Staff profile

Dr Fara Azmat

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517095 +61 3 92517095



  • Bachelor of Science, University of Dhaka, 1989
  • Master of Science, University of Dhaka, 1991
  • Master of Public Policy & Management, Monash University, 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2006
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2009


Teaching Interests

  • Management Principles
  • International business
  • Human Resource Management

Subjects and units currently teaching

  • MMM132 (Management)
  • MMM385 (Business in Asia)
  • MMM356 (Change Management)
  • MMH356 (International and Compative HRM)


Awards and prizes

  • 2013, Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Paper Excellence Award, for my  article entitled “Perceptions of corporate social responsibility amongst immigrant entrepreneurs” with Dr Ambika Zutshi
  • Worked as Academic Peer Reviewer  for the UK ESRC-DFID   Joint Scheme for Research on International Development (Poverty alleviation) in 2010-11
  • 2010 Faculty of Business and Law award for individual excellence in teaching
  • 2008 School of Management and Marketing award for team teaching
  • 2008 Best presenters award - 'Global Business and Finance' Conference,  in London.


Research interests

  • Corporate social responsibility,  Responsible entrepreneurship in developing countries,
  • Social Inclusion, Social Entrepreneurship 
  • Immigrant entrepreneurship, Women entrepreneurship

Research grants

  • Azmat, F;  Ferdous, S.A; Fujimoto, Y and Roy, A (2013)Bowater Social Entrepreneur Challenge 2014 (Au,25,000)
  • Subramaniam, N. Azmat, F and Fujimoto, Y: (2012). Mapping social investment, environment, activities and outcomes @ Asia Pulp and Paper (Au$45,000):
  • Rentschler, R., Fujimoto, Y. and Azmat, F. (2010) Building Diverse Community Engagement: Mix It Up Project Evaluation 2006-2010 (2010).  (Aus $16,000): Arts Centre (Aus $ 8,000) and Multicultural Art Victoria and CSaRO

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