Chitvan Trivedi

Assistant Professor




Campus Box 0395


Glatfelter Hall
Room 408
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


PhD University of California, Irvine, 2013
MS Middlesex University, 2004
MBA Som-Lalit Institute of Management Studies, 2000
B.Tech Gujarat Agricultural University, 1996

Chitvan Trivedi, PhD in Social Ecology from University of California, Irvine (UCI): Prior to joining Gettysburg College, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the UCI. He also holds Master’s degrees in Computer Networks and Business Administration. His research focuses on social entrepreneurship and its relationship to the creation and sustenance of societal change. Specifically, he is interested in the role of systems thinking and collaborative processes in addressing social problems. Teaching interests include: Entrepreneurship and its Societal Impacts, Leadership and Social Responsibility, Research Methods, Organization Theory, and Systems Thinking.


Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book chapters

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 (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. (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.