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Dr Md Imtiaz Mostafiz (FHEA)

Senior Lecturer


Greetings !!! I am Dr Md Imtiaz Mostafiz, Senior Lecturer of International Business and Strategy at Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University. I am a Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK. I teach the Foundation of International Business, International Business Research Project, Managing International Business, International Strategy, International Strategic Management and so forth, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Before joining SHU, I served Taylor's Business School at Taylor's University. I earned my PhD in International Business from Taylor’s Business School, Taylor’s University, with the “Best Student Paper Award” from the Academy of International Business Western USA Annual Conference 2018. I completed my MSc in International Business from Monash University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University. 

My scholarly works have been published in the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Multinational Business Review, European Journal of International Management, Strategic Change, International Review of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Bank Marketing, etc. I am currently serving the Editorial Board of Entrepreneurship Research Journal, Business Strategy and Development, and Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economy. I am also serving the International Entrepreneurship Scholar's Association as an Ambassador, and representing Bangladesh and South-East Asia.   

Currently, I am supervising dissertations both at the MSc and Doctoral levels and looking forward to accepting PhD applications.

My Research expertise includes dynamic managerial capability, dynamic capability, strategic knowledge management, international entrepreneurship, early internationalization and related area. I am an expert in quantitative research methodology consisting of structural equation modelling, PLS-SEM, deep-learning artificial intelligence analysis, fsQCA, and necessary component analysis. 



2018: PhD International Business, Taylor's University
2015: MSc International Business, Monash University
2011: Bachelor of Business Studies, Heriot-Watt University

Senior Lecturer


Foundation of International Business
International Business Strategy
Multinational Enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment
Global Business Environment
Managing International Business

International Business and Economics Research Group


Individual and Firm level Capabilities
Knowledge Management
Strategic Entrepreneurship
Early Internationalisation
International Entrepreneurship


Journal articles

Faroque, A.R., Kuivalainen, O., Ahmed, J.U., Rahman, M., Roy, H., Ali, M.Y., & Mostafiz, M.I. (2021). Performance implications of export assistance: the mediating role of export entrepreneurship. International Marketing Review.

Lei, C., Hossain, M.S., Mostafiz, M.I., & Khalifa, G.S.A. (2021). Factors determining employee career success in the Chinese hotel industry: A perspective of Job-Demand Resources theory. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 48, 301-311.

Gu, M., Li Tan, J.H., Amin, M., Mostafiz, M.I., & Yeoh, K.K. (2021). Revisiting the moderating role of culture between job characteristics and job satisfaction: a multilevel analysis of 33 countries. Employee Relations.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., Goh, S.-.K., & Shakil, M.H. (2021). The Mediating Role of Innovation Capabilities in the Relationship between Dynamic Managerial Capability and Performance of Export-manufacturing Firms. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 19 (2), 169-200.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., Goh, S.-.K., & Ahmed, P. (2021). Configuring Foreign Market Knowledge and Opportunity Recognition Capabilities to Predict the Performance of Export-Manufacturing Firms. Knowledge Management Research and Practice.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., & See Kwong, G. (2021). Antecedents and Consequences of Market Orientation in International B2B Market: Role of Export Assistance as a Moderator. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing.

Shakil, M.H., Tasnia, M., & Mostafiz, M.I. (2020). Board Gender Diversity and Environmental, Social & Governance Performance of US Banks: Moderating role of Environmental Social and Corporate Controversies. International Journal of Bank Marketing.

Ahamad, S., Al-jaifi, H., & Mostafiz, M.I. (2020). Conceptualizing Recourses as Antecedents to the Economic Performance of Family-Based Micro-enterprise – the Moderating role of Competencies. Journal of Family Business Management.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., & Goh, S.-.K. (2020). The Performance of Export Manufacturing Firms: Roles of International Entrepreneurial Capability and International Opportunity Recognition. International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Faroque, A.R., Mostafiz, M.I., Kuivalainen, O., & Sundqvist, S. (2020). Prior Experience and Export Performance: The Missing Link of Global Vision. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 18 (1), 73-98.

Faroque, A., Mostafiz, M.I., Faruq, M., & Bashar, M. (2020). Revisiting entrepreneurial capabilities and export market orientation: a multi-scale investigation in an emerging economy. International Journal of Emerging Markets.

Mostafiz, M.I. (2020). The antecedents and the outcomes of firm’s dominant logic – the dynamic managerial capability perspective. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 12 (2/3), 142-155.

Goh, S.-.K., Jayaraman, K., Mostafiz, M.I., & Leow, Y.M. (2020). The Effect of Organisational Climate on Employees’ Creative Performance through Knowledge Sharing Behaviour. Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 18 (1), 1-14.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., & Goh, S.K. (2019). Born Global phenomenon: a critical review and avenues for future research. European Journal of International Management.

Mostafiz, M.D.I., Sambasivan, M., & Goh, S.K. (2019). Psychometric evaluation of Dynamic Managerial Capability scale in the context of early internationalizing firms from an emerging economy. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., & Goh, S.K. (2019). Measurement scale of international opportunity identification in early internationalization firms. Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, 11 (2), 131-145.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., & Goh, S.K. (2019). The antecedents and the outcomes of foreign market knowledge accumulation – the dynamic managerial capability perspective. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, 34 (4), 902-920.

Shafiq, A., Mostafiz, M.I., & Taniguchi, M. (2019). Using SERVQUAL to determine Generation Y’s satisfaction towards hoteling industry in Malaysia. Journal of Tourism Futures, 5 (1), 62-74.

Mostafiz, I., Islam, Y., & Sharif, S.P. (2018). Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling in Asian Tourism and Hospitality Research: A Systematic Review. Perspectives on Asian Tourism, 207-221.

Jayaraman, K., Vejayon, S., Raman, S., & Mostafiz, I. (2018). The proposed e-waste management model from the conviction of individual laptop disposal practices- an empirical study in Malaysia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 208, 688-696.

Mostafiz, I., & Goh, S.K. (2018). International women entrepreneurs and international opportunity recognition skills for start-up ventures. Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development (JIBED), 11 (3), 201-220.

Sharif, S.P., Mostafiz, I., & Guptan, V. (2018). A systematic review of structural equation modelling in nursing research. Nurse Researcher, 26 (2), 28-31.

Mostafiz, M.I., Sambasivan, M., & Goh, S.K. (n.d.). Foreign market knowledge, international opportunity recognition and the performance of export manufacturing firms. Strategic Change.

Conference papers

Najaf, K., Schinckus, C., Mostafiz, M.I., & Najaf, R. (2020). Conceptualising cybersecurity risk of fintech firms and banks sustainability. In The International Conference on Business and Technology, Istanbul, Turkey, 14 November 2020 - 15 November 2020. Springer Nature

Mostafiz, M.D.I., Sambasivan, M., & Hughes, M. (2020). Configurations of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Knowledge Management, and Positional Advantage: A Comparative Analysis between Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurial Firms (abstract only). In BAM 2020 Conference in the Cloud, Virtual conference, 2 September 2020 - 4 September 2020 (pp. 325). BAM:

Mostafiz, M.I. (2020). fsQCA in Management research. In Business, Law and Management at the Post-Pandemic Era: An International e-Conference, Malaysia, 11 July 2020 - 11 August 2020. Taylor's University:


Omrane, A., Kassmi, K., Akram, M.W., Khanna, A., & Mostafiz, M.I. (Eds.). (2020). Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy-Based Projects, and Digitalization. (First Edition). CRC Taylor and Francis Group.


Mostafiz, M.I. (2021). Keynote Speech: Research Opportunities and Career in the UK. Presented at: 1st International Online Research Methodology Workshop in Humanities and Social Sciences, India, 2021

Other activities


1) Mostafiz, I, Murali, S. Hughes, M. (2020), Configurations of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Knowledge Management, and Positional Advantage: A Comparative Analysis between Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurial Firms. The British Academy of Management Conference, 2-4 September, Manchester, United Kingdom. 

2) Mostafiz, I. and Sambasivan, M., (2020), The Configurational Analysis of Entrepreneurial Orientation, Knowledge Management, and Positional Advantage: a comparative analysis between Native and Immigrant Entrepreneurial Firms. The Academy of International Business Western USA, 1st – 3rd Feb 2020, Flower School of Business, San Diego State University, California, USA. 

3) Mostafiz, I., Sambasivan, M., and Goh, S. K., (2018), The role of Dynamic Managerial Capability in International Opportunity Identification: An Empirical Investigation in Emerging Economy. The Academy of International Business Western USA, 17th – 19th October 2018, The University of Denver, Colorado. (Best Paper Award). 

4) Jayaraman, K., Mostafiz, I. (2019), Challenges of Human Resources Leaders: A conceptualized research model. Presented at 19th International Business Summit & Research Conference, 20th – 22nd February 2019, Amity University, India. (Best paper Award). 

5) Mostafiz, I., Goh, S. K., (2017), International Women Entrepreneurs and International Opportunity Recognition Skill for Start-up Venture. Present at 2017 Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, 9th – Dec 2017. Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

6) SP., Sharif and Mostafiz, I., (2016), Structural Equation Modeling in Nursing Research: A Brief Guide and Review. Presented at AASUG 20th User Conference, 6th – Dec. 2016. Innovative applications of Statistics, Predictive Analytics & Big Data Analytics. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Postgraduate supervision

3 Doctoral Supervisions - current

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