Mr Farhan Enam

Mr Farhan Enam
 Position Business Partnership Specialist
 Org Unit Research & Business Partnerships
 Telephone +61 8 8313 6806
 Location Floor/Room 4 ,  Rundle Mall Plaza ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Farhan is an experienced professional with 10 years of experience as a Business and/Communications Manager in the Corporate, Academia and Non-profits. His strength lies in his exposure and transferrable skills developed from diversified industries/sectors such as Education, IT, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, International Development, Banking and Charitable organisations. He has also been an Adjunct Faculty in the School of Business in many universities in Bangladesh.

    Mr. Enam possesses an MSc in the field of International Development from University of London, an MBA from North South University, Bangladesh and a bachelor’s degree with major in MIS/IT. He is a Bangladeshi National by birth.

  • Qualifications

    09/2011 - 09/2012
    MSc. Development Studies
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
    Specialisation: Economic Development

    01/2004 - 12/2005
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Major: Marketing, Minor: HRM

    05/1997 - 12/2001
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Double Major: Marketing and Management Information Systems (MIS)

  • Teaching Interests

    Principles of Marketing, Marketing Management

  • Publications

    Market Based Development for Poverty Reduction: A Critical Analysis on M4P Approach

    Market based development sees poor as producers/self-employed people from both formal and informal sectors, who are being excluded from the market system due to inefficient mobilization of resources and dysfunctional institutes. Of late there have been several market-led approaches among which M4P is latest and stands out for its certain ability to address power, politics and people’s constraints related to market participation. The approach is based on New Institutional Economics and vividly carries the essence of Post-Washington dogma.There is no doubt that M4P approach is all about targeting and benefiting the ‘bottom of the pyramid’. Given the current world of globalization and free market economy, M4P is yet a good initiative to include and address the poor with potentials. It is definitely not a panacea nor a doctrine but a framework that is set forth for a better guideline to promote and adopt inclusive market development. As poverty is a multi-dimensional phenomenon, it would understandably require multi-level strategies or approaches to address it. M4P is only one of them which deals with poor who are capable to participate in the market.
    • Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (1889)
    • ISBN-10: 3659783897
    • ISBN-13: 978-3659783890


    Effects of Increased Per Capita Income on Human Welfare

    The concept and arguments about the relationship between economic growth and social well-being has been evident since the history of National Income Accounting (McGillivray, 2007:6). There has been growing literature on such issue since 1974 when Richard Easterlin demonstrated a fact through his studies that happiness or well-being does not have much impact after a level even when income increases, something that is known as Easterlin Paradox [Easterlin, 1974]. The dilemma of income-happiness paradoxical correlation suggested by Easterlin is still controversial as countered by Helliwell (2002), Stevenson and Wolfers (2008. (as cited in Senik, 2011). Human well-being and happiness are quite multidimensional and subjective and it requires more than one single indicator to measure it if it can be truly measured at all. “Along with wellbeing, the most common ones include the quality of life, living standards and human development. Others include utility, life satisfaction, prosperity, needs fulfilment, empowerment, capability expansion, poverty, and, more recently, happiness” ( McGillivray, 2007).

    The essay centres round the concept of per capita income and its impact as an indicator to measure human welfare within a country or economy. The paper is an attempt to establish the much-celebrated argument that economic indicators such as per capita income is not enough to measure or derive human and social development.
    The paper attempts to establish with empirical reasoning that increase in per capita income does not necessarily derive improved human welfare of the state.

    Publication Date: August 26, 2017
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    Language: English
    ASIN: B0755WJLF7


    Impact of Globalization on Working Poor: The Bangladesh Case

    The role of neo-liberal globalization on the working poor has been dubious and found somewhat appalling since the discovery of the ‘informal sector’ by Mr. Keith Hart in 1973 in his study of urbanization in Kenya. It has created unprecedented informalization and divided the social strata in different classes of which the Precariats as Standingdefines is the most vulnerable and dangerous one.
    Today, the informal precarious class in the world is about 1 billion strong and have grown five times faster than the formal one (Davis M., 2006:174). With the withering away of the state-led development after the oil crisis in mid-70s, the capitalist of the north started to industrialize the south by decentralizing production and accumulating capital in search for cheaper means of production. This had led to labor flexibilization and technology diffusion which in turn created job cuts and other livelihood impediments affecting bulk of the poor population in developing economies.

    In this paper I shall draw upon different examples from Bangladesh that would reflect how neoliberal globalization since the early neo-liberal era of 70s till date has contributed much to the informalization of employment affecting the working poor. I shall first start by defining the two key terms ‘Neo-liberal Globalization’ and ‘The Working Poor’ with their relevant historical background and then discuss how different characteristics and dimensions of neo-liberal globalization as a process have affected the working poor.

    Publication Date: August 23, 2017
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    Language: English
    ASIN: B0753LMZRD




  • Professional Interests

    Stakeholder Management, International Development, Non-profit Management, Philanthropy, Business Development, Marketing, Tertiary Teaching

  • Community Engagement

    Founder, Blood Bank Bangladesh
    A digital blood bank portal for bridging blood donors and patients,

    2009-10 - present
    Founder, JIBIKA Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    A non-profit philanthropy on Economic Development,

    2016-01 - present
    Adviser, Heroes for All Foundation
    A US based non-profit organization working for Youth Development,

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