Dr. Chitvan Trivedi

Dr. Chitvan Trivedi

Dr. Chitvan Trivedi

Visiting Assistant Professor, Human and Organizational Learning


School: Graduate School of Education and Human Development

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Dr. Chitvan Trivedi is an applied social scientist with a broad set of methodological and conceptual skills. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship and its relationship to the creation and sustenance of societal change. He is interested in the role of systems thinking and collaborative processes in addressing social problems. He focuses on understanding how international and national organizations have addressed complex societal problems and what makes their efforts effective. He does so using a transdisciplinary, social-ecological lens that integrates multiple disciplines and links basic theory and research with community-based interventions. His teaching interests include social entrepreneurship, organizations and society, research methods, and organization theory. 

Before joining GSEHD, Dr. Trivedi was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, Irvine and an Assistant Professor at Gettysburg College in the Department of Management. 

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Ph.D. in Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine

M.S. in Computer Networks, Middlesex University, London, UK

MBA in Marketing, Som-Lalit Institute of Management Studies, Ahmedabad, India

B. Tech in Dairy Technology, Gujarat Agricultural University, India

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Trivedi, C., & Misra, S. (2020). Communicative processes in trans-sector transdisciplinary collaborations. In G. R. Lotrecchiano & S. Misra (Eds.), Communication in transdisciplinary teams (pp. 91-122). Santa Rosa: Informing Science Press. (Free online access to the book)

Trivedi C. & Misra S. (2018). Dialogue and the creation of transformative social change: The case of social enterprises. The International Journal of the Emerging Transdiscipline. 21, 107-132. doi: 10.28945/4012

Misra, S., & Trivedi, C. (2017). Psychological impacts of technological change: An ethnic minority perspective. In A. Blume & A. Czopp (Eds.), Social Issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology (pp. 221-241) (Vol. 2nd): Praeger Books.

Trivedi, C. & Misra S. (2015). Relevance of systems thinking and scientific holism to social entrepreneurship. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 24(1), 37-62.

Trivedi, C., & Stokols, D. (2011). Social enterprises and corporate enterprises: Fundamental differences and defining features. Journal of Entrepreneurship (Sage Publications), 20(1), 1-32.

Trivedi, C. (2010). Toward a social ecological framework for social entrepreneurship. Journal of Entrepreneurship (Sage Publications), 19(1), 63-80

Trivedi, C. (2010). A social entrepreneurship bibliography. Journal of Entrepreneurship (Sage Publications), 19(1), 81-85.

Book Reviews

Trivedi, C. (2019). [Review of the book Social Entrepreneurship: An Affirmative Critique] Journal of Entrepreneurship, 28(1), 192-195.

Trivedi, C. (2014). [Review of the book Handbook of research methods on social entrepreneurship] Journal of Entrepreneurship, 23(1), 137-140.

Trivedi, C. (2012). [Review of the book Case studies in social entrepreneurship and sustainability: Volume 2: The Oikos Collection.] Journal of Entrepreneurship, 21(2), 315-321.

Trivedi, C. (2011). [Review of the book Unmasking the entrepreneur.] Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(2), 273-278.

Trivedi, C. (2011). [Review of the book The next available operator: Managing human resources in Indian business process outsourcing industry.] Journal of Entrepreneurship, 20(1), 152 -158.

Trivedi, C. & Misra, S. (2009). [Review of the book Impact of e-commerce on consumers and small firms]. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 18(1), 122-126.

Conference Papers

Trivedi, C. (June 2017). The integral place of dialogue in social entrepreneurial ventures. Paper presented at the Science of Team Science Conference, Clearwater, FL

Trivedi, C. (with Christoffersen, L., Hickman, A.J., & Sami, M.) (2009, October). A social ecological framework for addressing social issues. Paper presented at the First Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking, Lincoln, Nebraska.