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Dr Farhad Uddin Ahmed

Dr Farhad Uddin Ahmed
Lecturer in Strategy and International Business

Eastern Gateway 201


Dr. Farhad obtained his PhD from the University of Dublin (Trinity College Ireland) in 2016 with a specialization in International Business. His research interests lie at the intersection of Strategy and International Business. Particularly, his research focuses on the interplay between institutional and entrepreneurial factors, and firms' early internationalization from emerging markets. Prior to his current affiliation at Brunel Business School, Farhad worked as a Lecturer in Management at Monash University, and completed Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Dublin City University (Ireland), and Swansea University (UK) respectively. He was invited to present papers at several internationally recognized Conferences and Colloquiums in the US, Canada, Thailand, Germany, Italy, Sweden and other locations. One of his research papers has been nominated for the Best Paper Award in the Academy of Management Conference 2021 within Gender and Entrepreneurship track. In addition to conference proceedings, Farhad has published widely in several prestigious journals across disciplinary areas such as Asia Pacific Journal of Management, International Marketing Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Journal of International Entrepreneurship, and Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. He is the recipient of Emerald Literati Awards 2020 for his research published in Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. Farhad has been an active member of a number of scholars’ forums, including Academy of Management, European International Business Academy and the International Entrepreneurship Scholars’ network throughout his academic career. Moreover, he was invited to deliver guest lectures at the University of Dundee and LUT University Finland, and has a track-record of reviewing papers for the Thunderbird International Business Review and Management Decision journals. 


B.Com (Honours) in Management

M.Com in Management

MBA in International Business Management

PhD in International Business


Dr. Farhad is the module leader of International Business in Emerging Markets module at undergraduate level. 

Newest selected publications

Ahmed, F., O'Gorman, C., Lyons, R. and Clinton, E. (2021) 'Exploring the Role of National Gender Inequality in Female Family Business Succession Intentions'.Academy of Management. US. Academy of Management. pp. 13906 - 13906. ISSN: 0065-0668

Conference paper

Ahmed, FU. and Brennan, L. (2021) 'A review of methodological diversity within the domain of international entrepreneurship'. Journal of International Entrepreneurship, 19 (2). pp. 256 - 299. ISSN: 1570-7385

Journal article

Faroque, AR., Sultana, H., Ahmed, JU., Ahmed, FU. and Rahman, M. (2021) 'The standalone and resource-bundling effects of government and nongovernment institutional support on early internationalizing firms’ performance'. Critical Perspectives on International Business, ahead-of-print (ahead-of-print). ISSN: 1742-2043

Journal article

Lyons, R., O'Gorman, C., Ahmed, F. and Clinton, E. (2020) 'Parental Emotional Support as a Driver of Next Generations' Family Business Succession Intentions'.Academy of Management.

Conference paper

Ahmed, FU. and Brennan, L. (2019) 'The impact of Founder’s human capital on firms’ extent of early internationalisation: Evidence from a least-developed country'. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 36 (3). pp. 615 - 659. ISSN: 0217-4561

Journal article
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