Dr Sharif Rasel


College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (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.

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).

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.

Sharif's current research activities focus on the influences of location on the entrepreneurial decision of farm holdings to diversify business; and the impact of host market heterogeneity on international business strategies.


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

Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS): 2013-2017

NFP-AP Fellowship in the Netherlands: 2009-2011

Research expertise
Business and management
Research interests

Dr. 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.

Supervisory interests
International business

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