Strategy & Leadership

Looking out: the rise of the external workforce and its impact on internal functions

June 26, 2022

Global

Looking out: the rise of the external workforce and its impact on internal functions

June 26, 2022

Global
Pooja Chaudhary

Senior Manager

Pooja is a Senior manager with Economist Impact. Pooja leads both internal and public research programmes for foundations and bi/multilateral organizations in need of policy advocacy, strategy and analysis in the domain of social and international development. Her recent research has focused on technology and public policy, the intersection of technology and education, and exploring the role of sustainable agriculture in economic development in South Asia, including the issues in agriculture transformation. She is currently leading the Asian Development Bank supported Digital Education Readiness Index. Pooja has worked with PwC India and Bharti group to support multilaterals and governments in the design, implementation and evaluation of international development programs on issues including livelihood generation and education and skills development. She holds a master’s degree in business management from Xavier Institute of Management (XIM) and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Delhi University.

This report is the culmination of surveying 430 C-level executives on the changing trends in procurement during January and February 2022 and the accompanying research and interview programme of practitioners and subject-matter experts, conducted by the Economist Impact research team. This report was written by Siddharth Poddar and edited by Pooja Chaudhary and Harsheen Sethi, with support from Amanda Simms on sub-editing.

Economist Impact wishes to thank the following experts for their participation in the interview programme:

  • Andrew Brightmore, executive director, Foodbuy Australia & Compass Group Australia
  • Chris Shanahan, chief procurement officer, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Steven Carnovale, assistant professor of supply chain management, Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Gary Graham, associate professor in operations and supply chain management, University of Leeds
  • Pardeep Gill, chief procurement officer and vice president of supply chain, Ameren

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