Mohammad Faisal Ahammad

Mohammad Faisal Ahammad


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.

Dr. Ahammad is a member of the editorial board of British Journal of Management and Journal of Knowledge Management. He served as the lead guest editor for the special issues at International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, and International Studies in Management & Organisation. Dr Ahammad also served as co-guest editor for the special issues at Technological Forecasting and Social Change, and Applied Psychology: An International Review. 

Dr. Ahammad won the "IBR 2016 Best paper Award" for his paper "Knowledge Transfer and Cross-Border Acquisition Performance - The impact of cultural distance and employee retention" published in International Business Review. The paper by Ahammad et al (2017) “Encouraging Environmental Sustainability through Gender” has been selected as the top 3 papers at Journal of Organisation Behaviour (Wiley) in 2017.

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.


  • Deputy Program Director (UG)
  • Chair of Divisional Program Approval Group (DPAG)

Research interests

Dr Ahammad mainly focuses on the management of Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As) inclduing knowledge transfer, employee retention, and cross cultrual issues. In addition, Dr Ahammad explores organisational ambidexterity, strategic agility and sustainablity in an international business context.

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), R&D Management, Regional Studies, Group & Organisation Management, International Journal of HRM, and elsewhere.


  • PhD in International Business, University of Sheffield, UK
  • MSc Finance, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • PGCHE, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK
  • Academy of International Business

Student education

International Strategic Management (LUBS3860)

International Business Theory (LUBS5267M)

Current postgraduate researchers