Shamsuddin Ahamad is an Assistant Professor at USB. He is experienced working on different research projects jointly and independently with necessary data analysis skills. Few research papers have been published in various international reputed journals as the outcome of his research work. He is also experienced in teaching as an Associate Lecturer at Taylor's University Malaysia. He received his PhD in Business with a major in Development Economics from the same university. His PhD thesis is titled: "The Effects of Financial and Intellectual Capital on the Efficiency of Microfinance Institutions: The Moderating Role of Internal and External Governance". With a double stage analysis approach, he employed Data Envelopment Analysis and the Generalized Method of Moments estimator in his study, where he used the panel data of 661 MFIs from 86 countries. ISI (SSCI), ABS, ABDC, and Scopus indexed journals currently accepted his research work to publish. Besides these, he is actively involved in a Malaysia based independent research organization where several graduate students from different universities are working with him on different research projects, such as poverty reduction, human capital development, women empowerment etc.
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
PhD in Business, Taylor's University Malaysia
MSc in Economics, University Malaysia Perlis
BSS in Economics, University of Chittagong
Microfinance, Microenterprise, Poverty Reduction, Institutional Efficiency and Sustainability, Human Capital and Intellectual Capital, Impact Analysis
Enterprise Productivity and Sustainability: Evidence from Single and Cross-Country Analysis.
Risk, Uncertainty and ESG performance of MSME: Moderating Effects of Size, Innovation Capacity, Regulatory Structure and Governance.
Awards and Grant:
Excellent Teaching Engagement Award, Taylors University Malaysia, 2021 & 2020.
Research Conference Funding, NAPD, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh, 2019.
PhD Fellowship, Taylor's University Malaysia, 2018-2021.
Graduate Assistantship, University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia, 2015-2017.
Ahamad, S., Al-Jaifi, H. A. A., & Ehigiamusoe, K. U. (2022). Impact of Intellectual Capital on Microfinance Institutions’ Efficiency: the Moderating Role of External Governance. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, 1-27. (Indexed: ISI-Web of Science, Scopus Q2)
Ahamad, S., Al-jaifi, H. A., & Mostafiz, M. I. (2020). Conceptualizing recourses as antecedents to the economic performance of family-based microenterprise–the moderating role of competencies. Journal of Family Business Management. (Indexed: WOS - ESCI, Scopus Q1)
Ahamad, S., Bhuiyan, A. B; Solaiman, M. & Joarder M.H.R. (2021). The Impact of Microfinance Programs on Borrowers Assets Accumulations: An Empirical Study in Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business. (Indexed: WOS - ESCI, Scopus Q2)
Ahamad S., Bakar R., & Lubis Z. (2016). Islamic Microfinance and Its Impacts on Borrowers: A Systematic Review from 1995-2015. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences.
Ahamad, S. (2016). Determinants of Microfinance Performances in Bangladesh: The Case Study of Rural Development Scheme and Muslim Aid Bangladesh. International Journal of Business and Technopreneurship, 6(3), 499-511.
Ahamad S., Bakar R., & Lubis Z. (2016). Reducing Poverty through Increasing Income. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. IV, Issue 10.
Ahamad, S., Bakar, R., & Lubis, Z. (2016). Economic impact of MAB microfinance program on borrower's household: evidence from the rural area of Bangladesh. International Journal of Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, 4(5), 298-302.
Shamsuddin Ahamad. "The Role of Financial Capital, Human Capital and Innovation Capacity in the Development of Microenterprises in Bangladesh" Presented at the International Conference on Planning and Development, 23 -25 November 2019, NAPD, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh.
Shamsuddin Ahamad, Hamdan Amer Ali Al-Jaifi. "The Mediating Role of Human Capital in The Relationship Between Resources and family Based Microenterprises Development in Bangladesh" Presented at the International Conference on Human Capital, 28 -29 November 2018, Taylor's University, Malaysia.
Shamsuddin Ahamad, Tunku Salha binti Tunku Ahmad, Mohd Zukime bin Mat Junoh. "An Innovative and Integrated Microfinance Model for Financial Inclusion and Poverty Alleviation in Developing Countries" Malaysia International Conference on Cooperative and Microfinance Management, 12-13 February 2018, Malaysia.