Dr. Md. Nur Alam
Professor



Md. Nur Alam is currently working as a Professor in the Khulna University, Bangladesh at Business Administration Discipline. He completed his PhD from the Leipzig University working on effectuation focused interpretation of small firm internationalisation. He completed his Master’s degree from the University of Namur, Belgium and Bachelor’s degree from Khulna University, Bangladesh. His research interests include poverty and sustainable development, institutions and development, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) internationalisation and international entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial decision-making approach (effectuation) and its impact on small business, international trade and its socio-economic impact and adjustment strategies. 

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Leipzig, Germany

Dissertation: “Towards an Effectuation Focused Interpretation of Small Firm Internationalization: A Study on the Software Exporting Firms of Bangladesh”

Grade: Opus Valde Laudabile

Language of instruction: English 


Master in International and Development Economics

University Catholic Louvain and University of Namur, Belgium

Thesis: “Assessment of impacts of post Multi-fiber agreement (MFA) on RMG industry and strategy for RMG workers: A study on RMG industry in Bangladesh”

Passed with Distinction

Language of instruction: English 


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Khulna University, Bangladesh

CGPA: 3.61 out of 4

Language of instruction: English

  • Poverty and sustainable development,
  • Institutions and development,
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) Internationalization,
  • International Entrepreneurship,
  • Entrepreneurial Decision-making Approach (Effectuation vs. Causation),
  • Impact of entrepreneurial decision-making approach on Small Business,
  • International trade and its socioeconomic impact and adjustment strategies.

In Bangladesh:
Position: Professor, Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna - 9208, Bangladesh. 
Period: May 10, 2015 – Current date

Position: Associate Professor, Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna - 9208, Bangladesh. 
Period: May 06, 2009 to May 06, 2013

Position: Assistant Professor, Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna - 9208, Bangladesh. 
Period: May 06, 2005 to May 05, 2009

Position: Lecturer, Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna - 9208, Bangladesh. 
Period: May 06, 2002 to May 05, 2005


In Abroad:
Position: Research Associate, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. 
Period: July, 2014 – April, 2015 

Lindau Nobel Laureate Fellowship, 4th Nobel Laureate Meeting of the Winners of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, which was held from August 23–27, 2011, in Lindau, Germany. 


Pursued PhD program under DAAD Fellowship at University of Leipzig, Germany.


Pursued Master’s Degree under CUD Fellowship at University of Namur, Belgium.

Supervision

SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Bachelor Thesis in 2022 Bachelor Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
2 PhD Supervision PhD Supervisor September 2021 December 2024
3 Master Thesis in 2022 Masters Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
4 Bachelor Thesis in 2015 Bachelor Supervisor January 2015 December 2015
5 Bachelor Thesis in 2016 Bachelor Supervisor January 2016 December 2016
6 Bachelor Thesis in 2017 Bachelor Supervisor January 2017 December 2017
7 Master Thesis in 2023 Masters Supervisor January 2023 December 2023
8 Bachelor Thesis in 2018 Bachelor Supervisor January 2018 December 2018
9 Bachelor Thesis in 2019 Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
10 Bachelor Thesis in 2020 Bachelor Supervisor January 2020 December 2020
11 Bachelor Thesis in 2022 Bachelor Supervisor January 2022 December 2022
12 Bachelor Thesis in 2023 Bachelor Supervisor January 2023 December 2023
13 Bachelor Thesis in 2024 Bachelor Supervisor January 2024 June 2024

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2024

Alam, Md. N., Masroor, I., Nabi, Md. N. U., & Dornberger, U. (2024). Unveiling the Synergy: Entrepreneurial Effectuation and Alliance-Driven SME Diversification. Review of International Business and Strategy, 34(4), 516-536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-12-2021-0173 

Rahman, Md. A., Alam, Md. N., & Masroor, I. (2024). Dynamics of the Resilience and Perception: Exploring the Mechanism of Shrimp Farmers' Resilient Behavior through Path Analysis. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Environment arranged by Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna - 9208, Bangladesh (2-3 March 2024). 

Nabi, Md. N. U., Ahmed, Md., H., Alam, Md. N., & Masroor, I. (2024). Assessment of Transition Capability towards Smart Circular Supply Chain in Bangladeshi RMG SMEs. Presented at the 2nd International Conference on Environment arranged by Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna - 9208, Bangladesh (2-3 March 2024). 

Alam, Md. N.Nabi, Md. N. U., Zohora, F. T., & Masroor, I. (2024).  Circular economy in action: life cycle sustainability analysis of battery-operated three-wheelers in Bangladesh. International Journal of Export Marketing, 6(2), 120-142. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2024.138430

2023

Masroor, I., Tasneem, S., Alam, Md. N., Hossen, Sk. S., Nabi, Md. N. U., & Ghosh, A. (2023). Transaction Governance Structure, Institutional Voids and Transaction Efficiency: An Analysis of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in Emerging Markets. Business Strategy and Development, 6(4), 724-738. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.273

Masroor, I., Nabi, Md. N. U., Alam, Md. N., Misbauddin, S. M., & Ahamed, K. A. (2023). Exploring the Effects of Service Ecosystem on IT SMEs Performance in Emerging Economies: A Moderated Mediation Approach, The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 90(1), e12294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ISD2.12294

Alam, Md. N., Masroor, I., Chatterjee, S., Hasan, S. S., Rifat, S. M., & Alif, A. Q.  (2023). Apparel Industry of Bangladesh and Customer-based Brand Equity in Developing Consumers’ Purchase Decision. International Journal of Export Marketing, 5(3-4), 354-376. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2022.10055698  

2022

Alam, Md. N., Masroor, I., Rifat, S. M., Dey, S., Nabi, Md. N. U., & Khan, S. M.  (2022). Service Co-creation in Destination Exporting - Does Decision-making Logic Foster the Service Co-creation Process in Designing New Services? International Journal of Export Marketing, 5(1), 4-31. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2022.10050250  

2021 

Alam, Md. N., Masroor, I., Rokon, T. Md., & Rakib, S. G.  (2021). Blue Technology for Sustainability of Small and Medium Fish Firms: A Study on Small & Medium Fish Firms of Bangladesh. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 23(1), 635-646. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-020-00599-z

Rakib, S. G., Masroor, I., Nabi, Md. N. U., & Alam, Md. N. (2021). Does Institutional Void Affect the Development of Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Emerging Economy? International Journal of Export Marketing, 4(2), 92-110. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2021.115278

2020

Masroor, I., Alam, Md. N., Hossain, S. M. A., & Misbauddin, S. M. (2020). Moderating effect of uncertainty on the relationship between effectuation and internationalisation speed: a study on small and medium software firms of Bangladesh. International Journal of Export Marketing, 3(3), 261-286. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2020.107723

Masroor, I., Alam, Md. N., Adnan, K. A., & Jahan, I. (2020). Inclination for Internationalization - A Key Driver to Explain the Speed of International Market Entry through the Moderation of Effectuation Decision Logic: A Study on Small & Medium Software Firms of Bangladesh. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 12(2-3), 183-198. https://doi.org/10.1504/jibed.2020.10026115  

Alam, Md. N., Masroor, I., & Nabi, Md. N. U. (2020).  Does entrepreneurs’ risk perception influence firm’s rapidity in foreign market entry through moderation of entrepreneurial decision-making approach? Review of International Business and Strategy, 30(2), 225-243. https://doi.org/10.1108/RIBS-07-2019-0103  

2019

Masroor, I., & Alam, Md. N. (2019). Does Risk Tolerance Behaviour of Entrepreneur Affect the Growth of Entrepreneurial Firms through the Mediation of Effectuation Decision-making Approach? International Journal of Export Marketing, 3(2), 79-104. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJEXPORTM.2019.104395  

Alam, M. N., & Dornberger, U. (2019). Does institutional inefficiency encourage entrepreneurs to adopt effectuation logic in strategic business decision? World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development15(6), 734-750. https://doi.org/10.1504/WREMSD.2019.104863  

2018

Alam, Md. N., Masroor, I., Sultana, A., & Rahman, Md. M. (2018). Impact of Entrepreneurial Competencies on Adopted Innovative Marketing Strategies by Entrepreneurs: A Study on Small and Medium Boutique and Fashion House in Khulna City. Khulna University Business Review, 11(1&2), 83-99. https://doi.org/10.35649/KUBR.2016.11.12.7  

Alam, Md. N., Rakib, S. G., Hossain, Md. M., & Rahman, S. M. T. (2018). Does Competencies of Entrepreneurs influence the performance of Small and Medium Firms: A Study on Small and Size Poultry Firms in Khulna City. Khulna University Business Review, 11(1&2), 100-111. https://doi.org/10.35649/KUBR.2016.11.12.8  

2011 

Hossain, M. S., Alam, Md. N., Shefa, K., Sanjida, S., & Bokar, A. (2011). The Effect of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices on Employee Performance – A study on Some Selected Non-Banking Financial Organizations of Bangladesh. Khulna University Business Review, 7(1). 

Nabi, Md. N., Alam, Md. N.; Rahman, M., & Basu, T. (2011). Power Abuse and Ethical Philosophies: A Case Study on Employees of Private Organizations in Khulna City. Khulna University Business Review, 7(1). 

2010 

Alam, Md. N., & Hossain, M. S. (2010). Measurement of Service Quality & Consumers Satisfaction: A Case Study on Private Medical Clinics of Khulna. Journal of Institute of Business Studies (A Journal of Business Studies Department, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh), 33, 153-164. 

2009 

Alam, Md. N., Nabi, Md. N., Kumar, D., Akther, F., & Hossain, S. (2009). Entrepreneurial Intention: Triggers and Barriers to Small Business Venturing in Khulna City. The Business and Economic Review (A journal of IBAIS University, Bangladesh), 3(1). 

Alam, Md. N., Nabi, Md. N., & Rahman, S. M. T. (2009). Identifying ADHD among the Entrepreneurs of Bangladesh: A Case Study on Khulna City”, Khulna University Business Review, 6(1), 83-90. https://doi.org/10.35649/KUBR.2008.6.12.7  

2007 

Jahiruddin, A. T. M., Rahman, S. M. T., & Alam, Md. N. (2007). Consumers’ Perception about home appliances of Some Selected Countries: A Study on Khulna City. Business Studies (A SEU Journal of Business Studies, South East University, Bangladesh), 3(1)

Khan, E. A., Alam, Md. N., & Khan, S. M. (2007). Factors Affecting the Growth of Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Business. Khulna University Business Review, 5(1), 33-38. https://doi.org/10.35649/KUBR.2005.5.1.4  

2006 

Khan, E. A., Rahman, S. M. Z., Hasan, Sk. M., & Alam, Md. N. (2006). Factors Affecting the Selection of a Particular Product: A Behavioral Study on Consumer Goods Toothpaste. The Khulna University Studies, 7(2), 113-118. 

2003 

Jahiruddin, A. T. M., Hasan, Sk. M., & Alam, Md. N. (2003). Readiness of Saudi SMEs for Global Competition – A Case Study on Eastern Province. The Khulna University Studies, 6(2), 55-65. 


Reviewed and edited conference proceedings: 

2014 

Alam, Md N., Nabi, Md. N., & Dornberger, U. (2014). Does Cognitive Schema Influences Entrepreneurial Decision Pattern? A Study of Small and Medium Sized Light Engineering Firms in Bangladesh. Presented at International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Innovation Management for SMEs (ICECH 2014), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, School of Economics and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam on 12 September, 2014. 

2013 

Nabi, Md. N., Alam, Md. N., Razib, M. A., & Dornberger, U. (2013). Factors Influencing New Technology Adoption Decision in Small Manufacturing Firms in Bangladesh. Presented at International Conference on Enterprise Challenges: Improving SME Competitiveness (ICECH 2013), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, School of Economics and Management, Hanoi, Vietnam on 09 September, 2013. 

Hossain, M. S., & Alam, Md. N. (2013). Managing Works and Family Roles a Paradoxical Situation for Dual Career Couples – An Exploratory Study on the Employees of Dhaka City. Presented at 1st International Conference on Entrepreneurship, SMEs Development and Management, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh on 30 June, 2013. 


Reviewed full papers contributed to conferences: 

2014 

Alam, Md. N., & Dornberger, U. (2014). Does Risk Perception of Entrepreneurs Explain the Rapidity of Internationalization of SMEs – Moderating Effect of Decision Making Approach?. Presented at 3rd Effectuation Conference, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands on 8-9 December, 2014. 

Alam, Md. N., & Dornberger, U. (2014). Entrepreneurial Effectuation and Internationalization of Software Exporting Firms in Bangladesh. Presented at International Entrepreneurship Mini conference in University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark from 22 -23 May, 2014. 

2013 

Nabi, Md. N., Alam, Md. N., & Dornberger, U. (2013). Entrepreneurial Effectuation and Internationalization of Small Software Exporting Firms of Bangladesh. Presented at 39th EIBA (European International Business Academy) Conference in Bremen, Germany from 12 -14 December, 2013. 

Dornberger, U., & Alam, Md. N. (2013). Toward an Effectuation-focused Interpretation of Small Firm Internationalization: A Case Study on Software Exporting Firms of Bangladesh. Presented at AIB (Academy of International Business) Conference in Istanbul, Turkey from 03-06 July, 2013. 

Dornberger, U., & Alam, Md. N. (2013). Effects of Antecedent Cognitive Factors on Degree of Effectuation: A Case Study on Software Firms of Bangladesh. Presented at 2nd Effectuation Research and Teaching Conference in EM Lyon Business School, University of Lyon, Lyon, France from 3-4 June, 2013. 

2011 

Nabi, Md. N., Alam, Md. N., & Dornberger, U. (2011). Toward an Effectuation-focused Interpretation of Small Firm Internationalization. Presented at 14th McGill International Entrepreneurship Conference in University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark from 16-18 September, 2011. 

Selling and Salesmanship

Major course in Marketing

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Business Research Methodology

Core course in MBA program

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Business Research Methodology

Core course offered in HRM discipline

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Sessional of Business Research Methodology

Sessional course offered in HRM discipline

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Data Science and Business Intelligence

Core course offered in EMBA program

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Data Science and Business Intelligence

Core course offered in MBA program

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  • Selling and Salesmanship
  • Business Research Methodology
  • Business Research Methodology
  • Sessional of Business Research Methodology
  • Data Science and Business Intelligence
  • Data Science and Business Intelligence