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Dr. Syed Abidur Rahman joined Huddersfield Business School in January 2022 as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management. He has both industry and academic experience in several countries. Prior joining to Huddersfield Business School, Syed worked at Sultan Qaboos University, which is regionally well-known university as Assistant Professor in the Department of Management. He has also worked for Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business as Senior Lecturer, one of the top Graduate Business Schools in Malaysia. Before this, he was employed by Stamford University in the Faculty of Business Administration, Bangladesh. Before coming to the academia, he served Unilever Bangladesh Limited and Beximco Textile Limited for several years in the managerial position at different capacities.  

Syed has been teaching ranges of business and management related modules: Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, New Venture Creation, International Business, Strategic Management, Leadership in Organization, Research Methodology, Data Analysis both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has contributed to module and course/programme development at his former workplaces.

Dr. Syed Abidur Rahman currently serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship and Journal of Business and Innovation. He has been also appointed as the Associate Faculty for the OYA Graduate School of Business. Along with teaching and research he is enthusiastic to contribute to the development of the community. He has been actively participating with Yunus Centre, the office of the Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in different activities to support and contribute in the development process of the community. He has contributed to set up Yunus Social Business Centre in few universities in Malaysia.

Syed holds PhD in Entrepreneurship and Wellbeing from Universiti Sains Malaysia, MBA (UK), and BBA (Bangladesh). He is also a Certified Entrepreneurial Mindset Practitioner from USA.

Research Expertise and Interests

Dr. Syed Rahman’s research interest centres on entrepreneurship, Micro and SMEs, innovation, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, digital entrepreneurship. His works have appeared in Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Management Decision, Social Indicator Research, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Journal of Knowledge Management, Behaviour & Information Technology, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Information Technology for Development, Strategic Change, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of General Management.

Research Degree Supervision

Syed has contributed to module and course/programme development at his former workplaces. He has supervised several masters theses/dissertations and supervised a number of Doctoral students including PhD and DBA as main and co-supervisor. He has extensive expertise as PhD/DBA examiner/reviewer in Oman, Malaysia, Bangladesh. He also served as panel reviewer/principal reviewer for the Research Council in Oman and reviewed number of research projects.


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