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Dr Mahmood Aslam


Department: Newcastle Business School

Mahmood has recently joined Northumbria University. Prior to this, he was working as Director in a public sector urban planning and development organization in Pakistan. 

He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Bayreuth in Germany, where he earned his doctoral degree with the highest academic distinction, summa cum laude. His research work explores contemporary organizations and their structures, processes, and potentials. He has gained recognition for his work on topics such as sociomateriality, sustainability, permeability, and sense of community, which has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, and Business Horizons

Mahmood also has a keen interest in management topics such as knowledge exchange, venture success, and legitimacy building, and has published his research on these subjects in reputable journals such as the European Management Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management, and Journal of Small Business Strategy

In addition to his academic achievements, Mahmood has authored three book chapters on entrepreneurship and organization in edited books on Entrepreneurship. His research and publications have provided valuable insights into contemporary organizations and their management practices, making him a sought-after expert in his field.

Mahmood Aslam

My research endeavors delve into the intricate intersection of international management, strategy, and organizational dynamics, with a keen focus on three overarching domains:

  • Geopolitical crisis and MNEs,
  • Migration and International Business Research
  • Future of Work in the context of globalization

I am enthusiastic about engaging with students who share a passion for exploring these compelling areas of inquiry, and I welcome collaborative efforts to advance our understanding of international business dynamics in an increasingly interconnected world.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • New work design for knowledge creation and sustainability: An empirical study of coworking-spaces, Bouncken, R., Aslam, M., Gantert, T., Kallmuenzer, A. 1 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Business Research
  • The role of sociomaterial assemblage on entrepreneurship in coworking-spaces, Aslam, M., Bouncken, R., Görmar, L. 2 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research
  • Bringing the design perspective to coworking-spaces: Constitutive entanglement of actors and artifacts, Bouncken, R., Aslam, M. 1 Feb 2023, In: European Management Journal
  • Coworking spaces: Understanding, using, and managing sociomateriality, Bouncken, R., Aslam, M., Qiu, Y. 1 Jan 2021, In: Business Horizons
  • Understanding knowledge exchange processes among diverse users of coworking-spaces, Bouncken, R., Aslam, M. 11 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Knowledge Management
  • Innovation and logics in coworking spaces. a template for contemporary innovation spaces?, Bouncken, R., Ratzmann, M., Gantert, T., Aslam, M. 1 Aug 2023, In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
  • How to Fit In and Stand Out: Legitimacy Building Mechanisms in New Ventures, Aslam, M. Aug 2019, In: Academy of Management Proceedings
  • Failure-based learning as Determinant of Business Model Design in Restart Entrepreneurship Context, Goermar, L., Qiu, Y., Aslam, M. 2018, In: Academy of Management Proceedings

  • PhD April 05 2022
  • MSc April 23 2014
  • BSc (Hons) March 15 2010

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