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Professor Dr. Md. Ekramul Hoque

Dean (In-Charge), Faculty of Business Studies
Director, IQAC

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Email: ekramul@isu.ac.bd
Telephone: +880 9613737373, Ext. 210

Dr. Md. Ekramul Hoque is a highly accomplished individual with a career spanning approximately 40 years, characterized by significant contributions in education, research, and administrative roles in both public and private universities. His career journey encompasses diverse roles, including teaching, research supervision, and leadership in academia. He embarked on his teaching journey as a Lecturer in the Department of Management at Islamic University, Gazipur, Bangladesh. Over the years, he ascended the academic ladder, holding positions as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and ultimately a Professor of Management in the Department of Management at Islamic University, where he dedicated his expertise till, he joined Bangladesh Open University, as a Professor of Management at the School of Business on 29 November 2002. He devoted his skills and knowledge in the promotion and development of open and distance learning in Bangladesh Open University till January 2023. His academic journey shows his long-standing commitment to education. His academic background includes a Ph.D. in Management where he conducted research on motivation and performance of workers in textile industries. He also holds a Master's in Commerce from Dhaka University, further underlining his academic prowess. In addition to his teaching roles, Dr. Hoque took on various pivotal administrative responsibilities. Notable roles include his tenure as Dean of the School of Business at Bangladesh Open University and his involvement with the University Grants Commission in Bangladesh. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Management and Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at Islamic University, Kushtia. His involvement in these administrative capacities highlights his leadership in academic institutions. He has left a significant mark in the field of research. He supervised numerous Ph.D. and M.Phil. researchers, contributing to the academic growth of these scholars. His extensive list of research articles published in national and international journals covers diverse topics, including work motivation, industrial relations, absenteeism, and employee performance. His work showcases his dedication to advancing the understanding of these crucial aspects of the workforce.
Dr. Hoque continuously pursued professional development opportunities through workshops, training programs, and foreign visits. These experiences have enriched his knowledge and skills, enabling him to contribute effectively to the educational and management sectors. His international travels took him to various countries for academic purposes, including meetings, sabbaticals, and conferences. These experiences broadened his horizons and contributed to his global perspective. His career represents a rich tapestry of teaching, research, and administrative roles in the academic sphere. His dedication to education, commitment to advancing knowledge, and leadership in academic institutions have left an indelible mark on the field of management and education.

Publications:
  • Absenteeism of Workers in Manufacturing Industries of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study between Private and Public Sectors. Management and Change, Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, India, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2003.
  • Contribution of Some Behavioural Factors to Absenteeism of Manufacturing Workers in Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, National Institute of Psychology, Pakistan, Vol. 18, No. 3-4, 2003.
  • Work Motivation and Some Correlates: Perception of the Private Sector Workers in Bangladesh. Management and Change, Institute for Integrated Learning in Management, India, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2000.
  • Interaction Effects of Skill and Motivation on Work Performance. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, National Institute of Psychology, Pakistan, Vol. 15, No. 3-4, 2000.
  • Need Satisfaction of Workers: A Comparative Study of Private and Public Sectors. Pakistan Management Review, Pakistan Institute of Management, Pakistan, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2000.
  • Quality of Working Life and Job Behaviour of Workers in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Private and Public Sectors. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Sri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, India, Vol. 35, No. 2, 1999.
  • Need Satisfaction Deficiencies for Different Factors Related to Motivation of the Workers in the Private Sector of Bangladesh. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research, National Institute of Psychology, Pakistan, Vol. 14, No. 1-2, 1999.
  • Some Correlates of Work Performance as Perceived by Industrial Workers of Bangladesh. Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Sri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, India, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1998.
  • Achievement Motivation and Performance of Public Sector Commercial Bank Employees in Bangladesh, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Sri Ram Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, India, Vol. 33, No. 4, 1998.
  • Job Satisfaction, Mental Health, Fatigue and Performance of Industrial Workers, Psychological Studies, Culicut University, India, Vol. 37, No. 2&3, 1992.
  • Work Motivation and Job Performance of Employees of Commercial Banks in Bangladesh, Journal of Business Administration, Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Vol. 22, No. 1&2, 1996.
  • Absenteeism, Job Stress and Mental Health of Manufacturing Workers in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Private and Public Sector Organisation, Journal of Business Studies, Bangladesh Open University, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2003.
  • Absenteeism in Industry and Some of its Correlates: A Comparative Study of the Private and the Public Sectors. The Islamic University Studies (Part-C), Vol. 2, No. 1, 1999.
  • Relative Contributions of Some Variables to Work Motivation: A Study on the Public Sector Workers in Bangladesh. The Islamic University Studies (Part-C), Vol. 1, No. 2, 1998.
  • Achievement Motivation and Performance of Male and Female Executives of Private Sector Commercial Banks. The Islamic University Studies (Part-C), Vol. 1, No. 1, 1998.
  • Facet Importance and Need-Fulfillment Deficiencies Related to Motivation of the Workers in the Public Sector. The Islamic University Studies (Part-C), Vol. 1, No. 1, 1998.
  • Causes of High and Low Motivation of Workers as Perceived by the Workers and the Supervisors in a Private Sector Textile Mill, The Islamic University Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1996.
  • Employee Participation in Decision Making: Islamic Perspective, The Islamic University Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1995.
  • Socio-Economic Background and Characteristics of Trade Union Leaders at the Basic Union Level, The Islamic University Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1991.
  • Workers’ Participation in Union Work at the Enterprise Level, Management Development, Bangladesh Management Development Centre, Dhaka, Vol. 20, No. 1&2, 1991.

Research Project:
  • Self-Assessment of School of Business, Bangladesh Open University, funded by BOU and UGC, 1917-1918.
  • Service Quality Measurement of Business Education from Stakeholders’ Perspectives: a Study in Bangladesh Open University, funded by BOU, 2022.
Editorial Experience:

     Books:

  • Editor, Management and Organization, Published by Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Editor, Entrepreneurship Development written by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin, Published by Bangladesh Open University.
  • Editor, Human Resource Management, written by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin, Published by Bangladesh Open University.

    Journals:

  • Editor, Islamic University Studies (Part-C), Vol. 4, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh.
  • Editor, Journal of Business Studies, Vol. I (1&2), II (1&2), Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Supervision of Ph.D. and M. Phil. Research Works:
  • "Absenteeism in Manufacturing Industries of Bangladesh: A Comparative Study of Public and Private Sectors", (Ph.D. Degree Awarded).
  • “Role of Micro-Enterprises in Poverty Alleviation and Socio-Economic Development of Rural People: An Empirical Study in Rural Areas of Bangladesh.” Ph.D. Research Fellow, UGC. (Ph.D. Degree Awarded).
  • "The Role of Capital Market Regulatory Institutions in Bangladesh: An Appraisal", (M.Phil. Degree awarded).
  • "A Socio-Economic Analysis of Micro-Credit to the Landless, Marginal and Small Farmers in Some Selected Rural Areas of Bangladesh", (M.Phil. Degree awarded).
  • “Practices of Corporate Social Responsibility in Bangladesh: A Comparative Study between National and Multinational Organizations.” (Ph.D. Thesis submitted for adjudication.)
  • “Quality of Working Life of the Workers of Small-Scale Industries in Bangladesh: A Case Study in Khulna Division,” (Ph.D. Research Fellow, Islamic University).
  • “Assessing the Role of Service Marketing in the Growth of Banking Sector in Bangladesh.” (M.Phil., Research Fellow, Bangladesh Open University).

Ph.D. :
  • Ph.D. : Ph.D. in Management
  • Topic: Motivation and Performance of Workers in Textile Industries of Bangladesh.
  • Supervisors: Prof.  Dr. M.A. Mannan, Department of Management, Dhaka University, and Prof. Dr. M. A. Khaleque, Department of Psychology, DU.
  • Awarded in: 1997
  • Institute: Islamic University, Kushtia.


Post-Graduation:
  • Post-Graduation: M.Com. in Management
  • Institute: Dhaka University
  • Class obtained: First Class
  • Year: 1981


Graduation:
  • Graduation: B.Com. (Hons.) in Management
  • Institute: Dhaka University
  • Class obtained: First Class
  • Year: 1980

Training and Workshops:
  • Workshop on Outcome-Based Education (OBE) Curriculum from 29/9/2021 to 30/9/2021 at the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.
  • Strategic Workshop on E-Learning Platform for Bangladesh on 28/5/2014 at McWeadon Education, USA, BOU and Access to Information Programme, Prime Minister’s Office, BD.
  • Workshop on Designing, Developing, and Delivering Online Academic Program from 26/5/2014 to 27/5/2014 at Bangladesh Open University.
  • Workshop on Case Method Training from 28/9/2009 to 2/10/2009 at Commonwealth of Learning, Canada & BOU.
  • Workshop on Management for Peace, Prosperity, and Posterity from 24/2/2007 to 25/2/2007 at  Association of Management Development Institutes in Asia & NSU.
  • Faculty Development Workshop on Quality Management from 18/5/1999 to 20/5/1999 at Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.
  • Workshop on Research Methodology in Management & Business from 28/1/1995 to 23/2/1995 at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.
  • A course on Business & Management Education /Training Methodology from 26/2/1994 to 8/3/1994 at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.
  • Windows, MS Word, Excel, QBASIC from 7/9/1993 to 20/10/1993 at Bangladesh Computer Council, Dhaka.
  • Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development from 17/4/1993 to 22/4/1993 at the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.
  • FoxPro from 6/6/1998 to 20/6/1998 at Lisman Limited, Dhaka.
  • Computer Programming with BASIC from 22/11/1986 to 18/12/1986 at Management Development Centre, Dhaka.

Teaching:
  • Professor,  Management School of Business (November 27, 2002 - January 13, 2023), Bangladesh Open University (BOU), Bangladesh.
  • Professor, Department of Management (September 06, 2001 - November 26, 2002), Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Management (June 06, 1997 - September 05, 2001), Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management (February 10, 1992 - June 09, 1997), Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh.
  • Lecturer,  Department of Management (July 18, 1987 - February 09, 1992), Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh.
Administration:
  • Program Director, Professional MBA Program (June 14, 2015 - January 13, 2023), School of Business, Bangladesh Open University.
  • Coordinator, Ph.D. & M.Phil. Program (June 12, 2019 - January 13, 2023), School of Business, Bangladesh Open University.
  • Member (Part-Time) (October 01, 2007 - October 01, 2009), University Grants Commission, Bangladesh.
  • Academic Board Member, (July 01, 2003 - June 27, 2007), CEMBA/CEMPA Programme, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Dean (July 01, 2003 - June 27, 2007), School of Business, Bangladesh Open University (BOU).
  • Nodal Officer (March 18, 2007 - March 18, 2009), SAARC Consortium on Open & Distance Learning (SACODiL).
  • Dean (January 28, 2002 - November 26, 2002), Faculty of Business Administration, Islamic University (I.U.), Kushtia.
  • Chairman (November 20, 1991 -  November 20, 2002), Department of Management, Islamic University (I.U.), Kushtia.
  • Provost (August 19, 1992 -  September 11, 1992), Saddam Hossain Hall, Islamic University (I.U.), Kushtia.
  • Assistant Director (August 16, 1983 - July 17, 1987), Rural Electrification Board, Bangladesh.

  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Business Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Industrial Relations etc

  • Islamic University Syndicate from 28.01.2002 to 08.07.2002
  • Finance Committee, Islamic University from 09.08.2004 to 08.08.2005
  • Academic Council, Bangladesh Open University from 27.11.2002 to 13.01.2023
  • Academic Council, I.U. from 20.11.1999 to 26.11.2002
  • Finance Committee, BOU from 17.10.2004 to 16.10.2006
  • Academic Planning Committee, BOU from 09.12.2003 to 08.12. 2005
  • Works Committee, BOU from 22.11.2004 to 21.11.2006
  • Bangladesh University Parishad For the years 2005-2008
  • Inter University Cultural Board For the year 2005-2006

  • Work Motivation
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Industrial Relations