Dr B.K.Mukhopadhyay's scientific contributions

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“Today, whether we work in Düsseldorf or Dubai, Brasília or Beijing, New York or New Delhi, we are all part of a global network (real or virtual, physical or electronic) where success requires navigating through wildly different cultural realities...decoding other cultures and avoiding easy-to-fall-into cultural traps, we are easy prey to misunders...
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Employee turnover is resource-costly not only because it reduces social capital for organisations, slows down new asset creation, and affects the general personality of social affairs within a business firm. Studies have shown that high turnover rates are linearly and destructively connected to firm performance. For readers interested in HR and org...
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“Today, whether we work in Düsseldorf or Dubai, Brasília or Beijing, New York or New Delhi, we are all part of a global network (real or virtual, physical or electronic) where success requires navigating through wildly different cultural realities...decoding other cultures and avoiding easy-to-fall-into cultural traps, we are easy prey to misunders...
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They say "Never let a crisis go to waste". While the pandemic has provided new opportunities for people in leadership roles to change how they operate, it has also led to the 'great resignation' during this period. Moving forward, how people and organisations are managed and led are of particular interest. A recent US-based study interviewed leader...
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During and post-pandemic, one of the biggest concerns has been the looming global food insecurity that has already exhibited several clear signs in the UK, Europe, and the USA. While most markets cope with this particular challenge in their own ways, the ongoing challenges around how farming practices cope with climate change, and also how farming...
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In the living world, there is no landfill, instead, materials simply flow. The waste of one species is food for another. Things grow, fade in time, and nutrients safely return to the soil. We, humans, however, prefer the linear approach of ‘Take. Make. Dispose’. With increasing existing and new needs, we eat into the finite set of resources and the...
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According to UNCTAD figures, the combined volume of E-commerce amounted to 29 trillion dollars in 2017 of which the share of e-commerce in global retail sales reached 12.2% in 2018. In 2019, e-commerce comprised 14.1% of the global merchandise trade. And in 2023, projections show that this share is forecasted to rise to 22%. When it comes to BRICs,...
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An entrepreneurial architecture understands how the overlapping components of a firm such as strategies, leadership, culture, structures, and systems could work together. Therefore, innovative and entrepreneurial firms capture the institutional, communicative, coordinating and cultural elements oriented towards innovation. In essence, this concept...
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Looking at the IT sector, a study evidenced that employees in the same roles experience location- based pay differences anywhere from 3% for entry- level associates to as high as 90% for software engineering roles. Another study conducted by Stanford University reported that “When you don’t reduce wages for employees in remote locations, then emplo...
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Cloud computing is now a buzzword in the areas of finance, e-commerce, ICT, deep learning, and smart/ intelligent systems contexts. Cloud computing, putting it simply refers to the delivery of on-demand computing services over the internet on a pay-as-you-go basis. So instead of managing files and services on a local storage device, businesses and...
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An entrepreneurial architecture understands how the overlapping components of a firm such as strategies, leadership, culture, structures, and systems could work together. Therefore, innovative and entrepreneurial firms capture the institutional, communicative, coordinating and cultural elements oriented towards innovation. In essence, this concept...
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Both business and consumers in the logistics industry prefer transparency and openness in the logistics process, between the order information and the last stages of a product lifecycle. Typical cloud-based logistics software packages can provide agile, real-time communications across supply chain components (e.g., ships can talk to warehouses via...
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It started with Google, Facebook, and Microsoft in early 2021 when they announced that employees who chose to work from home permanently would be paid less than those who operated from the office if the new location had lower labour costs than their original office location. These companies started determining salaries based on where remote employe...
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Confucius said: "Without knowing the force of words it is impossible to know men." Words are what hold societies together. In marketing, words and sense score most of the goals. Marketing refers to the very exchange process: how transactions are initiated, motivated, facilitated as well as consummated. The focus remains very much on marketing strat...
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An entrepreneurial architecture understands how the overlapping components of a firm such as strategies, leadership, culture, structures, and systems could work together. Therefore, innovative and entrepreneurial firms capture the institutional, communicative, coordinating and cultural elements oriented towards innovation. In essence, this concept...
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We have a waste problem. Globally, we generate about 1.3 billion tons of trash per year, leading to environmental atrocities like ocean plastic pollution and related tensions as countries search for new places to stash their trash. The UN International Resources Panel projects that our use of natural resources will double by 2050. A study by OECD s...
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“If man and machine work side by side, which one will make the decisions?”. Smart cities essentially combine data and digital technology aiming to make faster and better decisions to improve the quality of life. A well-rounded, comprehensive, real-time data opens up the opportunity to observe, plan, and project events as they unfold, while understa...
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The most widely used definition of entrepreneurship captures it as “a process by which individuals pursue opportunities without regard to the resources they currently control.” In essence, it can be perceived as the process of creating value by combining a set of a selective and unique combinations of resources to exploit an opportunity. A study by...
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We have a waste problem. Globally, we generate about 1.3 billion tons of trash per year, leading to environmental atrocities like ocean plastic pollution and related tensions as countries search for new places to stash their trash. The UN International Resources Panel projects that our use of natural resources will double by 2050. A study by OECD s...
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“A disciplined and defined set of tasks and steps that describe the normal means by which a company repetitively converts embryonic ideas into saleable products or services.” New Product Development (NPD) is perceived as a comprehensive set of multi-disciplinary processes that transform a market opportunity into a marketable new product to satisfy...
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Traditionally, the concept of entrepreneurship has been closely aligned to that of small business management: the classical archetypal entrepreneur is often regarded as an individual who starts his or her own business, which may eventually grow into a much larger corporation. Also, entrepreneurs can also be found within existing large corporations,...
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Sun Tzu who once said, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity and opportunity multiply as they are seized”. A crisis is very often systemic by nature, and therefore the solutions cannot be quick-fixes. In the business world, depending on the nature and scale of a crisis which can make or break a business in the medium to long term needs...
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“A disciplined and defined set of tasks and steps that describe the normal means by which a company repetitively converts embryonic ideas into saleable products or services.” New Product Development (NPD) is perceived as a comprehensive set of multi-disciplinary processes that transform a market opportunity into a marketable new product to satisfy...
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Traditionally, the concept of entrepreneurship has been closely aligned to that of small business management: the classical archetypal entrepreneur is often regarded as an individual who starts his or her own business, which may eventually grow into a much larger corporation. Also, entrepreneurs can also be found within existing large corporations,...
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We have a waste problem. Globally, we generate about 1.3 billion tons of trash per year, leading to environmental atrocities like ocean plastic pollution and related tensions as countries search for new places to stash their trash. The UN International Resources Panel projects that our use of natural resources will double by 2050. A study by OECD s...
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Research by Chesbrough views open innovation as a process whereby purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge can accelerate internal innovation thereby creating an opportunity to expand the markets for external use of innovation. One of the main reasons for leveraging open innovation is the fact that one company at a particular point in time may n...
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‘Kaizen’ means improvement or good change, a concept that originated in Japan and the word roughly translates to change (kai) for the good (zen). It can be commonly agreed that ‘Fine tuning’ or a ‘quick fix’ isn’t a light switch, though they may keep things going for the time-being. Fine tuning is an ongoing endeavour, a process that can be collect...
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The development of efficient agri-markets enables seamless integration of production centres and con¬sumer base to ensure that the right quality and quantity of agri-products are available at the right place and right price so that it maximises the income accruing to farmers. This pro¬cess through private-public partnership— needs to be identified...
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For proactively promoting Agri-business and Agripreneurship, the Ministry of Agriculture plans to promote the establish¬ment of state-of-art terminal market complexes for perishables. These markets would be operated professionally in a manner that integrates domestic production with food-processing indus¬tries, retail chains and emerging global mar...
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Research from both industry and academia have evidenced that marketing is as criti¬cal to improving the performance of agriculture as farming itself, and as such marketing reform aspects ought to become an integral part of the national agricultural development policy. The current state of the agricultural marketing system vis-a-vis effi¬ciency leve...
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It was back in 2011 at the Hanover fair, the German group of scientists Acatech presented the term “Industrie 4.0”, a synonym of the fourth industrial revolution. When understood in simple terms, the fourth industrial revolution is an introduction of modern ICT in production. Further, in 2013, the working group “Arbeitskreis Industrie 4.0” comprisi...
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A Harvard study shows that changing customer needs and new demand patterns have made companies release 30,000 new products across certain sectors with a 95% failure rate in the market. The word and concept of Innovation have become multi-facetted over the past decades. We have new measurement indexes, emerging comparative literature, competition be...
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Data from the last decade illustrates that Indian agriculture has grown to be more robust with record production of food grains and oilseeds, and pretty consistently so. There has been increased procurement, consequently adding vast stocks of food grains in the granaries. India remains one of the world’s top producer of rice, wheat, milk, fruits, a...
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When companies go through strategic Mergers and Acquisition (M&A), they promise a continuum of promises – from rapid growth, eliminating competition, building new resource capabilities, to accessing to new markets (locally or internationally). At the same time, a strategic move such as M&A have also demonstrated an opportunity where organisations c...
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Mukhopadhyay, B.R. and Mukhopadhyay, B.K. (2021). The 'human' component of blended learning, Tripura Times, Editorial, 26th December
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A study by Gartner shows that 32% of organisations are switching to contingent workers from hiring full-timers to cut down costs and increase efficiency. Naturally, there is a strong demand for gig workers that comes with increased workforce management flexibility. While businesses argue that this measure would put HR managers in a difficult spot s...
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To cite: Mukhopadhyay, B.R. and Mukhopadhyay, B.K. (2021). Our Agriculture and it fed us another year, North East Colours, Editorial, 28th December
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Mukhopadhyay, B.R. and Mukhopadhyay, B.K. (2022). As 2021 ends, how art thou Indian agriculture?, Tripura Times, Editorial, 2nd Jan
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A range of barriers such as costly internet services, overreliance on cash, lack of consumers’ trust, poor digital skills among the population and governments’ limited attention to e-commerce do still exist in developing economies. There are also significant micro-level barriers to firms, such as in the case of emerging omnichannel sales models or...
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Whether it’s a big retail chain like Walmart or Spencer or the coffee place next door to your house, procurement and logistics continue to be huge components affecting cost and related business decisions. Typically, depending on the size of the market and nature of the industry that an organisation find itself in, the common problems around why mos...
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11th November (11/11) is Chinese Singles day, which happens to be just another shopping spree occasion like Boxing day. On this day alone, the giant electronic-retail (e-tail, hereafter) Taobao (owned by Alibaba group) registers a sales record range of 6-8 billion dollars every year, and the number grows every year. However, what goes unreported ev...
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Every organisation, big or small, goes through a formative period where it is led largely by the founding vision and allows a lot of experimentation and innovation. This is also a confidence-building period that goes through trial and error, organisations either overcome obstacles or achieve new breakthroughs and sometimes both. The second stage is...
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When we look back at how the first industrial revolution started in 1770s, we essentially moved from hands to machines, from farms to first factories using steam and water power. About another 100 years later, electricity arrived along with the second industrial revolution that gave us automation, assembly lines which then triggered the concept of...
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Christian Louboutin once said ‘luxury is the possibility to stay close to your customers, and do things that you know they will love’. One of the common traits of luxury brands is offering customisation which not only helps in distinguishing luxury brands but also reinforces the craftsmanship, and the core creativity of the brand. Some companies do...
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“New technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. These technologies have great potential to continue to connect billions of more people to the web and drastically improve the efficiency of business and organizations.” As opined by Klaus Schwab in his book ‘The Fourth In...
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When companies go through strategic Mergers and Acquisition (M&A), they promise a continuum of promises – from rapid growth, eliminating competition, building new resource capabilities, to accessing to new markets (locally or internationally). At the same time, a strategic move such as M&A have also demonstrated an opportunity where organisations c...
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Every organisation, big or small, goes through a formative period where it is led largely by the founding vision and allows a lot of experimentation and innovation. This is also a confidence-building period that goes through trial and error, organisations either overcome obstacles or achieve new breakthroughs and sometimes both. The second stage is...
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Christian Louboutin once said ‘luxury is the possibility to stay close to your customers, and do things that you know they will love’. One of the common traits of luxury brands is offering customisation which not only helps in distinguishing luxury brands but also reinforces the craftsmanship, and the core creativity of the brand. Some companies do...
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Whether it’s a big retail chain like Walmart or Spencer or the coffee place next door to your house, procurement and logistics continue to be huge components affecting cost and related business decisions. Typically, depending on the size of the market and nature of the industry that an organisation find itself in, the common problems around why mos...
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11th November (11/11) is Chinese Singles day, which happens to be just another shopping spree occasion like Boxing day. On this day alone, the giant electronic-retail (e-tail, hereafter) Taobao (owned by Alibaba group) registers a sales record range of 6-8 billion dollars every year, and the number grows every year. However, what goes unreported ev...
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The growth of Electronic Retails or simply E-tails (e.g., Alibaba, Amazon, etc.) transformed business-to-consumer (B2C) E-commerce for both SMEs and large corporations, it has also evolved the conventional market structure due to online platforms continually tailoring to ‘instant gratification’ and changing needs of customers. Due to imposed challe...
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The terms that are often synonymously used in the context are ‘sharing economy’ or ‘collaborative consumption’ or ‘freelancer economy’ or simply ‘gig economy'. A ‘gig worker’ is someone who is employed on a freelance basis, carrying out short-term jobs or contracts, to one or more employers. Some of them may rely on 1) a website or app to help them...
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Selected research offers a diverse understanding of the complex concept of organisational culture in light of core beliefs, values and principles that guide the navigation and decision-making of businesses. Researchers have also looked at organisational culture as a correspondent of human personality, reflected through a set of customs, practices,...
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Internationalisation is the process of going global. The OECD in 2008 gave one of the crispest definitions by saying that Internationalisation is the process by which firms "initiate, develop, or sustain business operations in overseas markets" and participate in international trade. Therefore, it includes everything from exporting, opening offices...
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The digital transformation involved putting more resources and focus on consumer targets and insights. Marketing transformation involved shifting from the broader goal of satisfying customers to fundamentally delighting them by using improved data analysis to better understand (current and future) the needs and wants of customers. Instead of gettin...
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The growth of Electronic Retails or simply E- tails (e.g., Alibaba, Amazon, etc.) transformed business-to-consumer (B2C) E-commerce for both SMEs and large corporations, it has also evolved the conventional market structure due to online platforms continually tailoring to ‘instant gratification’ and changing needs of customers. Due to imposed chall...
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“New technologies that combine the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries. These technologies have great potential to continue to connect billions of more people to the web and drastically improve the efficiency of business and organizations.” As opined by Klaus Schwab in his book ‘The Fourth In...
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Christian Louboutin once said 'luxury is the possibility to stay close to your customers, and do things that you know they will love'. One of the common traits of luxury brands is offering customisation which not only helps in distinguishing luxury brands but also reinforces the craftsmanship, and the core creativity of the brand. Some companies do...
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Mukhopadhyay, B.R. and Mukhopadhyay, B.K. (2021). E-Tail logistics: ‘Check the Status of Your Refund’. Tripura Times, Editorial, 28th November
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The digital transformation involved putting more resources and focus on consumer targets and insights. Marketing transformation involved shifting from the broader goal of satisfying customers to fundamentally delighting them by using improved data analysis to better understand (current and future) the needs and wants of customers. Instead of gettin...
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The digital transformation involved putting more resources and focus on consumer targets and insights. Marketing transformation involved shifting from the broader goal of satisfying customers to fundamentally delighting them by using improved data analysis to better understand (current and future) the needs and wants of customers. Instead of gettin...
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Gig work and entrepreneurship have strong interlinkages. Various types of gig work within the gig or sharing economy encourages new venture creation by giving potential entrepreneurs a means to supplement their income. This is particularly useful during the lean times that many new ventures experience, so maintaining multiple gigs simultaneously co...
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"One result of the pandemic may be that even though we will undoubtedly lose many in-person businesses, we may have a more robust on- and off-line landscape of experiences and businesses available after the pandemic", shares a University of Illinois-based research. The gig economy, whose projected growth is around $2.7 trillion by 2025, has clearl...
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''The Stone age didn't come to an end because they ran out of stones". Building an economy where we could 'use' resources rather than 'use them up' and thereby crafting a future that would last in the long term. The economy is a part of society and society is part of the environment. In the living world, there is no landfill, instead, materials sim...

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... Therefore, partnering with other firms that have similar expertise could contribute to larger outcomes in the long run. This has become an effective business strategy in many sectors today, where open innovation is taken up as a deliberate strategic move [34] Platform capitalism has created a new dynamic of ever-growing competition and monopolies, as well as technological integration, where industries now depend on each other, despite competing for new customers, lower materials, and costs [35]. When we begin to study this phenomenon closely, we can see that one dominant mode of production depends on different modes of monetization. ...
... Coch and French, 1948;Lawrence, 1954;Kotter and Schlesinger, 1979), as well as to more contemporary contributions (e.g. Carnall, 1994;Hultman, 1995;McCrimmon, 1997;Young, 2009), is the idea that involvement in the change process is key to helping to reduce resistance to The role of organisational commitment change by reducing anxiety, creating a stronger sense of ownership of the change, and enabling individuals actively to contribute to the shaping of the change. More generally, as argued by Giangreco and Peccei (2005), because of the above reasons, involvement in the change process can generate a more positive attitude towards the change and, hence, ultimately help to reduce resistance. ...
... However, this is a complex task that requires considerable management time and attention spent on "combining similar processes, coordinating business units that share common resources, centralizing support activities that apply to multiple units, and resolving conflicts among business units" (Hitt, Harrison, & Ireland, 2001: 86). Furthermore, it requires managing and gradually closing gaps with respect to, for instance, management style (Datta, 1991) and organizational culture (Chatterjee, Lubatkin, Schweiger, & Weber, 1992), an effort that is often hampered by considerable inertia, or even out-right resistance, on the part of the acquired firm (Nahavandi & Malekzadeh, 1988;Walter, 1985;Weber & Camerer, 2003). 1 Notwithstanding the many valuable insights that prior research has provided, researchers have nearly always adopted the individual acquisition as the unit of analysis, implicitly assuming that a firm starts with a clean slate every time it acquires. In reality, however, an acquisition is usually not an isolated event, but merely one part of an overarching sequence of acquisitions collectively aimed at implementing a corporate strategy (Kusewitt, 1985;Salter & Weinhold, 1979). ...
... By creating an online discussion forum, show to a social network of organisation or company commitment. Maximize the features of online platforms such as notification and let customers add company news to social bookmarking websites to spread E-WOM (Cakim, 2010). ...
... Algae are bene cial for circular bioeconomy as they do not require very compound media; they only just need light, basic nutrients to grow. Microalgae can be cultivated in wastewater like sewage wastewater, aquaculture wastewater, etc. as a nutrient (Abidizadegan, 2020). ...