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Mahmoud joined the Business School at Huddersfield University in June 2014 as a lecturer in strategy. Previously, he taught International Business at the University of Hull Business School. He also worked as a lecturer and assistant training manager at the National Institute in Damascus, Syria.
The subject area of Mahmoud's PhD research was International Business and Strategic Management. His PhD thesis focused on the locational determinants of foreign direct investment in transition and emerging economies.
Mahmoud's research interests are in the field of the strategies of multinational enterprises in general. This covers several related topics, such as:
Alajaty, M. and Anchor, J. (2017) ‘Transition Economies in the Middle East: the Syrian Experience’ Post-Communist Economies . ISSN 1465-3958
Alajaty, M (2017) ‘Institutional reform and FDI decision in transition economies: a qualitative study of Syria’ The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation , 18 (3), pp. 164-174. ISSN 1465-7503
Alajaty, M. and Anchor, J. (2016) ‘Transition Economies in the Middle East: the Syrian Experience’. In: University of Huddersfield Business School Research Conference, 14-15 January 2016, University of Huddersfield
Alajaty, M (2015) ‘Institutional Reform and FDI Locational Decision in Transition Economies:The Case of Syria’. In: 42nd AIB-UKI Conference, 16-18 April 2015, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Member of Academy of International Business – UKI.
Member of British Academy of Management.
Mahmoud welcomes PhD applications that engage with topics in the area of strategy and international business, such as:
Mahmoud is the Course Leader of MSc International Business programmes. This includes the following:
He is also the Module Leader of:
Mahmoud teaches Strategy and International Business at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.