Omar Al-Tabbaa

Omar Al-Tabbaa
University of Leeds · Leeds University Business School

PhD in Management

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Introduction
An Associate Prof. in IB, and director of research at Leeds University Business School. His key research areas: 1) Inter-organizational relationship (including SME internationalization; university-industry tie, and global social alliance), 2) business model innovation and scalability in emerging markets. Omar’s research has been supported by grants totaling more than £1 m. He received several awards, including 3 Best Paper Awards from the British Academy of Management.

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Publications (50)
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Over the last decade, social capital concept has received considerable amount of research being regarded as an important value creation mechanism. However, we still have limited understanding about the nature of interaction between the dimensions of this capital, and how it can be useful in mitigating the impediments evolving during government-spon...
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While there is an extensive body of knowledge on university‐industry collaboration (UIC) for technology transfer, two salient gaps remain. First, studies on UIC have predominately focused on situations when the relationship is established based on perceived complementary needs between collaborators. However, research on ‘engineered’ UIC, or when th...
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The pandemic has exposed firms in global value chains (GVCs) to unprecedented disruptions and risks. This has highlighted the importance of resilience as a mechanism for recovery and adaptation that can underpin the survival of GVC firms. As such, researchers and practitioners alike are keen to understand the implications of suppliers’ resilience f...
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The Digital Platform Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (DPSMEs) were introduced to the world as a disruptive innovation with a new Business Model Innovation (BMI). Yet, this innovation process is still unknown in the literature. Through a qualitative, multiple-case study of six DPSMEs that operate under challenging conditions, we contribute to the...
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The socio-emotional wealth preservation (SEW-P) can create a dilemma for family firms when seeking to establish strategic alliance: how to manage the need to establish strategic alliances aimed at obtaining complementary network-based resources (the economic dimension) with the fear that such a move may jeopardize the family control and domination...
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Navigating complexity remains one of the key pragmatic challenges that call for temporal organizing as a response. Whilst project-based organizing is established as an approach integral to temporal organizing we still know little about the lived experiences of project managers as they enact it through the judgements guiding their action choices. We...
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Corporate foresight (CF) has received increasing attention from scholars and practitioners alike. Due to the increasing environmental complexity and unpredictability that the corporate world is encountering, companies from various sectors have realized the need to engage in CF to mitigate uncertainty. However, current research on the topic remains...
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By recognizing that foreign direct investments (FDI) are not only vital for advancing firms’ international competitiveness but also they have substantial impact on the national economy, the Chinese government started to encourage capital outflows. However, under the guidance of the “Opening up” policy, China's capital inflows remained far greater t...
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This study identifies the dynamic management capabilities which command firms’ survival in their entries into both new and uncertain industries at the maturity stage of an industry lifecycle. Through quantitative data analysis, we reveal that the effect of these capabilities is asymmetrical: whilst dynamic management capabilities (reflected by prio...
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Triggered by budgetary challenges and growing awareness of social needs, recent years have seen increasing entrepreneurial behaviour in the nonprofit sector, of which collaboration with for-profit organizations is a case in point. Yet, while extant research has extensively studied the entrepreneurial orientation (EO) of for-profit organizations, sc...
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Despite being critical to continuous technology usage, research on remote mobile payments (m-payments) post-adoption usage has received much less attention. Furthermore, information systems usage research has traditionally been positively oriented, generally assuming that the inhibiting and enabling factors influencing technology usage as being the...
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Business-Nonprofit Partnership (BNP) has been widely regarded as a vital approach for public value creation and social innovation. At the same time, many studies show a positive association between the size of an organization’s portfolio of partners and its overall performance and innovation. Building on these insights, we contribute to the BNP lit...
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Prior research shows that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can utilize domestic networks with internationally experienced partners to accelerate their internationalization process. Yet, there is a lack of clarity and limited empirical evidence regarding the role of relational mechanisms within these networks in driving post-entry internati...
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The phenomenon of university-industry partnership (UIP) has become a valuable research endeavor. However, examining UIP-related literature shows limited understanding from a social capital (SC) perspective, albeit its relevance. Likewise, it is noticeable that research on inter-organizational SC has been predominantly conducted from the perspective...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the important role of cross-sector partnerships and collaboration in global emergency management, relevant in situations such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and grand global challenges. Design/methodology/approach The paper utilizes exploratory historical methods and examines cross-sector partnersh...
Conference Paper
This study is situated in Business Model Innovation, an emerging field in management literature. The concept seeks to describe the re-inventive strategies businesses adopt towards maintaining value propositions and competitive advantage. The ability to achieve this is largely dependent on accessibility to requisite resources within the given enviro...
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This article performs a systematic literature review of the undeniably diverse – and somewhat fragmented – current state of research on the collaborations and internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We analyze key works and synthesize them into a framework that conceptually maps key antecedents, mediators, and moderators...
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Inter-organizational collaboration (IOC) has gained increased attention in research and practice given its documented influence on the innovation of small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs). Regardless of the growing number of studies, there is still lack of research that scrutinizes and synthesizes this body of knowledge. This paper undertakes a...
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Governments are increasingly investing in innovation-centric initiatives aiming to offer new alternatives for improving public value creation, especially in emerging economies which are assuming a more leading position in the global economy. While several studies can be found on different forms of public sector innovation, research on business mode...
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Engaging in relationships with other organisations through the deployment of autonomous technologies offers a substantial improvement for the efficiency by ensuring that the inter-organisational business processes are better scheduled, coordinated, executed, and monitored. One manifestation of this trend is autonomous contracting, also known as blo...
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In today’s ‘information overload’ society, there are two common problems: the limited capacity to process the ever-increasing amount of available information and its lacking conformity with truth or fact – the veracity of information – which may indicate that we are entering a post-truth age. While the former depends on the relatively lagging proce...
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The Digital Platform Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (DPSMEs) introduced to the world as a disruptive innovation with a new BMI. Yet, this innovation process is still unknown in literature. This paper discusses a new framework to investigate the dynamic process of innovating DPSMEs activities in BM. This study argues that BMI as change process o...
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Industrial clusters are perceived as potential drivers of SMEs development and efficient policy instruments to lead national and regional innovation and growth. However, these clusters in developing economies are typically placed in complex environments that impose a mix of serious challenges which adversely affect their overall performance. Theref...
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Purpose This paper aims to theorize and empirically examines the role of perceived spirituality in developing organization competitiveness. Design/methodology/approach The paper adopts a quantitative approach, where the structural equation modeling approached was applied to analyze a unique dataset collected from 550 health-care staff in two inter...
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This paper examines the role played by dynamic capabilities and business model innovation in international social purpose organizations (ISPOs) operating across developing and developed countries. Utilizing a qualitative multiple case study methodology, we identify a set of dynamic capabilities deployed and leveraged by these organizations for busi...
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While contracts and trust are critical elements in managing inter-organizational collaborations, the relationship nature between the two is debatable. However, pertaining literature suggests that this controversy can be explained by considering the actual contract execution; how contracts and trust are developed and utilized in a relationship. Ther...
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It is conspicuous that research on cross-sector collaboration is increasingly dedicating attention to assessing the perspective of civil society. Examining this body of literature has indicated two salient research trends: the effect of cross-sector partnership on civil society organizations performance and the impact of civil society organisations...
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Suggested citation: Al-Tabbaa, O., Ankrah, S. and Zahoor, N., 2019. Systematic Literature Review in Management and Business Studies: A Case Study on University–Industry Collaboration. SAGE Publications Ltd. ======================================================================Although it first appeared in the medical sciences, the systematic liter...
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The collaboration between universities and the industry is increasingly perceived as a vehicle to enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. This is evident by a significant increase in studies that investigate the topic from different perspectives. However, this body of knowledge is still described as fragmented and lacks efficient comprehensi...
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Nonprofit organisations (NPOs) have a growing role in the delivery of services that have been historically associated with the public sector. The environment, however, in which NPOs operate has become increasingly challenging, especially to their survival and growth. In response, NPOs are re-engineering their operations to reduce overhead costs, ac...
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Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) have become a key provider of public services. Recently, however, their survival has become a challenging issue. We suggest the nonprofit-business collaboration as one response to such challenge. We investigate how NPOs can collaborate with the businesses, by introducing a framework that can assist NPOs in operational...
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The collaboration between universities and the industry is increasingly perceived as a vehicle to enhance innovation through knowledge exchange. This is evident by a significant increase in studies that investigate the topic from different perspectives. However, this body of knowledge is still described as fragmented and lacks efficient comprehensi...
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Collaboration between nonprofit and business sectors is widely regarded as a value creation process that benefits society, business, and nonprofit organizations (NPOs). This process, however, has rarely been considered from a nonprofit perspective. In this paper, we discuss a new framework to assist NPOs in developing strategic collaborations with...
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This paper provides insights into the applicability of excellence models (in particular the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model), for use in the nonprofit context as a strategy for performance improvement aiming to enhance sustainability. The study is based on an exploratory, qualitative in-depth case study approach,...
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Collaboration between nonprofit and business sectors is widely regarded as a value creation process that benefits society, business, and nonprofit organizations (NPOs). This process, however, has rarely been considered from a nonprofit perspective. In this paper, we discuss a new framework to assist NPOs in developing strategic collaborations with...
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Although significant progress has been made to investigate the Nonprofit-Business Collaboration (NBC) as one approach to tackle social and environmental issues, it is evident that this rising body of knowledge has been criticized as scattered and fragmented. In light of this challenge, we used thematic analysis to categorise this literature and sug...
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Non-profit organizations (NPOs) are increasingly paying attention to their sustainability efforts, particularly given the current dynamic and complex operating environment. Quality models like European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) are argued to be powerful frameworks for improvin...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to propose a general framework to be used in developing multi-use simulation modules for estimating project durations at the planning phase. Design/methodology/approach – The research method incorporates two main stages. First, conceptualisation of the general framework, and second, implementing the framework in modelling...
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This paper seeks to propose a general framework to be used in developing multi‐use simulation modules for estimating project durations at the planning phase. The research method incorporates two main stages. First, conceptualisation of the general framework, and second, implementing the framework in modelling and experimenting simulation modules, w...
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Purpose – This paper seeks to propose a general framework to be used in developing multi-use simulation modules for estimating project durations at the planning phase. Design/methodology/approach – The research method incorporates two main stages. First, conceptualisation of the general framework, and second, implementing the framework in modelling...

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