Department of Business Administration
Professor Dr. Farid A. Sobhani  Professor
Name :
Professor Dr. Farid A. Sobhani
Employee ID
710001795
Designation
Professor  
Department
Department of Business Administration
Faculty
Faculty of Business & Economics
Personal Webpage
http://faculty.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/profile/bba/Sobhani.html
E-mail
drsobhani@diu.edu.bd
Phone
+88 02 9138234-5 (Ext: 384)
Cell-Phone
01713493028
  • PhD in Corporate Governance (2011), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia 
  • MS in Management (2001), University of Antwerp, Belgium 
  • MBA in Accounting (1995), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh 
  • BBA in Accounting (1993), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh 

Conducted several training programs, organized by locally and globally reputed organizations.

  • Conducted a training session on ‘Understanding Research Framework’ for the PhD Candidates of Accounting Research Institute (ARI) of Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia at ARI on 24 August 2016.
  • Moderated a public learning session titled ‘Meet the HR Gurus’ in the Career Fest 2016 organized by jobsbd.com in association with Chittagong City Corporation during 6-7 May 2016
  • Conducted a training session as a Moderator on ‘Lean and Six Sigma Tools for Sustainability’ in the 2nd HRD Conference organized by HRD Foundation Bangladesh on 22 April 2016 at Hotel Agrabad, Chittagong. 
  • Conducted a training session as a Trainer on ‘Qualities of Good Trainer in Training and Developing Art of Presentation and Presentation Skill’ for the senior bankers of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized by Islami Bank Training and Research Academy (IBTRA), Chittagong Regional Center, Bangladesh on 22 February 2014.
  • Conducted several training sessions as a Trainer on ‘Performance Appraisal System’ at KAFCO, Chittagong, initiated by KPMG, Singapore during March to April in 2005.
  • Conducted a training session on ‘Impact Assessment” in the training program of “Coastal Embankment Rehabilitation Projects in Bangladesh’ jointly organized by European Union and Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in 2003.
  • Conducted a training session on Financial & Audit Management’from 23 to 27 August 2003 organized by Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Training Center, Chittagong. 
  • Conducted training sessions as a Trainer on ‘Understanding Human Resource Management’ and ‘Using Time Effectively’ in the training program on ‘Supervisory Skills and Leadership Development’organized by Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM) from 26 July to 07 August 2003.
  • Conducted a training session as a Trainer in the training program on ‘Office Management’from 19 to 23 July 2003 organized by Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Training Center, Chittagong. 
Accounting and management related courses.
Courses taught at tertiary level 
Executive MBA  Principles of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Project Management & Evaluation, Operations Management
MBA Program Principles of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Project Management & Evaluation, Operations Management
PGDHRM Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Organization Behavior
BBA Program Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Financial and Cost Auditing, Project Management, Human Resource Management 

More than 50 articles and conference papers published in reputed journals, proceedings, and periodicals at home and abroad.

Journal Publications:

  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2017). Risk Disclosure in Bank’s Annual Report: Bangladesh Perspective, Australian Academy of Accounting and Finance Review, 3(1), 11-20.
  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2017). Transformation from charity to ethical profit social enterprises: Its necessity, scope and barriers. International Journal of Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management, 1, 37-58.
  • Sobhani, F. A., M Murtaz, N Omar (2016). Critical analysis of the role, challenges and shariah compliance of Islamic windows by conventional banks in Bangladesh. International Journal of Economics and Management, 10 (Specialissue2), 391-407.
  • Akhter, M. N. & Sobhani, F. A. (2016). Entrepreneurship for Women in Islam. DIU Journal of Business and Economics, 10(2), 97-109.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2016). Lean and Six Sigma Tools for Sustainability. HRD Journal, Vol. 2, pp.32-33.
  • Sobhani, F. A. & Murtaz, M. (2015). Factors behind Begging and Search for Alternatives: A Study on Female Street Beggars in Chittagong City. IIUC Business Review, 4, 24-38.
  • Sobhani, F. A., & Amran, A. (2012). Managerial Perceptions Concerning Nondisclosure of Sustainable Development Issues: The Case of an Islamic and a Conventional Bank in Bangladesh. Asian Business Review, September Issue 1(1), 56-66.
  • Sobhani, F. A., & Amran, A. (2012). Sustainability disclosure in annual reports and websites: A study of the banking industry in Bangladesh. Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier, Impact Factor: 3.590), 23(1), 75-85.
  • Sobhani, F. A., & Amran, A. (2012). Essence of, Approaches to and Transformation Process in Higher Education for Sustainable Development: A Critical Review. IIUC Studies- A Research Journal of International Islamic University Chittagong, 9, 113-136.
  • Sobhani, F. A., Zainuddin, Y. &Amran, A. (2011). Religion as an emerging institutional factor behind sustainability disclosure practices in Bangladesh: The case of an Islamic bank. World Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), 69-85.
  • Sobhani, F. A., Zainuddin, Y., Amran, A. &Baten., A. (2011). Corporate sustainability disclosure practices of selected banks: A trend analysis approach, African Journal of Business Management, 5(7), 2794-2804.
  • Islam, M. A., &Sobhani, F. A. (2010). A Study of Leadership in the Hierarchy of Managers in the Malaysian Multinational Manufacturing Industries. Global Journal of Business Management (India), 4(1), 13-32.
  • Islam, M. A., &Sobhani, F. A. (2010). Determinants of Outsourcing in the Manufacturing Industries in Bangladesh. Business Review (Pakistan), 5(2), 127-147.
  • Moral, M. J. B., Sobhani, F. A., &Rainis, R. (2010). Delphi Technique in Poverty Alleviation. IIUC Studies, 6(1), 77-96
  • Sobhani, F. A., & Rahman, S. (2010). Challenges of higher education for sustainable development: A study of private universities in Bangladesh. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 2(5), 231-248.
  • Sobhani, F. A., Amran, A., &Zainuddin, Y. (2009). Revisiting the practices of corporate social and environmental disclosure in Bangladesh. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management (John Wiley & Sons, Impact Factor: 2.054), 16(3), 167-183.
  • Ather, S. M., Sobhani, F. A., & Chowdhury, A. H. (2008). Depreciation Methods of the Listed Companies in Bangladesh. The Cost and Management, 36( 1), 11-13. 
  • Ather, S. M., &Sobhani, F. A. (2007). Managerial Leadership – An Islamic Perspective. IIUC Studies, 4(1), 7-24.
  • Huda, S.S.M.S., Sobhani, F. A., &Zubayer, M. (2006). Management Historians in the 1990s: A Review of their Lives and Prime Contributions. IIUC Studies, 3(1), 73-82. 
  • Rana, M. B., & Sobhani, F. A. (2006). Interrelationship Between Globalization and National Responsiveness: An Analytical Approach. IIUC Business Review, 1(1), 33-40.
  • Khan, M. S. U., Sobhani, F. A., & Ali, M. H. (2005). Social Capital: A Multidimensional Approach of Socioeconomic Development. Journal of Social Sciences, 3(1), 124-128.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2004). Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: A Case Study of the Textile Sector. IIUC Studies, 1(1), 9-23.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2004). Management Practices of Private Universities in Bangladesh: A Case Study of International Islamic University Chittagong. IIUC Studies, 2(1), 24-59.

Conference Papers:

  • Dhar, B. , M. A. Mutalib, F. A. Sobhani (2017). Investigating the Impact of Human Resource Accounting Practice on Organizational Performance. International Islamic Social Economic Conference at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia 
  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2016). Risk Disclosure in Bank’s Annual Report: Bangladesh Perspective, Conference Proceedings of Independent Global Conference on Business and Economics, held on 21 May 2016 at IUB School of Business, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Kabir, M. R., Sobhani, F. A. & Others (2016). Corporate Governance and Risk Disclosures: A Comparative Analysis between Bangladeshi and Malaysian Banks, Conference Proceedings of 2016 Forth International Conference on Governance and Accountability (ICGA), held on 25-27 September 2016, organized by Accounting Research Institute (ARI) & Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
  • Hossain, M. A, Sobhani, F. A. & Others (2016). Perceptions of Bankers Concerning Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Ethical Investment, Conference Proceedings of 2016 Forth International Conference on Governance and Accountability (ICGA), held on 25-27 September 2016, organized by Accounting Research Institute (ARI) & Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia
  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2016). Risk Disclosure in Bank’s Annual Report: Bangladesh Perspective, Conference Proceedings of Independent Global Conference on Business and Economics, held on 21 May 2016 at IUB School of Business, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Murtaz, M. &Sobhani, F. A. (2015). Critical Analysis of the Role, Challenges and Shari’ah Compliance of Islamic Windows by Conventional Banks in Bangladesh, presented in the International Conference on Islamic Economics, Governance and Social Enterprise, jointly organized by Accounting Research Institute-UniversitiTeknologi Mara-Malaysia, Zakat Research Institute of Malaysia, UniversitiSains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Universitas Islam NegeriMaulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia held on 14-15 December 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia
  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2015). Transformation from Charity to Ethical Profit Social Enterprises: Its Necessity, Scope and Barriers, presented in the International Conference on Islamic Economics, Governance and Social Enterprise, jointly organized by Accounting Research Institute-UniversitiTeknologi Mara-Malaysia, Zakat Research Institute of Malaysia, UniversitiSains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Universitas Islam NegeriMaulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia held on 14-15 December 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia
  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2015). Deception through Accounting Manipulation: Challenge for Corporate Governance, presented in the International Conference on Islamic Economics, Governance and Social Enterprise, jointly organized by Accounting Research Institute-UniversitiTeknologi Mara-Malaysia, Zakat Research Institute of Malaysia, UniversitiSains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Universitas Islam NegeriMaulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia held on 14-15 December 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia
  • Sobhani, F. A. &Kabir, M. R. (2015). A Community Based Sadaqah Approach to Eradicate Extreme Poverty: An Evaluation of Action Research Projects of CRP, IIUC, presented in the International Conference on Islamic Economic System, jointly organized by UniversitiSains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Islamic Research and Training Institute-IDB-KSA and Fatoni University-Thailand held on 29-30 September 2015 at Krabi, Thailand.
  • Kabir, M. R. & Sobhani, F. A. (2015). Management of Institutional Sadaqah  for  Poverty Diminution: A Sustainable Sadaqah Model, presented in the International Conference on Islamic Economic System, jointly organized by UniversitiSains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Islamic Research and Training Institute-IDB-KSA and Fatoni University-Thailand held on 29-30 September 2015 at Krabi, Thailand.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2015). Factors behind Isomorphic relationship in Social and Environmental Disclosure in Heterogeneous Banks in Bangladesh: An Institutional Perspective, presented in the Annual Conference on Social Injustice:Race and Ethnicity – A Global Perspective, organized by the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Virginia State University during 26-27 March 2015 in Virginia, USA.
  • Sobhani, F. A. &Murtaz, M. (2014). Factors behind Begging and Search for Alternatives: A Study on Female Street Beggars in Chittagong City Corporation, Conference Proceedings of IIUCIC7-2014: International Conference on ‘Development of Social Enterprise and Social Business for Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Street Begging’, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Hoque, N. & Sobhani, F. A. (2014). Developing Social Business Enterprise: A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Approach, Conference Proceedings of IIUCIC7-2014: International Conference on ‘Development of Social Enterprise and Social Business for Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Street Begging’, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Kabir, M. R., Sobhani, F. A. &Sakib, N. (2014). Accounting for Social Enterprises: An Islamic Perspective, Conference Proceedings of IIUCIC7-2014: International Conference on ‘Development of Social Enterprise and Social Business for Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Street Begging’, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Kabir, M. R., Sobhani, F. A. &Kausar, A. (2014). Management of Sadaqah through Social Enterprises: A Case Study of AnjumanMufidul Islam, Bangladesh, Conference Proceedings of IIUCIC7-2014: International Conference on ‘Development of Social Enterprise and Social Business for Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Street Begging’, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Akhter, M. N., & Sobhani, F. A. (2013).  Institutionalization of Women Entrepreneurship: An Islamic Perspective, Conference Proceedings of ICOBIEE2013: International Conference on Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Engineering 2013, Penang, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
  • Sobhani, F. A., & Amran, A. (2011). Essence of, Approaches to and Transformation Process in Higher Education for Sustainable Development: A Critical Review. Conference Proceedings of 5th Conference of International Islamic University Chittagong.
  • Sobhani, F. A., Zainuddin, Y., &Amran, A. (2010).  Institutionalism as an Emerging Theory in Social and Environmental Accounting Research. Conference Proceedings of ICoHSE: International Conference on the Roles of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Engineering, Malaysia: Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
  • Sobhani, F. A., Zainuddin, Y., &Amran, A. (2009). Sustainability disclosure practices in Bangladesh: The case of banking industry. Proceedings of UWS’09: Sustainability Research Symposium. NSW, Australia: University of Western Sydney.
  • Sobhani, F. A., Zainuddin, Y. B., &Amran, A. B. (2008). Current state of corporate social and environmental disclosure in Bangladesh. Conference Proceedings of ICoSSH 2008: The 2nd USM Penang International Postgraduate Convention. Malaysia: UniversitiSainsMalaysia.
  • Sobhani, F. A., & Ather, S. M. (2007). Islamic management in Bangladesh: status, issues and solutions. Conference Proceedingsof IIUM-2007: International Conference on Management from Islamic Perspectives: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: International Islamic University Malaysia.

Other Publications:

  • Sobhani, F. A. (2016). Career Opportunities for Bangladeshi Graduates. Magazine of Career Fest Chittagong, pp.24-25.
  • Kishoregonjer Susontan Moulala Abdul Bari (R): Jibon o Kormo (in Bengali) [Good Son of Kishoregonj Moulana Abdul Bari (R): Life and Deed], P.52  by Farid A. Sobhani, Publisher M. A. Bari Society, in 2014
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2014). IIUC with a Difference in Developing Human Resources. The Chittagong Digest- a monthly magazine in Chittagong, Bangladesh in June Issue, pp.75-76.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2013). Book Review -Good to Great by Jim Collins. The WHEEL, a Quarterly Business Magazine in Bangladesh, 1(4), pp.74-78.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2013). An Ideal Teacher for Students and Society. The Magazine of Bangladesh Ideal Teachers Council, pp.15-21.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2005). Managerial Leadership. Magazine of IIUC Business Club, pp.20-23.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2005). Inflows of Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh-A Trend Analysis. Magazine of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), Bangladesh on the eve of 13th Chittagong International Trade Fair, pp.22-28.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2004). Executive MBA Program: Why and How. Executive Views- a publication of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, IIUC, 2(1), pp.61-67.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2004). Career Opportunities for MBA Graduates. Magazine of 1st Reunion MBA Alumni Association, IIUC, pp.28-31.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2003). UcchoShikkhay Grading Boishammoy: KichuProstabona (In Bengali) [Discrimination of Grading Systems in Higher Education of Bangladesh: Some Recommendations]. The DainikPurbokone – a daily newspaper in Chittagong, Bangladesh on 23 August 2003.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2003). Tour as a Learning Process. The Explorers- a Souvenir of SAARC Study Tour of DBA-IIUC, pp.11-12.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2003). Salary and Wages Administration. Training Guide of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Training Center, Chittagong in August Issue, pp. 24-35.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2003). Leadership, Team Development and Team Spirit. Training Guide of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation Training Center, Chittagong in July Issue, pp. 42-51.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2003). Career Opportunities for the Business Graduates in Bangladesh. Magazine of IIUC Job Fair, pp. 16-19.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2003). BBA and MBA: The Need Based Programs of IIUC. The Guardian-a monthly magazine in Bangladesh in the issue of December, pp.38-39.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (2000). Executive MBA: A Prestigious Graduate Program at IUC. Executive Views- a publication of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, IIUC, 1(1), pp.11-16.
  • Sobhani, F. A. (1994). Bangladesher Shikkhah Bebostha: Ekti Porjalosona (In Bengali), [Education Systems of Bangladesh: A Critical Review]. Alaol Hall Magazine, University of Chittagong, pp.35-38.

Editorial Positions :

Editor Australian Journal of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Vol. 1, June 2015, Published by Australasian Centre for Research and Development, Sydney
Executive Editor IIUC Business Review, Vol. 1, 3, 4 (2006, 2013, 2015), Published by International Islamic University Chittagong
Executive Editor IIUC Studies, Vol. 14 (2015), Published by International Islamic University Chittagong
Editorial Member IIUC Studies, Vol. 1, 2, 4, 8 & 9 (2003, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2013) Published by International Islamic University Chittagong
Editorial Member International Journal of Ethics in Social Sciences, Vol. 1-3 (2013-2015), Published by Center for Research on Islamic Management & Business
Editor Executive Views, Vol. 1 & 2 (2000, 2003), International Islamic University Chittagong
  • ARI-HICoE Research Grant 2016, from the UniversitiTeknologi Mara (UiTM) awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia for the duration of 1 March’16 – 28 Feb.’17.
  • Best Paper Award 2015 in the International Conference on Islamic Economics, Governance and Social Enterprise, jointly organized by ARI-Universiti Teknologi Mara-Malaysia, Zakat Research Institute of Malaysia, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia held on 14-15 December 2015 at Melaka, Malaysia.
  • IDBBest Paper Award 2015 in the Islamic Economic System Conference, jointly organized by Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia-Malaysia, International Islamic University Chittagong-Bangladesh, Islamic Research and Training Institute-IDB-KSA and Fatoni University-Thailand held on 29-30 September 2015 at Krabi, Thailand.
  • Best Paper Award 2014 in the International Conference on Development of Social Enterprise and Social Business for Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Street Begging jointly organized by International Islamic University Chittagong, ARI-Universiti Teknologi Mara, Muslim Aid-UK, Kano State Government and Abul Khair Group, Bangladesh held on 19-20 December 2014 at IIUC Campus and Hotel Agrabad, Chittagong.  
  • IDB Scholarship managed by Staff Development and Student Welfare Division (SDSWD) of IIUC to pursue PhD Program at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, Academic Session: 2007-2011
  • Swedish Government Fund 2000, managed by Economic Research Bureau, Government of Bangladesh to pursue Master’s Program at Universiti of Antwerp, Belgium, Academic Session: 2000-2001
  • Highest Teaching Efficiency Rating (TER) 2015 (5 in the scale of 5) rated by the students of BBA & MBA Programs in different semesters including the latest Autumn 2015 at IIUC.
  • Research Fellow & Visiting Professor, Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia from 1 March 2016 till to-date.
  • Fellow & Chairman (2016-17), Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM) Chittagong, a voluntary organization registered with the Govt. of Bangladesh under Societies Act-1860.
  • Chairman (2016-17), Pulerghat Welfare Trust (PWT) – a voluntary organization, registered with the Govt. of Bangladesh under Societies Act-1860.
  • President (2016-17), Bangladesh Society for Private University Teachers, a voluntary organization being registered with the Govt. of Bangladesh under Societies Act-1860.
  • Fellow, International Association of Social Enterprise Economics, Malaysia 
  • Life Member of Hisab Bijnan Samity - an accounting forum of the alumni of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, University of Chittagong
  • Fellow, MBA Association of Chittagong University, Chittagong, Bangladesh 
  • Fellow & Former Secretary, Belgium Alumni Association Bangladesh
Professor & Dean

Faculty of Business Studies, International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), from June 2013 to 14 September 2016.

Coordinator PhD Program under Special Scheme, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia, from 18 February 2015 to 14 September 2016.
Director Centre for Research and Publication, International Islamic University Chittagong, November 2012 to 14 September 2016.
Campus Chief Permanent Campus (Kumira), International Islamic University Chittagong from January 2011 to November 2012.
Head Department of Business Administration, International Islamic University Chittagong during 2003-2007.
Coordinator MBA & MBM Programs, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) during 2003-2006.
Company Secretary Credit Rating Information and Services Limited (CRISL), Dhaka, from 27 August 1997 to February 1998
Financial Analyst Credit Rating Information and Services Limited (CRISL), Dhaka from 5 December 1995 to 26 August 1997