Management and Business Academy

Our vision is to create a prestigious and internationally recognised community where we can inspire, recognise and support researchers who contribute to practice by creating new theoretical frameworks. The Management and Business Academy supports the advancement of theory and practice in Organisational Studies and the Social Sciences. We welcome and encourage interdisciplinary researchers, scientists and research students from universities all around world to present their current research activities, and hence to foster research relations between universities and industry. This institute takes a lead in facilitating international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice, and contributing to academic debate and research.

Director of Research


Alireza Nazarian is Senior Lecturer in International and Cross-Cultural Management at the University of Westminister.  He has a PhD in Management Studies from Brunel University in London, UK. He has published journal articles on the topics of national culture, organisational culture, organisational effectiveness and leadership.

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Director of Education


Javad Mahmoudi gained his PhD in Management Studies from Brunel University in London, UK. His doctoral thesis focuses on the performance of international joint ventures in developing countries, in particular Middle Eastern countries.

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