Mazhar Islam

PhD in Strategic Management


Mazhar’s research intersects entrepreneurship and strategic management focusing on cooperative strategic choices of firms and collaborative innovation. He also studies the global business environment, examining how institutions and non-market forces shape the national business environments. He published in journals such as the Journal of Business Venturing and Research Policy. His research has been featured in the MIT Sloan Management Review. One of his papers with Minyuan Zhao received the best conference paper award at the Annual Conference of the Strategic Management Society.

Before joining academia, Mazhar worked as a mining engineer, an international business development manager, an investment banker and a consultant in Bangladesh, Thailand, Germany and the USA. He is an avid traveler and has visited more than 30 countries and lived in India, Thailand, Germany and Norway for extended periods of time. He is a native of Bangladesh and enjoys Louisiana food and the southern hospitality.

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  • Ph.D. in Strategic Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN, USA
  • MS. in Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, USA.
  • MBA, Management of Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Bachelor of Technology (Honors), Mining Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India.
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  • Assistant Professor of Management (Aug. 2018- till date) at College of Business, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Management (2015-2018) at A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • Assistant Professor of Management (2010- 2015) at LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.