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Dr. Md. Sohel Rana
PhD (Malaysia)
Assistant Professor

Room # 923   Ext # 346

Dr. Md. Sohel Rana is currently serving as an Assistant Professor at the College of Business Administration in IUBAT-International University of Business Agriculture and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was awarded the Ph.D. from the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia. Prior to that, Dr. Rana obtained MBA and BBA degrees from the University of Rajshahi (RU). His area of teaching includes Principles of Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behaviour, Total Quality Management, Human Resources Management, Financial Management, Introduction to Business and other courses related to business curriculum. Dr. Md. Sohel Rana has published several research articles in the Web of Science, Scopus, and ABDC indexed journals. Beside journal articles, Dr. Rana has contributed to several book chapters in the books published by Springer Nature, IGI Global Publishers, Taylor & Francis, Routledge Sage. He has carried out his research in the field of microfinance, environmental economics, tourism and destination marketing, industrial relationships, poverty, and urban development etc. Dr. Rana also occasionally writes editorial opinion (Ed-op) in the national English newspaper. Lately, Dr. Rana has been working on research projects related to sustainable development, poverty, and industrial relationships. Dr. Rana has attended several national and international conferences as a paper presenter, participant and invited guest with full funding facility.

Dr. Md. Sohel Rana has five years of working experience as a Research Associate at the University of Malaya (UM) and University of Rajshahi (RU). He has also the collaborative research experience with prominent researchers around the world. He has successfully organized international conferences during his Ph.D. at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Dr. Rana is always welcoming to any national and international research collaboration.

Ph.D. in Management
Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Department of Management, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Department of Management, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

  • Principles of Management.
  • Strategic Management.
  • Organizational Behaviour.
  • Total Quality Management.
  • Human Resources Management.
  • Financial Management.
  • Bank Management.
  • Project management.
  • Industrial Law.
  • Introduction to Business and other courses related to business curriculum.

Journal Publication

  1. Uddin, M. S., Rana, M. S., &Arafin, S. S. (2022). Scholarly Revisit the Role of Worker Participation Committee: Evidence from the Ready-Made Garment Industry of Bangladesh. Journal of Business Studies. Pabna University of Science and Technology. ISSN 2410-8170
  2. Ahmed, F., Hasan, S., Rana, M. S., & Sharmin, N. (2022). A conceptual framework for zero waste management in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 1-18. (Scopus Indexed, Q-1).
  3. Chen, X., Rahman, M. K., Rana, M.S, Gazi, M., Issa, A., & Rahaman, M. (2022). Predicting Consumer Green Product Purchase Attitudes and Behavioral Intention During COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 6352. (Scopus Indexed, Q-2).
  4. Rahman, M. K., Rana, M. S., Ismail, M. N., Muhammad, M. Z., Hoque, M. N., & Jalil, M. A. (2021). Does the perception of halal tourism destination matter for non-Muslim tourists’ WOM? The moderating role of religious faith. International Journal of Tourism Cities. (Scopus Indexed, Q-1).
  5. Rana, M. S., Banna, H., Mia, M. A., Ismail, I. B., & Ismail, M. N. B. (2021). How Productive Are the Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh? An Application of Malmquist Productivity Index. Studies in Microeconomics, 23210222211024445. (Scopus Indexed, Q-3)
  6. Mia, M. A., Banna, H., Noman, A. H. M., Alam, M. R., &Rana, M. S. (2021). Factors affecting borrowers’ turnover in microfinance institutions: A panel evidence. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics. (Scopus Indexed, Q-2).
  7. Masud, M. M., Ahsan, M. R., Ismail, N. A., &Rana, M. S. (2021). The underlying drivers of household purchase behaviour of life insurance. Society and Business Review. (Scopus Indexed Q-2)
  8. Hassan, M. K., Rana, M. S., Alam, M. R., & Banna, H. (2021). Reinvigorating the contributions of Islamic social finance in attaining the SDGs: A review. (Accepted in the 'International Journal of Islamic Economics and Governance (IJIEG)'
  9. Masud, M. M., Othman, A., Akhtar, R., &Rana, M. S. (2020). The underlying drivers of sustainable management of natural resources: The case of marine protected areas (MPAs). Ocean & Coastal Management, 199, 105405. (Web of Science Indexed).
  10. Rana, M. S., Rahman, M. K., Alam, M. R., & Hoque, M. N. (2020). Waqf-Based Microfinance: An Alternative Solution to Poverty Reduction. Selangor Business Review, 5(1), 40-54.
  11. Sultana, S. Rahman, Mk., Rana, MS., & Shafique, I. (2020).Non-Muslims' Perception of Halal Tourism: A Conceptual Paper. Journal of Halal Studies. Vol. 1. Issue: 1. 
  12. Akhtar, R., Masud, M. M., &Rana, M. S. (2020). Labour Force Participation and Nature of Employment Among Women in Selangor, Malaysia. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 11(1), 123-139. (Scopus Indexed-Q-2)
  13. Junsheng, H., Masud, M. M., Akhtar, R., &Rana, M. S (2020). The Mediating Role of Employees’ Green Motivation between Exploratory Factors and Green Behaviour in the Malaysian Food Industry. Sustainability, 12(2), 509. (Web of Science Tier-2)
  14. Rana, M. S. et al., (2019). Evaluating Productivity of Microfinance Institutions Evidence from Palestine and Jordan. The Journal of Development Practice, 5. (Assam Don Bosco University Journal).
  15. Junsheng, H., Akhtar, R., Masud, M. M., Rana, M. S.,& Banna, H. (2019). The role of mass media in communicating climate science: An empirical evidence. Journal of Cleaner Production, 238, 117934. (Web of Science Tier-1).
  16. Battour, M., Rahman, M. K., &Rana, M. S. (2019). The impact of PHTPS on trip quality, trip value, satisfaction and word of mouth. Journal of Islamic Marketing. (Scopus and Emerging Source Citation Index).
  17. Banna, H., Rana, M. S., Ismail, I., & Ismail, N. (2019). Quantifying the Managerial Ability of Microfinance Institutions: Evidence from Latin America. Journal of International Development. (Web of Science Tier-4).
  18. Rahman, M., Rana, M. S., Hoque, M. N., & Rahman, M. K. (2019). Brand perception of halal tourism services and satisfaction: the mediating role of tourists’ attitudes. International Journal of Tourism Sciences, 19(1), 18-37. (Korean Citation Index).
  19. Masud, M. M., Rana, M. S., Mia, M. A., & Saifullah, M. K. (2019). How Productive Are Life Insurance Institutions in Malaysia? A Malmquist Approach. The Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business (JAFEB), 6(1), 241-248. (Scopus and Emerging Source Citation Index).
  20. Mia. M.A., Rana, M.S., (2018). Factors Affecting Portfolio Yield of Microfinance Institutions: A Panel Analysis. Accepted with Minor revision in African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovations and Development (Scopus and Emerging Source Citation Index).
  21. Banna, H., Afroz, R., Masud, M. M., Rana, M. S., Koh, E. H. Y., and Ahmad, R. (2016). Financing an efficient adaptation programme to climate change: A contingent valuation method tested in Malaysia. Cahiers Agricultures, 25(2):1-8. (Web of Science Indexed-Tier 4)
  22. Noman, A. H. M., Mia, M. A., Banna, H., Rana, M. S., Alam, A. S. A. F., Gee, C. S., . . . Er, A. C. (2016). City profile: Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Cities, 59, 8-19. DOI: (Web of Science-Tier 1).

 Book Chapters 

  1. Uddin, M. S., &Rana, M. S. (2023). An Evaluation of HEQEP in Capacity Building of University of Rajshahi and Lessons Learned During the COVID-19 Pandemic. In Innovation, Leadership and Governance in Higher Education: Perspectives on the Covid-19 Recovery Strategies (pp. 371-392). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.
  2. Rana, M.S., Ismail, N. M., Ismail, I., Uddin, M.S. (2022). Applying Digital Ethnographic tool into Data Triangulation and Trustworthiness ofMicrofinance Over-indebtedness Study in Bangladesh during COVID-19. IGI-Global Publisher. Practices, Challenges, and Prospects of Digital Ethnography as a Multidisciplinary Method.
  3. Rahman M.K., Rana, M.S., Akter, S., Hassan, A. (2022). Technology Innovation as a Destination Branding Tool for Festivals and Events Tourism, Springer Link. PP135-147.
  4. Banna, H., Mia, M. A., &Rana, M. (2021). The Role of Banking and Financial Institutions in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry in Bangladesh. Tourism in Bangladesh: Investment and Development Perspectives, 111-123.
  5. Rahman, M. K., Rana, M., & Hassan, A. (2021). Development and Investment in Core Niche Tourism Products and Services in Bangladesh. In Tourism in Bangladesh: Investment and Development Perspectives (pp. 127-139). Springer, Singapore.
  6. Rana M.S, Islam M.F, Hassan. A & Rahman, M. K. (2020) Globalization Effects on Tourism Marketing in Bangladesh, Tourism Marketing in Bangladesh by Routledge
  7. Rana, M. S., I Ismail, MN Ismail (2017). Challenges and Prospects of Integrated Model of Islamic Micro-finance in Palestine, Moving Towards an Equitable Society, 177-198, UM Press (Chapter-14).

Industrial Experience

Dr. Rana has industrial experience for 6 years from 2008 to 2014. During this period, He was employed in Prime Banks Limited, Eastern Bank Limited (EBL), The City Bank Limited, and Fakir Group, Narayanganj.

Research Profiles

  • ResearchGate profile:
  • Google Scholar:
  • Web of Science Researcher ID: B-1189-201