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Digitalisation of global value chains. Circular economy and sustainability. Resilience of global value chains in an uncertain world. Social and environmental upgrading in global value chains. Internationalisation strategies of emerging economy firms. Innovation in global value chains.

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Research Interests

Tarikul's research interests lie in the governance of international buyer-supplier relationships, circular economy, block chain, sustainability, innovation, organisational capabilities and internationalisation of firms via global value chains with a particular focus on emerging economies.

Research Profile

Dr Tarikul Islam is Senior Lecturer in International Business and Strategy within the Business School of Torrens University Australia. Prior to joining Torrens Business School, he has held academic position at Deakin, La Trobe and the Central Queensland universities in Australia. He has earned his PhD in International Business Strategy from Deakin Business School, Australia and an MSc in International Business from the Hull University Business School, UK. Tarikul's methodological expertise comprises structural equation modeling (SEM), systematic literature network analysis and case study. His research has received numerous international recognitions and funding including the Early Career Research Grant from National University of Singapore (NUS), Emerging Research Excellence Award from Torrens University Australia, and two competitive research grants. His works appeared in leading business and management journals including International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Journal of Career Assessment, Society and Business Review, among others.

Education/Academic qualification

International Business , PhD, Deakin University

International Business , Master, University of Hull

Marketing, Bachelor

Education Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching Title: The role of students’ readiness, interactions and engagement in students’ satisfaction of achieving learning outcomes in an online class. Award date: June 2023 International Business Strategy PhD Title: Upgrading Supplier Firms in the Global Value Chain: The Mediating Effects of Organisational Capabilities Award date: 21 February 2018 Deakin University Start date: February 2014 End date: December 2017 International Business MSc Title: Upgrading Bangladeshi Apparel Industry in the Global Value Chain (GVC): A Knowledge Perspective. Award date: 26 January 2012 Marketing MBA Award date: October 2005 Rajshahi University Marketing BBA Award date: September 2004 Rajshahi University


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