Ziaul Haque Munim

Ziaul Haque Munim
University of South-Eastern Norway | USN · Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences

PhD MSc BBA
Logistics aspects of autonomous shipping | Sustainable supply chain | Automated machine learning

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Introduction
I am Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at the University of South-Eastern Norway. I have pursued PhD degree in International Management at University of Agder and MSc in Supply Chain Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business. My research interests include maritime logistics, green shipping, supply chain, forecasting & research methods. I have advanced training on Structural Equation Modelling from the University of Cambridge & University of Oslo.
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
The Maritime Economist
Position
  • Editor
November 2019 - present
International Journal of Emerging Markets
Position
  • Editor
April 2019 - present
University of South-Eastern Norway
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2015 - August 2018
Universitetet i Agder
Field of study
  • Imternational Management
October 2013 - August 2015
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Field of study
  • Supply Chain Management
October 2007 - September 2011
Eastern University, Bangladesh
Field of study
  • Finance

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Publications (60)
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Over the last decade, a few autonomous ship prototypes have been developed. While Norway is pioneering the technological development of autonomous ships (AS), other countries such as China, Finland and USA have also made significant progress. However, future applications of AS and potential business models are not yet well explored. In the near fut...
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This study investigates the appropriate port governance model for implementation of green port management (GPM) practices. Relying on social systems engineering principles, we propose a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) framework considering four port governance models and five major GPM practice indicators. We validate the MCDM framework using...
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This study provides a bibliometric review of 279 studies on the applications of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) in the maritime industry, published in 214 academic outlets, authored by 842 scholars. We extracted bibliographical data from the Web of Science database and analysed it using the Bibliometrix tool in R software. Based on citati...
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This study proposes a two-tier cross-validation and backtesting procedure, including expanding and rolling-window test metrics in predictive analytics of container freight rates by utilizing the system dynamics approach. The study utilized system dynamics to represent the nonlinear complex structure of container freight rates for predictive analyti...
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Autonomous ships would require higher cyber-physical interaction in comparison with traditional shipping operations, thus increasing the vulnerabilities associated with cyber security. The increasing complexity surrounding the innate characteristics of the shipping industry makes it challenging to build a resilient framework for ensuring cyber secu...
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Purpose International Journal of Emerging Markets (IJoEM) is a leading journal that publishes high-quality research focused on emerging markets. In 2020, IJoEM celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, and the objective of this paper is to conduct a retrospective analysis to commensurate IJoEM's milestone. Design/methodology/approach Data used in this...
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Systems engineering management (SEM) focuses on designing, integrating, and managing systems over time using different skills and business concepts to improve the system's performance. System engineering management skills are essential when improving the performance and efficiency of the system. Systems engineers use knowledge from many different d...
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To improve energy efficiency of ships, initiatives have been taken by the international and regional regulatory bodies, ship owners, shipping lines, and other involved stakeholders. While existing literature has investigated ship energy efficiency from different perspectives, a comprehensive review on measures, practices, policies, feasibility, and...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly affected business strategy in emerging markets. To understand how firms should adopt, utilize, integrate, and implement AI to gain a competitive advantage, we posit a conceptual model for developing AI-driven strategies. By identifying the primary drivers of AI-related institutions, firms can understan...
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Due to increasing throughput and expansion in extended hinterlands, container ports worldwide are witnessing the establishment of dry ports in their hinterlands to ensure the smooth flow of containerised cargo and maintain efficient port–city relationships. Since the dry port has become a key node in maritime logistics, connecting all involved part...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is assumed to function better in open societies and competitive markets where market forces drive communication and voluntary adoption of self-regulated quality CSR practices. Thus, the common wisdom maintains that consumer awareness of positive CSR activities of an organisation elicits positive perceptions abo...
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Despite the promising features of blockchain, such as enhancing efficiency, transparency, immutability, cost savings, and traceability, the technology is still not widely adopted across industries. The oil and gas industry uses state-of-the-art engineering solutions for oil and gas exploration but substantially lags behind in using innovative digit...
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This study forecasts container freight rates using three seasonal univariate models — Seasonal Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (SARIMA), Seasonal Neural Network Autoregression (SNNAR) and the state-space TBATS model. As a proxy for weekly container freight, China Container Freight Index (CCFI) is forecasted, collected from the Shanghai Shi...
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This study examines the influence of corporate environmental performance (CEP) and corporate social performance (CSP) on corporate financial performance (CFP) of transport and logistics firms. Moreover, the moderating effects of board gender diversity (BGD) on the relationship between CEP and CFP, and CSP and CFP are also investigated. We use a cro...
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Purpose According to the logistics performance index, emerging countries such as India are lagging behind developed countries such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH region). The purpose of this study is to compare and understand the differences in logistics outsourcing outlook in the two regions by considering both manufacturing firms (M-fi...
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The study aims to identify the current trends, gaps, and research opportunities in research pertaining to the disruptive field of artificial intelligence (AI) applications in supply chain management (SCM). Since SCM represents managerial innovation due to its new way of integrated system thinking, SCM has emerged as one of the most fruitful busines...
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Manufacturing firms that continued production activities during the COVID-19 have been taking necessary measures to cope with the risks imposed by the pandemic. This study assesses the measures implemented by the Ready-Made Garments (RMG) sector in Bangladesh. With the increase in COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh, following government order, along with...
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This study evaluates the attractiveness of the Chittagong Port of Bangladesh from a port users’ perspective. Existing maritime literature is focused on major ports of Europe, East Asia and North America, but many secondary ports of the mainline maritime network, which play a crucial role in their countries, are overlooked. Chittagong Port is such a...
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Despite being located in the periphery of major trade lanes, Norway houses a large shipping sector with a highly international profile. Norway’s regulatory framework for port governance and development conforms mostly to a style of governance with high degrees of autonomy and financial self-sufficiency seen in other northern European countries. How...
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This chapter provides an overview of the Bangladesh port sector, focusing on governance and finance. The Bangladesh port industry relies heavily on the Chittagong Port and Mongla Port, two main operational ports. Two other ports are under development, the Payra Port and Matarbari deep-sea port. In addition, the port system includes 23 inland ports...
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Purpose: The study identifies nine important research areas and critically maps the structural relationships amongst Supply Chain Resilience (SCRES) dimensions, viz. vulnerabilities, capabilities, strategies, and performance metrics. The analysis also revealed various influential authors, journals, institutions, and trending articles, across SCRES...
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Developing countries, despite being the major suppliers of maritime manpower, lag in their future-proof competence development. This study explores whether the current maritime education and training (MET) practices for marine engineering education in a developing nation are perceived as sufficient by the early-stage marine engineers. The current c...
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This study presents a sustainability performance measurement model integrating the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) perspective and the Fuzzy multiple-criteria decision-making (FMCDM) approach. First, this study proposes a list of twenty-one indexes of sustainability, based on four BSC-based dimensions, in line with triple bottom line sustainability dimens...
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This study proposes a novel approach to forecast a transhipment port's competitiveness on the basis of market share. The potential reasons for escalating or diminishing competitiveness are explored by utilising a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methodology. We assess the competitiveness of transhipment ports by seven major components: connect...
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This study investigates the competitiveness of various autonomous ship categories for container shipping in the Arctic route. We propose a multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) framework using four ship categories as alternatives and eight criteria for competitiveness evaluation. We analyse collected data using the Best-Worst Method (BWM), one of t...
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See detail at https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ijoem/post-covid-19-sustainable-supply-chain-management-emerging-markets
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Major players in the maritime business such as shipping lines, charterers, shippers, and others rely heavily on container freight rate forecasts for operational decision making. The non-existence of a formal forward market in the container industry makes it necessary for them to rely on forecasts for their hedging strategy purposes, too. Thus, to i...
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Ship emissions and emissions from the maritime industry, in general, are of great concern to various stakeholders due to their adverse impacts on climate change and the local community. Countries within the Europe (and also around the world) are developing strategies, technologies, and drafting laws and regulations for mitigating environmental impa...
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Background In recent years, oncolytic viruses (OVs) have drawn attention as a novel therapy to various types of cancers, both in clinical and preclinical cancer studies all around the world. Consequently, researchers have been actively working on enhancing cancer therapy since the early twentieth century. This study presents a systematic review of...
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This study presents a novel approach to forecast freight rates in container shipping by integrating soft facts in the form of measures originating from surveys among practitioners asked about their sentiment, confidence or perception about present and future market development. As a base case, an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) mod...
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Blockchain technology, since its introduction, has been expected to be implemented in many areas. Cryptocurrency is one unique example that established a functioning application. On the other hand, blockchain technology is not immune to various challenges related to the nature of itself, privacy management, and antitrust laws, among others. This st...
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The study examines the role of the individualism-collectivism (IDV) cultural dimension in reward crowdfunding contribution intentionality and behavior. An extended Theory of Planned Behavior framework is used for comparative analysis using survey data collected from users of national platforms from opposing cultures along the IDV dimension – China...
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Mobile cargo is transported with help of Ro-Ro vessels, where it is rolled-on and rolled-off the ship via ramps. The size, and thus the capacity, of this type of vessels sees an expansion from several vehicles, or cargo transport units (CTU), to over 7000 vehicles on board. This tendency leads to a continuously increasing cargo load on the Ro-Ro te...
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Special Issue: Call for papers on “Autonomous shipping: Implications for maritime supply chains” || Journal: Maritime Economics & Logistics || Guest Editors: Ziaul Haque Munim, University of South-Eastern Norway. Hercules Haralambides, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and Dalian Maritime University.
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Cultural production has stood at the forefront of crowdfunding adoption representing some of the first crowdfunding campaigns on record. This development emerged as part of comprehensive value chain reconfigurations in the cultural sector, which were triggered by the advent of digitalization on the one hand and the downsizing in public funds on the...
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Crowdfunding is a viable approach to financing start-ups and supporting social causes in advanced economies. The World Bank estimates a vast potential for crowdfunding also in emerging markets. The South Asia region consists of predominantly collectivist societies where helping others through donations is an integral part of prevailing religious ob...
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While cities are moving towards environmentally friendly public transport such as electrification of public buses, the attractiveness of such innovative solutions among the bus users is yet to be explored. We study young people's perception of hybrid electric buses (HEBs) incorporating environmental performance in the bus service quality assessment...
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The current Coronavirus infection (COVID-19) outbreak has had a substantial impact on many aspects of general life. Although a number of studies have been published on the topic already, there has not been a critical review of studies on the impacts of COVID-19 by and on environmental factors. The current study fills this gap by presenting a critic...
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Purpose: SME funding gaps in developing economies are substantial. Crowdfunding is an innovative way to raise funds that may be part of the solution for closing such gaps. The purpose of this study is to investigate the determinants of crowdfunding contribution intentions in the context of a developing country –Bangladesh. Design/methodology/approa...
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Purpose Due to the unique nature of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs), the impact of crowdfunding on them is more significant than on other industries. This study investigates the association between crowdfunding campaigns in four different categories of cultural production and each campaign promoter's decision regarding platform choice....
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Researchers and practitioners are benchmarking technical efficiency of ports and exploring the drivers of high efficiency. Paradoxically, this study argues that high technical efficiency (TE=1) is not always essential, but an optimal level needs to be achieved while balancing the port service level. This study applies data envelopment analysis (DEA...
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This study presents a review of articles with a focus on seaport competitiveness from the maritime literature. We investigated how port competitiveness research has evolved during the last two decades using bibliometric citation analysis tools and techniques. Bibliography data, collected from the ISI Web of Science database, consisted of 267 resear...
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Purpose-Earlier firms were evaluated mostly from their financial performance perspective, but with the increasing attention to sustainability goals, environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of firms became key concerns to stakeholders. The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of ESG performance of banks on their financial p...
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This study analyzes forecasts of Bitcoin price using the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) and neural network autoregression (NNAR) models. Employing the static forecast approach, we forecast next-day Bitcoin price both with and without re-estimation of the forecast model for each step. For cross-validation of forecast results, we co...
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Reward crowdfunding is a popular channel for entrepreneurial fundraising, whereby backers receive non-monetary benefits in return for monetary contributions while accepting risks of non-delivery on campaign pitch promises. To understand contribution behavior in this context, we apply the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) for analyzing contribution i...
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This study investigates potential port users’ surplus and terminal operators’ profits due to transforming port governance from the ‘tool port’ model to the ‘landlord port’ model. Although the landlord port model is one of the most adopted and successful port governance models, many ports still operate under other models. Chittagong Port, the larges...
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This study reviews the green supply chain management (GSCM) literature and proposes a comprehensive view of the structural associations amongst the GSCM factors, viz. drivers, practice indicators and performance measures. The HistCite software was used to perform bibliometric citation meta-analysis on a sample of 1523 articles , obtained from the I...
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In this study, we forecast container freight rates using both univariate and multivariate approach and compare forecast performance. For univariate, we adopted ARIMA (Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average); and for multivariate, VAR (Vector Autoregressive) /VEC (Vector Error Correction) and ANN (Artificial Neural Network) models are used. These...
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This article reviews the scholarly research on the internationalization of Chinese enterprises (ICE) through bibliometric citation analysis. We do so through a data visualization technique and analysis of 206 articles which are authored by 382 scholars in 72 different journals published between 2003-2016. The results reveal four research streams in...
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This study examines the Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) strategy in the oil and gas industry. The GSCM strategies are based on product life-cycle management perspective and an analytic network process is adopted to design complex relationships among the GSCM drivers, practice indicators, performance measures and strategies.
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This study presents an analysis of cross-border competition and cooperation between ports in Bangladesh and India. Nepal and Bhutan are countries without access to seaports — two landlocked countries in South Asia, depending solely on the Indian port of Kolkata for their international seaborne trade. Alternatives do exist in the Bangladeshi ports o...
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Considering 91 countries with seaports, this study conducted an empirical inquiry into the broader economic contribution of seaborne trade, from a port infrastructure quality and logistics performance perspective. Investment in quality improvement of port infrastructure and its contribution to economy are often questioned by politicians, investors...
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This study investigates potential port users’ surplus and the profit of terminal operators (or port authorities) due to port governance model transformation from ‘tool port’ to ‘landlord port’ model. Among the existing port governance models, the landlord port model is one of the most adopted and successful one, still many ports operate under other...
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Purpose: Recently, green supply chain management (GSCM) has received great attention in SCM domain. This paper reviews the research progress in GSCM over time, and proposes a holistic view by identifying associations of GSCM drivers, practice indicators and performance measures. Design /methodology /approach: Bibliometric citation meta-analysis w...
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This study introduces a state-of-the-art volatility forecasting method for container shipping freight rates. Over the last decade, the container shipping industry has become very unpredictable. The demolition of the shipping conferences system in 2008 for all trades calling at a port in the European Union (EU) and the global financial crisis in 200...
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This study introduces a state-of-the-art volatility forecasting method for container shipping freight rates. Over the last decade, the container shipping industry has become very unpredictable. The demolition of the shipping conferences system in 2008 for all trades calling at a port in the European Union (EU) and the global financial crisis in 200...
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Since the 1990s competition among seaports have increased tremendously. The increasing number of seaports serving the same hinterland as well as the urge to attract shipping lines stimulated the competition to a new extreme. This study investigates how scholarly research on seaport competitiveness has evolved in the last two decades by conducting a...

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I am trying to develop a long haul intermodal transportation route considering 4 countries for a research paper. Before processing with mixed integer linear programming (MILP) model, I need to calculate travel distance between cities and respective travel time. I prefer to work on R. 
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Can anyone please suggest any alternative? 
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I am trying moderating effects in a structural equation model, where the moderating variable is also a latent variable. I am using "R" as the software tool. Unfortunately, I could not create a moderating variable as it is supposed to be a product of two latent variables. Therefore, I am wondering if it is possible to take out the a score of all observations for each latent variables after confirmatory factor analysis, which I can later use to create the moderating variable.   

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The main objectives of this call are twofold. First, it will enrich the literature of the COVID-19 pandemic, considering the sustainability of the supply chains in an emerging economy context. We seek scientifically sound theories and models that ensure the sustainability of the supply chain in emerging market contexts during the pandemic. Second, we seek manuscripts with practical implications for the industry that address supply chain challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/journal/ijoem/post-covid-19-sustainable-supply-chain-management-emerging-markets
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Study the risks associated with supply chains, explore various mitigation approaches, and to link the effect of risk mitigation approaches over risks through exploring the theory and practice of the same.