Nadiya Parekh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Management

Nadiya Parekh
Contact
(707) 664-2854
parekhn@sonoma.edu
Office
Stevenson Hall 2026C
Education
  • National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India - Ph.D. in Management
  • University of Calicut, India – Master of Commerce (Financial Management)
Academic Interests
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Financing Issues
  • Sustainability of Microfinance Models
  • Crowdfunding Technologies & Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Impact Investment & Social Finance
  • Inclusive Finance Business Models & Policies
  • Spirituality in Inclusive Business Designs
About

Nadiya Parekh was educated at the management schools of Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and National Institute of Technology, Calicut. Her research interest is in the domain of social entrepreneurship finance and sustainability. Her doctoral work explored the field of social entrepreneurship, questioning the sustainability of the pioneer models of financial inclusion in the sector. Her work was published as a book titled “Sustainability of Indian Microfinance Institutions: A Mixed Methods Approach” Springer, New York, 2014). After her doctoral studies she joined as Assistant. Professor at the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India, where she worked on the social financing and quantitative research domains of their globally-acclaimed, innovative Masters Course in Social Entrepreneurship. During this phase her interactions with social entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the social enterprise ecosystem intrigued her to critically analyse the economics of social venture financing and empathize with the logics mismatch that arise when pursuing mixed-goals (social, economic & environmental sustainability) within an enterprise model. Addressing such intricacies posed by an evolving field, she has authored several inter-disciplinary research articles in social entrepreneurship finance exploring its interface with public policy, technology and spirituality. Being a ‘Indo-France Cultural Exchange Research Fellow’ most of these works were cross-cultural in nature and were jointly undertaken with faculty collaborators in France. Later, she shifted base to the United States and worked in the impact investment industry in the research and analytics domain, gaining a closer view of the ‘investor mindset’ in social space. Consolidating her learning from the field she is currently in the early stages of conceptualising a book on social enterprises.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Books

Articles in Refereed International Journals

  • Parekh, Nadiya & Ashta, Arvind. “An Institutional Logics Perspective to Microcredit Business Models”. Strategic Change. (Wiley Publications). Strategic Change. 27(4):313–327, 2018 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jsc.2204
  • Samapti Guha, Hemangi Patel & Nadiya Parekh. “An Exploration of the Financial Practices of Tribal Communities in Jhabua, India”. Development in Practice. Vol. 27, Issue. 6, 2017 https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2017.1344187
  • Djamchid Assadi, Nadiya Marakkath, Shailesh Shinde. “What Do Backers Trust When They Do Not Know Initiators: Crowdfunding Experimentation in India". Optimization: Journal of Research in Management. Vol 9, Iss 2.2017
  • Parekh, D. Nadiya. “From the Canvas of Indian Inclusive Finance Models: Problems of Hybridization without Regulation. ACRN Oxford Journal of Finance and Risk Perspectives, 4(4). October 2015 http://www.acrn-journals.eu/resources/jfrp0404d.pdf
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & Attuel-mendes Laurence “Can Microfinance Crowdfunding Reduce Financial Exclusion: Regulatory Issues”. International Journal of Bank Marketing (Emerald Publication). Published in Special Issue on Financial Exclusion, July 2015. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/IJBM-06-2014-0080
  • Ashta, Arvind, Djamchid, Assadi & Marakkath, Nadiya. “The Social Innovation of Crowd-funding: Operational Context and Constraints”. Strategic Change. Entrepreneurial Finance Briefing. (Wiley Publication). Published on 2015. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jsc.1994
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & T Radha Ramanan “What Discriminates the Operational Self-Sustainability of Indian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): A Multiple Discriminant Analysis Inquiry”. Cost Management (Thomson Reuters). Published in the issue of August, 2013. https://store.tax.thomsonreuters.com/accounting/Finance/Cost-Management/p/100238087
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & T Radha Ramanan “Assessing the Efficient and Sustainable Performance of Indian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). A Data Envelopment Analysis Application”. Cost Management. (Thomson Reuters). (Published in the Special Issue for Microfinance. September 2012). Accessible at: http://ria.thomsonreuters.com/journals/zmcmart.pdf
  • Marakkath, Nadiya, Francisco Olivares-Polanco & T Radha Ramanan “Dangers in Mismanaging the Factors Affecting the Operational Self-Sustainability of Indian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs)—An Exploration into Indian Microfinance Crisis”. Asian Economic and Finance Review. September 2012 http://www.aessweb.com/pdf-files/Aefr%20pp.%20448-462.pdf
  • Marakkath, Nadiya. "Innovative Strategies devised by Indian microfinance Institutions to Achieve Cost Efficiency". International Journal of Finance & Banking Studies. August, 2012. https://ideas.repec.org/a/rbs/ijfbss/v1y2012i1p15-20.html

Articles Presented at National and International Conferences

  • Parekh, Nadiya & Ashta, Arvind. “What is Entrepreneurial About Being Inclusive? The Case of an Indian Spiritual Organization Venturing into Microfinance Faith Based Microfinance Institution in the Midst of Rising and Falling Market Stars”. 6th European Microfinance Research Conference, Paris, June 3-5, 2019
  • Ashta, Arvind & Parekh, Nadiya. “A Hindu Faith Based Microfinance Institution in the Midst of Rising and Falling Market Stars: The Use of Spiritual Capital in Social Entrepreneurship by SKDRDP”. 2018 EURAM Conference in Reykjavik (Iceland). June 19-22. 2018 https://2018.euramfullpaper.org/programme/search.asp?qs=Nadiya%20Parekh
  • Djamchid, Assadi & Marakkath, Nadiya & Shinde, Shailesh. "What Third Parties Do People Trust When They Do Not Know Each Other?" International Marketing Trends Conference. January 21-23,2016 at Venice. Italy.
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & Ashta, Arvind. “An Application of Institutional Logics Theory to Explain the Indian Microfinance Industry Evolution”. Premières Journées Scientifiques Nancéennes de Microfinance. December 9-10, 2014 at Nancy. France.
  • Marakkath, Nadiya. “Design Issues in Indian Microfinance”. Presented and Published at 3rd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Finance & Accounting held on August 22 & 23, 2014 at SDMIMD Mysore. India.
  • P. K. Shajahan & Marakkath, Nadiya. “Social Entrepreneurship in India: Evolution and Models”. July 4-6, 2014. 3Rd International Conference on Social Enterprise in Asia (ICSEA): Wonju, South Korea.
  • Marakkath, Nadiya. “Enabling Indian Financial Inclusive System: A Time to Explore Hybrid Social Enterprise Venture Models”: Presented and Published at the Oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy 2013 on Creating Hybrid Ventures: Legitimacy and Sustainability Challenges in Social Entrepreneurship. Held from 25-30th August 2013, at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Organized by Oikos and University of St. Gallen
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & T Radha Ramanan. “What Discriminates the Operational Self-Sustainability of Indian MFIs: A Multiple Discriminant Analysis Inquiry”. Presented at 3rd
  • International Conference on Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance (ITEM3) on Cost Management & Social Performance in Microfinance, , held from January 4-7, 2012, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. (Secured Top Paper Presentation Award).Organized by Burgundy School of Business, France.
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & T Radha Ramanan. “Assessing the Efficient and Sustainable Performance of Indian MFIs”. Cost Management. Presented at 3rd International Conference on Institutional and Technological Environment for Microfinance (ITEM3) on Cost Management & Social Performance in Microfinance, held from January 4-7, 2012, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. Organized by Burgundy School of Business, France.
  • Marakkath, Nadiya “An Inside View of the Factor Affecting the Sustainability of Indian MFIs”, Presented and Published at Oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy, held from August 21-26, 2011, at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, organized by Oikos and UNDP. Accessible at www.oikos.international.org/academic/development/development-academy-2011/young-scholars- 2011/nadiya-m.html
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & T Radha Ramanan “Determining the Discriminators of the Operational Self-Sustainability (OSS) Status of Indian Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): A Multiple Discriminant Analysis Application” Presented and Published in the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Industrial Engineering and Management (ETRIM 2011), held from July 11-12, 2011. at National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NITC), Organized by NITC
  • Marakkath, Nadiya & T Radha Ramana “Probing on the Efficiency and Sustainability Status of Indian Microfinancing Institutions: A Data Envelopment Analysis Application”, Presented and Published at the Second European Research Conference on Microfinance, held from June 16-18, 2011, at University of Groningen, Netherlands, Organized by University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Marakkath, Nadiya. “Beyond Money and Markets: For a Better Tomorrow” in the National HRM Conference on Kerala Development Paradigm at Farook College, June 23 -24, 2006, held at Farook College, Calicut, (Secured Top Paper Presentation Award) Organized by Dept of Commerce and Management Studies,Farook College, University of Calicut.

Articles in Book Chapters

  • Marakkath, Nadiya. “Innovative Strategies Devised by Indian Microfinance Institutions”. Global Strategies in Banking and Finance. IGI Global. Published on October 2013.
  • Samapti, Guha & M Nadiya. “Relevance of Microfinance Services for Micro-Entrepreneurial Growth: A Case Based Discussion on Indian Microfinance Models”. Springer Links Book Chapter, Book on Technology, Innovation and Social Change, Published in December 2015.

[i] Nadiya Marakkath is her maiden name.