Sa'ad Ali


NameSa'ad Ali
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Leadership and Management
Research instituteCollege of Business, Law and Social Sciences
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4290-7757

Research outputs

Social Network Theory

Weir, D and Ali, S. 2024. Social Network Theory . in: Hutchings, K, Michailova, S and Wilkinson, A (ed.) A Guide to Key Theories for Human Resource Management Research Cheltenham and Camberley Edward Elgar Publishing. pp. 280-287

Listening to Unheard Voices: Exploring Salespeople’s Perspective on The Value of Corporate Heritage

Al-Amad, A., Ali, S. and Haddad, H 2023. Listening to Unheard Voices: Exploring Salespeople’s Perspective on The Value of Corporate Heritage. Qualitative Market Research: an International Journal. pp. 1-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/QMR-03-2023-0036

Questioning the Appropriateness of Examining Guanxi in a Wasta Environment: Why Context Should be Front and Center in Informal Network Research. A Commentary on “De-Linking From Western Epistemologies: Using Guanxi-Type Relationships to Attract and Retain Hotel Guests in the Middle East

Horak, S., Abosag, I, Hutchings, K, Ali, S., Alsarhan, F, Al-Twal, A, ALHussan, FB, AL-Husan, FB and Weir, D 2023. Questioning the Appropriateness of Examining Guanxi in a Wasta Environment: Why Context Should be Front and Center in Informal Network Research. A Commentary on “De-Linking From Western Epistemologies: Using Guanxi-Type Relationships to Attract and Retain Hotel Guests in the Middle East. Management and Organization Review. pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1017/mor.2023.26

The phenomenon of why Human Resource Directors do not progress to be Chief Executive Officers in the FTSE350

Jones, G., Lee, A. and Ali, S. 2023. The phenomenon of why Human Resource Directors do not progress to be Chief Executive Officers in the FTSE350. The British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference. Newcastle 06 - 08 Sep 2016

Embracing diversity at work through developing employees in intercultural competencies

Prouska, R., Ali, S., Tungtakanpoung, M., Moser, K. and Bell, R 2023. Embracing diversity at work through developing employees in intercultural competencies. the European Academy of Management (EURAM). Dublin 14 - 16 Jun 2023

The interplay of wasta and formal institutions in Lebanon

Helal, R, Ali, S. and Weir, D 2022. The interplay of wasta and formal institutions in Lebanon. European International Business Academy (EIBA). BI Business School, Oslo

Developing interculturally competent graduates: meeting employer needs in Europe.

Prouska, R, Ali, S., Tungtakanpoung, M, Moser, K and Bell, R 2023. Developing interculturally competent graduates: meeting employer needs in Europe. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMPROC.2023.13184abstract

Navigating wasta in business practices in Lebanon

Helal, R, Ali, S., Strecker, S and Weir, D 2023. Navigating wasta in business practices in Lebanon. Thunderbird International Business Review. pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.22352

The Malice of Maladaptation: Is Teleworking Enabling Behavioural Addiction?

Bingham, S., Ali, S. and Best, D. 2023. The Malice of Maladaptation: Is Teleworking Enabling Behavioural Addiction? The 5th International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM 2023). Abu Dhabi University.

Cross-cultural Competencies and Skills Development Training Manual

Ali, S., Bell, R., Bektaş, O, Godts, I, Halila, F, Moser, K, Mulier, L, Pillalamarri, K, Prouska, R, Saraç, M and Tungtakanpoung, M 2022. Cross-cultural Competencies and Skills Development Training Manual. European Commission.

The Intercultural Skills Development Case Studies

Saraç, M, Bektaş, O, Inge, G, Mulier, L, Moser, K, Prouska, R, Tungtakanpoung, M, Ali, S. and Bell, R. 2022. The Intercultural Skills Development Case Studies. European Commission.

Wasta as an Example of Informal Social Networks in Emerging Markets: Research Status and Suggestions for Future Directions

Weir, D and Ali, S. 2022. Wasta as an Example of Informal Social Networks in Emerging Markets: Research Status and Suggestions for Future Directions . in: Horak, S (ed.) Informal Networks in International Business Bingley, UK Emerald Publishing Limited. pp. 231-340

Impact of gender on use of wasta among human resources management practitioners

Alsarhan, Fadi, Ali, Sa'ad, Weir, David and Valax, Marc 2020. Impact of gender on use of wasta among human resources management practitioners. Thunderbird International Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1002/tie.22186

Link between Islamic business and Wasta

Ali, Sa'ad 2020. Link between Islamic business and Wasta. in: Winterwork.

Wasta: advancing a holistic model to bridge the micro-macro divide in network studies

Weir, David and Ali, Sa'ad 2020. Wasta: advancing a holistic model to bridge the micro-macro divide in network studies.

Ethical leadership in the cultural context of Oman

AL Hinai, Musab, Andrews, Scott and Ali, Sa'ad 2020. Ethical leadership in the cultural context of Oman.

Wasta: Advancing a holistic model to bridge the micro-macro divide

Ali, Sa'ad and Weir, David 2020. Wasta: Advancing a holistic model to bridge the micro-macro divide. Management and Organization Review. https://doi.org/10.1017/mor.2020.27

Exploring informal weak tie bonded social networks through a multi-level theoretical lens

Weir, David and Ali, Sa'ad 2020. Exploring informal weak tie bonded social networks through a multi-level theoretical lens.

The intercultural skills graduates and businesses in Europe need today

Halila, Fawzi, Pillalamarri, Kalyani, Bell, Robin, Ali, Sa'ad, Moser, Karin, Brand, Milou, Clarke, Isabel, Godts, Inge, Mulier, Lieve, Prouska, Rea, Tungtakanpoung, May, Saraç, Mehlika and Bektaş, Olcay 2020. The intercultural skills graduates and businesses in Europe need today. European Commission.

Wasta in Jordanian banking: An emic approach to a culture-specific concept of social networking and its power-implications

Ali, Sa'ad and Weir, David 2019. Wasta in Jordanian banking: An emic approach to a culture-specific concept of social networking and its power-implications. in: Routledge.

Wasta: towards an integrated approach

Ali, Sa'ad and Weir, David 2019. Wasta: towards an integrated approach.

Use of social networks by women in the Jordanian banking sector for career development

Ali, Sa'ad, Ross, Catharine and Risheg, Layla 2019. Use of social networks by women in the Jordanian banking sector for career development.

Informal networks in employee selection- A case of the Jordanian banking sector

Ali, Sa'ad, Raiden, Ani and Kirk, Susan 2017. Informal networks in employee selection- A case of the Jordanian banking sector.

Using social capital to secure employment – wasta in the Jordanian banking sector

Ali, Sa'ad, Kirk, S and Riaden, A 2017. Using social capital to secure employment – wasta in the Jordanian banking sector.

Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets

Ali, Sa'ad and Loon, M 2016. Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets. in: Kogan Page.

Social capital in Jordan: wasta in employment selection

Sa'ad, Ali, Raiden, A and Kirk, S 2015. Social capital in Jordan: wasta in employment selection.
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