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Dr Hussain Rammal 

Position: Senior Lecturer/Associate Director: Australian Centre for Asian Business Dr Hussain Rammal
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: School of Commerce
Campus: City West Campus
Office: WL5-58
Telephone: +61 8 830 27075
Fax: +61 8 830 20709
Email: Hussain_dot_Rammal_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Hussain.Rammal


Hussain is the Founder and Director of the International Business and Strategy Research Group, Curriculum Leader for the International Business discipline, and Associate Director of the Australian Centre of Asian Business (ACAB) at the University of South Australia. He is Vice President of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), and editor of the International Journal of Commerce and Management. Hussain is also the area editor for the Journal of Asia Business Studies, and is affiliated with the CIBFR at the University of Nottingham (Malaysia) as an external researcher.

Hussain joined the University of South Australia in July 2009. Prior to this he was a lecturer at the University of Adelaide. Hussain’s research interests include International Business Negotiations, Internationalization of the firm, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Trade issues (trade in services), International Business Strategy, and Corporate Governance. He is an active researcher in his field and has published in, and has forthcoming publications in, a number of international business journals. Hussain has a strong interest in business in the EU and Asia-Pacific regions (in particular Pakistan, Australia, Japan, and China), and also researches the impact of political issues on trade and business in the region.

Hussain was the recipient of the Best Reviewer Award at both the 2012 Australia-New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) conference and the 2013 Strategic Management Society Conference (Global Strategy track). In 2006, he received an Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Adelaide, and has been the recipient of supported researcher and supporter teacher awards at the UniSA.

Hussain maintains an active interest and involvement with the business community and undertakes consulting projects for Australian SMEs and multinational corporations. Hussain was a visiting scholar at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland in 2008 and at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki School of Economics), Finland in 2012. Hussain is part of a team of chief investigators who were successful in securing an Australian Research Council linkage grant that is investigating trade related issues between Australia and the EU.


ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
2015-present: Editor, International Journal of Commerce and Management.

2014-present: Area Editor, Journal of Asia Business Studies.

2014-2017: Vice President-Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).

2015: Track chair - ANZIBA annual conference 11-13 Feb (hosted by Melbourne Business School).

2014: Doctoral Workshop co-chair (with Professor Timothy Devinney and Professor Elizabeth Rose) - Strategic Management Society Special Sydney Conference, Dec 6-8.

2013: Track chair - Academy of International Business Annual Conference, Istanbul.

2013: Best Reviewer Award - Strategic Management Society's Annual Conference (Global Strategy Track).

2012: Conference Chair - ANZIBA Annual Conference, Adelaide.

2008-2012: Chief Investigator - Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

Awarded the UniSA supported researcher award annually since joining the university in 2009 until 2012, which was the last year of the award scheme.

Awarded the UniSA Supported Teacher Award in 2009, 2010 and 2012, which was the final year of the award scheme.

2007-2011: Panel Member - CPA Australia's International Business course development committee.

2006-2007: Member of Research team - Prepared report titled: "Expanding trade in Business Services in ASEAN" for the ASEAN Secretariat.

2006: Winner - Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Teaching. Awarded by the University of Adelaide.

2006: Co-chair - Australasian Business and Behavioural Sciences Association Conference (29 Sep - 1 Oct).


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Teaching interests

  • International Business.

    International Business Management.

    Strategic Management.

I teach the following courses

BUSS 5251International Business


Professional associations


Journal Editor
International Journal of Commerce and Management.

Journal Area Editor
Journal of Asia Business Studies.

Editorial Board
Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Journal of Financial Services Marketing

Academic Membership
Academy of International Business (AIB).

Academy of Management (AOM).

Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS).

Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).

British Academy of Management (BAM).

European International Business Academy (EIBA).

Strategic Management Society (SMS).


Professional Membership
• Certified Professional Manager (CPMgr) and Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM).

• Fellow of The Financial Services Institute of Australia (F Fin).


Qualifications

B.Com (University of Melbourne),

Grad. Cert and Diploma (International Business) (Flinders),

MBA (International Business) (Flinders),

PhD (University of Adelaide),

Certified Professional Manager (CPMgr),

Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM),

Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (F.Fin)


Research interests

  • Internationalization of Service Firms.
    Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation.
    Institutional Perspective and Governance in MNEs.
    Free Trade Agreements and Business Strategy.

Research publications

Books:
• Guo, Y., Dowling, P. and Rammal, H.G. (eds) (to be published in 2016) MNEs' Global Talent Management and Global Staffing. International Business and Management Series. Emerald Books.

• Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Rose, E.L. (2015) 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' Australasian edition (2nd edn.). Pearson Education Australia.

• Wild, J., Wild. K., Han, J., & Rammal, H.G. (2007) 'International Business: The Challenges Of Globalisation'. Pearson Education Australia.

Book Chapters:
• Rammal, H.G. (to be published 2015) "Managing the Ethical Aspects of Islamic Banking and Finance", in Ali, A. (ed), Handbook of Research on Islamic Business Ethics. Edward Elgar.

• Rammal, H.G. (2014) "Islamic Banking", in Harrison, T. and Estelami, H. (eds), The Routledge Companion to Financial Services Marketing. (pp. 399-410). Routledge.

• Rammal, H.G. (2012) “A Global Perspective to teaching Ethics in International Business”, in Wankel, C. and Stachowicz-Stanusch, A. (eds), Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education. IGI Global: New York.

• Parsons, D. and Rammal, H.G. (2010) “The Integration of the Electronics Sector in ASEAN”, in Findlay, C., Pangestu, M., and Parsons, D. (eds), 'Light the lamp': Papers on world trade and investment in memory of Bijit Bora. World Scientific: Singapore.

Professional Industry Report:
• "Expanding Trade in Business Services in ASEAN”. Report prepared in 2007 for the Association of South East Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat. Member of the author team involving the Centre for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation; Centre for Strategic and International Studies; Institute for International Trade; and Thailand Development Research Institute.

Guest Editor
• Rammal, H.G. and Rose, E.L. (2014) "Internationalization of Service Firms", International Marketing Review. Vol. 31(6).

• Rammal, H.G. (2012) "Fusion or Fracturing? Implications for International Business", Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) 2012 Conference. 12-14 April, Adelaide, Australia

• Rammal, H.G. (2010) "Islamic Finance: Challenges and Opportunities", Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Vol. 15(3).

Journal Articles:
Rammal, H.G. and Rose, E.L. (2014) "New Perspectives on the Internationalization of Service Firms", International Marketing Review, Vol. 31(6), pp. 550-556 (Rank: A in ABDC)

Petracci, B. and Rammal, H.G. (2014) “Developing the Islamic Financial Services sector in Italy: An institutional theory perspective”, Journal of Financial Services Marketing, Vol. 19(3), pp. 198-207 (Rank: B in ABDC)
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Kamla, R. and Rammal, H.G. (2013) "Social Reporting by Islamic Banks: Does Social Justice Matter?", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Vol. 26(6). (Rank: A* in ERA)

Khakhar, P. and Rammal, H.G. (2013) "Culture and Business Networks: International Business Negotiations with Arab Managers", International Business Review. Vol. 22(3), pp.578-590. (Rank: A in ABDC)

Rammal, H.G. and Parker, L.D. (2013) "Islamic Banking in Pakistan: A History of Emergent Accountability and Regulation", Accounting History. Vol. 18(1), pp.5-29. (Rank: A in ERA)

• Rammal, H.G. (2011) "Culture and Institutional Differences: The Use of Agents in International Business Negotiations", Business Journal for Entrepreneurs. Vol. 24(4). (Rank: C in ERA)

• Rammal, H.G. (2011) "International Joint Venture Performance in South East Asia”, Thunderbird International Business Review. Vol. 53(6), pp.775-776. (Rank: B in ERA)

. Hoepner, A.G.F., Rammal, H.G. and Rezec, M. (2011) “Islamic Mutual Funds' Financial Performance and Investment Style: Evidence from 20 countries”, The European Journal of Finance. Vol. 17(9-10), pp.829-850. (Rank: B in ERA)

. Rammal, H.G. (2010) "Islamic Finance: Challenges and Opportunities", Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Vol. 15(3), pp.189-190. (Rank: B in ABDC)

• Hermann, A. and Rammal, H.G. (2010) “The Grounding of the ‘Flying Bank’”, Management Decision. Vol. 48(7), pp. 1048-1062. (Rank: B in ABDC)

• Gould, G. and Rammal, H.G. (2009) “The Value Relevance Of Accounting Reports”, Business Journal For Entrepreneurs. Vol. 22(1), pp. 59-64. (Rank: C in ERA)

• Rammal, H.G. (2008) “Political Motivations: The Nationalization Of The Pakistani Banking Sector”, Corporate Ownership and Control Journal. Vol. 6(2), Winter, pp. 342-346. (Rank: B in ERA)

Rammal, H.G. and Burgan, B. (2008) “Managing An International Business School: A Case Study”, Global Education. Vol. 5(2). (Rank: C in ERA)

• Rammal, H.G. (2007) “Communicating Successfully: The Importance Of Nonverbal Messages In The Communication Process”, Samadhan-The Solution. Vol. 10, pp.21-26.

Rammal, H.G. and Zurbruegg, R. (2007) “Awareness Of Islamic Banking Products Among Muslims: The Case Of Australia”, Journal of Financial Services Marketing. Vol. 12(1), pp.65-74. (Rank: B in ABDC)

Rammal, H.G. and Zurbruegg, R. (2006) “The Impact Of Regulatory Quality On Intra Foreign Direct Investment Flows In The ASEAN Markets”, International Business Review. Vol. 15(4), pp.401-414. (Rank: A in ABDC)

Rammal, H.G. (2006) “The Importance Of Shari’ah Supervision In Islamic Financial Institutions”, Corporate Ownership and Control Journal. Vol. 3(3), pp.204-208. (Rank: B in ERA)

Rammal, H.G. (2005) “International Business Negotiations: The Case Of Pakistan”, International Journal Of Commerce And Management. Vol. 15(2), pp.129-140. (Rank: C in ERA)

Allsopp, L., Rammal, H.G. and Zurbruegg, R. (2005) “Purchasing Power Parity And The Asian Financial Crisis: Implications For Policy Makers”, Global Business Review. Vol. 6(2), pp.251-258. (Rank: C in ERA)

Rammal, H.G. and Zurbruegg, R. (2004) “Measuring The Awareness Of Australian Muslims Towards Shari’ah Compliant Banking Products”, Indonesian Management And Accounting Research. Vol. 3(1), pp.351-362. (Rank: C in ERA)

• Rammal, H.G. (2004) “A Framework For International Business Negotiations”, Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal. Vol. 18(4), pp.74-86.

• Rammal, H.G. (2004) “Industrial Conflict In Australia: The Effects Of The Workplace Relations Act”, Business Journal For Entrepreneurs. Vol. 17(4), pp.75-81. (Rank: C in ERA)

Rammal, H.G. (2004) “Financing Through Musharaka: Principles And Application”, Business Quest, Online, available at: http://www.westga.edu/~bquest/2004/musharaka.htm

• Rammal, H.G. (2004) “’Bending The Rules’: Guaranteeing Profits In The Islamic Financial System”, Ethics And Critical Thinking Journal. Vol. 18(1), pp.36-42.

• Rammal, H.G. (2003) “Mudaraba In Islamic Finance: Principles And Application”, Business Journal For Entrepreneurs. Vol. 16(4), pp.105-112. (Rank: C in ERA)

Conference Papers:
• Guo, Y., Rammal, H.G., Benson, J. and Zhu, Y. (2014) “Western Expatriate Perspective on Building and Utilizing Guanxi in China”. Academy of International Business Conference Vancouver, Canada, June 23-26.

• Rammal, H.G., Zalan, T., Zhu, Y., and Wang, Y. (2014) “ASEAN-China Economic Relations: An Empirical Investigation of Chinese Investment Activities". Academy of International Business Conference Vancouver, Canada, June 23-26.

• Guo, Y., Rammal, H.G. and Zhu, Y. (2012) “Antecedents and Outcomes of Expatriate Managers’ Social Network Building in MNCs’ Subsidiaries in China”. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference Adelaide, Australia, April 12-14.

• Zalan, T., Rammal, H.G., and Zhu, Y. (2012) “The Phenomenon of Early Internationalising Firms: What are we still missing from Scientific Inquiry?. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference Adelaide, Australia, April 12-14.

• Rammal, H.G. and Rose, E. (2011) “The Japan-India Comprehensive Economic Agreement”. Academy of International Business Conference Nagoya, Japan, June 24-28.

• Rammal, H.G. and Zalan, T. (2011) “The Influence of Gandhian Philosophy on Indian Leadership Values”. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference Melbourne, Australia, April 28-30.

• Gray, N. and Rammal, H.G. (2011) “Questioning the “Western” Stereotype: Styles, Strategies and Behaviours of Australian Managers in International Business Negotiations”. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Conference Melbourne, Australia, April 28-30.

• Findlay, C. and Rammal, H.G. (2010) “Australia-European Union Trade in Services: The Case of Professional Services Firms”. Academy of International Business-South East Asian Regional Conference Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 2-4.

• Rammal, H.G. and Parker, L.D. (2010) “Audit and Governance in Islamic Banks: Selection and Training of Shari’ah Advisors”. Sixth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference Sydney, Australia. July 11-13.

• Kamla, R. and Rammal, H.G. (2010) “Social Reporting by Islamic Banks: Does Social Justice Matter?” Sixth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference Sydney, Australia. July 11-13.

• Rammal, H.G. and Gray, N. (2010) “Beyond National Boundaries: The Role of Professional Culture in International Business Negotiations”. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Sydney, Australia. April 15-17.

• Rammal, H.G. (2009) “The Selection of Shari’ah Advisor in Islamic Banks in Pakistan”. La Trobe University Symposium on Islamic Banking and Finance Melbourne, Australia. July 6.

• Rammal, H.G. (2009) “The Selection and Training of Shari’ah (Religious) Advisors in Islamic Banks: The Case of Pakistan”. European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change (ENROAC) Dundee, Scotland. June 23-25.

• Rammal, H.G. (2009) “Evaluating the Pakistani Shari’ah Governance Model in Islamic Financial Institution”. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Brisbane, Australia. April 16-18.

• Findlay, C. & Rammal, H.G. (2008) “The Business Services Market In The EU”. The European Union: Australia’s New Horizon Symposium at the Australian National University. Canberra, Australia, March 13 & 14.

• Rammal, H.G. (2007) “Expanding Trade in Business Services In ASEAN”. Setting Priorities for Services Trade Reform Symposium The Australian National University. Canberra, Australia, November 29 & 30.

• Rammal, H.G. (2007) “Investigating the Openness of International Trade In The Service Sector”. Sixth International Business Research Conference. Hong Kong, July 1-4.

• Loh, E. & Rammal, H.G. (2006) “Exploring the Effects of Ramadan on the Stock Markets”. 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics. Cesme, Izmir, Turkey, June 15-18.

• Rammal, H.G. (2005) “Professional Culture in International Business Negotiations: Overcoming National Cultural Differences”. Australasian Business & Behavioural Sciences Association (ABBSA) Annual Conference. Cairns, Australia. August 5-7.

• Rammal, H.G. (2005) “Exploring the Impact of Location on International Business Negotiations”. International Conference on Global Business in Services. Bali, Indonesia. July 27-29.

• Rammal, H.G. (2004) “Tying Up Loose Ends: The Need for Standardised Regulations in Islamic Financial Institutions”. 7th International Conference of the American Society of Business and Behavioural Sciences (ASBBS). Cairns, Australia. August 6-7, pp.106-112


Professional Magazines and Newspaper Publications:
• Rammal, H.G. (2011) Challenges of Shariah Supervision in Islamic Financial Institutions, Islamic Finance News. August 3, vol. 8, no. 30, pp. 20-21.

• Hoepner, A.G.F., Rammal, H.G. and Rezec, M. (2010) By the Numbers: Comprehensive Study Sheds Light On Islamic Mutual Fund Performance, Business Islamica Magazine.

• Rammal, H.G. (2010) Islamic Banking in Pakistan: Past, Present and Future, Islamic Finance News. July 21, vol. 7, no. 29, pp. 13-14.

• Rammal, H.G. (2010) Opportunities for Islamic Finance Growth in Australia, Islamic Finance News. May 5, vol. 7, no. 18, pp. 13-14.

Hoepner, A.G.F., Rammal, H.G and Rezec, M. (2009) Islamic Mutual Funds: Reviewing their Financial Performance and Investment Style Around the World, Opalesque Islamic Finance Intelligence, 4, pp.20-21.

• Rammal, H.G. (2009) Addressing the Shortage of Qualified Shari’ah Advisors in Islamic Banks, Islamic Finance Today. January-March, pp.24-26.

• Rammal, H.G. (2008) Islamic Banking: Opportunities And Challenges, Chartered Financial Analyst. October, pp.78-80. India.

Rammal, H.G. (2008) Regionalization: Lessons For South Asia, Chartered Financial Analyst. January, pp.59-60. India.

• Rammal, H.G. (2008) Post-Bhutto Pakistan: Nuclear War or Peace and Prosperity?, The Independent Weekly Newspaper. January 19-25, p.31. Adelaide, Australia.


Case Studies:
• Rammal, H.G. (2012) "Alibaba.com", in Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Freeman, S. 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' pp. 83-84. Australasian edition. Pearson Education Australia.

• Rammal, H.G. (2012) "The Global Reach of the film Industries of Asia", in Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Freeman, S. 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' pp. 116-117. Australasian edition. Pearson Education Australia.

• Rammal, H.G. (2012) "Union Carbide India Limited: The Bhopal Disaster", in Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Freeman, S. 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' pp. 139-141. Australasian edition. Pearson Education Australia.

• Rammal, H.G. (2012) "Regional Integration in the Middle East: The Gulf Cooperative Council", in Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Freeman, S. 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' pp. 268-269. Australasian edition. Pearson Education Australia.

• Rammal, H.G. (2012) "Mergers, acquisitions and Nationalisation: The banking sector in Pakistan", in Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Freeman, S. 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' pp. 612-613. Australasian edition. Pearson Education Australia.

• Rammal, H.G. (2005) “Panther Sports And The Pakistani Soccer Ball Industry”, in Ramburuth, P. and Welch, C. (eds), Casebook in International Business: Australian and Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Pearson Education Australia.


Media Appearances

• ‘What is this Islamic Banking Caper?’ Interviewed by Tory Shepherd- The Punch Magazine, 12 July 2011.

• ‘Islamic Banking’. Interviewed by Alan Brough- ABC Radio Victoria, 15 March 2009.

• ‘Islamic Financial Institutions Seek Greater Reach’, Connect Asia - ABC Radio Australia, 11 November 2008. Presenter: Girish Sawlani.

• ‘Islamic Banking Rapidly Expanding’, Connect Asia - ABC Radio Australia, 10 November 2008. Presenter: Girish Sawlani.

• Interview published in 'Islamic Finance Down, Far From Out', by Nasya Bahfen, Sydney Morning Herald. Australia. 23 October 2008.

• Interview published in 'Islamic Finance Withstands Crisis', by Nasya Bahfen, Islamic Finance News, 10 October 2008, Vol 5(40), p.12.

• Interview published in 'Nuclear Trade Waiver Seen As A Boon To Indian Business, Economy', by Jason Miks, World Politics Review, 15 September 2008.

• Interview published in 'Malaysia Considers Nukes', by Neil Hickey, Energy Tribune, 9 July 2008.

• 'Malaysia government resists minimum wage push', Connect Asia - ABC Radio Australia, 5 May 2008. Presenter: Girish Sawlani.

• 'Pakistan post-election - what will change?', The Wire Radio Australia, 20 February 2008. Producer: Alice Monfries

• ‘MALAYSIA: Opposition groups strike election deal’, Connect Asia-ABC Radio Australia, 14 January 2008.

• Interview published in ‘The Rise of Islamic Finance’ by Amit Singh Sisodiya, Sanjoy De and Moghul Imrana, The Analyst Magazine, September 2007 (special issue on Islamic Finance), ICFAI University Press, India.


Expertise for Media Contact

I am able to provide media comment in the following areas of expertise:

Discipline: Business

  • Impact of Politics on Business and the Political Economy
  • Cross Cultural Management and Negotiations
  • International Trade and investment
  • Internationalization of firms
  • Free Trade Agreements

Research Degree Supervisor

Interested in supervising projects related to cross-cultural management (business negotiations, professional culture), internationalization of the firm, trade in services (free trade agreement; movement of professionals), and Governance issues in multinational corporations (MNCs).




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