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

    United Kingdom

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Dr Muhibul Haq has joined the Business School, University of Huddersfield in October 2018 as a Lecturer in Human Resource Management. Muhibul has 16-plus years of industry experience in Small Business Management with specific focus on Human Resource Management and Marketing.

Muhibul has completed his PhD from the School of Management at the University of Bradford in 2018. His research focus has been on Entrepreneurship, HRM, and Small Business Management. His thesis is entitled: “The role of Intangible Human Factors in Business Success in South Asian Ethnic Minority Small Businesses.”

He has published two journal articles in peer-reviewed journals during his PhD journey. In addition, he has widely presented his research in high-profile conferences in various universities through the UK.

He also has entrepreneurial experience as he part-owned and part-managed a very profitable small business for eight years before it sold in 2016.

Prior to his MSc in Project Planning g and Management from Bradford Centre for International Development, Muhibul worked for International Development organisations, such as The United Nations Development Programme, The International Fund for Auricular Development, and The Aga Khan Foundation.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Small Business Management

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Ethnic minorities Business & Economics
Asia Business & Economics
Small and medium-sized enterprises Business & Economics
Human capital Business & Economics
Research agenda Business & Economics
Resources Business & Economics
Customer service Business & Economics
Retail Business & Economics

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Meeting Abstract

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
Customer service
Ethnic minorities
Competitive advantage

Human capital resources: a review and direction for future research

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

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Human capital
Social capital
Relational capital
Competitive advantage
2 Citations (Scopus)
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Research agenda
Ethnic minorities

Activities 2013 2019

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

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

AMO and resource-based advantages: Informal HRM practices in ethnic minority SMEs

Muhibul Haq (Speaker), Julie Davies (Speaker)
4 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation