Personal profile


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.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • The strategies of multinational enterprises.
  • The locational decision of foreign direct investment (FDI).
  • The internationalization of firms from emerging markets.
  • Local institutions and the strategies of multinational enterprises.
  • Emerging markets multinational enterprises.

Research Degree Supervision

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Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Transition economies Business & Economics
Syria Business & Economics
Multinational enterprises Business & Economics
Institutional reform Business & Economics
Middle East Business & Economics
Foreign direct investment Business & Economics
Foreign investors Business & Economics

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 2015 2015

  • 1 Oral presentation