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Mahmood has recently joined Northumbria University. Prior to this, he was working as Director in a public sector urban planning and development organization in Pakistan. 

He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Bayreuth in Germany, where he earned his doctoral degree with the highest academic distinction, summa cum laude. His research work explores contemporary organizations and their structures, processes, and potentials. He has gained recognition for his work on topics such as sociomateriality, sustainability, permeability, and sense of community, which has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, and Business Horizons

Mahmood also has a keen interest in management topics such as knowledge exchange, venture success, and legitimacy building, and has published his research on these subjects in reputable journals such as the European Management Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Journal of Small Business Strategy

In addition to his academic achievements, Mahmood has authored three book chapters on entrepreneurship and organization in edited books on Entrepreneurship. His research and publications have provided valuable insights into contemporary organizations and their management practices, making him a sought-after expert in his field.

Research interests

My research endeavors delve into the intricate intersection of international management, strategy, and organizational dynamics, with a keen focus on three overarching domains:

  • Geopolitical crisis and MNEs,
  • Migration and International Business Research
  • Future of Work in the context of globalization

I am enthusiastic about engaging with students who share a passion for exploring these compelling areas of inquiry, and I welcome collaborative efforts to advance our understanding of international business dynamics in an increasingly interconnected world.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Stretegic Management and Organization, University of Bayreuth

Award Date: 5 Apr 2022

MSc, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Management, Government College University Lahore

Award Date: 23 Apr 2014

BSc (Hons), Business Administration, COMSATS University Islamabad

Award Date: 15 Mar 2010


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