Dr Mohsen Abumuamar

Dr Mohsen Abumuamar

International Development Department
Visiting Lecturer

Contact details

International Development Department
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mohsen is a Visiting Lecturer in the International Development Department and holds a Lecturer position in Leadership and Management at Worcester Business School.


  • PhD International Development, University of Birmingham
  • MSc Development Management, University of Birmingham
  • BSc Business Administration, Al-Azhar University Gaza 
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Before joining the IDD, Mohsen taught in Birmingham Business School and the Department of Political Science and International Studies of the School of Government at the University of Birmingham, and Coventry University Business School. He received his PhD in International Development (Institutional Change) and MSc in Development Management from the University of Birmingham, and a BSc in Business Administration from Al-Azhar University Gaza. Prior to that, Mohsen had rich experience as a professional working in public, private, and voluntary sectors, and experience of development realties on the ground. His hobbies include hiking and writing poetry.  


  • Organizational change
  • Institutional analysis
  • Institutional entrepreneurship


Abumuamar, M. (2022) The Role of Social-symbolic Work in Addressing Grand Challenges: The Case of Women Empowerment. Washington. The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management: Creating A Better World Together.

Abumuamar, M., (2021) Outsider-driven institutional entrepreneurship: The case of emerging field of positive psychology education. Amsterdam: EGOS: Micro-institutions: Unpacking the Building Blocks of Organizations and Institutional Fields.

Abumuamar, M. (2016) Is Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) a Re-Statement of Organization Development (OD)? Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, (15) 6: 696-715