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PDRI Fall 2021 Seminar Series: Aparajita Agarwal

The Penn Development Research Initiative (PDRI) will be hosting a Fall 2021 Seminar Series featuring PDRI faculty and students.



Aparajita Agarwal, PhD Student | Management


Aparajita Agarwal is a second-year doctoral student in the Management department at Wharton. She is interested in two key streams of research.

In the first, she studies the growth of micro and small enterprises through technology-led innovation in emerging and developing economies.

In the second, she focuses on social entrepreneurship and impact-led investments in mission-driven companies.

Prior to starting her doctoral journey, Aparajita worked in various consulting and strategy roles in India, Africa, and the UK.

She holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and an MSc. in Information Systems from BITS Pilani, India.

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