Mohammad Bakhtiar Rana

Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy, PhD in International Management and Strategy

  • Fibigerstræde 11, 23b

    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

20122020
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Research Output 2012 2020

2020

EDITED BOOK: Upgrading the Global Garment Industry: Internationalization, Capabilities and Sustainability

Rana, M. B. (ed.) & Allen, M. (ed.), 2020, (In preparation) Upgrading the Global Garment Industry: Internationalization, Capabilities and Sustainability. Rana, M. & Allen, M. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Multinational enterprises
Internationalization
Civil society
Legitimacy
Acceptance
2019

APPAREL INDUSTRY: A long- or short-run cash cow?

Rana, M. B., 6 Mar 2019, In : The New Age Newspaper.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Better World Fashion: Circular Economy and Competitive Advantage

Ivang, R. & Rana, M. B., 29 May 2019, IVEY Teaching Case . Western University, Canada: Ivey Publishing, p. 1-16 16 p. 9B19A021

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Circular economy
Competitive advantage
Leather
Business model
Resources
2 Citations (Scopus)
Buyer-supplier relationships
Working environment
Research agenda
Organizational performance
Cross-border

Comparative Institutional Analysis and Institutional Voids: The Influence of Firm Heterogeneity and Host-Country Institutions and Contexts

Allen, M., Rana, M. B. & Liu, J., 1 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Host country
Firm heterogeneity
Comparative institutional analysis
Foreign firms
Ownership

Internationalization of Apparel Supplier from Bangladesh to Ethiopia: A perspective of lead buyer’s business model, institutional condition, and supplier’s entrepreneurial capability

Rana, M. B., 5 Mar 2019, p. 78.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Business model
Apparel
Suppliers
Internationalization
Bangladesh

Lead MNE’s contribution to Changing Business System Characteristics’ and Path-Dependent Lock-in Supplier Development: A case of Interstoff Apparel Company Bangladesh

Rana, M. B., 5 Mar 2019, International Scientific Conference: Sustainability of Global Garment Industry.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Multinational enterprises
Apparel
Lock-in
Supplier development
Bangladesh

MNE’s Business Model, Governance & Relational Condition, and Suppliers’ Capability Development: A Comparative Study on Cross border Dyads

Rana, M. B., Hoque, I. & Allen, M., 13 Dec 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Business model
Multinational enterprises
Dyads
Suppliers
Governance

TEACHING NOTE: BETTER WORLD FASHION: CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:

Ivang, R. & Rana, M. B., 29 May 2019, IVEY Publication, IVEY School of Business. Canada, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterEducationpeer-review

Circular economy
Competitive advantage
Social enterprise
Denmark
Business model
3 Citations (Scopus)
52 Downloads (Pure)

Twenty-five years of business systems research and lessons for international business studies

Rana, M. B. & Morgan, G., 2019, In : International Business Review. 28, 3, p. 513-532

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

National business systems
Business studies
Systems research
International business
Systems theory
2018

Business Systems Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Rana, M. B. & Allen, M., Aug 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Turcan, R. & Fraser, N. (eds.). UK: Palgrave Macmillan, Vol. 1. p. 271-291 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Systems perspective
Entrepreneurship
Systems theory
Institutional context
Entrepreneurs

Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the Perspective of Working Environment and Organizational Performance: Review and Research Agenda

Imranul, H. & Rana, M. B., 30 May 2018, (In preparation).

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Buyer-supplier relationships
Working environment
Research agenda
Organizational performance
Cross-border

Entrepreneurship in Institutionally Distant Context: Bangladeshi Diaspora Entrepreneurs in Denmark

Rana, M. B. & Sultana Nipa, F., 13 Aug 2018, Diaspora Networks in International Business. Elo, M. & D. Minto-Coy, I. (eds.). Springer, p. 529-555

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Diaspora
Entrepreneurship
Denmark
Entrepreneurs
Education

How MNEs Respond to Institutional Voids and Why Do they Differ: The Influence of Firm Factors, Local Partnership, and Institutional Contexts

Rana, M. B., Allen, M. & Liu, J., Dec 2018, 44 European International Business Academy Conference 2018. European International Business Academy

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Multinational enterprises
Institutional context
Factors
Host country
Strategic response
2017

Paradox in CSR Practice: Suggesting Ambidexterity Capability for MNEs

Rana, M. B. & Jokela, P., Dec 2017, European International Business Academy Conference 2017. European International Business Academy, 45 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Multinational enterprises
Corporate Social Responsibility
Paradox
Ambidexterity
Legitimacy

Value Creation and Supplier’s Capability Development in Relational Mechanism: The Case of Bangladeshi Apparel Industry

Rana, M. B. & Imranul, H., 6 Dec 2017, (Unpublished) Global Production Conference-Singapore 2017: Abstract publication. Singapore National University

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Apparel industry
Value creation
Suppliers
Buyers
Governance
2016

Building Different Levels of Legitimacy in Internationalisation: Subsidiary – Civil Society Nexus in Institutional Void

Rana, M. B. & Sørensen, O. J., 2016, 42nd European International Business Academy Conference Proceeding. European International Business Academy, 50 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Legitimacy
Subsidiaries
Internationalization
Civil society
Acceptance

Diaspora, Civil Society Actors and Emerging Market Entry

Rana, M. B. & Elo, M., 2016, Diaspora Business. Elo, M. & Riddle, L. (eds.). First Edition ed. Oxford, UK: Inter-Disciplinary Press, p. 73-84

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Modular Innovation: How Technological Newness in New-Product Modules Leads to Radical Innovation

Habib, T., Kristiansen, J. N. & Rana, M. B., 1 Mar 2016, 36 p.

Research output: Working paperResearchpeer-review

Radical innovation
Innovation
Product innovation
Module
New products
17 Citations (Scopus)

Transnational Diaspora and Civil Society Actors Driving MNE Internationalisation: The Case of Grameenphone in Bangladesh

Rana, M. B. & Elo, M., 7 Dec 2016, In : Journal of International Management. 23, 1, p. 87-106

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Multinational enterprises
Diaspora
Internationalization
Civil society
Bangladesh
5 Downloads (Pure)

Walton: Building a Global Brand Through Internationalization (Teaching Note)

Rana, M. B. & Tarikul Islam, M., 11 Feb 2016, Teaching Note, Ivey Business School at Western University, CANADA. Canada: Ivey Publishing, 16 p. 8B16A001

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterEducationpeer-review

Internationalization
Global brands
Bangladesh
Emerging markets
Russia

Walton: Building a Global Brand Through Internationalization: (Teaching Case)

Rana, M. B., Tarikul Islam, M. & Dholakia, N., 11 Feb 2016, Canada: Ivey Publishing. 15 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCompendium/lecture notesEducation

Internationalization
Global brands
Value chain
Costs
Competitiveness
2015
317 Downloads (Pure)

A Systematic Review of Literature Using Business Systems Theory: Lessons for International Business Research

Rana, M. B. & Morgan, G., 1 Dec 2015, EIBA 2015 Conference Proceedings. European International Business Academy, 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Systematic review
International business research
Systems theory
International business
Business studies

Influence of Diaspora and Civil Society Actors on the Internationalisation of MNEs in Emerging Market

Rana, M. B. & Elo, M., 15 Jul 2015, 1st Global Diaspora Business Conference 2015, Mansfield College, Oxford University.. 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingArticle in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Multinational enterprises
Diaspora
Emerging markets
Internationalization
Civil society

MNCs internationalisation in emerging markets- an analysis on the influence of diaspora and civil society actor

Rana, M. B. & Elo, M., 1 Dec 2015, European International Business Academy Conference 2015, December 01, Rio, Brazil.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Tri-Space Framework for Understanding MNC Behaviour and Strategies: An Institutionalism and Business System Perspective

Rana, M. B., 2015, Institutional Impacts on Firm Internationalization. Marinova, S. (ed.). 1st Edition ed. UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 299-333 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

institutionalism
social space
civil society
capitalist society
management
2014

Legitimacy Strategy in Institutional Multiplicities: Has Institutionalism Forgotten Institutional Void and Civil Society in International Business?

Rana, M. B., Marinova, S. T. & Sørensen, O. J., 11 Dec 2014, European International Business Academy Conference proceedings-2014: THE 40TH EIBA CONFERENCE. 11-13 December, Uppsala University, Sweden: European International Business Academy

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-review

Legitimacy
Multinational enterprises
Institutionalism
Multiplicity
Civil society

Over 20 Years of Business Systems Research -Contributions, Gaps, and Future Directions: Lessons for International Management

Bakhtiar Rana, M., Jun 2014. 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

International management
Systems research
Future directions
International business
Management studies
9 Citations (Scopus)
strategic management
legitimation
Bangladesh
Pakistan
India
2013
15 Citations (Scopus)
1244 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Apparel industry
Factors
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Internationalization
Internationalization process
2012
12 Citations (Scopus)
1801 Downloads (Pure)

Empirical Studies on Legitimation Strategies: A Case for International Business Research Extension

Turcan, R. V., Marinova, S. T. & Rana, M. B., 5 Jul 2012, In : Advances in International Management. 25, 2012, p. 425-470

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Empirical study
International business research
Legitimation
International business
Systematic review

How ‘Transnational Communities’ affect the National Business Systems that Leads to Creation of a ‘Global Value Systems'?

Bakhtiar Rana, M. & Sørensen, O. J., 2012. 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearch

value system
firm
community
internationalization
legitimacy
365 Downloads (Pure)

Upgradation of Bangladeshi Apparel firms in the Global Value Chain: Knowledge Spillover and Dynamic Capability Perspective

Islam, M. T. & Bakhtiar Rana, M., 2012. 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

File
Knowledge spillovers
Global value chains
Knowledge dynamics
Dynamic capabilities
Apparel