Bio (Saeed Rahman)
Saeed Rahman’s research investigates the process through which firms effectively co-create and integrate new ecological knowledge with current organizational knowledge and strategies. In particular, his research focuses on how leading agri-food companies build new knowledge about their interdependence with nature and then integrate that knowledge into their strategic and managerial processes to protect or enhance their supply of natural capital and thus in turn contribute toward a greater stability of the social-environmental systems in which they are embedded. He grounds his research mainly on organization studies and strategic management as well as on sustainability and modern ecology rooted in the natural sciences.
Rahman is an active participant at the top conferences in management. His papers have been accepted at the Academy of Management (AOM), the Western Academy of Management, the European-based Group for Research on Organizations and Natural Environment (GRONEN), the Academy of International Business (AIB) and several niche, but high-ranking workshops in sustainability and strategic management.
Rahman has more than four years’ experience teaching corporate social responsibility (CSR), business ethics, Canadian business, business decision making and marketing. He has experience teaching fourth-year business ethics and CSR course as well as first-/second-year business decision-making courses at the University of Victoria, Canada and the North South University, Bangladesh. Prior to academia, in a career of more than 10 years, Rahman worked in the development sector with organizations including KPMG, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, and World Bank and in corporate sector for the multinational company Reckitt Benckiser UK Ltd.
Rahman is a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria and holds an MBA in Strategy & Entrepreneurship from the University of Windsor (2013), an MSc in International Management & Marketing from the Queen Mary University of London, UK (2008) and an MBA in Marketing from the North South University (2006). He also holds an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Business Admin. from the St. Clair College, Windsor (2014). Rahman received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship (2017-19) and was also awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the UVic-based Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) for two years (2015-16).