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Dr Farhad Uddin Ahmed
Lecturer in Strategy and International Business

Eastern Gateway 201


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, Entrepreneurship 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, and Swansea University respectively. He was invited to present papers at several internationally recognized Conferences and Colloquiums in the UK, 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 International Small Business Journal, Journal of Business Research, Thunderbird International Business Review and Management Decision journals. Farhad is the Fellow of Commercial Education Society of Australia. 


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 and International Relations modules at undergraduate level. In addition to teaching role, he is supervising undergraduate (FYP), postgraduate and PhD projects. He also serves as International Exchange Coordinator at Brunel Business School. 

Newest selected publications

Faroque, AR., Ahmed, FU., Rahman, M., Gani, MO. and Mortazavi, S. (2022) 'Exploring the individual and joint effects of founders' and managers' experiential knowledge on international opportunity identification'. Asian Business and Management, 0 (in press). ISSN: 1472-4782 Open Access Link

Journal article

Mostafiz, MI., Ahmed, FU. and Hughes, P. (2022) 'Open innovation pathway to firm performance: the role of dynamic marketing capability in Malaysian entrepreneurial firms'. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 0 (in press). ISSN: 1355-2554 Open Access Link

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, 18 (3). pp. 411 - 442. ISSN: 1742-2043 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ahmed, F., O'Gorman, C., Lyons, R. and Clinton, E. (2021) 'Exploring the Role of National Gender Inequality in Female Family Business Succession Intentions'.81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2021). US (virtual). 26 - 4 August. 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
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