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Saheli Goswami

Saheli Goswami
  • Assistant Professor
  • Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design; Quinn Hall, Rm 212
  • Phone: 401.847.9294
  • Email: sgoswami@uri.edu
  • Mailing Address: TMD Dept.
    Quinn Hall
    55 Lower College Road
    Kingston, RI 02881

Biography

Saheli completed a Ph.D. in human environmental sciences with an emphasis on Textile and Apparel Management (TAM) in 2017 from University of Missouri (MU). She also completed two graduate certificates in Center for Digital Globe and in Organizational Change from MU in 2017. Before returning to academia, she worked for three years as a Merchandiser in the leather and apparel industry in India for clients such as Li & Fung, Next, House of Fraser, and Marks & Spencer.

Research

Saheli’s research interests include corporate behaviors and responsibilities, organizational ethics, and organizational psychology related to sustainable practices within the global fashion supply chain. She believes that the business organizations, in today’s highly-competitive textile and apparel industry, need to address the social, ethical, environmental, and economic realms of the world for long term sustenance in the industry while continuing to serve the goal of human satisfaction. Therefore, her doctoral dissertation investigated the lack of consistency between corporations’ assertions and actions, corporate wrongdoings, and corporate immorality that contributed to perceived corporate hypocrisy among employees. Using the item response theory as a paradigm of design, exploration, and analysis, she developed a psychometric scale to such perceptions. She uses both qualitative and quantitative modes of inquiry as essential research paths in her work.

Education

Ph.D., Human Environmental Sciences, Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, 2017.

M.S., Textile and Apparel Management, University of Missouri, 2014.

B.S., Apparel Production, National Institute of Fashion Technology, India, 2009.

Publications

Goswami, S., & Ha-Brookshire, J. E. (2016). Exploring US Retail Employees’ Experiences of Corporate Hypocrisy. Organization Management Journal, 13(3), 168-178. (A journal indexed in EBSCOHost and Business Source Complete)

Goswami, S., & Ha-Brookshire, J. (2015). From compliance to a growth strategy: Exploring historical transformation of corporate sustainability. Journal of Global Responsibility, 6(2), 246-261. (Thomson Reuters Emerging Science Citation Index journal)

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