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Dr Dababrata Chowdhury

Associate Professor

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Dr Dababrata Chowdhury

Course Leader for MSc Business and Management (MBM)

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Dr Dababrata Chowdhury (Daba) is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and MBM Programme Leader in the Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk (UoS).  Prior to joining the University of Suffolk in 2012, he was a lecturer in the Plymouth Business School at the University of Plymouth.  He graduated in Computer Science and Engineering (BSc) from Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey and then completed his MBA and PhD at the University of Plymouth.  He successfully completed his professional development course and received a certificate of Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) from University of Plymouth and became a Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellow.

Currently, Dr Chowdhury is the Associate Editor for the Review of Applied Socio-Economic Research Journal and an editorial board member for International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning (IJTIP) and Co-editor in International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Management Inquiries. Recently, he became the president and co-chair for the International Entrepreneurship and Social Sciences Congress (EMI).Also he is a member of five professional organisations, including the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and Governor of Clifford road primary school .He has published over 40 papers in refereed academic journals, conference proceedings, book chapters, and magazine articles. He has also presented his research papers at globally esteemed conferences such as the British Academy of Management Conference (BAM), the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE). He has also chaired conferences and tracks at leading conferences including ISBE, GBATA and EMI. He has completed supervision of 5 PhDs and over 50 MSc students, and currently leads a team of four doctoral researchers in areas related to entrepreneurship and knowledge management.

Dr Chowdhury has worked on several internal and external research grant (including Technology Strategy Board) and he has been actively engaged in international development of a successful partnership with Kazakhstan that led to securing an Erasmus +project for higher education student and staff mobility (2020). In addition, he is an associate and a visiting professor for Nehru Gram Bharati University in India, Istanbul Commerce University in Turkey, University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, Spiru Haret University in Romania, Karachi University in Pakistan and Yessenov University in Kazakhstan. In  this   academic year, Dr Chowdhury has an Associateship with the Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. He can speak and communicate in English, Turkish (Turkey), Hindi (Indian), Bengali (Bangladeshi), Azerbaijani (Azerbaijani) and Urdu (Pakistan) which enables him to facilitate co-ordination with institutions in the regions where these languages are spoken.


  • PhD Business and Management (2009), UK
  • MBA General (2003), UK
  • BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (2001), Turkey
  • FHEA (2011)
  • PGCAP (2011)
  • DipL (Turkish,1995)


  • University of Plymouth Business School (Sep 2010- March 2012)
              Lecturer in Entrepreneurship,
  • City College Plymouth (Sep2009- August2010)
              Part time Lecturer
  • University of Gloucestershire (2009-2011)
              Supervisor for Business and Management (Distance Learning-Online)
  • University of Plymouth (Jan 2005- July 2009)
              PhD candidate and Associate Lecturer.
  • Canakkale  Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey and Kazakh–British Technical University in   Kazakhstan.
              Visiting Lecturer in International Business (2008-2010)


  • UG- Managing Innovation in Organisation, Entrepreneurship, Enterprising Graduate.
  • PG- Global Enterprise Management, Knowledge Management and Information System and
  • PhD-Quantitative Methods.


  • Small and medium-sized business development/growth in new product development.
  • Collaborations (Networks-Knowledge Transfer) and adoption of new technologies.
  • The collaborations between firms, universities and investors in the clusters located in emerging   markets/network relationships in nationally and internationally.
  • Investigation of the importance of knowledge Management and identifying the overall consequence of knowledge transfer in Post Covid -19.


Currently leads a team of four doctoral (PhD) researchers in relation to entrepreneurship and knowledge management:

  • Rahaman Hasan (Final year); Ethical and Productive Entrepreneurship in the Child Food Industry of Bangladesh: Towards an Integrated Framework for Entrepreneurial Innovation and Social Impact.
  • Ahmed Jawarneh (3rd  year ); Understanding and Development of Entrepreneurial Intentions among the Students in Jordanian Universities
  • Asraful Khan (2nd year ); The Factors that Drive Innovative Sustainable Entrepreneurial Practices: A Case Study in the Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garments (RMG)
  • Joseph Paul Jr (2nd year); Developing and Sustaining Rural Enterprise: A Case Study of Suffolk and Norfolk in The United Kingdom.


Associateship: Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College, and University of Cambridge (2020)

President and Co-chair: The 4th  International Entrepreneurship and Social Sciences Congress  (2020) 

Key note speaker:

  • Covid-19 , Challenges and Opportunities ,Webinar (2020), Nehru Gram Bharati (Deemed to be) University in India.
  • The 5th International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration (ICESBA), November 2019. Bucharest, Romania. 
  • The 3rd International EMI Entrepreneurship and Social Sciences Congress (2019) hosted by the Cyprus Social Sciences University.
  • The 3rd International Conference on Economic Sciences and Business Administration (ICESBA 2016), 29-30 September, 2016, Bucharest, Rumania
  • Public Talk (2014) “Innovative technologies and modern teaching methods and planning”; Council of young scientists at the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - the Leader of the Nation organized and hosted a public lecture.
  • 5th National vocational schools of higher education symposium (UMYOS’2009), Turkey.

Guest Speaker:

  • What particular barriers do females face in launching businesses? Event hosted by Business Networks, 4th March 2013 at House of Lords. London, UK



  • British Council Erasmus +project for Higher education student and staff mobility (2020).
  • University of Suffolk (2012) staff award for best distinguished networking and partnership achievement.
  • The Development Awards at University of Suffolk (2017)
              Situated Feedback: participation, process and positioning.
  • Commercialisation of new applications for light unmanned aircraft.
              Technology Strategy Board (TSB, 2014)
  • BT open door project (2014)
  • BAME Base SME`s crime support project: Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner (2014)
  • Business Interaction with Social Interaction for Female Entrepreneurship-University of Plymouth, Vice-Chancellors Community Research Awards 2011-2012.
  • SMEs with Universities interaction- University of Plymouth (2010-2011)


  1. Pratima Verma, Sachin Mangl ,Dababrata Chowdhury and Atul Mishra (2019) Barriers to Total Quality Management for Sustainability in Indian Organizations (IJQRM-10-2019-0312). The International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management by Emerald.
  1. Razzak, BM, Ali Akkas and Dababrata Chowdhury (2018)'Working Life and Job Satisfaction amongst Teachers: An Empirical Study of Public Universities in Bangladesh’. ISSN: 2247-6172.Review of Applied Socio- Economic Research (Issue 2/2018), pp. 92.
  1. Raikhan Sutbayeva, Aliev Urak Zholmurzaevich, Dababrata Chowdhury (2018). Social protection and circumstances of the population in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Review of Applied Socio- Economic Research (Issue 2/2018), pp. 92. ISSN: 2247-6172.  
  1. Sheikh Shamim Hasnain, Sajjad M. Jasimuddin and Daba Chowdhury(2013)Duties and Responsibilities of NGO-Employees in Bangladesh: Is the Mission Impossible? World Journal Of Social Sciences, ISSN: 1838-3785 (Print) and ISSN: 1839-1184 (Online)
  1. Gulzhanat Tayauova,Diana Amirbekova and Dababrata Chowdhury (2013)The Influence of Knowledge Competence On Company Performance of SMES In Kazakhstan, Global Business And Technology Association, ISBN: 1-932917-09-8
  1. Algiev, Saken; Turegeldinova, Aliya and Chowdhury, Dababrata(2013) “Knowledge Share Incentive: Exploring Opportunities In Railway Service Provider In Kazakhstan”Journal of Actual Problems of Economics / Aktual'ni Problemi Ekonomìki;Mar 2013, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p205. exploring-opportunities-railway-service-provider-kazakhstan.
  1. Jayaraman, K., Munira, H., Chowdhury, D and Iranmanesh, M. (2012),The preference and consumption of chicken lovers with race as a moderator – An empirical study in Malaysia. Journal of International Food Research, IFRJ-2012-158.
  1. Selli Ferhat. Eraslan Hakkı, Chowdhury, Dababrata and Sukumar Arun (2010) International Competitiveness: Analysis of Turkish Animal Husbandry: An Empirical Study in GAP Region. The Journal of Enterprise Risk Management, Vol-1, No1:E6 (April, 2010), ISSN 1937-7916.
  1. Datta, P., Chowdhury, D., & Chakraborty, B. (2005). (2005) Viral Marketing: New form of Word-of-Mouth through Internet. The Business Review, Cambridge 3, no. 2 (July 1): 69–75.


  1. Tarek Kandil, and Dababrata Chowdhury (2013) “Islamic Banks’ Mergers & Acquisitions – Impacts on     performance & Financial Crisis in the United Kingdom. Emerald Group Publishing Limited (10 July 2014). ISBN-10: 1783508175.
  1. Chowdhury, D and Karacaya, M. (2009). `The Role of Clustering Information and Importance of Knowledge Transfer (KT) in Turkish Energy Sector’, Chapter 39, URAK, Energy Sector in Turkey, 2009.