Teaching

Teaching (both undergraduates and postgraduate students) has been a central part of my development as an academic. Teaching undergraduates has been gratifying not only in my efforts to introduce students to a world of critical inquiry, but also in the way in which addressing my students' difficulties with analytical writing and thinking has revitalized and refined my own research and writing. On the other hand, teaching graduate students pedagogical and professional skills has had much of the same sort of reflective benefit: I am now more cognisant of my own teaching skills and the pedagogical tenets behind those skills.

As a result of my commitment to students, I have always received highly rated evaluations in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In group and individual discussion, many of my students gave positive notice to things that are central to my philosophy of teaching. In general, student evaluations and written comments of my courses have been positive and encouraging.

I have been responsible for the design and teaching (restructured, developed & acting as course convenor) of several courses UG and PG:

Business and Project Management (MSc) 724N1
Marketing Analysis and Financial Strategy (MSc) 863H1
Research Methods and Dissertation (MSc) 863N1
Fundamentals of Global Management (MSc) 860N1
Global Marketing Management (MSc) 870N1
Managing Technology in a Global Economy (MSc) 862N1
Managing Change (Level 3) N1073
Strategy (Level 3) N1021
Marketing (Level 2) N1057
Business and Management Case Studies (Level 2) N1018
Business and Management Case Studies (Level 1)
Communication Skills for Management (Level 1) N1036

I have also been involved in supervising research students,  reviewing proposals submitted within my area of expertise and attracting and marketing our research degrees to many potential candidates in different countries. I have continuously provided academic guidance to post-graduate students and trained managers and policy makers (various countries) in fields of marketing; international business and management; strategy; management; entrepreneurship; economics; ICTs; science and technology policy; sustainable development, etc. Recent examples of successful research students include:

Waddah Alharth (2014-) University of Sussex, UK
Title: Achieving Excellence through Organisational Learning - A Framewrok for Abu Dhabi Public Sector
Director of Studies: Dr. Allam Ahmed
Second Supervisor: TBC
Sponsor: Abu Dhabi Police, UAE
Current post of student: Assistant HR Manager, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE

Mpoki Emmanuel (2005-2008) University of Sussex, UK
Title: An Exploration of the Determinants of ICT Impact on the Performance of Manufacturing SMEs in a Developing Country: The Case of Food Processing SMEs in Tanzania
Director of Studies: Dr. Allam Ahmed
Second Supervisor: Professor Ed Steinmueller, SPRU-University of Sussex, UK
Sponsor: Tanzanian Prime Minister Office
Current post of student: Prime Minister Office, Tanzania

Aygen Kurt-Dickson (2004-2008) University of East London, UK
Title: Foresight in Information Society policy design in the European Community and Turkey
Director of Studies: Dr. Josephine Anne Stein, University of East London, UK
First Supervisor: Dr. Allam Ahmed
Sponsor: European Commission's Jean Monnet Scholarship
Current post of student: Research and Development Officer, London School of Economics, UK