ERSHAD ALI

Senior Lecturer, Business Programmes

Ershad Ali

Email: ershada@ais.ac.nz

Ershad Ali is senior lecturer of Business Programmes, Auckland Institute of Studies, New Zealand. Prior to this position he was a Research Facilitator of College of Business at Massey University; Research and Development Director of Energy Information Services, New Zealand; and a Member of Bangladesh Civil Service. He also worked with Malaysian High Commission, New Zealand, and international development agencies such as the World Bank, ADB and ILO. Ershad also holds the position of the Justice of Peace for New Zealand, Honourary Consul for Maldives in New Zealand. He has made significant contribution, among others, to reform research policy of the College of Business, Massey University; research culture of AIS, education import system of Malaysia, and early completion of Bangladesh cyclone shelter project. He has received Master of Science degree from the University of Dhaka; Master of Engineering Science from the University of Melbourne; and Ph.D. in Economics from the Massey University. Ershad has published good number of research articles in refereed ranked journals published from different countries, and has obtained the best researcher award in 2014. He has also been appointed as a visiting professor of Tianjin Normal University, Jingu College, China in 2014, and a visiting professor of International Institute of Management Science, India. He holds positions of the chief editor, editorial board member, advisor and reviewer of some journals in home and abroad. His research interests are in the area of internationalisation of education, international trade, development economics, and technology transfer.


APPOINTMENTS

2004-Current     Senior Lecturer, Auckland Institute of Studies

2003-2004         Research facilitator, Massey University

2002-2003         Development Manager, Energy Information Services Ltd, Wellington

2002-2002         Research Fellow, Peter Read Consultancy Ltd., Palmerston North

1999-2001         Senior Assistant Chief (In charge of Planning and Research Unit), Cabinet Division, Bangladesh Secretariat, Govt. of Bangladesh, Dhaka

1997-1998         Education Staff Member, Malaysian High Commission, Wellington

1994-1996         Research Supervisor (In Charge), National Research Bureau, Wellington

1993-1994         Planning Officer (Bangladesh Civil Service), Special Affairs Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Govt. of Bangladesh

1984-1993         Research Officer (BCS), Ministry of Planning, Govt. of Bangladesh, Dhaka


QUALIFICATIONS

2002               PhD in Economics, Massey University

1993               Master of Engineering Science, University of Melbourne, Australia

1987               Master of Philosophy in Business Administration (inc), Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka

1982               Master of Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

2009               National Certificate in Adult Education and Training L5, Upskill New Zealand

1995               Natural Resource Planning, Victoria University of Wellington

1987               Project Management, Local Level, Planning Process, and Research Methodology-  Academy for Planning and Development, Dhaka

1988               Development Administration, Govt. Mechanism, Mechanism, International Trade and Foreign Aid Management- Public Administration Training Centre, Dhaka

1995               Small Business Management, Wellington City Council


RESEARCH

Ershad has a wide range of research experience in both qualitative and quantitative areas. He holds position of the chief editor, editorial board member, editorial advisor and reviewer of some well reputed journals in home and abroad. Ershad has published good number of research articles in refereed ranked journals published from different countries, and has obtained the best researcher award in 2014. His research interests are in the area of internationalisation of education, international trade, development economics, and technology transfer. 

Journal Articles

International Conference Proceedings (Peer Reviewed)

Paper presented at International Conference

Books and Book Chapters

Book
Book chapters

Current Research Projects


AWARDS


CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCHOLARLY JOURNALS (selection)

  • Chief Editor, Journal of International Business Management, Canada.
  • Editorial Advisor, Journal of Modern Management, India.
  • International Advisor, Journal of Emerging Economy and Islamic Research, Malaysia.
  • Advisor, Malaysia
  • Executive Editor, JIEB, New Zealand
  • Member of Editorial Board of SMART Journal of Business management Studies, India
  • Reviewer: Business Management and Quarterly Review, Malaysia.
  • Reviewer: International Academy of Business and Economics, USA.
  • Reviewer: Journal of scientific Research


ACADEMIC SERVICE (selection)

  • Chairman, Academic Board, Royal Business Institute, Sydney, Australia.
  • Reviewed 3 chapters of the Book: Principles of Macroeconomics by Mankiw, Cengage Publisher, December 2009.
  • External Phd Examiner: BIT India, Mine School India, NSBO University India.
  • External Master Examiner: Auckland University, Victoria University of wellington.


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS (current)

  • Chairman, Academic Board, Royal Business Institute, Sydney, Australia.


INVITED POSITIONS AND LECTURES (selection)

  • Visiting Professor, Tianjin Normal University, Jingu College, China
  • Visiting Professor, IIMS, India


SELECTED INDUSTRY INVOLVEMENT (selection)

  • Honourary Research Associate, Auckland University
  • Honourary Research Associate, Victoria University of Wellington


INVITED INDUSTRY PRESENTATIONS (selected)

2004-pres     NZ Asia Society, member

1980-pres     Society for International Development, Member

1980-pres     Bangladesh Development Council, life member, ex Secretary


IN THE MEDIA

  • Interview on international education broadcasted by ATN television.
  • Interview on international education published by Somokal news paper.
  • Interview on contribution to the community published by Sydney paper.


TEACHING AND LEARNING

Ershad has wide range of teaching experience in the field of economics, business and management. He has taught different universities and institutes. Ershad believes that teaching quality of an academic staff depends on how much s/he learns from students.

Executive Program Teaching (MBA)

  • World Economy (Casual teaching)
  • Research Methodology for academic staff                 
  • Energy Economics and Technology (stage 2)

Postgraduate Teaching

Massey University

Undergraduate/Diploma Teaching

2.113 Business Economics

2.121 Tourism Economics

2.115 Business Statistics and Mathematics

2.213 Managerial Economics

2.234 Macro Economics

2.231 Introduction to International Business

2.232 Business Statistics

2.261 Research Methods

2.330 Int Relation to the Asia Pacific Region

2.331 International Business

2.333 International Trade

2.335 International Management

2.336 Research Project

2.346 Development Economics

2.361 Applied Management

2.390 Special Project


THESES SUPERVISION

Doctoral

Current
  • Saida Parvin, Lecturer of AIS. Thesis title: Women Empowerment: The case of Bangladesh, Swinburne University, Australia.
Completed
  • Geetha Subramaniam, Associate Professor, UiTM, Malaysia. Thesis title: Flexible working condition and women labour force: Case of Malaysia.

Masters Theses Supervision

Completed
  • Saida Parvin, Lecturer of AIS. Thesis title: Women Empowerment: The case of Bangladesh, Victoria University, Wellington.
  • Dayal Talukder, Lecturer of ICL. Thesis title: Preferential Trade Agreement and Free Trade: Impact on Agricultural Sector. Auckland University

MBA Dissertation

Completed
  • Supervised 8 dissertations.