Dr. Md Shah Azam is currently holding a position of Professor at the Department of Marketing, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He gained his PhD degree in the field of Diffusion of Information and Communication Technology and SME Performance from Curtin University, Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and a Master of Business Studies (MBS) in Marketing, a Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in the field of Adoption of Electronic Commerce. He also attained a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad, India.
His research interests include adoption and diffusion of innovation, receptivity of information and communication technology by individuals and organisations, decision processes, productivity of technology usage, supply chain management, relationship marketing, service marketing and consumer behaviour. He involved in several research projects at the Communication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre (CEEM), Curtin University, Australia during 2010-2013 and worked in collaboration with Centris Science, USA. Dr. Azam also attracts various research grants and conducts numerous research projects from 2001 till to date.
He received various prestigious scholarships which include Australian Government supported International Post Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), Curtin University Post Graduate Scholarship (CUPS), Curtin Business Scholarship (CBS), Curtin Business and Economics Scholarship for PhD and Commonwealth Scholarship for FDP. Dr. Azam supervised numerous research students at PhD, MPhil and master’s degree level. Prof. Azam started his career at the University of Rajshahi in 1999. He has a five-year corporate experience prior to this position.
He visited numerous countries and offered academic talks to many universities which include USA, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Australia. He received best paper awards in many conferences. Prof. Azam has published in many scientific journals and collective works and has presented his work at many international conferences. His scholastic papers are included in many books and journals of various prestigious publishers such as Springer, Emerald, Taylor and Francis, Macmillan etc. Prof. Azam actively participates in various development initiatives and community services.