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Dr Imran Akhtar

Senior Lecturer/Research Coordinator

Dr Imran Akhtar is a senior academic with nearly ten years of teaching and extensive research experience from Level 4 (undergraduate first year) to Level 8 (PhD). He has a keen interest in Graduate Entrepreneurship, organisational routines, higher education internationalisation and Strategy.

He has extensive programme leadership experience where he led a suite of 13 MSc courses with an overall student number in the region of 690 at any one time. He successfully launched an MSc in international business management online, which attracted students from many countries.
In his current role at the University, he is responsible for the PhD cohort and advancing and fostering the research across the three research strands, Data Analytics and Digital Transformation (DADT), Crypto and Block Currencies, Accounting, Finance and Governance (AFG) and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Management (SEM)

Research Interests and Research Subject Specialisms:
Organizational Routines, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education Internationalization

Teaching specialisms:

Postgraduate-Research
Member, Board of Studies for Research Degrees
Doctoral Supervision and Examination
Chair, Doctoral Progression

Postgraduate-Taught
Research Methods
Human Resource Management (Executive MBA)
Global Strategy Development
Strategic Leadership and Organisational Transformation
MBA Thesis Supervision
MSc Thesis Supervision
Investigating Business Practice

Undergraduate-Taught
Contemporary Global Management Issues
The Global Manager (on-campus and TNE)
Organisational Improvement Project
International Business Strategy
Making Sense of Organisations
Applied Management
Work-Based Learning
Management and Organization
Managing Effective Organisations
Dynamic Business Environment

Publications and Research:
1. Nabi, G., Walmsley, A. and Akhtar, I., 2019. Mentoring functions and entrepreneur development in the early years of university. Studies in Higher Education, pp.1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1665009 . CABS 3* listed.
2. Nabi, G., Walmsley, A., Liñán, F., Akhtar, I. and Neame, C., 2018. Does entrepreneurship education in the first year of higher education develop entrepreneurial intentions? The role of learning and inspiration. Studies in Higher Education, 43(3), pp.452-467. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2016.1177716 . CABS 3* listed.
3. Akhtar, I, 2017. Dynamic managerial capabilities: the case of international student recruitment at the UK higher education institutions. Doctoral thesis (PhD), Manchester Metropolitan University. https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/619491/1/Imran%20Akhtar%20PhD%20Thesis.pdf
4. Akhtar, I, 2015. Dynamic capabilities and organisational routines. The case of the UK Higher Education Institutions. This is a poster presented at 8th MMU Postgraduate Research Conference 2015. https://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/617298/2/Poster%20%283%29.pdf
5. Nabi, G., Walmsley, A., Liñán, F., Akhtar, I. and Neame, C., 2018. Does entrepreneurship education in the first year of higher education develop entrepreneurial intentions? The role of learning and inspiration. Studies in Higher Education. Stuttgart Media University, Germany
6. Akhtar, Imran. 2014. Dynamic capabilities and organizational routines. British Academy of Management, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
7. Akhtar, Imran. 2014. Dynamic capabilities and organizational routines in the UK Higher Education Institutions Doctoral Symposium, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
8. Akhtar, Imran. 2013. The utility of dynamic capabilities. European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration. Soreze France.
9. Akhtar, Imran. 2013. Untangling dynamic capabilities: how they change. Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.
10. Akhtar, Imran & Klumpp, Matthias. 2002. Network management, Leipzig: Inomic, Research und Coaching GmbH. Leipzig, Germany

Professional Online Profile Links (e.g. LinkedIn)
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-imran-akhtar-456b0046/

Affiliations:
British Academy of Management
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

PhD candidates under my Directorship:
Enobong Akpan-Etuk - Sustainable farming and supply chain: The impact of technology on the Fairtrade farmers in Africa
Naveed Matloob - Impact of Talent Management Strategies on Business Performance
Charles Nzeh - Innovative Start-ups in Agriculture: The Effects of Establishing Agripreneurship via Social Entrepreneurship for Youths in the South-Eastern Nigeria
Md Asadul Haque Mamun - An exploration of the use of succession planning model in the development and management of talent in the hospitality sector in the UK

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