Faculty Member

Dr Mahfuzur Rahman

Visiting Professor

PhD (2013) Accountancy & Finance Dept, Leeds Beckett University, UK
MA (2004) in International Business, London Metropolitan University, UK
BBA (2003) in Finance, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=uNTM1soAAAAJ&hl=en

Short Biography:

Dr Mahfuzur Rahman is an Associate Professor at the University of Lincoln, UK. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Public Sociology and Sociotherapy (IJPSS) and the Journal of Management and Organisation. His current academic and research interests are in the area of Sustainability and Innovation with a focus on Emerging Markets. Investigating the potential environment friendly manufacturing, such as, adoption of textile enzymes, for a sustainable future motivates his most recent research works. Dr Rahman is an Academic Adviser to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK. As an adviser, Dr Rahman is representing UK Higher Education to Commonwealth countries. He is also playing a critical role in the selection of Commonwealth Scholar and Fellows. His research projects (as Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator) and Scholarships (as Supervisor) are funded by the Commonwealth Commission, Government of Bangladesh, British Council, Government of Ghana and UNIDO. He is an active team member of the University of Lincoln UNESCO Chair on Responsible Foresight for Sustainable Development. Dr Rahman has published in internationally refereed journals, presented his research at a range of international conferences, and has contributed to a number of research projects. He has received a number of awards including University of Lincoln Merit Award 2018, Individual Merit Award 2019, Two best paper awards, University of Lincoln Team Award 2018 and Technology and Management for Development Award 2008 by the University of Oxford. Dr Rahman has supervised 5 doctoral candidates towards successful completion at the University of Lincoln. Currently he is supervising six PhD students and one Post-Doctoral Fellow funded by Commonwealth Commission and University of Lincoln.

Book Section
  1. Ariffin, S., Osman, C.A. & Keshminder, J.S. (2013). Ethics, Professionalism and Social Responsibility. In Ariffin, S., Wahab, I. & Hambali, Z., Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (pp. 239-251), Oxford Fajar Malaysia.

  2. Keshminder, J.S., Norshima, H., Chuah, S.C., Melissa, S., Muhammad Hafiz, A.R. & Shatina, S. (2019). Tableau: For Beginners (Manual). Kuala Lumpur: Pearson.

  3. Chuah, S.C., & Keshminder, J.S. (2019). Introduction to Business Analytics: Essential Skills for the Data Analyst. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson

  4. Chuah, S.C., & Keshminder, J.S. (2021). Introduction to Business Analytics: Essential Skills for the Data Analyst, Second Edition. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson.

  5. Keshminder, J.S., & Norshima, H. (2021). Short Business Case Study Compilation. Shah Alam: UiTM Press (eISSB: 9789673637430).

  6. Laskar, H.R., Singh, H. Ramananda, Barman, Arup and Rahman, Mahfuzur, eds. (2023) Emerging Issues in Business, Economics and Accounting. Bloomsbury Publishing India, New Delhi, India. ISBN 9789356403048

  7. Dieu Hack-Polay, Ali B. Mahmoud, Agnieszka Rydzik, Mahfuzur Rahman, Paul Agu Igwe, Gary Bosworth (2021) ‘Migration Practice as Creative Practice: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Migration’, Emerald Publishing Limited, London, UK. ISBN: 9781838677664.

Journal Section
  1. Akter, M. S., Rajasekera, J., and Rahman, M. (2010). Serving the poor by marketing information: developing a village phone model for Bangladesh. International 

  2. Rahman, M., Uddin, M., and Lodorfos, G. (2017) Barriers to enter in foreign markets: evidence from SMEs in emerging market. International Marketing Review, 34(1). pp. 68-86. [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus] 

  3. Mendy, J. and Rahman, M. (2019) Application of human resource management's universal model: An examination of people versus institutions as barriers of internationalization for SMEs in a small developing country. Thunderbird International Business Review, 61. pp. 363-374. [Scopus, ABS-2*, ABDC-B] 

  4. Rahman, M., and Mendy, J. (2019) Evaluating People-related Resilience and Non-Resilience Barriers of SMEs’ Internationalisation: A developing country perspective. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 27(2). pp. 225-240. [ABS-2*, ABDC-B, Scopus] 

  5. Rahman, M., Billah, M., M. and Hack-polay, D. (2019). What is hindering change? Anticipating the barriers to the adoption of enzyme-based textile processing in a developing country. Business Strategy and Development, 2(2). pp. 137-147. [Scopus. WILEY] 

  6. Akter, M., Rahman, M. and Radicic, D., (2019) Women Entrepreneurship in International Trade: Bridging the Gap by Bringing Feminist Theories into Entrepreneurship and Internationalization Theories. Sustainability, 11 (22). p. 6230. [SSCI, Q2, Scopus] 

  7. Mendy, J., and Rahman, M., (2019) Supporting SMEs’ internationalisation through a deeper understanding of Human and Technology Barriers: Applying Effective HRM processes from a developing country. Journal of Organisational Effectiveness: People and Performance, 6(4). pp. 205-226. [ABS-2*, ABDC-B, Scopus] 

  8. Mendy, J. Rahman, M., and Bal, M., (2020) Using the ‘Best-fit’ Approach to Investigate the Effects of Politico-economic and Social Barriers on SMEs’ Internationalisation in an Emerging Country Context: Implications and future directions. Thunderbird International Business Review. 62(2). pp. 199-211. [ABS-2*, ABDC-B, Scopus] 

  9. Hack-polay, D., Opute, J., and Rahman, M., (2020) Globalisation and HR Practices in Africa: When culture refuses to make way for so-called universalistic perspectives. International Journal of Business and Globalisation. [Scopus] 

  10. Igwe, P., Rahman, M., Ohalehi, P., Amaugo, A. and Anigbo, J. (2020) Responsible Education: What Engages International Postgraduate Students – Evidence from UK. Journal of Global Responsibility. [ESCI, Scopus] 

  11. Rahman, M., Akter, M., Odunukan, K. and Haque, S. E. (2020) Examining economic and technology-related barriers of small- and medium-sized enterprises internationalisation: An emerging economy context. Business Strategy and Development. 3(1). pp. 16-27. [Scopus, WILEY] 

  12. Igwe, P., Odunukan, K., Rahman, M., Rugara, D. and Ochinanwata, C. (2020) How Entrepreneurship Ecosystem influences the development of frugal innovation and informal entrepreneurship? Thunderbird International Business Review. [ABS-2*, ABDC-B, ESCI] 

  13. Hack-polay, D., Opute, J. and Rahman, M., (2020) Resisting global universalistic practices - the endurance of culture and particularism in African HRM. Journal of Work Applied Management. [ABS 1*] 

  14. Rahman, M., Akter, M. and Radicic, D. (2020) Internationalization as a strategy for small and medium?sized enterprises and the impact of regulatory environment: An emerging country perspective. Business Strategy and Development. 3(2). pp. 213-225. [Scopus Q1, WILEY] 

  15. Hack-polay, Dieu and Rahman, Mahfuzur and Billah, MD Morsaline and Al-Sabbahy, Hesham (2020) Big data analytics and sustainable textile manufacturing: decision-making about the applications of biotechnologies in developing countries. Management Decision. [SSCI Q2, ABS-2*, ABDC-B, Scopus] 

  16. Rahman, Mahfuzur, Billah, MD Morsaline, Hack-polay, Dieu and Alam, Ashraful (2020) The use of biotechnologies in textile processing and environmental sustainability: An emerging market context. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus] 

  17. Hack-polay, D., Ogbaburu, J., T., Rahman, M., and Mahmoud, A., B. (2021) Immigrant entrepreneurs in rural England-an examination of the socio-cultural barriers facing migrant small businesses in Lincolnshire. Local Economy. [ABS-2*, Scopus] (Accepted) 

  18. Mendy, J., Odunukan, K., & Rahman, M. (2021) Place and Policy Barriers of Rural Nigeria’s SMEs’ Internationalization. Thunderbird International Business Review. [SSCI Q1, ABS-2*, ABDC-B, ESCI] (Accepted) 

  19. Lyubov, B., Hack-polay, D., and Rahman, M. (2021) Can new corruption legislation drive guanxi out of business? - Western and Chinese Multinational managers’ perceptions. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 15(4). ISSN 1741-802X [Scopus Q3] 

  20. Islam, M. A., Igwe, P. A., Rahman, M. and Saif, A. N. M. (2021) Remote working challenges and solutions: Insights from SMEs in Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic. International Journal of Quality and Innovation, 5(2). p. 119. ISSN 1756-6975 

  21. Odunukan, K., Akter, M., Hack-polay, D., Rahman, M. and Igwe, P. (2022) Internationalization of Rural SMEs from Nigeria: Examining Social and Organizational Impact. Business Strategy and Development. ISSN 2572-3170. . [Scopus Q1] 

  22. Rahman, M., Hack-Polay, D., Shafique, S., and Igwe, P. (2021) Dynamic Capability of the Firm: analysis of the impact of Internationalisation on SME performance in an emerging economy. International Journal of Emerging Markets. ISSN 1746-8809. [SSCI Q2; Scopus Q1] 

  23. Babu, M., M., Rahman, M., Alam, A. and Dey, B. L. (2021) Exploring big data-driven innovation in the manufacturing sector: evidence from UK firms. Annals of Operations Research. ISSN 0254-5330 [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, ESCI] 

  24. Igwe, P., Rugara, D. and Rahman, M. (2022) A Triad of Uppsala Internationalization of Emerging Markets Firms and Challenges: A Systematic Review. Administrative Sciences, 12 (1). p. 3. ISSN 2076-3387

  25. Islam, M. A., Mendy, J., Haque, A. K. M. A., and Rahman, M. (2022) Green human resource management practices and millennial employees' retention in small and medium enterprises: The moderating impact of creativity climate from a developing country perspective. Business Strategy and Development. ISSN 2572-3170. [Scopus Q1]

  26. Hack-polay, D., Dal Mas, F., Mahmoud, A.,and Rahman, M. (2022) Barriers to the effective exploitation of migrants' social and cultural capital in hospitality and tourism: A Dual Labour Market Perspective. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 50. pp. 168-177. ISSN 1447-6770 [SSCI Q1, ABS-2*, ABDC-B, ESCI]

  27. Akter, Shahriar, Michael, Katina, Uddin, Muhammad Rajib, McCarthy, Grace and Rahman, Mahfuzur (2022) Transforming Business Using Digital Innovations: The Application of AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Data Analytics. Annals of Operations Research. [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus]

  28. Alam, Ashraful, Du, Anna, Rahman, Mahfuzur, Yazdifar, Hassan and Abbasi, Kaleemullah (2022) SMEs respond to climate change: Evidence from developing countries. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 185 (Dec). p. 122087. ISSN 0040-1625 [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus]

  29. Hack-polay, D, Mahmoud, A B., Ikafa, I, Rahman, M, Kordowicz, M and Verde, J (2022) Steering resilience in nursing practice: Examining the impact of digital innovations and enhanced emotional training on nurse competencies. Technovation. ISSN 0166-4972 [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus]

  30. Babu, M. M., Akter, S., Rahman, M., Billah, Morsaline, M. and Hack-polay, D. (2022) The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Shaping the Future of Agile Fashion Industry. Production Planning & Control. ISSN 0953-7287 [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus]

  31. Islam, Asadul, Hack-polay, Dieu, Rahman, Mahfuzur, Hamza, Amer, Dal Mas, Francesca and Kordowicz, Maria (2023) Gender and Leadership in Public Higher Education in South Asia: Examining the Individual, Socio-cultural and Organizational Barriers to Female Inclusion. Studies in Higher Education . ISSN 0307-5079 [SSCI Q1, ABS-3*, ABDC-A, Scopus]

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SL Award Title Award Type Year Country
1 Technology and Management for Development Technology and Management for Development 2008 United Nations Industrial Development Organization
2 Best Paper Award Ascent International Conference 2013
3 British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant Researcher Links Travel Grant 2014 British Council
4 University of Lincoln Merit Award 2018 Merit Award 2018 University of Lincoln
5 Best Paper Award International Conference on Technology and Humanities 2018
6 University of Lincoln Team Award 2018 Team Award 2018 University of Lincoln
7 University of Lincoln Merit Award 2019 Merit Award 2019 University of Lincoln
8 Top cited paper 2019-2020 Business Strategy and Development 2021
9 Top cited paper 2019-2020 Thunderbird International Business Review 2021
10 Top cited paper 2020-2021 Thunderbird International Business Review 2022
11 Top Downloaded Article Thunderbird International Business Review 2023
12 Top cited paper 2021-2022 Business Strategy and Development 2023
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