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Dr. Abu Elias Sarker Associate Professor Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. Public Administration, University of Liverpool, UK, 1991

Research Interests:

  • Public management, Public sector reform, Public accountability, Social accountability, Governance and development, Decentralization and local government

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Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Liverpool, UK. MSS in Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. BSS (Honors) in Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
- Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Management, Marketing & Public Administration, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, September 2007 - Current - Chairman, Department of Management, Marketing & Public Administration, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, October 2010 – August 2012 - Senior Lecturer of Management and Public Administration in the faculty of management and Public Administration, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands, January 1998 – July 2000. - Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, November, 1994 to November, 1995. - Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh November, 1991 to October 1994. - Lecturer of Public Administration in the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh April 1987 – October 1991
• Chairman (Head of Department), with academic and administrative responsibility for two degree programs and over ten faculty/staff (2 years - 2010 - 2012). • Program Coordinator, BSc in Business Administration (Management) program at Khorfakkan campus, Septem, 2018 – August 2019. • Chair, Research Committee (College level) • Member, Study Plans, Curriculum and Accreditation Committee (College level) • Member of Research Committee (University level) for one academic year • Member of College Council (College level) • Member of Curriculum Committee (Department level) • Member, AACSB Accreditation Committee (College level) • Chair Recruitment Committee (Departmental Level) – • Member, Recruitment and Contract Renewal Committee (College level) – • Member, Ad hoc Committee for Promotion (College level) – • Member, Strategic Planning Committee (College level) • Member, Recruitment Committee, Department level • Member, Social Affair Committee (College level)
• Regional Editor, Asian Journal of Political Science (Taylor & Frances, USA) • Member, International Public Management Network
Exploring the Impact of International Strategic Alliance Capabilities (ISAC) on Service Quality in the United Arab Emirates: Mediating Effects of Innovativeness, Risk Taking, and Proactiveness.
Tipu, S., & Sarker, A.E. (2019). Developing an Integrative Dynamic Framework of Indigenous Entrepreneurship: The Case of United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Public Administration, DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2019.1672184 Sarker, A. E., & Zafarullah, H. M. (2019). Political Settlements and Bureaucratic Reforms: An Exploratory Analysis Focusing on Bangladesh. Journal of Asian and African Studies, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0021909619871584 Sarker, A.E. & Nawaz, F. (2021). Adverse political incentives and obstinate behavioural norms: A study of social safety nets (SSNs) in Bangladesh. International Review of Administrative Sciences 87 (1) (Forthcoming in print). Published online: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0020852319829206 Khalid, S. & Sarker, A.E. (2019). Public Management Innovations in the United Arab Emirates: Rationales, Trends and Outcomes. Asian Education and Development Studies 8(4). Sarker, A.E. & Al Athmay, A. (2019). Public Sector Reforms in the United Arab Emirates: Antecedents and Outcomes. Public Administration Quarterly 43(3), 45-87. Sarker, A.E. & Al-Athmay, A. (2018). Changing Facets of Public Administration in the United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Public Administration 40 (10), 432-444. Sarker, A.E. & Khalid, S. (2018). An Exploratory Analysis of Governance Dynamics, Institutional Reforms and Economic Growth: A Comparative study between India and Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Political Science 26 (1), 121-140.
- Effectiveness of English Language Training at Emirates Telecommunication Corporation “Etisalat” - Customer-Facing Staff Integration in the Road Transport Authority, Dubai. - An examination of Service Quality Dimensions on Customers’ Satisfaction at the Sharjah Discovery Center. - An Evaluation of Current Sharjah Energy Efficiency Policy - Causes of Employees Turnover in the UAE Ministry of Education
I have rendered a number of community services including participation in the organizing committee of an international conference, participation in a UN workshop on civic engagement in the public service delivery system and writing articles for newspapers and magazines.
Interactive, student-centered, team-based learning.
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