Yusaf Akbar

Associate Professor of Management and International Business
Executive MBA Director

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+36 1 887 5097

Yusaf Akbar joined the CEU Business School as an associate professor of Management and International Business in 2006.

Yusaf has taught at universities and business schools all over the world, including University of Michigan, Stockholm School of Economics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Queen’s University, Canada, European Business School, London, ISM Paris, University of Warsaw and University of Montenegro. His main research interests are international trade and investment, management development in Central and East Europe, and non-market strategies of emerging-market multinationals.

Current research projects focus on market escalation of small entrepreneurial firms in emerging markets and conceptual boundaries and relationships between different forms of innovation i.e. social innovation, disruptive and reverse innovation.

He has also recently authored case studies on Zwack Unicum (with CEU Alumna Ilona Polyak), Datwyler (with CEU Alumnus Pieter Coppens), Vienna International Airport and the Hummus Bar.

He is Founding Editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Management. He has published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of World Business, Business and Politics, Global Governance, Global Business and Organizational Excellence, Thunderbird International Business Review and World Competition.


DPhil, University of Sussex, UK
MA, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
BA (Hons), University of Sussex, UK

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