Dr Sharif Rasel


College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.63)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr. Sharif Rasel is a Lecturer of international business at Flinders University. Prior to joining Flinders University, Sharif held positions at Monash Business School in Melbourne, Ministry of Public Administration in Bangladesh and Wageningen Economic Research (LEI) in the Netherlands.

Sharif's research interests are at the intersection of international business, strategy and economic geography specialising in location choice strategy, reshoring of businesses, effects of locational factors on performance and global city effect in international business.

Sharif is currently involved in numerous international research projects with high social impact. One of these research projects was awarded with a grant from the Australian government in 2021.

Before joining Flinders University in December 2019, Sharif taught international business and strategy at Monash Business School for six years. He received commendations for outstanding teaching performance from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President (Education), Monash University.

Since joining Flinders University in 2019, Sharif introduced a student-centric innovative teaching approach, and received the Student-Led Teaching Award for College of Business, Government and Law in 2022.

Sharif received his PhD from Monash University in 2017. Situated within the contemporary theoretical debates in international business literature, his Ph.D. thesis examined within-country location decision strategies of international firms using a multi-disciplinary approach that is grounded in the fields of international business and economic geography. Sharif obtained his BSc in Economics (First Class with Second Place in order of merit) from Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh and MSc in International Development Studies (with distinction) from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.


PhD in International Business from Monash University, Australia

MSc in International Development Studies from Wageningen University, Netherlands

BSc and MSc in Economics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Honours, awards and grants


$AUD10,000 (DFAT). 'Evaluating the resilience of women during COVID-19 pandemic in India: An empirical analysis (2021)' - IIM Udaipur India, World Vision India, Monash University Australia and Flinders University Australia.


Student-Led Teaching Award (SLTA) for College of Business, Government and Law in 2022.

Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS)

NFP-AP Fellowship in the Netherlands

Topic coordinator
BUSN2019 International Business Context
BUSN3061A Industry Project
BUSN9239 International Business in the Asia Pacific Region
BUSN2039 International Business Management
Topic lecturer
BUSN2019 International Business Context
BUSN9239 International Business in the Asia Pacific Region
BUSN3061A Industry Project
BUSN2039 International Business Management
Supervisory interests
Economic Geography
International business
International business environment, Asian region
Strategic management, organisational governance
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Internal and External Determinants of Adaptive Capacity in Saudi Large Companies (1)
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Business, economics and finance
International Business
Regional Policy
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