Torrens University Australia

Tarikul Islam

Senior Lecturer (Commerce, management, tourism and services)


Dr Tarikul Islam is Senior Lecturer in the School of Business at Torrens University Australia. Tarikul has a PhD in International Business (IB) from Deakin Business School, Australia and an MSc in International Business from the Hull Business School, UK as well as a BBA and an MBA degrees in Marketing from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The central question motivating Tarikul's work has been how participation in MNEs global value chains (GVCs) shapes the upgrading potentials of emerging economy firms. His research interests lie in governance, upgrading, value co-creation, innovation, sustainability and resilience in GVCs. His research employs both quantitative and qualitative methods including structural equation modeling technique, survey research design and case study. His research has received numerous awards and funding. Tarikul has published in International Business Review, Journal of Business Research, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, among others.


  • Islam, M. T., & Polonsky, M. J. (2020). Validating scales for economic upgrading in global value chains and assessing the impact of upgrading on supplier firms’ performance, Journal of Business Research, pp. 110-159.
  • Islam, M.T., & Stringer, C. (2018), "Challenges of achieving social upgrading in Bangladesh’s apparel industry", Society and Business Review, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 77-94.
  • Islam, M. T., Khattak, A., & Stringer, C. (2017). A governance deficit in the apparel industry in Bangladesh: Solutions to the impasse?. In Governing Corporate Social Responsibility in the Apparel Industry after Rana Plaza (pp. 111-145). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
  • Islam, M. T., Rana, M. B., & Dholakia, N. (2016). Walton: building a global brand through internationalisation. Ivey case studies, 1-17.
  • Islam, T., Raihan, A., & Mollah, M. M. H. (2013). Is Bangladesh a beneficiary of South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA). Journal of Economics and Development, 15(3), 36-58.
  • Islam, M. T., Rahman, M. M., & Ali, M. I. (2011). Competitive Intelligence System in SMEs of Bangladesh: A sense making approach. Journal of Business & Economics, 3(2), 180.
  • Rana, M. B., Mowla, M. M., & Islam, M. T. (2011). Key success factors creating values in Marketing: a study on Instant-Food-Products (IFPs) marketing in Bangladesh. Indonesian Management and Accounting Research, 10(1), 19-39.

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