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Dr Abu Hanifa Md. Noman Alam is an Assistant Professor in Finance and Accounting at Southampton Malaysia Business School in the University of Southampton Malaysia.

Abu previously worked as a Senior Lecturer at University of Malaya. Prior to that, he worked as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at International Islamic University Chittagong. Abu has over 13 years of experience in teaching, research and academic administration in the higher education sector, where he has been involved in Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching in cognate areas of Finance and Accountancy, and engaged in research coordination, curriculum design and development, student discipline and mentoring, and recruitment activities. 
Abu completed PhD in Finance and Banking from the University of Malaya with Bright Spark Scholarship. Prior to this, he did Master of Philosophy, Master of Business Administration and Bachelor’s in Finance and Banking from University of Chittagong. 
Abu’s research interests include Banking, Banking crisis, Financial Regulation, Market Structure, and Financial Market. Abu completed a number of international and domestic research grants, and produced a number of quality research outputs, and presented research papers at several domestic and international conferences. His research papers published in International Journal of Finance and Economics, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Emerging Markets Review, Research in International Business and Finance, International Journal of Bank Marketing, Economic Systems, Borsa Istanbul Review, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics among others. He serves a Managing Editor in Asian Journal of Business and Accountancy. 

Research interests

Banking, regulation, competition, crisis/pandemic, stability/risk-taking, bank-switching, micro-finance, and carbon finance.  

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 A complete list of Abu’s publications can be found on Google Scholar


  1. Zhao, C. Noman, A.H.M & Hassan, M. K. (2023). Bank’s Service Failures and bank customers’ Switching Behavior: Does Bank Reputation Matter?. International Journal of Bank Marketing. [ahead of print] 
  2. Yahiya, M.K. & Noman, A.H.M, (2022). Exploring the Dynamics of Bank Liquidity Holding in Islamic and Conventional Banks. International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management [ahead of print] 
  3. Pervin, S., Ismail, M.N, Noman, A.H.M (2023). Does Microfinance Singlehandedly Empower Women? A Case Study of Bangladesh? Sage open. [Forthcoming]  
  4. Hoq N. & Noman A.H.M. (2023). The desired employability skills and work readiness of graduates: Evidence from the perspective of established and well-known employers in an emerging economy. Industry and Higher Education. [Forthcoming] 
  5. Noman, A. H. M., Hassan, M. K., Pervin, S., Isa, C. R., & Sok-gee, C. (2022). The mediating role of competition on deposit insurance and the risk-taking of banks in ASEAN countries. Research in International Business and Finance, 59, 1015-51.    
  6. Albaity, M., Noman, A. H. M., Mallek, R. S., & Al-Shboul, M. (2022). Cyclicality of bank credit growth: Conventional vs Islamic banks in the GCC. Economic Systems, 46(1), 100884.  
  7. Mia, M. A., Banna, H., Noman, A. H. M., Alam, M. R., & Rana, M. S. (2022). Factors affecting borrowers’ turnover in microfinance institutions: A panel evidence. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 93(1), 55-84.  
  8. Noman, A.H.M., Zhao, C., and Asiaei, K. (2022), "Exploring the reasons for bank-switching behavior in retail banking", International Journal of Bank Marketing, 40(2), 242-262.  
  9. Albaity, M., Mollek, R.S., Noman, A.H.M & Al-Tamimi, H.A.H, (2022). Bank Credit Growth and Trust: Does Institutional Quality Matter? Evidence from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Asian Development Review, 39, (2): 1–37 (2022)  
  10. Albaity, M., Mallek, R. S., & Noman, A. H. M. (2021). Does competition lead to financial stability or financial fragility for Islamic and conventional banks? Evidence from the GCC countries. International Journal of Finance & Economics, 26(3), 4706-4722.  
  11. Mia, M. A., Ahmed, A., & Nomon, A. H. M. (2021). Financing structure of microfinance institutions: Evidence from Bangladesh. The Journal of Developing Areas, 55(1).  
  12. Albaity, M., Noman, A. H. M., & Mallek, R. S. (2021). Trustworthiness, good governance and risk taking in MENA countries. Borsa Istanbul Review, 21(4), 359-374.  
  13. Noman, A.H.M., Grifiths, M, Pervin, S, & Ismail, N. (2021). The Detrimental Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Domestic Violence Against Women. Journal of Psychiatric Research 132, 2021  
  14. Noman, A. H. M., Isa, C. R., Mia, M. A., & Sok-Gee, C. (2020). Impact of activity restrictions on risk taking of banks: does competition matter during crisis?. Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, 29(1), 79-103.  
  15. Albaity, M., Noman, A. H. M, & Mallek, R. S (2019). Competition and bank stability in the MENA region: The moderating effect of Islamic versus conventional banks. Emerging Markets Review, 38, 310-325.  
  16. Banna, H, Box, K., & Noman, A.H.M (2019). Determinants of Sino-ASEAN Banking Efficiency: How Do Countries Differ? Economics, 7(13), 2-23  
  17. Murad, M. W., Alam, M. M., Noman, A. H. M., & Ozturk, I. (2019). Dynamics of technological innovation, energy consumption, energy price and economic growth in Denmark. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 38(1), 22-29.  
  18. Akhtar, R., Masud, M. M., Noman, A. H. M., Jabin, N., & Alam, A. F. (2019). Climate change adaptation: a corrective policy framework in the Malaysian agricultural sector. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 18(4), 338-352.  
  19. Noman, A. H. M., Gee, C. S., & Isa, C. R. (2018). Does bank regulation matter on the relationship between competition and financial stability? Evidence from Southeast Asian countries. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 48, 144-161.  
  20. Hoque, N., Rahman, A. R. A., Noman, A. H. M., & Bhuiyan, M. Z. H. (2018). Is corporate social responsibility pursuing pristine business goals for sustainable development?. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 25(6), 1130-1142.  
  21. Rahman, M. S., Noman, A. H. M., & Shahari, F. (2017). Does economic growth in Malaysia depend on disaggregate energy?. Renewable and Sustainable energy reviews, 78, 640-647.  
  22. Rahman, M. S., Shahari, F., Rahman, M., & Noman, A. H. M. (2017). The interdependent relationship between sectoral productivity and disaggregated energy consumption in Malaysia: Markov Switching approach. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 67, 752-759.  
  23. Noman, A. H. M., Gee, C. S., & Isa, C. R. (2017). Does competition improve financial stability of the banking sector in ASEAN countries? An empirical analysis. PloS one, 12(5), e0176546.  
  24. Alam, M. M., Noman, A. H. M, Murad, M. W., & Ozturk, I. (2016). Relationships among carbon emissions, economic growth, energy consumption and population growth: Testing Environmental Kuznets Curve hypothesis for Brazil, China, India and Indonesia. Ecological Indicators, 70, 466-479.  
  25. Rahman, M. S., Noman, A. H. M., Shahari, F., Aslam, M., Gee, C. S., Isa, C. R., & Pervin, S. (2016). Efficient energy consumption in industrial sectors and its effect on environment: A comparative analysis between G8 and Southeast Asian emerging economies. Energy, 97, 82-89  
  26. Noman, A. H. M., Mia, A., Gee, C.S, & Isa, C.R (2016). City Profile: Narayangonj, Bangladesh. Cities, 59, (2016): 8-19  
  27. Noman, A. H. M., Pervin, S., Chowdhury, N. J., Hossain, M. A., & Banna, H. (2015). Comparative performance analysis between conventional and islamic banks in Bangladesh-an application of binary logistic regression. Asian Social Science, 11(21), 248.  
  28. Noman, AHM, Gee, C. S., Isa, C. R., & Shah Sayed, K. B. (2015). Distinction between Conventional Banks and Islamic Banks in Credit Risk Management Processes: A Uni-Variate and Multivariate Non-Parametric Analysis. Pakistan Journal of Statistics 31(5) (2015). 
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  • MANG1004 Introduction to Accounting and Financial Control 
  • MANG2004 Portfolio Theory and Financial Markets 
  • MANG6295 Introduction to Finance 
Dr Abu Hanifa Md. Noman Alam
Assistant Professor
Southampton Malaysia Business School
University of Southampton Malaysia, Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia.

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