Instructors Profile

Ziaul Haque Munim is Associate Professor of Maritime Logistics at the Faculty of Technology, Natural and Maritime Sciences at the University of South-Eastern Norway. His main research interests include maritime logistics, supply chain management, forecasting and research methods. He holds a PhD degree in International Management from the University of Agder and MSc degree in Supply Chain Management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. He has extensive training in Structural Equation Modeling from the University of Oslo and University of Cambridge. Further, he has a diploma in Global Transport Challenges from the University of Oxford. His publications have appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Business Research, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Journal of Cleaner Production and others. Follow his research on researchgate.


This on-demand online course presents step-by-step guidelines for Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM) using the SmartPLS software. The course is organized into two modules:

  • Module 1 covers the relevant concepts in PLS-SEM
  • Module 2 covers PLS-SEM estimation in SmartPLS
  • Module 3 covers advanced topics in PLS-SEM including the second-order model and PLS prediction.


  • 10 on-demand lectures.
  • Recommended journal article readings.
  • Lifetime access to course resources and updates.


Participants receive a course completion certificate from Research HUB upon finishing all lectures.

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