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Professor Abdul A. Rasheed received his B.Sc. degree from Kerala University in Trivandrum, India in 1972, his M.B.A. from Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta, India in 1981, and his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He joined the UT Arlington Department of Management in 1998.
Professor Rasheed's areas of research interest include strategic decision processes, environmental analysis, outsourcing, franchising, foreign market entry, international comparisons in strategy and governance, corporate disclosure, and corporate restructuring. Dr. Rasheed's research has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Business Research, Management International Review, Academy of Management Executive, and International Business Review. He has also contributed chapters to several books in the strategy and international business areas.
Professor Rasheed's primary areas of teaching interests are strategic management and international business. Professor Rasheed has served as a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1998-1999 and currently serves as a Visiting Faculty at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, India. He has taught in the DBA program of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and has guest lectured at Yonsei University, Korea, University of Porto, Portugal, and University of Belize. He has also taught in UT Arlington's Executive MBA Programs in China and Taiwan. Prior to joining academics, Dr. Rasheed spent a decade working in senior positions such as Manager, Indian Bank, Finance Executive, Crompton Greaves, Bombay, India, and Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, Bahrain.
Professor Rasheed has won several awards for his teaching and research. These include the FAR/Planning Forum Best Paper in Planning (1991), Distinguished Professional Publication Award (1993), Distinguished Research Publication Award Honorable Mention (1996), Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award (2001), Best Paper Award at the 19th International Society of Franchising Conference, London (2005), Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2006-2007) and the Distinguished and Sustained Record of Research Award (2007-2008). He was inducted into UT Arlington's Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2005.