Faculty Profile

  • PhD in Strategic Human Resource Management – University of Bolton, UK

    MSc – Human Resource Management & Development – Liverpool Hope University, UK

    MS – Business Administration, La Salle University, USA

    BA – Major: Economics; Minor: Sociology, Winona State University, USA

Areas of Interest
Management, International HRM, Strategic HRM, Cross-Cultural Management, Training and Development, Compensation Management & Performance Management.

Ishraat Saira Wahid, PhD

Assistant Professor


Dr. Ishraat Saira Wahid has over 20 years of work experience in the banking sector, non-government organization (NGO), and foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) in the UK, USA, and Bangladesh. She has passion for teaching which has drawn her in academia. Ishraat has served as an adjunct faculty in the Business Administration department in leading private universities of Bangladesh. During her PhD, she was engaged in teaching business courses at the University of Bolton, UK.

Her research interests include international HRM, Strategic HRM, Cross-Cultural Management, and Microcredit. Apart from teaching, she has interests in HR consultancy projects. Ishraat is an active member of Bangladesh Society for human resource management (BSHRM), Bangladesh Society for Total Quality Management (BSTQM) and American Alumni Association (AAA).


Research & Awards

Current Projects:

  • High Performance Work System (HPWS) and Employee Performance: The moderating and mediating role of power distance (Article under review in Journal of Global Business Advancement).


  • Winona State University FS Scholarship, USA – 1991 – 1995.
  • Bursary from Liverpool Hope University, UK – 2014-2015.
  • Received ‘Best Paper Award’ presented at Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) Conference, Bangkok, Thailand – 2018.
  • Received ‘Best Paper Award’ presented at Academy for Global Business Advancement (AGBA) Conference, IIT, Delhi, India – 2019.


Journal Articles

Kazi Tanvir Mahmud, Ishraat Saira Wahid & Ishtiaque Arif (2019) Impact of training needs assessment on the performance of employees: Evidence from Bangladesh, Cogent Social Sciences, 5:1.

Wahid, I.S. and Hyams-Ssekasi, D. (2018). ‘Impact of HPWS on employees’ performance within the Bangladeshi telecom sector’, J. Global Business Advancement, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp.516–543.

Mahmud, K.T., Parvez, A., Alom, K., Wahid, I.S. and Hasan, M.K., (2017). Does microcredit really bring hope to the female borrowers in Bangladesh? Evidence from the agribusiness program of BRAC. Journal of Poverty, 21(5), pp.434-453.

Mahmud, K.T., Parvez, A., Hilton, D., Kabir, G.S. and Wahid, I.S., (2014). The role of training in reducing poverty: the case of agricultural workers receiving microcredit in Bangladesh. International Journal of Training and Development, 18(4), pp.282-290.

Hossain, Md Sazzad, Wahid, Ishraat Saira, Mahmud, Kazi Tanvir, Hossain, A.K.M. Sazzad, Taslim, Tahmina (2013). Can small credit bring hope? A Case Study of the Agribusiness Program of Brac in Bangladesh. The Global Journal of Finance and Economics. 10(2), pp. 205-214.

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