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Quamrul Alam

PhD in Economics, MSc in Development Economics and Masters in Public Administration
Prof - International Business & Strategy
School of Business and Law
(03) 9616 0676
120 Spencer Street - Level 4, Room 4.09
Melbourne, 3000
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Universities Studied At

  • PhD in Industrial Policy and Management, Flinders University, 1991
  • Master of Economics, Manchester University, 1982
  • Master of Public Administration (First Class), Dhaka University, 1978
  • BA (Honours) in Public Administration (First Class), Dhaka University, 1977

Universities Worked At

Monash University

La Trobe University

Flinders University

Victoria University of Technology

The Australian National University

University of Dhaka


· Australian Postgraduate Award (APA Scholarship for Ph.D. research), 1986.

· The Commonwealth Scholarship for Master of Economics, Manchester University, 1981.

· Merit Scholarship University of Dhaka, 1978-1979.

· Merit Scholarship: Award for excellent academic performance (in Higher Secondary Certificate. 1973-1976).

· Government of Bangladesh Talent Pool Scholarship (for securing 2nd position in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Jessore), 1970.

Professional Experience

Professor Alam has won over $2.5 million in external research grants as a leader and co-leader. Most of the external grants are Category 1 and Category 2 funded by the Australian Government and UNDP. He also secured around .01 million internal research grants. Through these grants Professor Alam has established national and international linkages for research and educational collaboration involving public and public sector organisation such as DFAT, Santos Australia, Woodside Petroleum, Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australian Energy Regulator (AER), Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), Newcastle Port Corporation, Stanwell Corporation Queensland, NRG Power Plant (Gladstone), Melbourne Port Authority, Eastlink, and Infrastructure Victoria.

In addition, her has established links with various entities in Bangladesh including the Ministry of Public Administration (MOPA), Bangladesh Public Administration Centre, Prime Minister’s Office (Bangladesh), Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Petrobangla, Northwest Power Generation Company Ltd, Energypac (Bangladesh), Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC), Bangladesh India Power Friendship Company, Ministry of Environment and Forests (Bangladesh).

Professor Alam has also established research collaboration with Australian regional organisations such as Bendigo Regional City Council, Bendigo Manufacturing Association, Central Goldfields Shire (CGS), Grain Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Wimmera Development Association, Horsham.

Professor has a strong track record in publication in highly ranked journals including South Asia (ERA A*), Australian Journal of Public Administration (ERA A), Public Management Review (ERA A), Public Administration and Development (ERA A), Local Government Studies (ERA A), Human Resource Management Journal (ERA A), Administration and Society (ERA A), Energy Policy (ERA A), Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy (ERA B).

Professor Quamrul Alam has strong track record in research supervision having supervised 16 PhD research students to completion as Principal Supervisor or Associate Supervisor. He has also supervised Honours and Master Research students. He is currently supervising 3 PhD research students as Principal Supervisor and Co Supervisor. He has examined over 12 PhD research theses.

He has made notable contributions to teaching and learning in international business theory and practice, strategic management and international business management. His students’ satisfaction index is very high (4+ out of 5) since 2012. He has contributed in teaching and learning pedagogy and published a journal article and a book chapter on e-Learning, postgraduate supervision and transnational education. He also authored texts for international business and strategic management (Global Reposting: Sustainability and Value Co-creation, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Business and Management).

Prof Quamrul Alam’s organisational skills are excellent. He has organised a series of international conferences, seminars and workshops. He was the co-organiser of 1st International Conference on Energy and Power (ICEP2016) held in Melbourne. He has also organised an International Research Symposium on Australia-Bangladesh collaboration in 2016 in Melbourne, International Business Conference in Dhaka in association with Dhaka University, RMIT University, Swinburne University, and Bangladesh University of Business and Technology. Prof Alam has organised an Interfaith Symposium at Monash University in 2006. He has also organised a National Symposium on Energy and Power Sector Capability Building in association with RMIT University in Dhaka in March 2017 which was sponsored by DFAT and Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (Bangladesh).

Professional Memberships

  • Member, International Research Society for Public Sector Management (IRSPM)
  • Member, American Society for Public Administration
  • Member, Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Member, Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Member, Business Foundation of Australia

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
  • 3502 Banking, Finance and Investment
  • 4407 Policy and Administration
  • 4404 Development studies
  • 4206 Public health

At the level of Mentor Supervisor

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