Dr. Gouher Ahmed

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PhD, PMP (PMI) USA, has been active over 20 years in various academic, social & business settings worldwide and consulting through North America, South Asia and Middle East. He has played a critical role in helping organizations formulate winning strategies, drive many change initiatives and improve business results and has received numerous Awards and Honors. 

Prof. Ahmed has accumulated over 100 publications in books, journals, book reviews, highly rated double blind reviewed conference proceedings and participated in 65 different international conferences  as a Presenter and a Keynote Speaker, Organizer and Chairman of different International Conferences World-wide including in Academy of International Business Meetings USA, Society for Advancement of Management USA, American Marketing Association USA, American Academy of Financial Management USA, Society for Global Business and Economic Development USA & IIMs India, on contemporary business issues.

Prof. Ahmed research appeared in reputed journals like, International Journal of Business Excellence, Journal for International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, and also in Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur, Business Line and other leading newspapers. His research publications are focused on international business, foreign trade, emerging markets, strategic leadership and entrepreneurship.

 

For more information, please visit to the following website

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  • Publications

     

    1. El Khatib, M., & Ahmed, G. (2019 in print) “Robotic Pharmacies Potential and Limitations of Artificial Intelligence: A Case” International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, (Inderscience, SCOPUS, ABDC listed)

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Amponsah, C., Johnson, D. (2019 in print) “Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Attitude and Intentions: A Case of Brand Dubai” International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 11 (2) Inderscience, SCOPUS Indexed, ABDC listed

     

    1. Ogasavara, M., Turolla, F., Limbu, Y., Ahmed, G., Araújo, D., Rodrigues, C., (Eds.) (2019 in print) “Balancing Globalization & Local Priorities: Challenges Facing Business in Developed and Emerging Markets” Society for Global Business and Economic Development, 16 (x-x ) Montclair State University, USA.

     

    1. Al Zoubi, H., & Ahmed, G. (2019) “Do TQM Practices Improve Organisational Success? A Case Study of Electronics Industry in the UAEInternational Journal of Business and Economics Research, 17 (4), 459-472 DOI: 1504/IJEBR.2019.099975   Inderscience. (Scopus Indexed and ABDC listed)

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Abidi, N., Limbu, Y., Jayachandran, C., Cardinali, S. (Eds.) (2019), Managing Business in a Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges, Society for Global Business and Economic Development, 7 (1-380), Montclair State University, USA. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0

     

    1. Ahmed, G., & N Al Amiri (2019)“An Analysis of Strategic Leadership Effectiveness of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) based on Dave Ulrich Leadership Code” Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture 7 (1) 11-27

     

    1. El Khatib, M., Al-Nakeeb, A., Ahmed, G. (2019) “Integration of Cloud Computing with Artificial Intelligence and Its Impact on Telecom Sector-A Case Study”, iBusiness, 11 (1) 1-10 DOI: 4236/ib.2019.111001 Web of Science

     

    1. El Khatib, M., Ahmed, G., Al-Nakeeb (2019) “Enterprise Cloud Computing Project for Connecting Higher Education Institutions: A Case Study of the UAE” Modern Economy, 10 (1) 137-155 DOI: 4236/me.2019.101010Web of Science

     

    1. Al-Gasaymeh, A., Ahmed, G., Mehmood, T., Alzubi, H. (2019) “Co-integration Tests and the Long-Run Purchasing Power Parity: A Case Study of India and Pakistan Currencies”, Theoretical Economics Letters, 9 (4) 570-584 DOI: 4236/tel.2019.94040ABDC-B Category, Web of Science

     

    1. Ahmed, G. and Rafiuddin, A. (2018). “Cultural Dimensions of Economic Development: A Case of UAE” Theoretical Economics Letters, 8 (11) 2479-2496 DOI: 4236/tel.2018.811160 (Web of Science, ABDC ‘B’ listed)

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Amponsah, C., Desai, S. (2018) “Exploring the Dynamics of Women Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of UAE” International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences. 7 (3) 13-26.   (Western Connecticut State University, USA)

     

    1. El Khatib, M., Ahmed, G. (2018) “Improving Efficiency in IBM Asset Management Software System ‘Maximo’ a Case Study of Dubai Airports and Abu Dhabi National Energy Company* Theoretical Economics Letters: 64th Special Issue on Economic Efficiency, 8 (10) 1816-1829 DOI:  4236/tel.2018.810119  (Web of Science, ABDC ‘B’ listed)

     

    1. Amponsah, C., Ahmed, G., Kumar, M., Adam, S. (2018) “The Business Effects of Mega-Sporting Events on Host Cities: An Empirical View” Problems and Perspectives in Management, 16 (3) 324-336 DOI: 10.21511/ppm.16(3).2018.26 (Scopus and ABDC Listed).

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2018). “Outward Medical Tourism: A Case of UAE” Theoretical Economics Letters, 59th Special Issue on Cultural Economics, 8 (7) 1368-1390. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4236/tel.2018.87088 (Web of Science, ABDC ‘B’ listed)

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2018) “Transforming the UAE from Desert to Developed Economy” Forbes Middle East, (70) 29. April.

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2017). “Sovereign Marketing: A New Strategy of Marketing” Theoretical Economics Letters: 44th Special Issue on Economics and Management Strategies 7 (5) 1492-1504. DOI:4236/tel.2017.75100  ( Web of Science & ABDC ‘B’ listed)

     

    1. Amponsah, C. & Ahmed, G. (2017). “New Global Dimensions of Business Excellence”, International Journal of Business Excellence. 13 (1) 60-78. DOI:10.1504/IJBEX.2017.10006231 (SCOPUS & ABDC Listed) (Inderscience).

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2017) “A Quarter Century of Economic Reforms of India (1991-2016)” Theoretical Economic Letters, 9 (3) 1102-1107. DOI: 4236/tel.2017.75074 (ABDC ‘B’ listed).

     

    1. Amponsah, C. & Ahmed, G. (2017). “Factors Affecting Entrepreneurships in Emerging Economies: A Case of Dubai” Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship Development. 10 (2) 120-137. DOI: 1504/JIBED.2017.10005152  (SCOPUS Indexed, ABDC listed) (Inderscience).

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Al-Gasaymeh, A., Mehmood, T. (2017) “The Global Financial Crisis and International Trade” Asian Economic and Financial Review, 7 (6) 600-610.        DOI: 10.18488/journal.aefr.2017.76.600.610  (SCOPUS, ABDC Listed).

     

    1. Ahmed, G., & Kumar, M. (2017) “Managing Emerging Market Economic Development” Journal of Global Business Management, 13 (1)27-36 (ABDC 2013 Listing)

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2016) “Living Luxury in the Middle East” Forbes Middle East, (50) 41, August.

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Othman, S., Shanmugan, J. (2016) ‘Ethical Crisis in Strategic Leadership’ The Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning, 12 (2) 73-81. (ABDC Listing)

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Desai, S., Gaytan, J. (2016) “The Ethical Environment of Indian Business” Vindhyan Bloom: A Quarterly Research Journal, 4 (1) 1-8.

     

    1. Amponsah, C., Ahmed, , Othman, S., Harran, M. (2016) ‘In Search of Global Identity: The Challenges of Culture’ The Journal of Human Resource and Adult Learning, 12 (2) 16-28. (ABDC Listing).

     

    1. Ahmed, G., Agnihotri, M., Abdulsalam, M., Mehmood, T. (2016) “Honesty is the Best Business Policy: The Ethics of International Business” Journal of Global Business Management, 12 (1) 101-108, (ABDC 2013 Listing).

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2016) “Innovation in Health Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Yogi Entrepreneurship – Patanjali Ayurved” Emerging Trends in Business: Case Study Perspectives, K. Gaurav, J. Govindani & R. Zarar (ed.) (1) 147-151, Excel Publishers.

     

    1. Ahmed, G., and Kumar, M. (2016). “The Dynamics of Rural Marketing in the Emerging Market Economy of India” Journal of Global Business Management, 12 (1) 9-18. (ABDC Listing).

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2015). “Destination 2021” Forbes Middle East Guide, pp. 46-47.

     

    1. Al-Saed, R. & Ahmed, G. (2015) “The Impact of Credit Crisis on Customer’s Trust and Life Style in UAE” Journal of Business & Economics Anthology 15 (1) 72-79. (ABDC 2013 listed)

     

    1. Ahmed, G. & Kumar, M. (2015). “BOP Theory in Emerging Market Economy: India under the microscope” International Journal of Business and Economic Development, 3 (2) 12-22.

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2015). “Cultivate Your Negotiation Skills for Entrepreneurial Success”. Entrepreneur Magazine. October 16. http://www.entrepreneur.com/author/dr-gouher-ahmed

     

    1. Khanfar, M. and Ahmed, G. (2014) “Customer Perceptions of e-Commerce in the United Arab Emirate” International Journal of Global Business, 7 (1) 95-109.

     

    1. Ahmed, G. (2014). “Human (H) Factor in Emerging Country Stable Economic Development” International Journal of Human Potential Development, 3 (1) 14-19.

     

  • Conferences

     

     

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher, Inairat, M., Limbu, Y., Amponsah, C. (2018) “Innovations in MSMEs in the United Arab Emirates: An Empirical Study” 16th SGBED International Conference on Balancing Globalization & Local Priorities: Challenges Facing Business in Developed and Emerging Markets, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10-12 June, 2019. Contribution: Proceedings Editor

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (with Khalid, Akhal) (2018) “From Labor Workers to Successful Entrepreneurs: The Case of Migrants” 7th SGBED International Research Symposium on Managing Business in a Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges, Dubai 17-19 December, 2018. Contribution: Symposium Co-Chair

    1. Ahmed, Gouher and El Khatib, M. (2018) “Robotic Pharmacies: Features, Uses and Limitation of Artificial Intelligence” 7th SGBED International Research Symposium on Managing Business in a Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges, Dubai 17-19 December, 2018. Contribution: Symposium Co-Chair

       

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (with AlZoubi, H.) (2018) “From Labor Workers to Successful Entrepreneurs: The Case of Migrants” 7th SGBED International Research Symposium on Managing Business in a Digital Age: Opportunities and Challenges, Dubai 17-19 December, 2018. Contribution: Symposium Co-Chair

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher; Amponsah, C. (2018) “Gender Differences in Entrepreneurial Attitude and Intentions: A Case of Dubai”15th SGBED International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development, Business Models in a Digital Age: Balancing Competitive & Collaborative Forces, UIBE, Beijing, China 8-10 June. Contribution: Chair and Conference Coordinator

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher and Lee, C. (2017) ‘USA-China Trade War’ International Conference of Business and Management – Fin-Tech Driven Age, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE, March 26-27.   Contribution: Chair & Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher. (2017) “Project Leadership in Dynamic World” at the, 9th Annual Project Management Congress, 9th May, Sharjah/Dubai, UAE. Contribution: Inaugural Keynote Speaker https://youtu.be/HHJpCFg5pm0

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher and Alamri, N. (2017) ‘Perception and Trends of Medical Tourism among UAE People’ International Conference of Business and Management – Fin-Tech Driven Age, Sharjah, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE, March 26-27.   Contribution: Chair & Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher and Dubey, A. (2017) ‘India’s Foreign Trade Competitiveness’ International Conference of Business and Management – Fin-Tech Driven Age, Sharjah, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE, March 26-27.   Contribution: Chair & Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher; Thawabeh, O., Khanfar, M. (2017). ‘New Perspectives in Management Science’ International Conference of Business and Management – Fin-Tech Driven Age, Sharjah, Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE, March 26-27.   Contribution: Chair & Paper Presentation

    1. Ahmed, Gouher; Desai, S., Gaytan, J.  (2016) ‘The Ethical Environment of Indian Business’ 5th International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management, December 10, Indore, India. Contribution: Paper Presentation

     

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2016) “Project Leadership” at the 8th Annual Project Management Congress, Sharjah/Dubai, UAE. 8th May. Inaugural Keynote Speaker

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher and Amponsah, C. (2015). “New Global Dimensions of Business Excellence”. Academy of International Business-Western Chapter USA, University of Washington, Washington, United States of America October 22-24. Contribution: Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher. & Amponsah, C. (2015) “The Effect of fluctuating oil price on Economic and Sustainability of Middle East and North African Region”. Academy of International Business-Western Chapter USA, University of Washington, Washington, United States of America October 22-24. Contribution: Paper Presentation

       
    1. Ahmed, Gouher; Gaytan, J., Lee. C. (2016) “Two Decades of WTO: Governance, Innovation and Prospects”. 14th International Conference of the Society for Global Business & Economic Development on Global Connectivity, Knowledge and Innovation for Sustainability and Growth: New Paradigms of Theory and Practice, Montclair State University, New Jersey, June 21-24. United States of America Contribution: Paper Presentation and Conference Coordinator

       
    1. Ahmed, Gouher (2015) “Brand UAE and its Super Brands” 5th International Research Symposium on Building and Promoting Brands in Emerging Markets organized by Society for Global Business & Economic Development, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA, Curtin University Australia & Nanjing University. December 10-11. People Republic of China Contribution: Conference Coordinator

       
    1. Ahmed, Gouher (2015) “Entrepreneurial Factors in Brand Dubai” Presentation at the 103rd SAM International Business Conference, Texas A & M University and Society for Advancement of Management, Las Vegas, Nevada. March 26-29. United States of America Contribution: Session Discussant + Paper Presented

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (with Amponsah. C.) (2015) “In Search of Global Identity: The Cultural Challenges” International Conference on Business and Management-2015 Skyline University College, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates November 17-19.Contribution: Paper Presentation

       
    1.  Ahmed, Gouher & Al Sayed, R (2015) “The Charismatic Leadership of the Founders of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) –H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum” International Conference on Business and Management-2015 Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE November 17-19. Contribution: Session Discussant + Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (with Kumar, M.) (2015) “Factors determining the purchasing intentions for fashion luxury goods” International Conference on Business and Management-2015 Skyline University College, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates November 17-19. Contribution: Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2015) “Innovation in Health Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Yogi Entrepreneurship – Patanjali Ayurved” ICBM International Case Conference-2015 Emerging Trends in Business, December 05, Hyderabad, India

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher et.al. (2015) “Honesty is the Best Business Policy: The Ethics of Business” International Conference on Business and Management-2015. Skyline University College, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates November 17-19. Contribution: Session Discussant + Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2015) “The Dynamics of Rural Marketing in Emerging Market Economy of India”. 2015 Annual International Conference of the Emerging Markets Conference Board- Academy of International Business & European Marketing Academy, American Marketing Association, IMT, Dubai, January 20-22               United Arab Emirates. Contribution: Discussant + Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2014) “Leadership Crisis & Gandhian Management”3rd Inaugural Speech Presented at the International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management, Indore University, India, December 6-7th 2014.   Contribution: INAUGURAL SPEECH

    1.    Ahmed, Gouher & Gaytan, J. (2014) “Human (H) Factor in Sustainable Growth and Economic Development of Emerging Market Economies” Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management, Indore University, India, December 6-7th 2014.  Contribution: Paper Presentation

    1.  Tellez, J, Romero, P. & Ahmed, Gouher (2014) “Synchronization of Stock Sectors in Mexico - A Wavelet-Based Approach” Presentation at the 7th Risk, Financial Engineering and Finance Annual Meeting, American Academy of Financial Management, EGADE Business School, Ciudad de Mexico y Monterrey, Mexico. September 25-26.

       
    1. Ahmed, Gouher Iqbal, A & Desai, S. (2014) “Emerging Market Budgetary Management” Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management. Indore University, India, December 6-7th. Contribution: Paper Presentation

    1.  Khanfar, M. & Ahmed, Gouher (2014) “Customer Purchase Perceptions of E-Commerce in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)” 6th Annual International Conference on Global Business, organized by Global Strategic Management Inc. 20-21 June, 2014, Detroit, MI, United States of America

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher & Gaytan, J & Youssofzai, F. (2014) “Inclusive Model of Innovative Business Management” Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management, Indore University, India, December 6-7th. Contribution: Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher, Al-Rawi, H & Desai, S. (2014) “The Determinants of Family Enterprises Development in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)” Presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Paradigm Shift in Innovative Business Management, Indore University, India, December 6-7th.  Contribution: Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2014) “India’s New Trade Take-Off”, Inaugural Keynote Presentation at the International Conference on Global Business: Opportunities & Challenges, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. 27-29, March 2014       Contribution: Inaugural Keynote Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2014) “Exiting the Global Recessionary Business Environment” International Conference on  Global Business: Opportunities and Challenges, 29-31, March 2014, Osmania University, India      Contribution: Paper Presentation

       
    1.  Ahmed, Gouher (2014) “Building Brand Telangana” International Seminar on Prospective Telangana State and the Role of Global Commerce/Business Scenario, Nizamabad, India. April.  Contribution: INAUGURAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    1.    Ahmed, Gouher (2013) “Recessionary Global Business Environment” IJAS International Business Conference. University of Nevada at Las Vegas - Carnegie Foundation Research University with High Research Activity. Las Vegas, NV, March18-20. United States of America.         Contribution: Session Chairman & Paper Presentation

    1.  Ahmed, Gouher & Youssofzai, F. (2013) “Seeing Leadership through the ‘Bottom line’” IJAS International Research Conference on Business & Economics. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 27-31. United States of America           Contribution: Paper Presentation

     

  • Services

     

    • Ahmed, Gouher. Regional Editor Middle East: International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets (IJBEM) (Inderscience, SCOPUS, ABDC)
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Associate Editor: International Journal of Business & Applied Sciences (ijbas.com)
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Guest Editor: International Journal of Business Analytics (IGI, SCOPUS)
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Guest Editor: International Journal of Sustainable Society (IJSSOC) (Inderscience, SCOPUS)
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Guest Editor: International Journal of Business and Applied Sciences (IJBAS.Com)
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Advisor, Government of Dubai, EIAC, United Arab Emirates
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Local Ambassador, Dubai Tourism, Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Advisory Member, Yorkville University, British Colombia, Canada
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Advisory Member, Communication Institute of Greece, Greece
    • Ahmed, Gouher. Founding Board Member Society for Global Business and Economic development [sgbed.com], Montclair State University, NJ USA

     

     

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