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Dr Moustafa Haj Youssef

Liverpool Business School

Faculty of Business and Law

Dr. Moustafa Haj Youssef is a distinguished academic specialising in International Strategic Management, with a prolific career dedicated to advancing knowledge and practice in the field. He is currently a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, and a Visiting Lecturer at the triple-accredited Open University Business School.

Dr. Haj Youssef's research portfolio is both extensive and impactful, concentrating on strategic leadership, managerial discretion, gender-focused entrepreneurship, and corporate governance. His scholarly work has been published in numerous prestigious journals, including the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, Journal of Management Education, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, International Studies of Management & Organisation, and Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, among others. Additionally, Dr. Haj Youssef has served as a principal investigator and key contributor to several significant research projects and grants. Notably, he is leading a major study on entrepreneurship in the MENA region, which was awarded a grant of a quarter of a million USD by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

In his academic roles, Dr. Haj Youssef has consistently demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentorship. He leads modules in Strategic Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is an official affiliate for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness network developed by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School. His dedication to education has been recognised through multiple teaching awards and outstanding student satisfaction scores. As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Chartered Management and Business Educator, Dr. Haj Youssef is committed to fostering academic excellence and innovation. His contributions to academia extend beyond teaching and research; he actively participates in consultative roles, academic service, including PhD supervision and examination, curriculum development, and serving as an external examiner for various institutions.

Languages

Arabic
English
French

Degrees

2017, University of Westminster, United Kingdom, PhD in Strategic Management
2014, University of West London, United Kingdom, MSc in International Business Management
2009, University of Balamand, Lebanon, BSc in Computer Science

Certifications

University of Westminster, United Kingdom, Pg Cert SS- Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning
APMG International, United Kingdom, PRINCE 2

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in International Strategic Management, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Visiting Lecturer, Open University, 2021 - present
Research Supervisor, Royal Docks Business School, University of East London, 2021 - present
Assistant Professor in Strategic Management, Adnan Kassar School of Business, Lebanese American University, 2018 - 2021
Lecturer in Business Strategy, School of Strategy and Leadership, Coventry University, 2017 - 2018
Visiting Lecturer, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, 2015 - 2018
Visiting Lecturer, Claude Littner Business School, University of West London, 2013 - 2014

Journal article

Teng D, Haj Youssef M, Li C. 2024. When MNEs Bribe More? The Role of Managerial Discretion Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef M, Wasim J, Christodoulou I, Reinhardt R. 2024. Intersecting Bonds: A Perspective on Polygamy's Influence in Arab Middle East Family Firm Succession Journal of Family Business Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef M, Wasim J, Christodoulou I, Reinhardt R. 2023. The path to entrepreneurship: The role of social networks in driving entrepreneurial learning and education Journal of Management Education, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hussein HM, Haj Youssef MS. 2023. In and Out of Self-Employment, Are You Really an Entrepreneur: The Rise of a New Division? Entrepreneurship Research Journal, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wasim J, Haj Youssef M, Christodoulou I, Reinhardt R. 2023. Higher education student intentions behind becoming an entrepreneur Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef M, Teng D. 2021. Market entry strategies in the Middle East: Unveiling the sponsorship strategy International Studies of Management and Organization, 51 :253-275 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef M, Teng D. 2021. Managerial discretion and corporate governance: The bonded relationship Corporate Ownership and Control, 18 :75-85 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Hussein HM, Awada H. 2020. The more you value, the less you practice: a study on culture and managerial discretion Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, 27 :26-50 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Teng D. 2019. Reaffirming the importance of managerial discretion in corporate governance: a comment on Andersen (2017) Corporate Governance (Bingley), 19 :240-254 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Hussein HM, Christodoulou I. 2019. Competitiveness and managerial discretion: an empirical investigation at the national-level Competitiveness Review, 29 :181-203 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Christodoulou I. 2018. Exploring cultural heterogeneity: The effect of intra-cultural variation on executives’ latitude of actions in 18 countries International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 18 :241-263 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Christodoulou I. 2017. Strategizing in a focused context: managerial discretion in the Arab world Journal of Strategy and Management, 10 :430-452 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Christodoulou IP. 2017. Assessing the Generalizability of Managerial Discretion: An Empirical Investigation in the Arab World Journal of Management and Strategy, 8 :28-36 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Christodoulou I. 2017. Intra-Cultural Variation, Zone of Acceptance and Managerial Discretion: A Theoretical Discussion Business and Management Research, 6 :42-53 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef MS, Christodoulou I. 2017. Assessing Miles and Snow Typology through the Lens of Managerial Discretion: How National-Level Discretion Impact Firms Strategic Orientation Management and Organizational Studies, 4 :67-73 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Haj Youssef M, Nolan S, Hussein H. Navigating turbulence in the UK: how gender shapes self-employed social engagement during crises? International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Chapters

Haj Youssef M, Awada H. CEO CELEBRITIES AND STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING International Encyclopedia of Business Management Elsevier

Internet publication

Houlden N, Jackson V, Haj Youssef M. Is cyber security being taught correctly?

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Central Lancashire, Professional Doctorate, Strategy in Multinational Corporations (MNCs) – An exploratory study of the subsidiary perspective in an emerging market.. 2023

University of the West of Scotland, DBA, employee optimisation for the fast-food industry: the case of Pizza Hut in the UK. 2022

University of the West of Scotland, DBA, examining the influence of organisational commitment on organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB): A study of employees’ perception in the context of a university setting in Pakistan. 2022

University of the West of Scotland, PhD, investigating the impact of social, motivational, and institutional elements on business survival: study of Vietnamese female entrepreneurs. 2021

Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, MBA, The role of middle management in creating dynamic capabilities in IT companies. 2019

Conference presentation:

Linking entrepreneurship to society: the effect of entrepreneurs’ transition behaviour on the impact society during stable and turbulent times., Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management, Dublin, Ireland, Oral presentation. 2023

Enacting high discretion in a low discretion environment: The character assassination of Carlos Ghosn, 12th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, Leeds, United Kingdom, Oral presentation. 2023

Is it worth investing in education? The returns to the most dynamic group of entrepreneurs., British Academy of Management, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation. 2022

Short term fluctuations in the CEO effect: Evidence from US and China during the global financial crisis, Academy of Management, Seattle, USA, Oral presentation. 2022

Returns to education to different groups of entrepreneurs, European Academy of Management, Winterthur, Switzerland, Oral presentation. 2022

In and out of self-employment, are you really an entrepreneur?, British Academy of Management, Oral presentation. 2021

Short-term fluctuations in the CEO effect: evidence from the 2008 financial crisis, European Academy of Management, Oral presentation. 2021

When MNEs Bribe? The role of managerial discretion, Academy of International Business, Oral presentation. 2021

Market entry strategies in the Middle East, British Academy of Management, Oral presentation. 2020

The CEO effect on firm performance during stable and turbulent environments: Evidence from China, 11th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, Paris/France, Oral presentation. 2020

Cultural practices and variations influence on managerial discretion and its implication on national competitiveness, British Academy of Management, Birmingham/UK, Oral presentation. 2019

Culture and managerial discretion: an empirical investigation in 18 countries, European Academy of Management, Lisbon/Portugal, Oral presentation. 2019

Managerial discretion as a time varying construct and its role in changing the effect of CEO on firm performance, 10th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, Passau/Germany, Oral presentation. 2019

Reaffirming the importance of managerial discretion in corporate governance research, British Academy of Management, Bristol/UK, Oral presentation. 2018

Exploring Cultural Heterogeneity and Homogeneity: The Role of Managerial Discretion, 9th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, Geneva/Switzerland, Oral presentation. 2018

Cultural Heterogeneity and Managerial Discretion: An Empirical Investigation, British Academy of Management, Warwick/UK, Oral presentation. 2017

Culture Influence on Managerial Discretion and the Implications for National Competitiveness, Academy of Management, Atlanta/USA, Oral presentation. 2017

Cultural Practices and Variations Influence on Managerial Discretion and the Implications for National Competitiveness, European Academy of Management, Glasgow/Scotland, Oral presentation. 2017

Managerial discretion in emerging markets: What’s new and what’s different, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University Emerging Markets Conference, St. Petersburg/Russia, Oral presentation. 2016

National-level antecedents and consequences of managerial discretion: A study CEOs’ discretion across 18 countries, Strategic Management Society, Berlin/Germany, Oral presentation. 2016

Cross-national differences in managerial discretion: Insights from the Middle East, British Academy of Management, Newcastle/UK, Oral presentation. 2016

Managerial discretion in the Arab World: New national-level antecedents, European Academy of Management, Paris/France, Oral presentation. 2016

The impact of cultural practices on CEOs’ discretion: New national-level antecedents, 7th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, Groningen/Netherlands, Oral presentation. 2016

Managerial discretion in the Middle East: An empirical investigation, British Academy of Management, Portsmouth/UK, Oral presentation. 2015

What’s missing in the national-level dimension of managerial discretion?, 6th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, Antwerp/Belgium, Oral presentation. 2015

Research Grants Awarded:

Templeton World Charity Foundation, Entrepreneurship in the MENA Region: The Uncharted Territory, Grant value (£): USD 248,325, Duration of research project: 24 months. 2023

Media Coverage:

Interview 2022
youtu.be
faculti.net

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Chartered Association of Business Schools. 2021

Chartered Management and Business Educator (CMBE), Chartered Association of Business Schools. 2021

Fellowships:

Senior Fellow, Advance HE. 2021

Other invited event:

CEMS White Nights'21, St. Petersburg Russia, Speaker at the annual international conference of GSOM SPbU & CEMS Alumni and Students.. 2021

Strategic management research division at the department of management, Aarhus University; Aarhus, Denmark, Research seminar. 2020

International Business research division at the department of management, Aarhus University; Aarhus, Denmark, Research seminar. 2020

10th Workshop on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Research, University of Passau, Passau, Germany, Discussant. 2019

Award:

Teaching Award, University of Westminster. 2017

Best paper award for Strategizing in Emerging Markets, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg Universit. 2016

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Supporting Learning. 2015

External collaboration:

Aarhus University, Ingo Kleindienst.

American University in the Emirates, Riad El Chami.

American University of Beirut, Mostafa Harakeh.

Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Da Teng.

Changshu Institute of Technology, Changchun Li.

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Jane Woods.

Coventry University, Mei Yu.

Harvard Business School, Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network at HBS.

Heriot-Watt University, Jay Wasim.

Ipsos, Ibrahim Ammari, and Jude Alaloul.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pip Gaskell, Alison Terry, Jane Billows, and Paul Marsden.

MBSC Prince Mohammed Bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Tarek El Masri.

Sustainable Business Consultancy & Research, Robert Reinhardt.

UIR-Rabat Business School, Tariq Ahmed.

University of Westminster, Ioannis Christodoulou.

Zayed University, Nagham Sayour.

Other Professional Activity:

External Examiner – University of Northampton.

External Examiner – University of East London.

External masters research supervisor – MBA, University of East London.

Strategy Consultant at M1 Group.

Visiting Lecturer at Open University.

External committees:

Harvard Business School MOC Europe Chapter, Harvard Business School MOC Network, Member.

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