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Dr Farah Al Taji
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Eastern Gateway 109


I am a researcher and educator in the field of (social) entrepreneurship. My overall research interest is in social entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship education, hybrid organizations, and human capital. Further research interest is in understanding the intersectionality of gender, refugees, and (social) entrepreneurship, and their impact on sustainable development. In 2019, I completed my PhD in management from Politecnico di Milano in Italy. From 2019-2020, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher on a research project funded by the British Academy and based at the University of Birmingham in collaboration with Al-Balqa Applied University in Jordan. During my postdoc, I have undertaken an impactful research in Jordan which allowed me to expand on my knowledge and research experience in specific societal challenges such as forced migration and gender inequality. It also exposed me to novel research methodologies such as Virtual Reality and Art. I have an extensive experience in Jordan, the UAE and Italy of teaching specialist and executive social innovation and (social) entrepreneurship courses that have included a focus on societal and sustainable challenges.


  • 2019: PhD, Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy.
  • 2011: MSc Engineering Management, Brunel University, United Kingdom.
  • 2009: BSc Mechatronics Engineering, University of Jordan, Jordan.

Newest selected publications

Córdoba-Pachón, JR., Mapelli, F., Taji, FNAA. and Donovan, DM. (2020) 'Systemic Creativities in Sustainability and Social Innovation Education'. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 34 (3). pp. 251 - 267. ISSN: 1094-429X

Journal article

Al Taji, FNA. (2019) 'The distinctive managerial challenges of social hybrid ventures:a human capital perspective'. PhD Thesis.

Thesis dissertation

Al Taji, FNA. and Bengo, I. (2018) 'The Distinctive Managerial Challenges of Hybrid Organizations: Which Skills are Required?'. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 10 (3). pp. 328 - 345. ISSN: 1942-0676

Journal article
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