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

    United Kingdom

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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 “International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research”, “The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, “Personnel Review”, “Education + Training”, “Sustainability”, and “European Journal of Training and Development”.

Course leadership

Muhibul is a Course Leader for:

  1. MSc Management Suite
  2. MSc Strategic Communication and Leadership Suite

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.

Research Expertise and Interests

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


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