Portrait of Dr Maha Al-Shaghroud Dr Maha Al-Shaghroud

m.alshaghroud@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471372


Position: Lecturer in Strategy, Department of Management
Qualifications: BA, MA, PhD, FHEA


I joined the University of Huddersfield in July 2014 as a Lecturer in Strategic Management. Prior to that, I was awarded my PhD by Leeds University Business School in 2013 which was focused primarily on understanding how firms develop and sustain ‘dynamic capabilities’. My research interests identify and elaborate the sources of dynamic managerial capabilities in the context of strategic acquisitions during early stages of decision making namely ‘sensing’.


  • PGCert in HE, University of Huddersfield.
  • PhD in Business and Economic Studies (Management), University of Leeds.
  • MA Health Management, Planning and Policy, University of Leeds, Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development.
  • BA Translation, King Saud University.  

Research and Scholarship

My research interests are primarily in the area of strategic thinking and strategic management, in particular the question of how firms develop and sustain ‘dynamic capabilities’. Recent research focus was on Top Management Team (TMT) capabilities that are mostly challenged within uncertain dynamic environment using dynamic capabilities as a conceptual lens adopting a theory building case study. Affiliated areas include strategy as practice, social aspects of strategy process and the role of managerial agency and management learning as rooted in action. I am also interested in strategic planning and implementation.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Al-Shaghroud, M. and Ng, W. (2016) ‘Collective sensing as a source of dynamic managerial capability: A situated cognition approach to identifying superior acquisition opportunities’. In: Conference Proceedings of the 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. : Academy of Management. .


Al-Shaghroud, M. and Ng, W. (2015) ‘Collective sensing as a micro-foundation of dynamic managerial capability:A situated cognition approach to identifying strategic opportunities’. In: BAM2015 Conference Proceedings. : BAM. .


  • Member of Academy of Management.
  • Member of British Academy of Management.
  • Chaired session of Strategic Management Sessions MB 161 at British Academy of Management Conference 2011, Aston, Birmingham.

Research Degree Supervision

Currently, I am interested in the areas of :

  • Strategic management topics
  • Strategy.
  • Dynamic capability and dynamic managerial capability.
  • Collective sensing in top management teams.  
  • Planning and policy in heath management.

Administrative Responsibilities

Business Studies admission tutor

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader for and teaching in:

  • Strategic Thinking, MBA.
  • Management and Research Methods - second year

Teaching in
Strategic Management for undergraduate students – third year

Supervise students at Bachelor and Master dissertations in business studies.