Ariful Islam

Ariful Islam
Putra Business School · Department of Business Management

BSc in Computer Science (IUB) / General MBA (Staffordshire University UK) / PhD in Strategic Management Candidate (Putra Business School-AACSB Accredited)
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Introduction
Ariful Islam is an ongoing PhD candidate at the Department of Business Management, Putra Business School (PBS). Putra Business School (PBS) is a leading business school accredited by AACSB. He spent the early part of his career in IT/Telecom before transitioning to academia segment.His recent research focuses embrace topics such as Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Humanities, Qualitative Social Research and Quantitative Social Research. His scholarly works published in different reputed international journals. His current project endeavour is 'PhD thesis based on sustainable/strategic entrepreneurship practices among Malaysian entrepreneurs'. Arif also has presented several insightful research papers and attended scholastic events in a number of regions.
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - April 2015
OSCL
Position
  • Business Development Manager
March 2010 - December 2013
Grameen Phone (GP)
Position
  • Manager
March 2009 - February 2010
ProshikaNET (PCST)
Position
  • Sales Professional
Education
June 2015 - July 2017
Staffordshire University
Field of study
  • General MBA
July 2007 - August 2011
Independent University, Bangladesh
Field of study
  • Computer Science

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Publications (67)
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Purpose – SMEs that manage more sustainability focused initiatives into their core business strategy can possibly benefit from lower expenses, reduced threats and new business opportunities, but in Malaysia most of the SMEs are still far off in terms of adapting to a sustainable business growth outline from a holistic point of view. Hence, this stu...
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Purpose-For Bangladeshi small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the COVID-19 economic shock is remarkable in both its complexity and intensity. SMEs need systemic inspiration to solve the crisis, aligned with a moral and authentic approach that serves both the leader and the follower's interests. This study aims to conceptualize the innovation-focused...
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PURPOSE: For SMEs, the rate of business failure is alarmingly on the higher side. At the same time, the digital revolution has substantially changed the present business environment and put pressure on SMEs to reflect on their current strategy to achieve sustainable business growth. So, the study attempts to conceptualize an advanced technology-ori...
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For Malaysian SMEs, the rate of failure is alarming. Innovation can increase the competitiveness of SMEs, contributing to sustainable growth. The current frameworks of innovation no longer serve as an effective means of resolving and assessing the issues that today’s business complexities entail. Thus, the study aims to configure a holistic strateg...
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Recognizing the multifaceted nature of firm growth, the search for a sustainable growth paradigm for small and medium-sized enterprises is prominent in academic debate. Despite the government's many assistance programs, small and medium enterprises are struggling to survive in the long run. Interestingly , sustainability reinforced by spirituality...
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Innovation is a key strategy for businesses to achieve a long-term survival. However, decisions about responsible innovation are complex and frequently debated. In order to guarantee businesses have a sustained competitive edge, the research tries to design a holistic strategic orientation built on wisdom and innovation. A thorough literature analy...
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Purpose-Current business uncertainties, usually expose small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to various kinds of challenges and may put their survival at risk. Here, innovation is a central mechanism for SMEs to obtain sustainable growth. But, choices about innovation are complex and often contested. Thus, the study attempts to conceptualize a holist...
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Purpose The informal segment compared to the formal segment is developing rapidly in urban areas of many developing Muslim countries. However, matter of fact, the contribution factor of the food cart business to the economic outline of the country has been vastly overlooked or neglected. The authority, policymakers, social organisations, vendors an...
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The benet of responsible strategic innovation based on a manager’s holistic principles to the success of businesses is becoming increasingly clear. Nonetheless, there are critical areas where our understanding is lacking. The extent to which the strategic innovation–corporate spirituality link involves management impact is, maybe most crucially, u...
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Purpose-From a sustainable growth angle, Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) that incorporate more innovation-focused activities into their main business strategy may benefit from lower costs, reduced risks, and new business opportunities. However, irresponsible innovation may jeopardise the process of their long-term survival. As a result, th...
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The transgender community, one of the most marginalized communities, faces a range of discriminatory issues in workplaces and educational institutions. The study seeks to investigate the extent of organizational support ensured by the workplaces to create a transgender-friendly environment in Bangladesh. The paper opted for a mixed study and survey...
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Purpose: SMEs that manage more sustainability focused initiatives into their core business strategy can possibly benefit from lower expenses, reduced threats, and new business opportunities, but in the UAE most of the SMEs are still far off in terms of adapting to a sustainable business growth outline from a holistic point of view. Hence, this stud...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the role of innovation competitive advantage on strategic orientation dimensions of (entrepreneurial orientation, market orientation, and resource orientation) on the sustainable growth of SMEs. This study used a total of 217 responses adopting the cross-sectional survey research design from manufacturing SM...
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Purpose-Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the world are generally found to have a limited interest in wider social issues. Therefore, this paper aims to conceptualize SME’s strategic philanthropic performance model considering the social responses to the COVID-19 crisis, particularly in terms of the way firms use their resources to address...
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The novel COVID-19 pandemic severely hit vulnerable sectors like the small business industries of developing countries and disrupted their local and global business networks, demand-level, and supply chain. This concept paper seeks to examine and solace reflection of factors for the revival terrain of small businesses in the post-pandemic era of th...
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Transvestite and cross-dresser are terms frequently used interchangeably. Transgender human beings have their own physical structure and feel the changes in their own and are physically full men or women altogether. The "hijra" is a character of South Asia and a subculture. The sub-culture proposes its own standards, customs, qualities, ceremonies,...
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As a researcher, you want your work to make a real difference to the world. In other words, you want your research to have impact. Therefore, the concept of “publish or perish”, which is based on publication count, is no longer entirely relevant. Now, you should be thinking “publish and promote or perish”, as citation count is considered equally im...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the role of innovation competitive advantage on strategic orientation dimensions of (entrepreneurial orientation, market orientation, and resource orientation) on the sustainable growth of SMEs. This study used a total of 217 responses adopting the cross-sectional survey research design from manufacturing SM...
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The purpose of this study was to examine the role of innovation competitive advantage on strategic orientation dimensions of (entrepreneurial orientation, market orientation, and resource orientation) on the sustainable growth of SMEs. This study used a total of 217 responses adopting the cross-sectional survey research design from manufacturing SM...
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This concept paper examines and solaces reflection of factors for the revival terrain of small businesses in the post-pandemic era of the small firms of the emerging countries of the Asian continent. The findings reveal that financial resources, technological resources, human resources, intellectual capital, strategy, government support, entreprene...
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Purpose: SMEs serve as a dominant component of every economy. The search for an appropriate growth paradigm of SMEs is prominent in academic debate. So, the study attempts to conceptualize an effective growth direction founded on the business perspectives of sustainability, advanced technology, and spirituality. Design/Methodology/Approach: A syste...
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Purpose - Malaysian SMEs have an alarmingly high failure rate. Small and medium businesses can benefit from innovation by increasing their competition and increasing their chances of success. The new dominant models, on the other hand, are no longer adequate for addressing and analyzing the moral or ethical problems that today's market dynamics inv...
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Textile dyeing factories of Bangladesh (SMEs) deal with many challenges that threaten their survival every day. To successfully overcome these challenges, they may rely on strategic innovation. Drawing on the innovative concept of ambidexterity, this study focuses on how appropriate regulatory outline that can handle the dilemma of exploration and...
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When something unpredictable creates turbulence, the result can be disastrous not only for Malaysian SMEs but also for the country’s economic outline as well. So, how can SMEs survive the current crisis period caused by the COVID-19 pandemic? Actually, there are no straight answers. At this point, the study aims to serve a wider understanding of ho...
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Purpose: During the COVID-19 pandemic, a new age digital era has emerged; Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be instrumental in keeping this new virus within reasonable limits. AI also has the potential to transform communities into super smart Society 5.0. So, the main target of the study is to analyze AI-focused Society 5.0 configuration through...
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Purpose: The COVID-19 economic shock is unprecedented both in its complexity and severity for Bangladeshi SMEs. To overcome the crisis, SMEs need holistic motivation aligned with strategy that is moral and authentic, and represents the interests of both the leader and the follower. Thus, the study aims to conceptualize SME’s innovation focused perf...
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Purpose: In a very short period, the worldwide pandemic sparked by the COVID-19 has not only taken multiple lives but has also imposed extreme restrictions on both the private and business activities. The purpose of the study at this point is to provide a broader interpretation of how a flexible cash-flow structure of various strategic intervention...
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Purpose: For SMEs, the rate of failure is alarmingly on the higher side. At the same time, the digital revolution has substantially changed the present business environment and put pressure on SMEs to reflect on their current strategy to achieve sustainable business growth. So, the study attempts to conceptualize an advanced technology-oriented Tri...
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For SMEs, the rate of failure is alarmingly on the higher side. At the same time, the digital revolution has substantially changed the present business environment and put pressure on SMEs to reflect on their current strategy to achieve sustainable business growth. So, the study attempts to conceptualize an advanced technology-oriented Triple Botto...
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Purpose: During the COVID-19 pandemic, a new age digital era has emerged; the Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be instrumental in keeping this new virus within reasonable limits. AI also has the potential to transform communities to super smart Society 5.0. So, the main target of the study is to analyze AI focused Society 5.0 configuration by the...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant havoc to personal and professional activities. Digital technologies as the Internet of things (IoT) are being harnessed to support the public-health response to COVID-19 worldwide that can make a significant impact to achieve SDGs in developing regions. Thus, the study targets to analyze the underlying c...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant havoc to personal and professional activities. Digital technologies as the Internet of things (IoT) are being harnessed to support the public-health response to COVID-19 worldwide that can make a significant impact to achieve SDGs in developing regions. Thus, the study targets to analyze the underlying c...
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During the Covid-19 pandemic, a new age digital era has emerged; the Big-data Analytics (BDA) could be instrumental in keeping this new virus within reasonable limits. Beside, BDA has the potential to transform firms to implement sustainable business practices. So, the main target of the study is to analyze BDA focused sustainable business strategy...
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Purpose: For SMEs, the rate of failure is alarmingly on the higher side. At the same time, the digital revolution has substantially changed the present business environment and put pressure on SMEs to reflect on their current strategy to achieve sustainable business growth. So, the study attempts to conceptualize an advanced technology-oriented Tri...
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During the Covid-19 pandemic, a new age digital era has emerged; the Big-data Analytics (BDA) could be instrumental in keeping this new virus within reasonable limits. Beside, BDA has the potential to transform firms to implement sustainable business practices. So, the main target of the study is to analyze BDA focused sustainable business strategy...
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Purpose: In a very short period, the worldwide pandemic sparked by the COVID-19 has not only taken multiple lives but has also imposed extreme restrictions on both the private and business activities. The purpose of the study at this point is to provide a broader interpretation of how a flexible cash-flow structure of various strategic intervention...
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The title summarises the main idea or ideas of your study. A good title contains the fewest possible words needed to adequately describe the content and/or purpose of your research paper. The working title should be developed early in the research process because it can help anchor the focus of the study in much the same way the research problem do...
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This study will provide comprehensive sustainable business outline during crises happening by Covid-19 pandemic within Malaysian SMEs through per Motivational (Env-Psychological) perspectives founded on QHIM and QBL. Published in Emerald Open Research https://emeraldopenresearch.com/slides/2-39
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Purpose of the study: Bangladesh is blessed with all the possibility to be an imperative heritage destination on global premises, whereas there are a number of obstacles that can obstruct the effective development of the heritage tourism segment in the country. As a result, the present study targets to explore major issues that are critical in the...
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When something unpredictable creates turbulences, the result can be disastrous not only for Malaysian SMEs in but also for the workforces and country’s economic outline as well. So, how can SMEs survive the current crisis period caused by Covid-19 pandemic? Actually there are no straight answers. At this point, the study comprehensively aims to ser...
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Purpose: When something unpredictable creates turbulences, the result can be disastrous not only for SMEs but also for the workforces and country's economic outline as well. So, how can SMEs survive the current crisis period caused by Covid-19 pandemic? Actually there are no easy answers. However, the study comprehensively aims to serve a wider ran...
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Mid-market companies and large corporates were significantly more likely than smaller SMEs to cut back staff hiring or investment as a result of the current economic climate. It means after covid-19 it may possibly an era of SMEs. But the million dollar question is how to survive this period?
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The informal segment comparing to formal segment is developing rapidly in urban areas of many developing muslim countries. But matter of fact, the contribution factor of food cart business to the economic outline of the country has been vastly overlooked or neglected. The authority, policy makers, social organisations, vendors and the customers tog...
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Purpose:The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared this coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Economic activities have been disrupted severely. The overall influence on the global economy outlines, at the current time, is immeasurable. Some economic researchers suggest the implications could be far reaching than the Great Depression around the 1...
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Readymade garments (RMG) industry of Bangladesh are lesser revealed to sustainable outlines that originating avoidance related with standard health and safety provisions, labor rights, women safety, child labor, pollution, waste disposal and ground water depletion. Recently there are also several safety hazards by way of fire incidents and building...
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The issue of employee commitment to sustainable development activities may be crucial for managing protected, sound and practical working surroundings in conjunction with limiting negative ecological impacts. The Readymade Garments (RMG) Industry of Bangladesh has been for quite a long time identified with the absence of standard work laws, sustain...
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However, effective, sustainable expansion tactics for this industry in Bangladesh may perhaps embrace the insights of appropriate employee contribution based upon what is accepted or known and completed. Successively, employee contribution is a vital management tool for the entire workforce to mature into more committed to RMG’s sustainable aims ba...
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Saving energy, less water consumption, waste disposal, global warming and disparity of biodiversity and lessening of ozone layer such green issues have become a prime concern to the civilization. As a result organizations commence to identify their responsibilities towards, not only the stakeholders but the environment as well through CSR and other...
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The Malaysian government policies previously adopted Japanese economic improvement model for Proton that reflects significant authority involvement considering import tariff, subsidiaries and suppliers. However, Proton was unable to succeed in obtaining the desired technology from its Japanese partner, or in developing the ability to survive indepe...
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The sustainable development topic of readymade garments sector speaks to a flawed picture considering distinctive sustainable issues as ecological impressions, workplace or factory security and labor rights. Therefore, sustainable point of view mostly in the readymade garments industry has distinguished as a noteworthy subject because of upsurge re...
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The automotive industry in ASEAN started thirty years under different automotive policies and approaches leasing to different performance among its country members. This paper focus on strategic analysis between Malaysia and Thailand since these two countries are made up the top three vehicles manufacturers in ASEAN. Thailand’s annual production ex...
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Sustainable development in readymade garments (RMG) industry ofBangladesh through employee's behavioural adjustments leading to SD practices.
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PROPOSING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS GROWTH MODEL FROM THE STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP PERSPECTIVE
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To explore an appropriate outline based on different entrepreneurial factors for sustainable food truck industry within Malaysian premises.
Archived project
To propose a TPB based model in order to ensure proper employee contribution towards RMGs sustainable initiatives.