BRAC Business School Organises Research Seminar on Academic Supply Chain Management

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Friday, March 10, 2017 - 15:00

BRAC University (BRACU) continues to pursue research-based innovations and applications with its BRAC Business School (BBS) today (Thursday, 9 March 2017) organising a research seminar on “Academic Supply Chain Management: An Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management (ITESCM) Model” at the BRACU Auditorium.

Addressing the programme as the chief guest, BRACU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Syed Saad Andaleeb PhD pointed out that research papers from Bangladesh accounted for only 0.2 percent of that in the world and only 0.1 percent of it was downloaded.

However, agricultural research was twice as much, he said quoting SCOPUS, an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature.

Professor Saad Andaleeb reiterated for all to put emphasis on faculty, students, administration, programmes and resources for BRACU to shift from South Asian rankings and focus on climbing up that of universities in the world.

The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Md. Mamun Habib, Associate Professor of BBS and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM) which is SCOPUS Indexed.

He used the ITESCM model to explain the evolution of the academic supply chain management from basic supply chain models in real life applications of the manufacturing and service industry.

The research seminar is a precursor to the 1st International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM 2017), scheduled to be organised by BBS at BRACU on September 21-22 in Dhaka.

BBS Dean Professor Dr Iftekhar Ghani Chowdhury chaired today’s research seminar, attended by eminent academicians including BBS Professor Dr. Mirza Azizul Islam and Professor Rahim B. Talukdar Ph.D, an adviser of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of BRACU.

The ITESCM model was developed by Dr. Habib in 2009 and further research on its applicability is ongoing in countries including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt and Brazil.

This exploratory research addresses the education supply chain, the research supply chain, and educational management as major constituents in an Integrated Tertiary Educational Supply Chain Management (ITESCM) model.

Doctorate level research is also being conducted at the Universiti Utara Malaysia, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; AIMST University, Malaysia; University of the Assumption, Philippines; University of Al Azhar Indonesia, Indonesia; and Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The seminar ended through a lively Q/A session.