Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am happy to talk to potential PhD students with proposals related to my current research interests. Some potential indicative research areas:

- Internationalisation and FDI decision-making in multinational companies
- Knowledge coordination within and between organisations.
- Identity work and professions.
- Cooperatives as an alternative form of organising

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Personal profile

Research interests

Ziad Elsahn is an Assistant Professor in International Business and Head of Education at the Entrepreneurship, innovation, and Strategy department at Northumbria University, Newcastle Business School. He joined Northumbria University in 2018 after completing his PhD in International Business at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests lie at the intersection of International Business, Organisation theory, and Strategy. Specifically, his research focuses on internationalisation, knowledge coordination and integration within and between organisations, and strategy making processes and practices. He explores these issues in the context of both SME and large cooperatives, professional service firms, and multinational entreprises. His research has been published in journals such as Journal of International Management, Industrial Marketing Management, International Business Review, Management International Review, Management Learning, R & D Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and World Development.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Business andManagement Studies, PhD, The University of Auckland

Award Date: 10 Dec 2018

Business and Administration, MA

31 Jul 201231 Dec 2099

Award Date: 31 Jul 2012


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