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Prof. Faisal Ahmed

Prof. Faisal Ahmed

PhD, MLSU, Udaipur; Master of International Business Management, AMU, Aligarh; Executive Certification in Geopolitical Analysis, IEGG, Geneva


Contact: 011-46485518

Total Years of Experience

19 Years

Brief description of Experience

Faisal Ahmed is a Professor in the International Business (IB) Area teaching courses on IB and Geopolitics. He held the position of consultant to United Nations and other organisations. He is frequently invited as a speaker, panellist and resource person by institutions and think tanks in India and abroad. He has published several research papers, book chapters, and monographs. He is the author of textbook ‘Business Environment: Indian and Global Perspective’ (3rd ed-2021) published by PHI; and, ‘The Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Aspects’ (Routledge, c.2022). Prof. Ahmed is an Indo-Pacific and China expert, and has also been part of Track II diplomacy delegations on India-China relations. His articles have appeared in newspapers like The Hindu Business Line, South China Morning Post, The Economic Times, The Korea Times, The Straits Times, among others. He is frequently interviewed as an expert by national and international media including Vietnam TV, Russia Today (RT) TV, and the BBC.

Research Interest Areas

Indo-Pacific and China’s trade and geopolitics; WTO and multilateral trading system; Belt and Road Initiative; and, Global Value Chains

Consulting Interest Areas

Free Trade Agreements, Trade Facilitation, South-South Cooperation, and, Geopolitical Risk for Firms

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs (Select listing):-
1) Faisal Ahmed and Arbuda Sharma (eds.) (2023). “Geo-economic Perspectives in the Global Environment” (ISBN: 978-1-032-30902-6), New York/ Oxon: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
2) Faisal Ahmed and Alexandre Lambert (2022). “The Belt and Road Initiative: Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Aspects” (ISBN: 978-10-321-5449-7), New York/Oxon: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).
3) Faisal Ahmed and M. Absar Alam (August 2021 3/e, 2017 2/e, 2014 1/e) “Business Environment Indian and Global Perspective” (Textbook) (ISBN: 978-81-203-5022-9), New Delhi: PHI (Prentice-Hall of India) Publishing. The 2nd edition of the book was published in May 2017. The 3rd revised and updated edition was published in August 2021.
4) Faisal Ahmed and Mohd Faheem (eds.) (2019). “India-ASEAN Engagements: Economic and Social Dimensions” (ISBN: 978-81-7708-482-5), New Delhi: New Century Publications.
5) Faisal Ahmed (2019). “EEZ and UNCLOS: Geopolitics of Delimitations” (Monograph), published by UGC Centre for Maritime Studies, Pondicherry University, India. (ISBN: 978-81-940322-8-1)

Journal Papers and Book Chapters (Select listing):-
1) Pushp, Pushkar; Ahmed, Faisal (2024). “Toward a future discourse on global value chains”, Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. (Emerald Journal indexed in ABDC-B, ABS, Clarivate-Web of Science, and SCOPUS).
2) Pushp, Pushkar; Ahmed, Faisal (2023). “The Global Value Chains: Challenges faced by ASEAN least developed countries”, Journal of Policy Modeling, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 1223-1245 (Elsevier Journal indexed in ABDC-A, ABS, SSCI and SCOPUS).
3) Alkhalaf, T.; Durrah, O.; Almohammad, D.; and Ahmed, Faisal. (2022). “Can entrepreneurial knowledge boost the entrepreneurial intent of French students? The mediation role of behavioral antecedents”, Management Research Review, Vol. 45, No. 12, pp. 1545-1571 (Emerald Journal indexed in ABDC, ABS, SCOPUS and Clarivate-Web of Science).
4) AlMohammad, D.; Durrah, O.; Ahmed, Faisal (2021). “Deciphering the motives, barriers and integration of Syrian refugee entrepreneurs into Turkish society: A SEM Approach”, Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 59-76 (Emerald Journal indexed in ABDC, ABS and Clarivate-Web of Science).
5) Hammami, S.M.; Ahmed, Faisal; Johny, J.; Sulaiman, M.A.B.A. (2021). “Impact of Knowledge Capabilities on Organisational Performance in the Private Sector in Oman: An SEM Approach Using Path Analysis”, International Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 17, No.1, pp. 15-32 (IGI Global Journal indexed in ABDC, SCOPUS and Clarivate-Web of Science).
6) Ahmed, Faisal and Gupta, H. (2021). “Business Diplomacy and Lobbying During Pandemic”, in: Kumar, V. and Gupta, G. (eds.) Strategic Management During a Pandemic, New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis), pp. 31-58.
7) Ahmed, Faisal (2021). China’s growing engagement in South Asia: Indian perspectives” in Nian Peng et al. (eds.) Crossing the Himalayas: Buddhist Ties, Regional Integration and Great-Power Rivalry, Singapore: Springer, pp. 59-76.
8) Ahmed, Faisal and Mishra, V. (2020). “Estimating the Relative Immediacy of Water-related Challenges in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Pacific Ocean using AHP Modeling, Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, Vol. 6, No. 1, 201-214 (Springer journal indexed in SCOPUS and Clarivate-Web of science).
9) Ahmed, Faisal and Kumar, P. (2018). “Toward a National Participation Index for Developing Countries in the Global Value Chains: A Graph Theoretic Modelling Approach”, Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.475-494 (Journal Indexed in ABDC, SCOPUS and Clarivate-Web of Science).
10) Kumar, P.; Ahmed, Faisal; Singh, RK; Sinha, P. (2018). “Determination of hierarchical relationships among sustainable development goals using interpretive structural modeling”, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 2119-2137 (Journal indexed in SCOPUS and Clarivate -Web of Science/SCI Exp).
11) Ahmed, Faisal (2018). “Preparedness and Integration in Africa: A Study with reference to APRM”, African and Asian Studies, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 205-254 (Journal indexed in SCOPUS and Clarivate -Web of Science/ SSCI).

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