Friday, September 24, 2010


Dr Siddhartha Sarkar (born 1973) is an Associate Professor, Department of Commerce and Economics, A.C.College of Commerce (University of North Bengal), West Bengal, India, formerly at Dinhata College and Founder Director of Asian School of Management and Technology (ASMT) ( He has published several research papers in peer reviewed  Journals and a number of books including ‘An Outline of Management’, ‘Disadvantaged Women in Informal Sector’, ‘Theorizing Informal Economy’, ‘Women Struggle for Sustainability’, ‘Economic and Environmental Accounting for Sustainable Development’, ‘Gender, Work and Poverty’, ‘Gender Development Dimensions and Policies’, ‘Gender and Development: An Afro-Indian Study’, ‘Gender Inequality in Developing Countries’, ‘Developing Green Accounting System’, ‘Global Economic Integration and Inequality’, ‘Accounting for Managers’, ‘Gender, Rights and Security’, ‘Gender and Pro-poor Growth’, ‘Cross-cultural Studies in Management, Technology and Finance’, ‘Gender, Poverty and Sustainable Livelihoods’, ‘Management Development Strategies’, ‘Gender Empowerment and Social Linkages’, Mainstreaming Indian Business and Economy’, ‘Tackling Poverty Challenges: Key Issues and Policy Implications’, Why Poor People Stay Poor ,Why Development Matters : Lessons from Emerging and Transition Economies’ , ‘How Financial Policies Response: A Cross-country Empirical Analysis’, Gender, Trafficking and Migration, Rethinking Gender, Identity and Capability, Financial Reforms in Banking Sector, Handbook of Development Studies etc. Besides, he is actively associated with various International Organizations working for gender and environment. He is the conceptual lead editor of Journal of Trafficking,Organized Crime and Security with distinguished editorial consultant in various peer-reviewed journals. Dr Sarkar is the instigator and series editor of a good number of peer-reviewed Journals published from Brown Walker Press, USA ( He served as Postdoctoral Professorial  Fellow in University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, University of Wageningen, University of Twente, Tinbergen Institute and Institute of Social Studies, the Netherlands , Senior Professorial Fellow in Asian Institute of Technology and Thammasat University, Thailand, Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor in Central European University and Corvinus University, Hungary. Dr Sarkar was awarded as Commonwealth Academic Fellow 2013-2014  by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom which is one of the largest and most prestigious fellowship programme in the world to teach and research on sex trafficking and human security in Asia and Europe tenable at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London and Cambridge UniversityHe was 'Erasmus Mundus Professorial Fellow 2015 of the European Commission tenable at Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialisation,University of Warsaw, Poland to formulate sustainable practices policy on Eastern European anti-trafficking movementDr Sarkar has his focus of interest on gender-inclusive research in Asia and Europe as well as ample experience with bottom-up and participatory postdoctoral research projects in Asia and Europe. In addition, he is an expert on gender, environment and development study with an extensive network with international stakeholders and supervising doctoral and post-doctoral scholars at international level. Dr Sarkar is available at
Empirical/Scientific International Research Projects Undertaken
a) Gender, Environment and Health Linkages in Developing Countries
b) Trafficking in Women and Children to India and Thailand: Characteristics, Trends and Policy Issues
c) Engendering Sex Trafficking and Human Security in Hungary
d) Trafficking for Child Sexual Exploitation in Nepal and Bangladesh
e) Trafficking of Women and Girls for Sex Trade from Nepal to India
f) Cross-border Sex Trafficking in the UK
g) Trans-border Trafficking Victims: An Empirical Evidence of Sexual Coercion and Physical Violence from India and the UK
h) Trade in Human Beings: The Hidden Epidemic from Sex Trafficking in Asia and Europe
i) Use of Technology in Trafficking Network and Sexual Exploitation: A Multi-country Study
j) Trans-border Trafficking Victims for Sexual Exploitation in Poland

List of Publications in Refereed Journals
1. Sarkar, S. 2000. Inflation accounting in India: a review. Indian Journal of Commerce, 53 (3): 92-97.
2. Sarkar, S. 2001. IT deployment: a study of selected manufacturing companies in India. Southern Economist, 40(1): 46-48.
3. Sarkar, S. 2001. Venture financing: a peep into Indian software driven IT industry. Accounting Review, 4(1): 78-83.
4. Sarkar, S. 2001. Accounting for goodwill: a capsule. The Management Accountant, 3(12): 179-181.
5. Sarkar, S. et al. 2001. Urbanisation and growth: a glimpse to the developing economy. Artha Beekshan, 10(1): 13-20.
6. Sarkar, S. 2004. Valuation of natural resources. Indian Journal of Commerce, 57(1): 106-111.
7. Sarkar, S. 2004. Women workers in bidi rolling. Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 47(1): 135-140.
8. Sarkar, S. 2004. Air pollution: its perilous chronic hygienic impacts. International Journal of Human Ecology, 16(2): 129-132.
9. Sarkar, S. 2004. Theorising in informal sector: concept and context. Social Action, 54(4): 356-373.
10. Sarkar, S. 2004. Extending social security coverage to the informal sector in India. Social Change, 34(4): 122-130.
11. Sarkar, S. 2005. Women as paid domestic workers. Journal of Social Sciences, 11(1): 35-41.
12. Sarkar, S. 2005. Accounting for greenhouse gas emissions. The Management Accountant, 40(11):897-901.
13. Sarkar, S. 2005. Accounting for water resources. The Management Accountant, 40(2): 111-114.
14. Sarkar, S. 2005. Online banking: an insight into women customers. Artha Beekshan, 14(1): 87-96.
15. Sarkar, S. 2005. Gender, work and informality: a comparative study of female domestic and bidi workers. Social Action, 55 (4): 372-386.
16. Sarkar, S. 2005. Poverty and girl child labour: a study in brick kilns. South Asian Journal of Human Rights, 1(1-2): 173-183.
17. Sarkar, S. 2005. A taxonomy of environmental management accounting. International Journal of Environment and Development, 2(1): 15-23.
18. Sarkar, S. 2005. Accounting for forest resources. The Management Accountant, 40(6): 441-447.
19. Sarkar, S. 2005. Female sex workers in the informal sector. Indian Journal of Human Rights and Social Justice, 1(1-2): 231-240.
20. Sarkar, S. 2005. Economic valuation and health linkages to air pollution. International Journal of Environment and Development, 2(2): 141-151.
21. Sarkar, S. 2005. The conceptual and theoretical framework of informal economy: a review of literature in developed and developing countries. Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 2(2):187-205.
22. Sarkar, S. 2005. Survey method and approach to the informal economy. Social Change, 35(4): 113-124.
23. Sarkar, S. 2006. Gender, vulnerability and informality. International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights, 1(1): 59-92.
24. Sarkar, S. 2006. Invisible value: the case of measuring organizational intellectual capital. The Management Accountant, 41(3): 200-204.
25. Sarkar, S. 2006. Gender, water and health linkages. Indian Journal of Social Development: An International Journal, 6(1): 117-124.
26. Sarkar, S. 2006. Accounting for air pollution. The Management Accountant, 5(6): 85-88.
27. Sarkar, S. 2006. Environmental accounting and reporting for sustainable development. The Management Accountant, 41(6): 436-442.
28. Sarkar, S. 2006. Poverty and sustainable livelihoods: an approach towards environmental security. International Journal of Environment and Development, 3(1): 101-113.
29. Sarkar, S. 2006. Shadow economy: concept and policy implications. Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 3(1): 33-45.
30. Sarkar, S. 2006. Gender, work rights and occupational health. Indian Journal of Youth Affairs, 10(2): 103-107.
31. Sarkar, S. 2006. Energy and poverty in South Asia. South Asian Journal of Human Rights, 2(1): 83-101.
32. Sarkar, S. 2006. Cooking with bio-fuels and women health. International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights, 1(2): 161-184.
33. Sarkar, S. 2006. Gender, household energy and empowerment. International Journal of Environment and Development, 3(2): 303-310.
34. Sarkar, S. 2006. Energy security for rural poor. Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 3(2): 235-244.
35. Sarkar, S. 2006. Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger: investing in productive health and rights. South Asian Journal of Human Rights, 2(2): 117-130.
36. Sarkar, S. 2007. Conceptualization of environmental accounting. Journal of Accounting and Finance, 21(1): 40-46.
37. Sarkar, S. 2007. Coping with risk and vulnerability of smallholder hybrid crop farmers in India. International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, 5(1): 39-44.
38. Sarkar, S. 2007. In search of predictable model for human resource valuation in the informal sector. Indian Development Review: An International Journal, 5(1): 129-139.
39. Sarkar, S. 2007. Organizing workingwomen in informal economy. Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 7 (1-2): 447-460.
40. Sarkar, S. 2007. Engendering millennium development goals and human rights issues. International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights, 2(2): 251-266.
41. Sarkar, S. 2007. Integrated environmental and economic accounting. International Journal of Management Research and Technology, 1(2): 203-233.
42. Sarkar, S. 2007. Environmental management accounting and information system. International Journal of Management Research and Technology, 1(1): 89-106.
43. Sarkar, S. et al. 2007. Minority and the millennium development goals: Muslim women in armed conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. South Asian Journal of Human Rights, 3(1-2):25-41.
44. Sarkar, S. 2007. Gender impact assessment in hidden economy. International Journal of Women, Social Justice and Human Rights, 2(1): 95-120.
45. Sarkar, S. 2007. Gender and poverty eradication: targeting all age groups. Indian Journal of Youth Affairs, 11(2): 115-119.
46. Sarkar, S. 2007. Gender and energy in the Pacific. International Journal of Environment and Development, 4(2): 147-162.
47. Sarkar, S. 2007. Health insurance for the poor in informal sector. Indus Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 1(2): 115-119.
48. Sarkar, S. 2008. The future of management accounting in Netherlands. The Management Accountant, 45(5): 345-348.
49. Sarkar, S. 2008. Poverty, welfare and child self-esteem: a multivariate analysis. Indian Journal of Youth Affairs, 12(1): 41-45.
50. Sarkar, S. 2008. Environmental cost accounting. International Journal of Management Research and Technology, 2(1): 69-78.
51. Sarkar, S. 2008. Labour market institutions, informal-shadow activities and formal-social order linkages. International Journal of Human Development and Information System, 1(1): 75-89.
52. Sarkar, S. 2008. Sustainability accounting: tool for improving corporate environmental, social and economic performance. International Journal of Management Research and Technology, 2(2): 153-164.
53. Sarkar, S. 2009. Women as energy entrepreneurs. International Journal of Human Development and Information System, 2(1): 105-128.
54. Sarkar, S. 2009. Mainstreaming poverty and managing women health. Urban Panorama, VIII(1): 88-103.
55. Sarkar, S. 2009. Women, natural resource environment and livelihoods diversity. Journal of Environmental Science Research International, 1(1-2): 25-40.
56. Sarkar, S. 2010. Gender, environment and poverty linkages. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 2(4): 145-156.
57. Sarkar, S. 2011. Trafficking in women and children to India and Thailand: characteristics, trends and policy issues. International Journal of Afro-Asian Studies, 2(1):57-73.
58. Sarkar, S. 2011. Girl child labour in domestic services: are they really empowered? International Journal of Education Economics and Development, 2(2):156-167.
59. Sarkar, S. 2011. Engendering trafficking and human security: a comparative study of India and Hungary. International Journal of Development Research and Quantitative Techniques, 1(2):25-42.
60. Sarkar, S. et al. 2012. Women entrepreneurs in small and medium scale businesses in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Finance and Policy Analysis, 4(1): 25-32.
61. Sarkar, S. 2012. Mainstreaming gender audit methodology. International Journal of Management and Transformation, 6(2): 16-22.
62. Sarkar, S. et al. 2013. A study on work life balance to improve the productivity and employee retention at Saudi Aramco. International Journal of Mainstream Social Science, 3(1):23-37.
63. Sarkar, S. et al. 2013. A study on the employee job satisfaction in a multinational enterprise in Saudi Arabia.International Journal of Economic and Political Integration, 3(1):16-24.
64. Sarkar, S. 2014. Trans-border sex trafficking: identifying cases and victims in the UK. Migration and Development (Taylor and Francis: Routledge), 3(1): 95-107.
65. Sarkar, S. 2014. Rethinking human trafficking in India:nature, extent and identification of survivors. The Round Table: Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs (Taylor and Francis: Routledge), 103(5):483-495. 
66. Sarkar, S. 2015. Trade in human beings: evidence of money laundering from sex trafficking in India and the UK. Journal of Transnational Management (Taylor and Francis: Routledge), 20(2):107-125. 
67. Sarkar, S. 2015. Use of technology in human trafficking networks and sexual exploitation: a cross-sectional multi-country study. Transnational Social Review (Taylor and Francis: Routledge), 5(1):55-68.