Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana

Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana
University of South Carolina | USC · Department of Retailing

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Md. Rafiqul Islam Rana is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Retailing at the University of South Carolina, USA. He does Quantitative and Qualitative Social Research on Global Textile & Apparel Industry and Supply Chain Management.
Additional affiliations
August 2018 - present
University of Missouri
Position
  • Instructor
August 2016 - present
University of Missouri
Position
  • Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant
Education
August 2018 - December 2021
University of Missouri
Field of study
  • Textile and Apparel Management
August 2016 - May 2021
University of Missouri
Field of study
  • Quantitative Research
August 2016 - May 2018
University of Missouri
Field of study
  • Textile and Apparel Management

Publications

Publications (17)
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Fashion business curricula pay little attention to soft-skills that are directly helping to achieve sustainability goals. This study offered a new conceptual framework based on extensive review of literature in the areas of creativity, communication, leadership, and sustainability while incorporating essential skills needed for enhancing sustainabi...
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Purpose : The properties of Polyester/Cotton (PC) fabric after chemical treatments as lining in woolen suit has been investigated with the aim of studying the influence of different finishing agents and their concentration on the properties of PC fabrics. Design/methodology/approach: Three different chemical finishes such as anti-slip (AS) finish,...
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Fabric of three basic weave structure such as plain, twill, satin and their derivative matt and diamond consisted of 100% cotton fibre composition were tested with different picks per inch of 42, 52, 66 and different yarn count of Ne 20/1, Ne 30/1 and Ne 40/1 to determine their surface pilling performance. The investigation developed a way so that...
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Drawing from the theories of protection motivation (PMT) and the technology acceptance model (TAM), this study aims to understand the role of psychological distress (i.e., feeling disconnected) in retail consumer’s attitude and behavior towards online shopping during COVID‐19 pandemic. An analysis of the dataset collected from an online survey (n=8...
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The counterproductive workplace behavior (CWB) of supervisors and the subsequent employee satisfaction (ES) of the subordinates in the fashion industry have been examined qualitatively for the first time in this study. The study result shows various types of CWB that the employees experience in today’s fashion industry, such as passive-aggressivene...
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The importance of local sourcing is increasing day by day as the product life cycles are getting short, lead times are getting narrow, and imposing of tariffs makes it difficult to get competitive pricing. Therefore, the goal of this research was to investigate the challenges of local fabric sourcing in Bangladesh and identify the scope of improvem...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between the social power of apparel buyers from developed countries and the psychologically defensive workplace behavior (PDWB) of the suppliers from a developing country. Design/methodology/approach An online survey was used to collect 205 responses from the professionals who w...
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In this study, we aim to provide a holistic perspective of fashion brands sustainable development and investigate the sustainability practices of US fashion brands. To achieve the research goal, CSR reports of 12 US brands from all public companies of the fashion industry were collected. To identify and classify the sustainability practices in thes...
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Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SCM) indicates to a company’s mission and vision that incorporate environmental and social issues into SCM to enhance the company’s environmental and social performance including its suppliers and customers without hampering its overall economic performance. Past researches have been focused on specific aspects...
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This study investigated the relationships between the social power of apparel buyers from developed countries and the psychologically defensive workplace behavior of the suppliers from a developing country. An online survey was used to collect 205 responses from the professionals who were working in the apparel exporting companies in Bangladesh. Th...
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Fashion buyers play an integral role in the development and commercial success of a fashion brand or company. With the growing need of 21st century skills and sustainability, incorporating this knowledge and implementing it in all aspects of fashion buying is a neglected area of academic research. Therefore, this paper analyzed the current fashion...
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The relationship between a buyer and a supplier in a global sourcing setting can be discussed in terms of influence and control. Buyers make demands of suppliers and suppliers comply. The power influence of foreign buyers on the suppliers’ job satisfaction and turnover intention has been examined quantitatively for the first time in this study. Buy...
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Managers’ psychologically defensive workplace behavior (PDWB) are a common scenario in the apparel manufacturing sector because of the expanding global sourcing and supply chain structure, buyers’ negligence of labor regulation and workplace conditions, and the difficulties in monitoring apparel manufacturing sites located offshore. Years of experi...
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This paper offers a conceptual framework to address the importance of incorporating ideation, negotiation, and implementation into Textile and Apparel sustainability curricula in a holistic matter in an effort to accomplish true sustainability. As long as professionals think business decisions are separated from sustainability decisions, sustainabi...
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Managers’ psychologically defensive practices have been a major concern for many years to the media and the researchers. Research shows that such practices are a common scenario in the apparel manufacturing sector because of the expanding global sourcing and supply chain structure, buyers’ negligence of labor regulation and workplace conditions, an...

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