Ms. Farhana Ferdousi
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Dr. Farhana Ferdousi


Associate Professor
Department of Business Administration

  • Ph.D. in The Adoption and Effectiveness of Quality Management Practices in Bangladesh (Dept. of Corporate Governance & Accounting, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
  • Master of Management -Research (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • MBA: Major in Management Information Systems (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • BBA: Major in Management (University of Dhaka)
  • Certified Professional in Information Systems Management (CPISM Aptech Worldwide, Bangladesh)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration
  • Deputy Executive Director, East West University Centre for Research and Training (CRT)
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Business and Social Studies
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Production
  • Investment Climate

Journal Publication

International
  1.  Ferdousi, F., Ahmed, A. and Kumar, K S 2016, The implementation of innovative manufacturing practices: is it a   choice or pressure?: A relative case study, International Journal of Intelligence Enterprise, Vol.2, No.2.
  2. Ferdousi, F., Baird, K.., Munir, R. and Su, S. (2016), The Effect of Institutional Pressures on Quality Management, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, Vol. 12, No.1.
  3. Ferdousi, F. and Kumar, K S 2016, Investment Climate Factors with Reference to Firm Performance in Bangladesh: A Prospective Cohort Study, A Handbook of Research on Fuzzy and Rough Set Theory in Organisational Decision –Making.
  4. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2010, How Becoming Lean Can Improve Performance: A Study on Bangladeshi Garment Industry, Indian Journal of Management, Vol.3, and No.9.pp.36-43.
  5. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2010, A Manufacturing Strategy: An Overview of Related Concepts, Principles and Techniques, Asian Journal of Business Management, Vol.2, No.2.pp.35-40.
  6. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2009, An Investigation of Manufacturing Performance Improvement through Lean Production: A Study on Bangladeshi Garment Firms, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol.4, No.9.pp.106-116.
  7. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2009, Lean Production Practices: The Differences and Similarities in Performance between the Companies of Bangladesh and other Countries of the world, Asian Journal of Business Management, Vol.2, No.1.pp.32-36.
  8. Ferdousi, F ; Shabnam, S & Ahmed, A 2011, Status of Corporate Social Responsibilities Practices in Business Enterprises-An Exploratory Study, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
  9. Ferdousi, F; Ahmed A & Mannan, Z 2011, An Overview of the Literature on Lean Production Practices: Benefits, Improvements and Problems, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
  10. Ferdousi, F 2011, Lean Production Philosophy- Concept and Practice, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
  11. Ferdousi, F ; Ahmed A & Mannan, Z 2011, Existence of Supporting Elements to Practice Lean- A Study on Manufacturing Firms, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
National
  1. Ferdousi, F 2009, Lean Production Practices in Bangladesh: An Investigation into the Extent of Practices in the Bangladeshi Garment Companies, Independent Business Review, Vol.2, No. 1.pp.65-84.
  1. Ferdousi, F 2004, Application of Computer Simulation Model in the Analysis of Queuing System: Technological and Management Perspective, Journal of Business Studies. Vol.2, No.2.pp.160-169.
  1. Ferdousi, F 2003, Electronic Commerce in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Hindrances and Prospect, Journal of Business Studies, Vol. XXIV, No.1.pp.213-219.
  1. Mannan, MA & Ferdousi, F 2002, Corporate Cultural Transformation for Total Quality Management: Perspectives and Imperatives, Journal of Business Studies. Vol.xxiii, No.1.pp.1-16.

Text Books

  1. Bulbul, A; Ferdousi, F and Rahman, A 2013 “Total Quality Management (Conventional and Islamic Perspectives) (Co-author)
  2. Mannan, M A 2013, “Strategic Management: A Search for excellence”, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. (Editorial Contribution)
  3. Mannan, M A & Ferdousi, F 2007, “Essence of Total Quality Management”, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. (Co-author)

Submitted Articles

  1. Ferdousi, F; Baird, K; Munir, R and Su, S 2017, The association between organisational related factors, the adoption of TQM and competitive advantage.
  2. Ferdousi, F; Baird, K; Munir, R and Su, S 2016, The effectiveness of quality management in Bangladesh.

Conference & Seminars

  1. Ferdousi, F, 2017, The association between organisational related factors, the adoption of TQM and competitive advantage, 1st GCSTMR Congress, 4-5 February, Dhaka University Senate Bhaban.
  2. InSPIRE Conference, 4-6 July, 2016, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Attended as a participant.
  3. Ahmed, A; Ferdousi, F and Mannan, Z 2015, Is Investment Climate Matters for Firms’ Performance? An Empirical Study, Melbourne International Business and Social Science Research Conference 2015, 2-4 October, Melbourne Australia.
  4. Mannan, Z; Ahmed, A and Ferdousi, F 2015, Managerial Attitudes towards Participative Management: A Study in a Developing Country, Sydney International Business Research Conference, 17-19 April, Sydney, Australia.
  5. Ferdousi, F 2015, The Influence of Institutional Pressures on the adoption of QM in Developing Economy, The First Biennial Bangladesh Academy of Business Administration Conference, Vol.1, presented January 12-14.
  6. Ferdousi, F & Shabnam, S 2010, Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Private Garment Manufacturer Units of Bangladesh: Study on Perception and Performance, GBMF, Presented 23rd December.
  7. Ferdousi, F 2009, An Empirical Investigation of Lean Production Philosophy-A Bangladeshi Case, International Conference on Indigenous Management, University of Annamalai, Presented July, 16-18.

Research Project

(1) Title: A Comparative Study on Investment Climate in the EPZ and Non-EPZ Garment Firms of Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation.
Position: Researcher (individual).
Research Grant: $7000. The project was financed by IFCEWU (International Finance Corporation-East West University).
Status: Completed, 2012.

(2) Title:  Practices of TQM in the Garment Sector of Bangladesh-An Empirical Investigation
Position: Team Leader and Researcher
Research Grant: $2500. The project is financed by Center for Research and Training, East West University.
Status: Published, March 2013.

Workshops and Training

  1. National Consultation Workshop on Policy for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Bangladesh. November19, 2016 at Karabi Hall, Prime Minister’s Office.
  2. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘SPSS Basic’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November, 2016.
  3. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘NVIVO 10’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November, 2015
  4. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘Thesis Formatting’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November, 2015.
  5. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘SPSS Intermediary Course’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2015).
  6. Participated in a two days NVIVO 10 Workshop in Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia (2013).
  7. Participated as resource person in a Focus Group Discussion on Public Private Partnership in Higher Education with Civil Society Representatives. Commissioned by ADB, implemented by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Dated: January 30, 2013.
  8. Participated as a resource person in a Focus Group Discussion on Public Private Partnership in Higher Education with Industry Leaders. Commissioned by ADB, implemented by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Dated: October26, 2012.
  9. Participated in a Focus Group Discussion on Public Private Partnership in Higher Education with Public University Representatives. Commissioned by ADB, implemented by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Dated: September 8, 2012.
  10. Participated in a workshop on Redesigning Curriculum and Writing Text Book from Islamic Perspective: A Special Reference to Economics and Business Studies, (WCDTB, 2012), 29 June – 3 July, 2012 at ISTAC and KENMS, IIUM, MALAYSIA
  11. Participated in training on Scientific Research in Business, organized by the Department of Business Administration. Training conducted by Professor Shuzo Abe, Waseda University of Japan, 2010.
  12. Participated in training on Research Methods for Business and Social Science: The Art of Survey Research, organized by Center for Research in Business, Economics and Technology (CERBET), East West University. Training conducted by Dr. Syed Saad Andaleed, Visiting Full Bright Scholar, EWU. Professor and Program Chair, Sam and Irene Black, School of Business, Pennsylvania State, University of Erie.
+ Academic Background
  • Ph.D. in The Adoption and Effectiveness of Quality Management Practices in Bangladesh (Dept. of Corporate Governance & Accounting, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)
  • Master of Management -Research (University of Wollongong, Australia)
  • MBA: Major in Management Information Systems (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
  • BBA: Major in Management (University of Dhaka)
  • Certified Professional in Information Systems Management (CPISM Aptech Worldwide, Bangladesh)
+ Professional Experience
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration
  • Deputy Executive Director, East West University Centre for Research and Training (CRT)
  • Assistant Editor, Journal of Business and Social Studies
+ Research Interest
  • Quality Management
  • Lean Production
  • Investment Climate
+ Selected Publications

Journal Publication

International
  1.  Ferdousi, F., Ahmed, A. and Kumar, K S 2016, The implementation of innovative manufacturing practices: is it a   choice or pressure?: A relative case study, International Journal of Intelligence Enterprise, Vol.2, No.2.
  2. Ferdousi, F., Baird, K.., Munir, R. and Su, S. (2016), The Effect of Institutional Pressures on Quality Management, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, Vol. 12, No.1.
  3. Ferdousi, F. and Kumar, K S 2016, Investment Climate Factors with Reference to Firm Performance in Bangladesh: A Prospective Cohort Study, A Handbook of Research on Fuzzy and Rough Set Theory in Organisational Decision –Making.
  4. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2010, How Becoming Lean Can Improve Performance: A Study on Bangladeshi Garment Industry, Indian Journal of Management, Vol.3, and No.9.pp.36-43.
  5. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2010, A Manufacturing Strategy: An Overview of Related Concepts, Principles and Techniques, Asian Journal of Business Management, Vol.2, No.2.pp.35-40.
  6. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2009, An Investigation of Manufacturing Performance Improvement through Lean Production: A Study on Bangladeshi Garment Firms, International Journal of Business and Management, Vol.4, No.9.pp.106-116.
  7. Ferdousi, F & Ahmed, A 2009, Lean Production Practices: The Differences and Similarities in Performance between the Companies of Bangladesh and other Countries of the world, Asian Journal of Business Management, Vol.2, No.1.pp.32-36.
  8. Ferdousi, F ; Shabnam, S & Ahmed, A 2011, Status of Corporate Social Responsibilities Practices in Business Enterprises-An Exploratory Study, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
  9. Ferdousi, F; Ahmed A & Mannan, Z 2011, An Overview of the Literature on Lean Production Practices: Benefits, Improvements and Problems, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
  10. Ferdousi, F 2011, Lean Production Philosophy- Concept and Practice, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
  11. Ferdousi, F ; Ahmed A & Mannan, Z 2011, Existence of Supporting Elements to Practice Lean- A Study on Manufacturing Firms, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG.
National
  1. Ferdousi, F 2009, Lean Production Practices in Bangladesh: An Investigation into the Extent of Practices in the Bangladeshi Garment Companies, Independent Business Review, Vol.2, No. 1.pp.65-84.
  1. Ferdousi, F 2004, Application of Computer Simulation Model in the Analysis of Queuing System: Technological and Management Perspective, Journal of Business Studies. Vol.2, No.2.pp.160-169.
  1. Ferdousi, F 2003, Electronic Commerce in Bangladesh: An Analysis of Hindrances and Prospect, Journal of Business Studies, Vol. XXIV, No.1.pp.213-219.
  1. Mannan, MA & Ferdousi, F 2002, Corporate Cultural Transformation for Total Quality Management: Perspectives and Imperatives, Journal of Business Studies. Vol.xxiii, No.1.pp.1-16.

Text Books

  1. Bulbul, A; Ferdousi, F and Rahman, A 2013 “Total Quality Management (Conventional and Islamic Perspectives) (Co-author)
  2. Mannan, M A 2013, “Strategic Management: A Search for excellence”, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. (Editorial Contribution)
  3. Mannan, M A & Ferdousi, F 2007, “Essence of Total Quality Management”, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. (Co-author)

Submitted Articles

  1. Ferdousi, F; Baird, K; Munir, R and Su, S 2017, The association between organisational related factors, the adoption of TQM and competitive advantage.
  2. Ferdousi, F; Baird, K; Munir, R and Su, S 2016, The effectiveness of quality management in Bangladesh.

Conference & Seminars

  1. Ferdousi, F, 2017, The association between organisational related factors, the adoption of TQM and competitive advantage, 1st GCSTMR Congress, 4-5 February, Dhaka University Senate Bhaban.
  2. InSPIRE Conference, 4-6 July, 2016, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Attended as a participant.
  3. Ahmed, A; Ferdousi, F and Mannan, Z 2015, Is Investment Climate Matters for Firms’ Performance? An Empirical Study, Melbourne International Business and Social Science Research Conference 2015, 2-4 October, Melbourne Australia.
  4. Mannan, Z; Ahmed, A and Ferdousi, F 2015, Managerial Attitudes towards Participative Management: A Study in a Developing Country, Sydney International Business Research Conference, 17-19 April, Sydney, Australia.
  5. Ferdousi, F 2015, The Influence of Institutional Pressures on the adoption of QM in Developing Economy, The First Biennial Bangladesh Academy of Business Administration Conference, Vol.1, presented January 12-14.
  6. Ferdousi, F & Shabnam, S 2010, Corporate Social Responsibility Practices in Private Garment Manufacturer Units of Bangladesh: Study on Perception and Performance, GBMF, Presented 23rd December.
  7. Ferdousi, F 2009, An Empirical Investigation of Lean Production Philosophy-A Bangladeshi Case, International Conference on Indigenous Management, University of Annamalai, Presented July, 16-18.

Research Project

(1) Title: A Comparative Study on Investment Climate in the EPZ and Non-EPZ Garment Firms of Bangladesh: An Empirical Investigation.
Position: Researcher (individual).
Research Grant: $7000. The project was financed by IFCEWU (International Finance Corporation-East West University).
Status: Completed, 2012.

(2) Title:  Practices of TQM in the Garment Sector of Bangladesh-An Empirical Investigation
Position: Team Leader and Researcher
Research Grant: $2500. The project is financed by Center for Research and Training, East West University.
Status: Published, March 2013.

Workshops and Training

  1. National Consultation Workshop on Policy for Open Educational Resources (OER) in Bangladesh. November19, 2016 at Karabi Hall, Prime Minister’s Office.
  2. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘SPSS Basic’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November, 2016.
  3. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘NVIVO 10’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November, 2015
  4. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘Thesis Formatting’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, November, 2015.
  5. Participated in a one day workshop on ‘SPSS Intermediary Course’ in Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (2015).
  6. Participated in a two days NVIVO 10 Workshop in Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia (2013).
  7. Participated as resource person in a Focus Group Discussion on Public Private Partnership in Higher Education with Civil Society Representatives. Commissioned by ADB, implemented by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Dated: January 30, 2013.
  8. Participated as a resource person in a Focus Group Discussion on Public Private Partnership in Higher Education with Industry Leaders. Commissioned by ADB, implemented by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Dated: October26, 2012.
  9. Participated in a Focus Group Discussion on Public Private Partnership in Higher Education with Public University Representatives. Commissioned by ADB, implemented by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Dated: September 8, 2012.
  10. Participated in a workshop on Redesigning Curriculum and Writing Text Book from Islamic Perspective: A Special Reference to Economics and Business Studies, (WCDTB, 2012), 29 June – 3 July, 2012 at ISTAC and KENMS, IIUM, MALAYSIA
  11. Participated in training on Scientific Research in Business, organized by the Department of Business Administration. Training conducted by Professor Shuzo Abe, Waseda University of Japan, 2010.
  12. Participated in training on Research Methods for Business and Social Science: The Art of Survey Research, organized by Center for Research in Business, Economics and Technology (CERBET), East West University. Training conducted by Dr. Syed Saad Andaleed, Visiting Full Bright Scholar, EWU. Professor and Program Chair, Sam and Irene Black, School of Business, Pennsylvania State, University of Erie.