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Business Administration

Samina Saifuddin

Dr. Samina Saifuddin

Assistant Professor, Business Administration

Office: GSBM 628
Phone: 443-885-3252


Ph.D. Carleton University - Management, 2015
M.B.A. Western Kentucky University - Business Administration, 2000
M Com (Hons) University of Dhaka - Management, 1994
B.Com. University of Dhaka - Management, 1993

Dr. Samina M. Saifuddin is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Department of Business Administration, Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management. Dr. Saifuddin received her doctoral degree in Management from Carleton University, Canada. She has received her MBA degree from Western Kentucky University, USA, and B.Com and M.Com in Management from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. She has received an honor of Beta Gamma Sigma for Academic Excellence in 2000 and 2015.

Dr. Saifuddin's research integrates insights from areas of gender and diversity, careers, networking behavior, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Issues related to gender and careers are paramount to her research orientation. She strives to understand how and why individuals make career choices and achieve career success and how gender and diversity interplays with choice and success. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature and draws from different areas of management (organizational behavior, human resources management, organization theory, and entrepreneurship) and different cultural context (e.g., North America and South Asia).
Dr. Saifuddin is also very passionate about teaching and follows four simple rules: present subject matter in a way that attracts students' interest, break down difficult content into manageable portions, help students establish links between different and/ or complex pieces, and put knowledge into context for better retrieval and application. She believes in learner-centered approach and adapt and apply her teaching strategies in a manner that helps students to understand, organize, and sustain knowledge for future reference.

Research Interests

Gender and diversity
Networking behavior
Gender and Leadership

Recent Publications
Baker, S., Saifuddin, S. M., & Stites-Dos, S. (2018). Mending the gaps: An exercise in identifying and understanding multicultural team faultlines. Organization Management Journal. [Published online August 8, 2018].

Saifuddin, S. (2017). Unveiling women's leadership: Identity and meaning of leadership in India [Review of the book, Unveiling women's leadership: Identity and meaning of leadership in India, Edited by P. Kumar], Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 36 (3), 283-286.

Saifuddin, S. M., & Ozkan, U. R. (2016). Gendered risk: Women and entrepreneurship. In the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), 44, Edmonton, Alberta.

Saifuddin, S. M., Dyke, L., Hossain, M. S. (2014). Doing and undoing gender: Women professionals in Bangladesh high-tech careers. In the Proceedings of 7th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) International Conference, Munich, Germany. Best Paper Award.

Saifuddin, S. M., & Dyke, L. (2013). Gender Identity, networking behavior, and career success. In the Proceedings of 13th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.

Saifuddin, S. M., Dyke, L., & Rasouli, M. (2013). Gender and careers: A study of persistence in engineering education in Bangladesh. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 28(4), 188-209.

Kumar, U., & Saifuddin, S. M (2011). A model and success factors for developing in-house client-specific software systems: A case-based investigation. In the Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), 31, Montreal, Quebec. Honourable Mention Award.

Saifuddin, S. M., Dyke, L., & Rasouli, M (2011). Factors affecting the choice of high tech engineering majors for university women and men in Bangladesh. In the Proceedings of the Seventeenth Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS, Detroit, Michigan.

Saifuddin, S. M., Ferdous, C. S., & Karim, S. (2009). Employee performance system in Bangladesh: A case study on GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited. Journal of Management Studies, University of Dhaka, 1 (1), 25-42.

Saifuddin, S. M., Huq, M. H., & Hasan, A. H. R. (2006). Social scenario of multi-level marketing in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, XXVII (1), 21-33.

Jalil, A., & Saifuddin, S. M. (2005). A Strategy for investigating institutional export support mechanisms: Theoretical and methodological underpinnings. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, XXVI (2), 1-18.

Saifuddin, S. M. (2005). Facilitating collaboration in cyberspace: Exploration of relevant issues. Dhaka University Journal of Business Studies, XXVI (1), 53-65.

Saifuddin, S. M., & Ratna, N. N. (1999). Motivating the youth force for the 21st century: Problems, policies, and options. In S. A. Khan & S. Afroze (Eds.), Chandabaji versus Entrepreneurship: Youth force in Bangladesh (pp. 83 -121). Dhaka, Bangladesh: Academic Press and Publishers Ltd.

Hamid. R., & Saifuddin, S. M. (1995 -1998). Performance appraisal: A case study of IFIC bank. Journal of Management, University of Dhaka, 1, 2, 3, & 4, 1-25.

Saifuddin, S. (2015). Modeling Intention to Pursue a High-Tech Career using Social Cognitive Career Theory (Doctoral dissertation, Carleton University Ottawa).