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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Mahfuzur Rahman

Dr Mahfuzur Rahman is a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Lincoln, UK. His current academic and research interests are in the area of international business strategies with a focus on SMEs in emerging economies. Prior to joining at Lincoln, Mahfuz taught at Leeds Business School continuously for 5 years (2008 - 2013).  In terms of research, Mahfuz specialises in PLS SEM-based research methods and concentrates on investigating the key issues and performance (e.g. drivers, barriers and impacts) of internationalisation for the SMEs. For his PhD, Mahfuz developed and validated three structural models on the internationalisation of SMEs in the context of a developing country.  Dr Rahman has published in internationally refereed journals, presented his research at a range of international conferences, and has contributed to number of research projects. He has received two research grants and three research awards.

Department Responsibilities

Module Leader: Trade And International Business Module Leader: Understanding International Business

Subject Specialism

International Business


  • PhD in International Business
  • MA in International Business
  • BBA in Finance


  • British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant — British Council,
  • Best paper award — Ascent International Conference,
  • Technology and Management for Development — United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),

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Research Projects

  • mSUPPORT to assist internationalisation of SMEs — British Council in 2014

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • The Higher Education Academy (HEA) — Associate Fellow
  • British Academy of Management — Member
  • Academy of International Business — Member
  • External PhD examination at University of Salford — External Examiner
  • External Examiner for International Business Programme at Birmingham City University — External Examiner