• Huddersfield Business School University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index

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Qualifications and Teaching

Muhibul Haq, a management practitioner turned to entrepreneurship academic, is a lecturer in the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield. Muhibul teaches a variety of entrepreneurship and human resource management modules at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. He received PhD in Small Business Management from Bradford School of Management, University of Bradford and MSc in Project Planning and Management from Bradford Centre for International Development, University of Bradford. Muhibul holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCert in HE), is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD).

Research interest

Muhibul’s research interests include sustainable success, competitive advantage, knowledge management, customer relationship management, strategic management, and strategic human resource management in the contexts of micro, small, and medium enterprises. He has published in several journals including Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, and International Journal of Management Development. He is a regular contributor to the annual conferences of Academy of Management (AOM), European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), European Academy of Management (ERUAM), and British Academy of Management (BAM).


Muhibul is a frequent reviewer for various journals including Personnel Review and Education + Training.

Industry experience

Prior to becoming an academic, Muhibul worked in a variety of organisational and country contexts. His managerial experience includes working in the private sector in the United Kingdom as a Human Resource Manager for over 16 years. Besides, he worked for international development organisations such as The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), The International Fund for Auricular Development (IFAD), and The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Funded research projects

  • BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme: Muhibul is currently commissioned as the sole (primary) investigator to “Conceptualizing Informality as a Source of Sustainable Success and Competitive Advantage in Regional Ethnic Minority Micro-businesses”. Value: £9,347.04 (ongoing). (Application accepted by the British Academy on 31/08/2020).
  • COVID-19 Research: Muhibul is currently commissioned as the primary investigator to explore “How COVID-19 Crises has Impacted Ethnic Minority Micro-business Survivability and Success in West Yorkshire and What Lessons can be Learned?”. Value: £3,515.00 (ongoing). (Application accepted by the Huddersfield Business School 01/05/2020).

Research Degree Supervision

Muhibul is currently supervising various PhD students with research focusing on: the impact of HR policies on employer branding, the effect of leadership styles on green HRM behaviour, and the effect of leadership on knowledge sharing leading to the organisational ability to innovate.


His research profile can be accessed from: 
ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6281-5999
Scopus Author: 56704645000
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MuhibulHaq13

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Bradford

Jan 2012May 2018

Award Date: 17 Jul 2018

Master, University of Bradford

Sep 2001Aug 2002

Award Date: 16 Dec 2002

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Small Business Management
  • Strategic Management
  • entrepreneurship
  • Managing in the Knowledge Economy
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

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Research Output

  • 4 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Review article

Conceptualising Competitive Advantage in Coethnic Minority Micro- Businesses

Haq, M., 1 Aug 2020, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2020, 1, 12871.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Open Access
  • Open Access
  • We treat them like family: Dimensions of Compassionate Customer Service

    Haq, M. & Davies, J., 1 Aug 2019, In : Academy of Management Proceedings. 2019, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

    Open Access
  • Human capital resources: a review and direction for future research

    Haq, M., 1 Oct 2016, In : International Journal of Management Development. 1, 4, p. 261-286 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)


    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

    AMO and Resource-based Advantages: Informal HRM Practices in Ethnic Minority Microbusinesses

    Muhibul Haq (Speaker)

    2 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral and Early Career Scholars’ Workshop 2019

    Muhibul Haq (Discussant)

    1 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    "The Person with Maximum Knowledge will Win the Race": Conceptualising Knowledge in Micro-Businesses

    Muhibul Haq (Speaker) & Julie Davies (Speaker)

    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Conceptualising knowledge acquisition and mobilisation in ethnic minority small businesses: Insights from West Yorkshire

    Muhibul Haq (Speaker) & Julie Davies (Speaker)

    26 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation