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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: WL4-58
Telephone: +61 8 830 27075
Fax: +61 8 830 20992
Email: Hussain_dot_Rammal_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Hussain.Rammal


Hussain is Senior Lecturer in International Business and Strategic Management, and Associate Director of the Australian Centre of Asian Business. He is Vice President of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), and the area editor for the Journal of Asia Business Studies. 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, Interest-Free (Islamic) Financial Systems, 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.

He has won many teaching and research awards including the best reviewer awards at the 2013 Strategic Management Society conference (Global Strategy track) and the 2012 Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) conference. Hussain won the Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Adelaide in 2006, and has been the recipient of the Supported Teacher Award at UniSA in 2009, 2010, and 2012. He has also been granted the Supported Researcher status since joining the University.

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.

Hussain is one of the pre-conference workshop chairs for the 2014 Strategic Management Society's Special Conference to be held in Sydney (December 6-8).

Hussain was the chair for the International Economics, Finance and Accounting track for the 2013 Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey during 3-6 July. He was also chair of the ANZIBA 2012 conference organising committee. The conference was held during 12-14 April, 2012 and was hosted by the University of South Australia.


INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SERVICE FIRMS

Elizabeth Rose (Otago University) and Hussain G. Rammal (University of South Australia) are guest editing a special issue of International Marketing Review. Deadline for submissions was 15 September 2013.


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Teaching interests

  • International Business.

    International Business Management.

    Strategic Management.

I teach the following courses

BUSS 5251International Business
BUSS 5301International Business Management


Professional associations


Journal Area Editor
Journal of Asia Business Studies.

Editorial Board
International Journal of Commerce and Management.
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).

Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS).

European International Business Academy (EIBA).

Strategic Management Society (SMS).


Professional Membership
• Certified Management Accountant (CMA) - The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia).

• 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 Management Accountant Australia (CMA),

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

  • Trade in Services.
    Cross-Cultural Communication and Negotiation.
    Interest-Free (Islamic) Financing.
    Governance and the role of institutions.
    Free Trade Agreements.

Research publications

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.

• Cavusgil, S.T., Knight, G., Riesenberger, J.R., Rammal, H.G. & Freeman, S. (2012) 'International Business: Strategy, Management and the New Realities' Australasian edition. 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 in December 2014) "Islamic Banking", in Harrison, T. and Estelami, H. (eds), The Routledge Companion to Financial Services Marketing. 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.

Editor
• 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).

Refereed Journal Articles:
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. (2012) “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, The Age Newspaper. Melbourne, 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 Boom 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

  • Islamic Finance
  • Cross Cultural Communication and Negotiations
  • International Trade and investment
  • Governance issues in Multinational corporations
  • Impact of Politics on Business and the Political Economy

Community Service

Organisation Name:   Rotary Club of Adelaide Parks
Type of Organisation:   Community organisation
Organisation URL:   http://www.adelaideparks.rotaryaust.org/index.php
Level of involvement:   Member,


Research Degree Supervisor

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




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