School of Management

Impact. Innovation.

Prof. Nazrul Islam


Phone: (66-2) 524-5663

Office: SOM Room 210

Country: Bangladesh

Expertise: Technology Transfer; IT in Hotel Industry; Management of Technology, Innovation and Knowledge

Degrees: D Eng in Industrial Engineering & Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (1982); M Eng in Industrial Engineering & Management, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (1978); B Sc in Electrical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1972)


  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation

  • International Technology Transfer

  • Knowledge and Intellectual Capital Management

  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Service Industry

  • Energy Technology


Academic positions

  • AIT, School of Management: Professor, Nov 2016 – Present; Visiting Professor, Jan 2009 – Nov 2016; Professor, Jan 2006 – Dec 2008; Associate Professor, Jan 2001 – Dec 2005

  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Appropriate Technology: Research Professor, Sept 1994 – Dec 2000; Associate Research Professor, Feb 1986 – Sept 1994

  • UN-ESCAP/ Asia Pacific Center for Transfer of Technology on New and Renewable Energy Technology Policy: Consultant to UN-ESCAP, Aug 1985 – Oct. 1985

  • Energy Technology Division, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, in the European Commission sponsored project: Biomass Energy in Asia: Research Engineer, Feb. 1983 – Aug 1985

  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, in the UNDP sponsored Project: Technologies for the Rural Development of Indonesia: Senior Research Associate, Sept. 1981 – April 1982

Administrative positions

  • AIT, School of Management: Dean, May 2015 – July 2016; Acting Dean, June 2003 – Nov 2005; Academic Coordinator, responsible for (i) Professional Master in Management of Technology (August 2009 – May 2010), (ii) Professional Master in Energy Business Management (Jan 2012-2014); Coordinator Management of Technology, Sept 2001 – August 2006; Coordinator Asian Development Bank (ADB) – Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Linkage Project, Aug 2002 – Dec 2004

  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Appropriate Technology: Director, June 1998 – Sept 1998 & Jan 1996 – Dec 1997




  • Associate Editor of the journal “International Technology Management Review”, on line journal published by ‘Academic Global Publications’ from Australia

  • Reviewed article for International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management




International refereed journal

Nguyen Son Ngoc and Nazrul Islam; Knowledge Transfer from International Consultants to Local Partners: the case of Metro System in Vietnam; International Journal of Knowledge Management, Elsevier (Submitted for publication)

Rafia Zaman, T. Brudemann, S. Kumar, Nazrul Islam; Coal based power generation in Bangladesh: An analytical assessment of factors; Energy Policy (Submitted)

Prasert Chaidej and Nazrul Islam; Influence of organizational characteristic on transferring manufacturing knowledge by Expatriates: The case of Japanese manufacturing companies in Thailand; Management Research Review, by Emerald (Submitted)


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