Mahmoud Alajaty


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Personal profile


Mahmoud is a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business at the University of Huddersfield Business School. He started his academic career back in 2005 in executive teaching working as a Teaching Fellow in Strategic Management at a partner of a French ‘grande école’ in the Middle East. He then completed his PhD at Hull University Business School, where he also taught International Business. Mahmoud's research focus is in the areas of strategy and international business.

Mahmoud is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and he teaches on Strategy and International Business modules (UG and PG level). He is also the Leader of MSc Internatioanl Business programmes at The university of Huddersfield Business School. 

Research Expertise and Interests

Mahmoud is interested in supervising PhD research in the following areas:

  • Migrants, migration policies and implications for entrepreneurial behaviour and international business.
  • Local institutions implications for entrepreneurial behaviour and international business.
  • The strategies of multinational enterprises in/from emerging markets.

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Research Output 2017 2018

Transition Economies in the Middle East: the Syrian Experience

Alajaty, M. & Anchor, J., 17 May 2018, In : Post-Communist Economies. 30, 3, p. 382-394 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Middle East
Transition economies
Economic transition

Institutional Reform and FDI Decision in Transition Economies

Alajaty, M., 2017, In : International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. 18, 3, p. 164-174 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Institutional reform
Transition economies
Foreign investors

Activities 2012 2015

  • 2 Oral presentation

Institutional Reform and FDI Locational Decision in Transition Economies: The Case of Syria

Mahmoud Alajaty (Speaker)
16 Apr 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Managerial Perspective Towards FDI Locational Determinants in Transition Economies; Evidence from Syria

Mahmoud Alajaty (Speaker)
11 Jun 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation