Dr Mahmoud Alajaty

Dr Mahmoud Alajaty

The Department of Strategy and International Business
Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business

Contact details

Address
Birmingham Business School
Department of Strategy and International Business
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Mahmoud Alajaty is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business in the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and specialises in teaching topics related to Strategic Management and International Business.

Qualifications

  • PG Certificate in Higher Education, University of Huddersfield, UK, 2015
  • PhD in Management (Subject area: Strategic Management & International Business), Hull University Business School, UK, 2013
  • MSc in Business Management, Hull University Business School, UK, 2009
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Aleppo, Syria, 2003
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Biography

Mahmoud is an Assistant Professor of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and he has extensive international academic experience. He started his academic career in 2005 in executive teaching, working as a Teaching Fellow in Strategic Management at a partner of a French ‘grande école’ in the Middle East. He then completed his PhD at Hull University Business School, where he also taught International Business. Before joining Birmingham Business School, Mahmoud worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield Business School, where he was the Director of the MSc International Business programmes and taught various Strategy and International Business courses in the UK, as well as in Hong Kong. Mahmoud is currently a Dubai Flying Faculty in the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School, and the Department Senior Tutor. He is also an External Examiner for the MBA (Executive and FT) Programmes at Nottingham Business School.

Teaching

Mahmoud specialises in teaching topics related to Strategic Management and International Business and he is currently leading and teaching the following modules:

  • Global Shift (MSc International Business, Dubai)
  • Cross Cultural Management (MSc International Business, Dubai)
  • Strategic Management (BSc Management, Singapore)
  • Issues in Management (MSc International Business, Dubai)

Other activities

  • External Examiner for the MBA (Executive and FT Programmes) at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Senior Tutor for the Department of Strategy and International Business at Birmingham Business School

Publications

Dahy, K., Alajaty, M., & McElwee (2019), ‘Investigation of the experience immigrants’ entrepreneurs in the UK: A case study of Syrian entrepreneurs’. In: Proceedings of The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) 2019 conference. Newcastle, Northumbria and Newcastle Universities, 14-15 November 2019.

Alajaty, M. & Anchor, J. (2018), Transition Economies in the Middle East: The Syrian Experience. Post-Communist Economies, Volume 30, Issue 3, pages: 382-394.

 Alajaty, M. (2017), ‘Institutional reform and FDI decision in transition economies: A qualitative study of Syria’, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Volume 18, Issue 3, Pages: 164-174.

Alajaty, M. (2012), ‘Managerial Perspective Towards FDI Locational Determinants in Transition Economies, Evidence from Syria’, British Academy of Management Conference (BAM 2012), Cardiff, Cardiff University.