Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Harsh Jha

Lecturer Quantitative Methods Management



Dr Harsh Kumar Jha is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Newcastle University Business School, UK. His research explores how organisations and entrepreneurs make sense of and respond to external environmental pressures; race, gender and class inequities; and entrepreneurship (both early stage and social). His current projects include examining evolution of narratives of change in English legal services; impact of race, gender and class on likelihood of entry into various professions; how early stage entrepreneurs respond to threatening feedback; and the influence of corporate scandals on the types of legitimacy claims made in CSR reports. Dr Jha is a member of the editorial board at the Journal of Management Studies and an adhoc reviewer for Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Studies. He teaches a variety of courses in management, international management and research methods areas, at MBA, MSc and undergraduate levels. 


PhD in Management, University of California, Irvine, USA (2017)

MSc in Management Research, University of Oxford, UK (2009)

PGDM in Marketing & HRM, Symbiosis International University, India (2004)

BA(Hons) in Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India (2001)

Professional Service

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Management Studies

Adhoc Reviewer - Administrative Science Quarterly; Organization Studies; Human Relations; Journal of Professions and Organization 

Managerial Experience

Six years of sales, marketing and product management functions in telecom, consumer durable and social industries.  


Academic Areas: Organizational Theory; Managerial and Organizational Cognition; Strategy

Current Research 

Professional services (law and consulting)

Higher education (race, class and gender)

Corporate scandals and stigma (including CSR)

Social Enterprise (identity and impact)

Computational Sociology (topic modeling)



NBS8061-8961 Managing across Cultures (Module Leader)

NBS8265 Managing Change in Organisations 

NBS8289 and NBS8327 Research Methods 


BUS3057 International Business Diplomacy (Module Leader)

BUS3035 Contemporary Issues in International and Comparative Business

BUS2031 Managing Change