The title of Imranul’s lecture, which took place online via Zoom December 3 due to the Covid-19 situation, was "COVID-19 and New Demands on Suppliers’ Capabilities and Performance: Reflecting on the New Realities of Sourcing Affected by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Discussing what Demands these New Realities Put on the Garment Suppliers in Bangladesh and other SouthEast Asian Markets.".
Members of the assessment committee were:
- Associate Professor Dmitrij Slepniov, Aalborg University Business School (chair)
- Associate Professor, Md Yunus Ali, Monash University, Malaysia Campus
- Senior Lecturer, Jiajia Liu, University of Huddersfield
Summary of the thesis
Imranul’s thesis investigates how buyer-supplier relational dynamics affect the capability development and performance improvement of garment suppliers. The findings of his study demonstrate that buyer-supplier relationship types and governance do affect suppliers’ heterogenous capability development and performance improvement. His study also shows that buyer-supplier relationships, working environment, and organizational performance are linked and affect each other, while a buyer’s business model influences the relationship types and governance.
Aalborg University Business School