Dr Zillur Rahman

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Lecturer (Top-Up Business)

I am a lecturer at the University of Sunderland in London, teaching the BA (Hons) Business (Top-Up) course.

My research interests include an exploration of the complexity of small businesses and the role of religion and culture on ethnic entrepreneurship. I am also interested in social capital and the network of women entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Teaching and supervision



Rahman, M. Z (with Ullah. F. and Thompson. P.) (2017), “Challenges and Issues facing Ethnic Minority Small Business Owners: The Scottish experience”. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Vol.19(3), pp.177-193. DOI: 10.1177/1465750317753932

Rahman, M. Z (with Ullah. F., Smith, R. and Beloucif. A.) (2016), "What influences ethnic entrepreneurs’ decision to start-up". Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol.23(4), pp.1081-1103. Available at Emerald Insight.

Working Paper

Rahman. M. Z (with Smith. R.) (2019), “How do Religious and Spiritual Values Affect Ethnic Family Business Strategy and the Decision-making Process?”, In Preparation for Submission to Special Issue of Journal of Business Ethics.

Rahman. M. Z. (2019), “The Dark-side of Social Capital on Ethnic Business Development: An Untold Story”, In Preparation for Submission to International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research.

Rahman. M. Z (with Ullah. F. and Smith. R.) (2019), “Islamic Entrepreneurship: A Systematic Literature Review”. In Preparation for Submission to Journal of Business Ethics.

Rahman. M. Z. (2019). Social Entrepreneurship: A Reformist Approach for Tackling the Problem of Landlessness in Bangladesh. In Preparation for Submission to Annals of Regional Science, Collecting Data.

Rahman. M. Z. (with Sameer Hosany) (2019) Identify barriers and enablers to women’s arts entrepreneurship and develop a measure to support Hill Tribeswomen to become successful entrepreneurs. In Preparation for Submission to Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Collecting data.

Rahman. M. Z. (with Sameer Hosany) (2019), Understanding the role of men in Hill Tribes women’s entrepreneurship and develop models to facilitate engagement by men and encourage collaboration between genders, Collecting Data.

Last updated 16 November 2021

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