Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed

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Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed

Professor
Fulbright Scholar

Email: sahmed@iub.edu.bd
Position:  Professor
Director: BBA Program
Department: Finance
Room No: 2008
Phone: Ext. 2122

Academic Qualifications

  • Post-doctorate (McNeese State University,USA)
  • Ph.D. (Nagasaki University, Japan)
  • M. Economics (Finance, Nagasaki University, Japan)
  • M.Com. (Banking, University of Dhaka)
  • B.Com. (Finance, University of Dhaka)

Work Experience

  • Visiting Professor, College of Business,McNeese State University, USA (2011-2012)
  •  Assistant Professor, School of Business,Independent University, Bangladesh (2006-2009)
  •  Assistant Professor, Nagasaki University, Japan (2004-2006)
  •  Lecturer, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (1996-2004)
  •  Management Trainee, Lever Brothers Bangladesh Limited, (1995-1996)
  •  Probationary Officer, Eastern Bank Limited (1994)

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Research Interest

Capital market relationship banking environmental finance corporate social responsibility corporate governance

Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed is a Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business at Independent University Bangladesh. He Conducted Post-Doctoral study at McNeese State University, USA as a Fulbright Scholar. He Received PhD and M. Econo from Nagasaki University, Japan, his M. Com & B. Com in Finance from University of Dhaka. His research interests include environmental finance, green banking, corporate social performance, capital market, and relationship banking. An avid researcher, Dr. Ahmed has authored over 75 articles, book chapters, reports and conference papers. He has jointly published three books: Cost-benefit Analysis: Springer 2006, Corporate Social Performance: LAP 2012 and Financial Management: Brothers 2015.

  • Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. “Cost-benefit Analysis of Environmental Goods by Applying the Contingent Valuation Method: Some Japanese Case Studies,” Springer-Verlag, Tokyo-Japan, 200 URL:http://www.springer.com/sgw/cda/frontpage/0,11855,5-198-22-76448820-0,00.html
  • Ahmed, S. U, Islam, M. Z., and Mahtab, H. “Corporate Social Performance in Developing Countries: A Journey from Measurement to Sustainability”, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012.
  • Ahmed, S. U, and  Hasan, M. K.  “Foundations of Financial Management”, Boier Desh Publications, 2015.
  •  The Role of Relationship Banking on the Performance of Firms in Bangladesh” Chapter 8 in Advances in Development Economics, ed by Dipak Basu : World Scientific Publishing Co., 2008.
  •  Relationship Banking and Firm Profitability” Chapter 4 in Studies on Financial Markets in East Asia , ed by Masayuki Susai and Shigeru Uchida: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2011.
  •  Banking Relationships in East Asian Economies: Lessons for Developing Countries” Chapter 6 in Studies on Financial Markets in East Asia , ed by Masayuki Susai and Shigeru Uchida: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2011.
  • Ahmed S. U, Ahmed S. P., Hasan, I. (2018) “Why banks should consider ESG Risk Factors in Bank Lending?” Accepted for publication, Banks and Bank Systems, Issue 3, 2018.
  • Ahmed, S. U., Sultana, E., Mahtab, H. Islam, M. Z., Hasan, I., Wali Ullah, G. M. and Ahmed, S. P. (2017) “Does It Pay To Be Socially Responsible? Comparative Evidence from a Developing Country”. Global Business Review, 18(5), pp. 1-21.
  • Ahmed SU, Mahtab N, Islam N, Abdullah M (2017) “Impact of Working Capital Management on Profitability: A Study on Textile Companies of Bangladesh”. J Bus Fin Aff 6: 292. doi: 10.4172/2167-0234.1000292
  • Mahtab N., Islam M. N., Ahmed S. P., and Ahmed S. U. (2017) “Social Business and It’s Sustainability: A Case Study on “Aponjon” Project of D.Net, Bangladesh”, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. V, Issue. 7, 377-389.
  • Ahmed S. U., Abdullah M., and Ahmed S. P., (2017) “Linkage Between Corporate Social Performance And Stock Return: An Evidence from Financial Sector of Bangladesh”, Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp.287-299.
  • Ullah, GMW, Ahmed, SU, Ahmed, SP, Jamshed, KM (2017) “Do Multinational Companies Practice Good Corporate Governance: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh” International Journal of Accounting and Financial Reporting, 7 (2), 96-111.
  • Ahmed S. P., Zannat R., and Ahmed S. U., (2017) “Corporate Governance Practices in the Banking Sector of Bangladesh: Do They Really Matter?” Banks and Bank Systems, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 27-35.
  • Ahmed S. U., Mahtab N., Ahmed S. P., Ullah G. M. W., and Das S., (2017) “Sustainability of a Third Generation Commercial Bank in Bangladesh: Analysis of its Business Model”, International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 266-286.
  • Hoque, M.A., Alam, S. & Ahmed, S.U. (2017) “ Job re-designing for improving productivity: A case study of Aboni knitwear limited”. Canadian Journal of Case Studies, 8(2).
  • Ahmed S. U., Ullah, G. M. W., Ahmed S. P., and Rahman A. (2016). An Empirical Study on Corporate Governance and Islamic Bank Performance: A Case Study of Bangladesh. Journal of Finance & Banking Studies, 5(4), 103-116.
  • Ahmed S. U., Ahmed S. P., Islam N. M., and Ullah G. M. W., (2015), Impact of Basel II Implementation on the Financial Performance of Private Commercial Banks of Bangladesh, European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, Issue 77, pp. 73-84.
  • Ahmed S. P., Ahmed S. U., and Ullah G. M. W., (2015), Assimilation vs. Integration: Dimensions and Dynamics of Contemporary Integration Policies of the UK, The International Journal of Community Diversity, Common Ground Publishing, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 35-50.
  • Ahmed, S.U. and Rahman, M. (2014) “Incorporating ESG Risk in Bank-Lending in Bangladesh” International Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 120, pp. 23-34.
  • Ahmed, S.U., Islam, Z., Mahtab, H. and Hasan, I. (2014) “Institutional Investment and Corporate Social Performance: Linkage towards Sustainable Development” Corp. Sco. Responsib. Environ. Mgmt. Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 1-13. Read More
  • Ahmed, S.U., Rahman, A., Ahmed, S.P. and Wali, G.M. (2014) “Price Linkage between Islamic Banking and Conventional Banking: The Case of Bangladesh” International Journal of Finance and Banking Studies, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 74-87.
  • Ahmed, S. U., Rahman, S. and Uchida, S. (2013) “Does it pay to be innovative? Evidence from the SMEs in Japan, The  Business Review of AGU. Vol. 54, No. 1, pp.65-72.
  • Ahmed, S. U., Quiyum, Z.M.  and Noor, M.F. (2013) “Dynamic Linkages between Macroeconomic Factors and Stock Prices: Evidence from an Emerging Market”, Oorja International Journal of Management & IT. Vol. 11, No. 3, pp.17-25.
  • Ahmed, S. U., Islam, Z., Mahtab, H. and Hasan, I. (2012) “Institutional Investment and Corporate Social Performance: Linkage towards Sustainable Development” Corp. Soc. Responsib. Environ. Mgmt. doi: 10.1002/csr.1298 Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U., and Uchida, S. (2012) “Environmental Risk Management Practice of Banks”, The Business Review of AGU, 91(4), pp. 55-66.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. (2012) “Green Banking: Advancement and Opportunities”, Journal of Business and Economics, 92(1&2), pp. 1-12. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U., Islam, Z., Mahtab, H. and Hasan, I. (2012) “Construction and Application of a Corporate Social Performance Index in the Context of Bangladesh” Independent Business Review, 5(1), pp. 27-46.
  •  Uchida, S., Ahmed, S. U. and Islam, M. Z. (2012) “Corporate Governance and Equity Returns”, Journal of Business and Economics, 91(4), pp. 109-117. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U., Uchida, S. and Islam, M. Z. (2012) “Stock Market Crashes: Reasons and Implications”, Journal of Business and Economics, 91(4), pp. 55-66.Read More
  •  Islam, M. Z., Ahmed, S. M., Hasan, I. and Ahmed, S. U (2011) “Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing: Empirical Evidence From Service Organizations”, African Journal of Business Management Vol. 5(14), pp. 5900-5909. Read More
  •  Uchida, S., Ahmed, S. U. and Aabed, A. A. (2011) “Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in the Financial Sector”, Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 52, pp.107-115. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U. (2011) “Measuring the Willingness to Pay for Hazard-Free E-waste Management in Dhaka City, Bangladesh,” WP-Series 40002, Development Research Network, Dhaka.
  •  Ahmed, S. U., (2011) “Informal Sector E-waste Recycling Practices in Bangladesh,” Research Paper Series 60010, Development Research Network, Dhaka.
  •  Uchida, S., Ahmed, S. M., and Ahmed, S. U. (2011) “Automation and Financial Performance of Banks”, Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 27, pp.49-56. Read More
  •  Chowdhury, M.E. and Ahmed, S.U. (2010) ‘Poverty-environment nexus: an investigation of linkage using survey data’, Int. J. Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. 9, Nos. 1/2/3, pp.91–113. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U., (2010) “E-waste: a growing concern for ICT-based growth and development- a first cut analysis,” Research Paper Series 60007, Development Research Network, Dhaka.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2010) “Benchmarking the state of Corporate Governance in Bangladesh”, Journal of Business and Economics, 89-3, pp.155-167.Read More
  •  Uchida, S., Ahmed, S. U. and Huq, S. (2010) “A Comparison of Reported and Disclosed Corporate Governance Compliance Status in the Banking Sector of Bangladesh”, Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 51, pp.87-97. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2009) “Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance Linkage: A Preliminary Study for the Conceptual Framework”, Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. L, pp.43-51. Read More
  •  Gotoh, K, Imaoka, Y, Nakagawa, H., Huchi, Y. and Ahmed, S.U. (2008) “Social Evaluation of Land Usage in the Isahaya Bay Reclamation Project by Applying CVM” Journal of Nagasaki University Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 38, No.70, pp. 20-24. Read More
  •  Habib, S.A., Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2007) “Environmental and Social Responsibilities of Banks: Global Perspective”, Journal of Business and Economics, 87(2).
  •  Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. (2007) “The Choice of Elicitation Method in CVM and Their Impact on Willingness to Pay in Environmental Assessment”. Journal of Nagasaki University Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 37, No.68. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. (2007) “Estimation of the Willingness to Pay for Preserving Public Parks in Nagasaki City by Using Contingent Valuation Method”. Journal of Nagasaki University Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 37, No.68. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2006) “Corporate Social Responsibility: Benefit, Current Status and Future Trend”, Journal of Business and Economics, 85(5).
  •  Uchida, S. and Ahmed, S. U. (2006) “The Financial Institutions for Common People and Socio-economic Development Policies: Lessons from Some Selected Case Studies”, Journal of Business and Economics,85(3&4), pp.470-481.
  •  Ahmed, S.U. and Gotoh, K. (2006) “Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Northern Extension Project of Nagasaki City Streetcar by Applying Contingent Valuation Method”. Journal of Environmental Information Science, CEIS, 34-5, pp. 37-46.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2005) “Impact of Relationship Banking on the Performance of Corporate Firms: A Comparison between Japan and Bangladesh”, Journal of Business and Economics, 83-3, pp.237-245.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2005) “Contemporary Strategic Aspects of Relationship Banking in Japan”, Annual Review of Economics, 21,pp.49-59.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. (2005) “Effect of Banning Polythene Bags in Reducing Flood Disasters in Dhaka City”. Papers of Natural Disaster Research Council, 29, pp.109-112.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. (2005) “Impact of Banning Polythene Bags: A Case Study on Bangladesh”. Papers of Geo-Engineering Research Council, pp.69-74.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., Gotoh, K., and Tachiiri, K. (2005) “The Difference between Stated and Measured Travel Data and Their Impact on Environmental Valuation by Travel Cost Method”. Journal of Faculty of EngineeringVol. 35, No.65.
  •  Uchida, S. and Ahmed, S. U. (2004) “The Role of Relationship Banking on the Performance of Japanese Firms: An Empirical Study on Small and Medium Enterprises”, Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, XLVI, pp.13-21.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., Gotoh, K., and Tachiiri, K. (2004) “Economic Environmental Impact Assessment by Combining CVM and Remote Sensing Techniques”. Journal of Environmental Information Science, CEIS, 32-5, pp.135-142.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2004) “Effect of Higher Financial Leverage on Corporate Borrowers in Bangladesh”, Annual Review of Southeast Asian Studies, XLV, pp.13-20.
  •  Gotoh, K., Ahmed, S.U., and Kojima, H. (2003) “Free Comments in Contingent Valuation Survey and Their Effect on Willingness to Pay”.Papers on Environmental Information Science, Center for Environmental Information Science, No.17, pp.123-128.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., Gotoh, K., and Kojima, H. (2003) “Estimating the Willingness to Pay for Restoring the Isahaya Bay Wetland: Evidence from Contingent Valuation Method”. Journal of Environmental Systems and Engineering. No. 734/VII-27, pp.157-165.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. (2003) “Multiple Banking Practices and its Impact on the Corporate Borrowers- A Case Study of Bangladesh”,Journal of Business and Economics, 83-3, pp.245-258.
  •  Yosumi, T., Kojima, H, Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. (2003) “Study on Environmental Value of Tidal Flat by CVM”. Papers on Ocean Development, No.19, pp.279-284. (In Japanese).
  •  Ahmed, S. U., Kojima, H., and Gotoh, K. (2002) “Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Isahaya Bay Reclamation Project by Applying Contingent Valuation Method”. Papers on Environmental Information Science, Center for Environmental Information Science, No.16, pp.305-310.
  •  Gotoh, K., Ahmed, S.U., and Kojima, H. (2002) “Environmental Evaluation of the Isahaya Bay Wetland: Preliminary Tests for Designing Appropriate CVM Questionnaire”. Journal of JSCE, Vol. 87, No.8, pp. 71-74.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Fukaura, A. (2001) “Bank-firm Relationship in Bangladesh: Present State and Some Lessons”. Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 79, No. 4, pp.27-64. Read More
  •  Ahmed, S. U. (2000) “Experience of Some Least Affected Countries from the Asian Financial Crisis and Lessons for Bangladesh”. Bank Parikrama. Vol. XXV, Nos. 2&3, pp. 31-44.
  • Ahmed S. U., Ahmed S. P., and Yousuf T. B., (2017), Behavioral Factors Influencing Investors’ Decision and Performance: The Case of an Emerging Market. 3rd International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing, organized by Institute of Research, Learning and Development, March 2017, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.Key Note Paper Presenter.
  • Ahmed S. P., Ahmed S. U., and Zannat R., (2017), Corporate governance practices in the banking sector of Bangladesh: do they really matter? 3rd International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing, organized by Institute of Research, Learning and Development, March 2017, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
  • Ahmed S. U., Abdullah M. and Ahmed S. P. (2016). Linkage Between Corporate Social Performance and Stock Return: An Evidence from Financial Sector of Bangladesh, International Conference for Bankers and Academics 2016, jointly organized by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management & Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences in association with Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, USA, September 2016.
  • Ahmed, S.U., (2015) “Corporate social performance of Bangladeshi exchange listed companies” International Conference for Business and Economics (Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
  • Ahmed, S.U., “Corporate Governance: Role of Accounting and Finance” Invited Lecture, Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 6th November, 2014.
  • Ahmed, S.U., “The Relationship between Institutional Investment and Corporate social Performance: A Comparative Analysis between 2008 and 2012”, 6th International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, October 2014, Berlin, Germany.
  • Session Chair, Parallel Session D4, CSR, Risk Management and Financial Performance”, 6th International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, October 2014, Berlin, Germany.
  • Panelist, Annual Banking Conference-2014, September 2014.
  • Ahmed, S. U, “Motivation for Considering ESG Risk Factors in Bank Lending: A Preliminary Study”, Paper 9, Plenary Session 3, Annual Banking Conference-2012, December, 2012.
  •  Ahmed, S. U, “Can banking be green?” Post-doctoral Presentation, McNeese Honors College, March 5, 2012.
  •  Ahmed, S. U, Islam, M. Z., and Mahtab, H. “Institutional Investment and Corporate Social Performance: An empirical Investigation of Linkage and Policy Implications”, Final Report Presentation, Investment Climate Research Unit IUB, International Finance Corporation, December 2010.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. “Sustainable E-waste Management”, Key Note Speaker, BRAC Center, Organized jointly by D.Net and Toxic Links, November 2010.
  •  Islam, M. Z., Ahmed, S. U. Mahtab, H., Huda, F., ” Dimensions of Justice and Word Of Mouth: Evidence from Telecom Industry in Bangladesh”, Proceedings, Asian Academy of Management Conference, Pahang Malaysia, December, 2009.
  •  Ahmed, S. U. and Uchida, S. “Impact of Relationship Banking in East Asian Economies: Lessons for Developing Countries”, 4th East Asia Finance and Accounting Conference, December 2008, Nagasaki, Japan.
  •  Uchida, S. and Ahmed, S. U. “Impact of Relationship Banking on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan” Key Note Speech, Proceedings of the 3rd East Asia Finance and Accounting Conference, December 2007, pp. 1-14, Nagasaki, Japan.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., Gotoh, K., and Hossain, S. “Integration of Remote Sensing and Economic Valuation Techniques to Find the Causes of Water Logging Problem in Dhaka City, Bangladesh” The 13th Australian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 333, November 2006, Canberra, Australia.
  •  Ahmed, S.U., and Gotoh, K. “Detecting the Causes of Water Logging Problem in Dhaka City by Applying Contingent Valuation Method and Remote Sensing Technique”. International Symposium on Remote Sensing, November 2006, Busan, Korea.
  •  Ahmed, S.U. and Gotoh, K., “Socio-Environmental Impact Assessment of Banning Polythene Shopping Bags in Dhaka City”. Annual conference on Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, A-3, July 2006, Kyoto, Japan.
  •  Nakamura, T., Hisai, H., Ahmed, S.U. and Gotoh, K., “Cost-benefit Analysis of Redevelopment Project by Applying CVM”. The annual conference of the Western Branch of JSCE, IV-022, pp. 631-632, Mar. 2005, Fukuoka, Japan.
  •  Hisai, H., Ahmed, S.U. and Gotoh, K., “A Comparison of Environmental Valuation Techniques in Cost-benefit Analysis of Redevelopment Project,” The annual conference of the Western Branch of JSCE, IV-021, pp. 630-631, Mar. 2005, Fukuoka, Japan.
  •  Kaku, M., Ahmed, S.U., Imaoka, Y. and Gotoh, K., “Selection of Location for Bank Branches in Regional Chinese Cities by Applying GIS,” The annual conference of the Western Branch of JSCE, IV-048, pp. 683-684, Mar. 2005, Fukuoka, Japan.
  •  Ahmed, S.U. and Gotoh, K., “Impact of Banning Polythene Bags on Floods of Dhaka City by applying CVM and Remote Sensing”. Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium IGARSS 2005. Seoul, Korea.