Department of Business Administration, School of Economics and Management,
Postal address: Företagsekonomiska institutionen,
Ekonomihögskolan, P O Box 7080, SE-220 07 Lund, Sweden Visiting address: Tycho Brahes väg 1 Web page:http://www.fek.lu.se/
Research connected to South Asia
Several South Asia related projects were initiated between
1986 and 1995, when Hans Jansson was working at the department as a researcher/supervisor.
He did research work on industrial policy, liberalisation, and transnational
corporations in India. Hans Jansson
however is now working at the Dept of Business Economics at the
Baltic Business School, within the University college of Kalmar. Please note that as of 2010, the University college of Kalmar is restructured and renamed to Linnaeus University.
Mohammed Nurul Alam defended his
doctoral thesis on Financing of Small and
Cottage Industries in Bangladesh by Islamic Banks: An Institutional-Network
Approach, on 24 October, 2002, after being a Research Fellow
at the Department for many years. Faculty opponent was Professor Amjad
Hadjikhani, Dept of Business Administration, Uppsala University. Full information about the thesis.
on the thesis project was published in LUM (Lunds Universitet Meddelar)
the article by Ulrika Oredsson (as a pdf file).
He now since extended his research work on Small Business and Small Industries
in least developed nations like Bangladesh, India, Pakistan. His research
has been carried out through the framework of Lund
Institute of Economic Research the research division of the
School of Economics and Management, and its interests are mainly concerned
with the activities of the Islamic Banks, a newly developed financial
institutions that give credit to their customers without any interest.
He focused his research on particular issues as to how this type of bank
render credit facilities towards small and cottage industry owners in
developing nations especially in Bangladesh.
Basically a teacher in various commerce subjects like Financial
Accounting, Auditing and Cost Accounting, he has also worked with the
United Nations under UNDP Umbrella Project as Lecturer in Accounting
and Finance at Kenya Institute of Administration (K I A) in Nairobi,
Kenya, from 1979 to 1985; and as part of his professional qualification
he completed his Chartered Accountant Articleship Course in Bangladesh
in the year 1987. He worked as an Assistant Professor in Accounting at
the Islamic University, Bangladesh from 1987 to 1989. At Lund University
he has previously been teaching banking subject in the Masters program
on South East Asian Studies.
Since February 2004 he is teaching Accounting subjects to the Undergratude
level commerce students in the Department of Accounting at the Sultan
Qaboos University in Oman.
Mr Alam is continuing his research on Interest-free Micro-Credit in Bangladesh. In May 2008 he presented a paper in the Global Conference of Business and Finance organized by Institute of Business and Finance Research (IBFR), San Jose, Costa Rica (photo from the occasion). The paper was entitled: 'Interest-Free Micro Credit: A Tool for Promoting Different Network Relationships'. He received an outstanding Research Award for his research in this particular filed. Researchers from 72 countries presented about 196 research paper of which the conference committee selected 19% of the paper for the research award.
Publications from recent years: – An Institutional Network Approach of partnership Mode of Interest-Free Microfinance and Islamic Banking: A Case Study, Winter 2009, Handbook of Business Practices and Growth in Emerging Markets, edited by Satyendra Singh, (University of Winnipeg, Canada) – A comparative study of financing small and cottage industries by interest-free banks in Turkey, Cyprus, Sudan and Bangladesh. Humanomics, Vol 24 No 2, 2008 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited).
– The influence of societal sector institutions in promoting lener-borrowers network relationships. Humanimics, Vol. 22 No 2, 2006 (Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
– Core Competencies in Small Manufacturing Firms : A case Study. Co-written by Md. Mostaque Hussain and Mawdudur Rahman. Journal of Accounting, Business and Management.ID : 13-02-06, October, 2006.
– Micro Credit through Bai-Muajjal Mode of Islamic Banking Financing System. Cambridge MADVC Microfinance and Development Venture Capital) Network. April, 2004.
– An Institutional-Network Approach in Studying Differences between Conventional and Islamic Banking Systems, M.A. Choudhury ed. 2005. Money and Real Economy, Leeds, UK: Wisdom House, pp. 171-193.
– Institutionalization and Development of Saving Habits through Bai- Muajjal Mode of Islamic Banking Finance (A unique means of mobilizing rural savings towards productive sources)., Managerial Finance, Selected Financial Institutional Structures and Policy Perspective, Volume 29, Number 2/3, Barmarick Publications, England, January, 2003.