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Dr.Azaddin S. Khalifa Vice Dean Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Management

Research Interests:

  • Strategy, Value, and Higher Education

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- Doctor of Business Administration, 1997, Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, SCOTLAND. - MSc. in Operational Research, 1992, Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, SCOTLAND. - P/G Diploma in Arabic Literature (PT), 1988, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Tripoli University, Tripoli, LIBYA. - BSc. in Industrial Engineering, 1983, Faculty of Engineering, Benghazi University, Benghazi, LIBYA.
- Director, Executive MBA, University of Sharjah. (Sept. 2014 – Present) - Chair, Department of Management, Marketing, and Public Administration, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah. (Sept. 2012 – Sept. 2014) - Assistant Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah. (from Sept. 2011 to Sept. 2012) - Associate Professor, Department of Management, Marketing, and Public Administration, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah. (2011 - now) - Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Marketing, and Public Administration, College of Business Administration, University of Sharjah (2000-2011) - Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, IIUM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (1997-2000)
- University Academic Advisory Council - Editorial Board Member, UOS Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences - Accreditation and Assessment Committee - Outreach and Public Relations Committee - College Strategic Planning Committee - MBA Committee
- Khalifa, Azaddin S. (2012), “Mission, Purpose, and Ambition: Redefining the Mission Statement,” Journal of Strategy and Management, (Vol. 5 No.: 3, pp.236 – 251). - Khalifa, Azaddin S. (2011), “Three Fs for the Mission Statement - What’s Next?,” Journal of Strategy and Management, (Vol. 4 No.: 1, pp.25 - 43). - Khalifa, Azaddin S. (2010), “Rethinking the Current Approach to Business School Strategy,” European Business Review, Vol. 22, No. 6, pp 591-607.
Consultation projects, workshops, and training mainly in the area of strategy
My philosophy in teaching is to make my own curiosity contagious. I try to do this through challenging accepted beliefs, shaking established dogma, questioning common nonsense, and leading students to draw conclusions out of all this. I tend to use short exercises, mini cases, and structured dialogue as tools. I push students to make seemingly easy choices to discover that their choices may lead to dilemmas and paradoxes to see for themselves the fallibility of the impassive mind. In doing so, I hope to encourage the inquisitive mind in my students. Sometimes these approaches work and sometimes they create confusion but they almost always make the class a little bit fun. I admit that this approach is not always popular because it stretches student out of their comfort zone. In many cases this can be reflected in student evaluation of me and of the material taught. Nonetheless, I still believe in the power of this approach and some of my aspirant students really appreciate it.
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