder of iPowerz, the global digital ecosystem for fast-tracking microentrepreneurship and small businesses growth, and a steward at the Council for Inclusive Capitalism

He has a PhD from the University of Goettingen and the Max Planck Institute for Economics. For his doctoral thesis on entrepreneurship in developing countries, he was awarded the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society and the Inaugural Best Dissertation Award of the Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID).

Dr Pawan is an alumnus Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning and Narendrapur Rama Krishna Mission, two revered Indian institutions founded on the ancient Advaita philosophy. He is a Universalist committed to advancing the cause of societal wellbeing through his endeavours, and is a founding trustee of the Indian Cultural Association of Dorset, a registered charity in the UK. 

Humanity is waiting for paradigm shifting innovations that advance universal education, empowerment and environmental resilience.” TJP


iPowerz is the global digital ecosystem for fast-tracking microentrepreneurship and small business growth.

It provides a safe and secure one-stop digital platform, the first of its kind in the world, that supports microentrepreneurs and small businesses by matching them with investor groups, mentors, professional service providers, and consumers to develop new business opportunities using AI embedded business intelligence.

iPowerz makes a difference by engaging and nurturing entrepreneurship and innovation of the 99% of businesses — new start-ups, microentreprises and small businesses to enable them to realise their full potential.

Recent Activities

Education, social identity and self-employment over time: Evidence from a developing country“, forthcoming 2022
“The Irrationality of Rationality in Market Economics: A Paradox of Incentives Perspective”, forthcoming, 2022
“My mother-in-law doesn’t Like it: Resources, social norms, and entrepreneurial intentions of women in an emerging economy”, forthcoming, 2022
“From Entrepreneurship to Leadership”, forthcoming, 2022
“Evaluating mentorship-based learning in entrepreneurship education”, forthcoming, 2022
Generalised trust and relation centrism for corruption as perceived by firms”, AoM Best Paper Proceedings, forthcoming 2022

Who am I? At University of Southampton India Centre


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