Department of Business Administration
Dr. S M Sohel Rana  Associate Professor
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Dr. S M Sohel Rana
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Department of Business Administration
Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship
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BBA and MBA in Marketing, Dhaka University (DU)
PhD (Marketing), University Malaysia Perlis

  1. Two-day long workshop on PLS-SEM data analysis with Smart PLS version2.0M3 software.UniMAP, Malaysia, 03.02.15 & 04.02.15.
  2. Day long seminar on “From research to commercialization value”. UniMAP, Malaysia, 08.01.2015.
  3. Day long workshop on Research methodology (sampling, data collection and data analysis techniquesUniMAP, Malaysia, 15.12.14.
  4. Day long workshop on How to do the literature review and identify the research problem, UniMAP, Malaysia 16.12.14
  5. Day long workshop on How to write good research papers and publish in high impact journals. UniMAP, Malaysia 10.12.14
  6. Day long workshop on how to write a PhD thesis. CGS, UniMAP, Malaysia, June 27, 2014.
  7. Effective Teaching Methodology, 9.11.2012, NorthernUniversity Bangladesh. Dhaka.
  8. The Carkhuff Productivity Framework for success in this competitive business environment. 28th July, 2012, Northern University Bangladesh.
  9. A Practical Orientation on Advertising and Branding” day long training program.  28.12. 2010, Northern University Bangladesh.
  10. Foundation Training Course in Banking System organized by SIBL Training Institute from 18th April to 15th May, 2010.
  11. IMC applications in Bangladesh paper presented by Mr. GausulAzamShaon, Vice President, Grey Bangladesh. Organized  by FOB, Dhaka University, dated 29.05.2009.
  12. Marketing Practices of Agricultural Products in Bangladesh. Day long training program conducted by Mr.ShykhSeraj, a Bangladeshi journalist, media personality and agriculture development activist. Over the last three decades he has been working on agriculture issues. Organized  by FOB, Dhaka University.(2006)

Principles of Marketing, Marketing Management, Research Methodology, International Business Policy and Strategy, Service Marketing, International Marketing, Brand Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Advertising and Sales Promotion, Strategic Marketing and Supply Chain Management.


  1. Rana Sohel S M (2020). Supply Chain Drivers and Retail Supply Chain Responsiveness: Strategy as Moderator. International Journal of Management Practice (IJMP), Vol. 13, No. 1, 2020. Indexed in SCOPUS, Inderscience. UK.
  2. Mohammad Abu Sufian & S M Sohel Rana (2019). The Effects of Merger on Competition: Evidence from Smithkline Beecham and Glaxo Wellcome. Academy of Strategic Management Journal. Vol 18, No. 6. SCOPUS Indexed.
  3. 3. S M Sohel Rana & Md. Aminul Islam (2019). An Empirical Study on the Factors Influencing Online Shopping Behavior. The Business and Management Review. Vol.10,
  4. Abdulla Bin Osman & S M Sohel Rana (2019). Role of Organizational Culture towards Organizational Innovation: Evidence from Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia. Daffodil
    International University Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, Vol. 12, No. 2.
  5. S. M. Sohel Rana and Abduallh Bin Osman (2018). Impact of Supply Chain Drivers on Retail Supply Chain Performance. Journal of Social Sciences Research (Indexed in SCOPUS). Online ISSN: 2411-9458.  Print ISSN: 2413-6670.  Vol. 4, Issue. 10, pp: 176-183.
  6. Benazir Rahman, Shobnom Munira, S M Sohel Rana, and Md. Sazidur Rahman (2018).  An Empirical Investigation on the Factors Influencing Customers’ Decision in Choosing Banks. International Journal of Business and Tehnopreneurship, Volume 8, No 3, Oct 2018 [329-338].
  7. Will services be the new engine of economic growth in Bangladesh? International Journal of Business and Technopreneurship(IJBT), ISSN-2231-7090(print) & 2232-1543 (online), 7 (3). October, 2017.
  8. Factors Influencing Social Entrepreneurial Intention among the Students: A PLS SEM Approach. ISSN 2412-2777.  Scholar Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol, 3, Issue, 49-59. December, 2017.
  9. Factors Influencing Graduate Employability: An Empirical Investigation. Daffodil International University Journal of Business and Economics (ISSN 1818-6238-PRINT). Vol.11, No.1. Page 1-18. 2017.
  10. M. M. MofizUddin1 & S M SohelRana. (2017). Effects of Four Factors on the Customer Satisfaction of Footwear Products. IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM) e-ISSN: 2278-487X, p-ISSN: 2319-7668. 19 (3). Ver. IV (Mar. 2017), 44-50.
  11. AsmaAkter, Abdul JalilRamli, YasminBintiAhamd&RanaSohel S. M (2017).  Social entrepreneurship: a roadmap to reach out poverty. International Journal of Business and Technopreneurship(IJBT), ISSN-2231-7090(print) & 2232-1543 (online), 7(1). 77-86. Feb, 2017.
  12. RanaSohel S. M., Abdullah Osman, ArmanHadi Abdul Manaf, MohdSuberi bin AbHalim and Solaiman Md. Drivers of Retail Supply Chain Efficiency: Moderating Effect of Lean Strategy. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 52-62, March, 2016. (Indexed in SCOPUS).
  13. RanaSohel S M, Osman Abdullah, A.H Abdul Manaf, SolaimanMd and M S Abdullah. Supply chain Strategies and Responsiveness: A study on retail chain stores. International Business Management, 10(6). 849-857, ISSN-1993-5250. 2016. (Indexed in SCOPUS).
  14. Osman Abdullah, RanaSohel S M, Lim Yi Jin and Solaiman Md. Effectiveness of Promotional Tools to Influence the Purchase Decisions of Unsought Products: A Study on Life Insurance. The Social Sciences, 11 (2), 87-92. 2016.  (Indexed in SCOPUS)
  15. Ling S.C, Osman, A., ArmanHadi, A.B., Muhammad Safizal, A., RanaSohel, S.M.Public acceptance and compliance on goods and services tax (GST) implementation: a case study of Malaysia. Asian Journal of social Sciences and Humanities.Vol 5(1), February, 2016.
  16. Md. Mahbub Alam1, IntanMaizuraBinti Abdul Hamid2 and S M Sohel Rana3. Determinants of Banks’ Profitability: A Study on Islamic Banks in Bangladesh. Volume 6, No. 2, June 2016 [299-308]. International Journal of Business and Technopreneurship.of and payment is.
  17. RanaSohel S M, Yusuf H Osman, Osman Abdullah, Azuddin bin Bahari, Safizal M and Solaiman Md. Supply Chain Strategies and Retail Supply Chain Efficiency. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9(34) Special 2015, 67-73. (Indexed in ISI & SCOPUS).
  18. Osman Abdullah, RanaSohel S M, Yusuf Haji Othamn, Bharat Lal and Solaiman Md. The Influence of Job Satisfaction, Job Motivation & Perceived Organizational Support towards Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB): A Perspective of American-Based Organization in Kulim, Malaysia. Asian Social Science; Vol. 11, No. 21; 2015. ISSN 1911-2017 E-ISSN 1911-2025 (Indexed in SCOPUS)
  19. RanaSohel S M, Osman Abdullah, Azuddin bin Bahari and Solaiman Md. Determinants of Supply Chain Performance: A Strategic Point of View. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp.94-102 September 2015. (Indexed in SCOPUS).
  20. RanaSohel S M, Osman Abdullah & Islam Aminul Md. (2015). Customer Satisfaction of Retail Chain Stores: Evidence from Bangladesh. International Business Management, 9(1). 35-40, ISSN-1993-5250. (Indexed in SCOPUS).
  21. Solaiman Md., RanaSohel S M &Hasan M. (2015). Factors Affecting the Success of Social Marketing: A case of Bangladesh. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Social Business, Environment and Sustainability, Volume 1,Issue 1,October 2015.
  22. RanaSohel S M, Osman Abdullah & Islam Aminul Md. (2015). Retail Supply Chain and Vendor Managed Inventory System -A Review. Journal of Business and Technopreneurship (IJBT), ISSN-2231-7090(print) & 2232-1543 (online), Vol-5, No-1, 2015.
  23. RanaSohel S M, Osman Abdullah & Yusuf Haji Othamn (2015). Factors Affecting Purchase Intention of Customers to Shop at Hypermarkets. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 6; No 3, 2015. (Indexed in SCOPUS).
  24. RanaSohel S M, Osman Abdullah & Md. Suberi bin Ab. H (2014). A Revisited Retail Supply Chain Management (SCM) Practices: A Conceptual Framework. International Journal of Business and Technopreneurship(IJBT), ISSN-2231-7090(print) & 2232-1543 (online), Vol-4, No-2, 2014.
  25. Osman, A. DBA, Jusoh, M.S., PhD, Amlus, M. H., PhD &RanaSohel S M, (2014). Transforming Higher Education towards Sustainable Development: Issues and Challenges.American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture ISSN: 1995-0748. Special 8(8). Pp5-8. (Indexed in SCOPUS).
  26. RanaSohel S M (2013). Measuring the Level of Customer Satisfaction of Fast Food Retailers in Dhaka City of Bangladesh- A Case Study on Pizza Hut. International Journal of Socioeconomic Development and Information System (IJSDIS), ISSN 2078-192X, volume-4, issue-1, January, 2013.
  27. AlamZahedMd&RanaSohel S M (2013). Customers’ attitudes towards retail chain store services in Bangladesh-A comparative study between retail chain stores and small retail stores.  Journal Business Studies, ISSN 2309-0944, no-21, 2013, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
  28. HaqueImranul, RanaSohel S M &Chowdhury. (2013). Customer Satisfaction Level towards Processed and Further Processed Chicken Product: A Study on a renowned Bangladeshi Farm.  International Journal of Management Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 8, 2013, 302-312.
  29. ZamanMonirMd&RanaSohel S M (2014). Long Run Relationship between Export and Import of Bangladesh: Growth Trend, Co integration and Causality Analysis. Lok-proshasonSamoeekey, Dhaka, ISSN 1605-2021, Issue-62.
  30. SolaimanMd, MdSfiullah&RanaSohel S M (2012). Contribution of Conventional and Islamic banks in the Economic Development: Bnagladesh Perspective. Journal of Socioeconomic Resarch and Development, ISSN-1813-0348, Volume 9, Issue 6.


  1. Graduate Employability: Industry Requirements and Responsibilities of Institutions of Higher Education. Presented in International Summit for Employability and Soft Skills, March 23-25, 2017. Dhaka,  Bangladesh.
  2. Supply Chain Strategies and Retail Supply Chain Efficiency. Presented in the International Conference on Marketing Accounting and Economics, organized by the International Postgraduate Network (ICMAE 2015), Ho Chi Minh, 10-11 November 2015(3).
  3. Determinants of customer satisfaction of retail chain stores: An empirical study on Bangladeshi retailers. Presented in the 4th International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business 2014, 25th – 26th June 2014, Penang Island, Malaysia - Paper ID: IMiEJS2014-18.
  1. Received the best paper award. International Summit for Employability and Soft Skills, March 23-25, 2017. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  2. Winner of the Three Minutes Thesis Presentation in the social science faculty, University Malaysia Perlis, 2016.
  3. Graduate Assistant (GA) Scholarship for doing Ph.D. at University Malaysia Perlis, 2015.
  4. Got reward on the basis of excellent Teaching Efficiency Ratings (TER) from Northern University Bangladesh (2012).
  5. Enjoyed board scholarship for four years (From 2003 to 2006).