Mohammad Ahammad

Associate Professor of International Business

+44 (0) 113 343 5409
Academic, Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL), International Business
Room 1.13, 14-20 Cromer Terrace


PhD (International Business), University of Sheffield, UK

MSc (Finance), Leeds Beckett University, UK

PGCHE, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK


Dr Mohammad Faisal Ahammad is an Associate Professor of International Business.  He is an active researcher in the field of international business, particularly in the area of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. His work has appeared in the British Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior, International Business Review, International Marketing Review, Human Resource Management (USA), Group & Organisation Management, International Journal of HRM, and elsewhere.

Dr Ahammad is an Editorial Board Member of British Journal of Management. He served as a guest editor for the special issues at Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Studies in Management & Organisation, Human Resource Management Review.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds, he worked as a Reader at Sheffield Hallam University, UK and as a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK.



Dr Ahammad mainly focuses on the management of Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As), Cross Border M&A as a foreign market entry strategy. In addition, Dr Ahammad explores organisational ambidexterity and strategic agility in an international context.



LUBS3860 International Strategic Management

LUBS0050 Introduction to International Business

LUBS5267M International Business Theory


Journal Articles

Ahammad, M. F., Tarba, S. Y., Fraynas, G. and Scola, A. (2017) Integration of nonmarket and market activities in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. British Journal of Management (ABS 4). Forthcoming.

Khan, Z., Soundararajan, V., Wood, G, and Ahammad (2017) Employee Emotional resilience during Post-Merger integration: The Role of Rewards and Organizational Justice. Journal of Word Business (ABS 4) Forthcoming.

Ahammad, M. F., Vitor, L. Tarba, S. Y., Glaister, K. W. and Arslan, A. (2017) Uncertainty and Equity Ownership in Cross-Border Acquisitions: Evidence from Cross-Border Acquisitions by UK Firms. British Journal of Management (ABS 4). Vol. 28(2), pp. 180-196.

Shoham, A., Almor, T., Lee, S. and Ahammad, M. F. (2017) Encouraging environmental sustainability through gender: A micro-foundational approach using linguistic gender marking. Journal of Organisational Behaviour (ABS 4). Forthcoming.

Tarba, S. Y., Ahammad, M. F., Junni, P., Stokes, P. and Morag, O. (2017) The Impact of Organizational Culture Differences, Synergy Potential, and Autonomy Granted to the Acquired High-tech Firms on the M&A Performance, Group & Organisation Management(ABS 3).Forthcoming.

Ahammad, M. F., Konwar, Z., Papageorgiadis, N., Wang, C. and Inbar, J. (2017) Emerging market multinationals and the share of equity sought in cross border acquisitions: the role of target firms’ R&D capabilities and IP institutions,R&D Management (ABS 3). Forthcoming.

Khan, Z., Nicholson, R. R., Akter, P., Tarba, S. Y., Ahammad, M. F. (2017) HRM practices for employees’ well-being, resilience and coping in the Pakistani Telecommunication Sector, International Journal of HRM(ABS 3).Forthcoming.

Konwar, Z., Papageorgiadis, N., Ahammad, M. F., Tian, Y., McDonald, F. and Wang, C. (2016) Marketing Capabilities and the Performance of Foreign Affiliates in Developing Economies - the Role of Ownership Mode and Sub-national Location, International Marketing Review (ABS 3). Forthcoming.

Ahammad, M. F., Tarba, S. Y., Liu, Y. Cooper, C. L., and Glaister, K. W., (2016) Exploring the factors influencing the negotiation process in cross border acquisition, International Business Review (ABS 3), Vol. 25(2), 445–457.

Du, M., Boateng, A., Wang, Y., Ahammad, M. F. and Wang, C. (2016) Explaining the Surge in Chinese Cross-border M&As: An Analysis of Home Country Macroeconomic Factors and Institutions, International Marketing Review (ABS 3), Forthcoming.

Vasilaki, A., Tarba, S. Y., Ahammad, M. F. and Glaister, A. J. (2016) The Moderating Role of Transformational Leadership on HR Practices in M&A Integration, International Journal of HRM(ABS 3), Vol. 27(20), pp2488-2504.

Ahammad, M. F., Tarba, S. Y., Liu, Y. and Glaister, K. W. (2016) Knowledge Transfer and Cross Border Acquisition Performance: The Impact of Cultural Distance and Employee Retention, International Business Review (ABS 3), Vol. 25 (1), 66-75.

Ahammad, M. F., Lee, S. M., Malul, M. and Shoham, A. (2015) Behavioural Ambidexterity – The impact of financial incentives on employee motivation, productivity and performance of commercial bank, Human Resource Management, (Wiley, ABS 4), Vol. 54 (S1), s45–s62.

Zhang, J., Ahammad, M. F., Tarba, S. Y., Cooper, C. L., Glaister, K. W., Wang, J. (2015) The effect of leadership style on talent retention during M&A integration: Evidence from MNEs in China, International Journal of Human Resource Management, (ABS 3), Vol. 26(7): 1021–1050.

Akanni, M. and Ahammad, M. F. (2015) National Cultural Distance & International Acquisition Performance, Journal of Economics, Business & Management, Vol. 3(2):183-187.

Ahammad, M. F. and Glaister, K. W. (2013) The pre-acquisition evaluation of target firms and cross border acquisition performance, International Business Review (ABS 3), Vol. 22, pp. 894-904.

Ahammad, M. F., Glaister, K. W., Weber, Y. and Tarba, S. Y. (2012) Top management retention in cross-border acquisitions: the roles of financial incentives, acquirer's commitment and autonomy, European Journal of International Management (ABS 1), Vol. 6(4): 458 – 480.

Ahammad, M. F. and Glaister, K. W. (2011) The double-edged effect of cultural distance on cross-border acquisition performance, European Journal of International Management (ABS 1), Vol. 5(4): 327-345.

Ahammad, M. F. and Glaister, K. W. (2011) Post-acquisition management and performance of cross border acquisition, International studies of Management & Organization (ABS 2), Vol. 41 (3): 69–87.

Ahammad, M. F. and Glaister, K. W. (2008) Recent trends in UK cross Border Acquisitions, Management Research News, Vol. 31(2): 86–98.


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