Dr. Ahmed’s primary teaching interests are Strategy, Finance, International Business, and secondary area is Organizational Behavior. He has taught undergraduate, masters, and doctoral courses for various universities and colleges for more than 30 years. He has served as a dissertation chair and committee member for several doctoral students pursuing doctoral degrees. His experience includes teaching graduate corporate clusters at several Fortune 500 companies, international corporate clusters, Kennedy Space center, and at military facilities. He has experience in both traditional and electronic classroom teaching.
His teaching philosophy is based on five pillars of learning and he refers to as 5L’s: (1) Learning is retaining; (2) Learning is individual responsibility, (3) Learning together is teamwork, (4) Learning is a continuous process, and (5) Learning is global understanding.
His research is focused on creating value for the organization. He believes that we have to focus on all the functional areas of business to create value for the organization. His research for last two decades was focused on management strategy and value creation. His current focus is on management strategy, emotional intelligence, emerging leadership theory, intellectual capital, and its impact on the value of the firm. He has developed a basic emotional intelligence model for individuals and business of all size to understand what emotional intelligence is and learn to use EI to enhance performance at the workplace. He has developed a new leadership theory named as Emerging Leadership Theory, which he presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Conferences, and received recognition for his work. He is refining a model for measuring the intellectual capital of the firm.
He has been an Academy of Management member for more than 25 years, and attended more than 25 annual meetings. At the annual meetings he has presented papers, served as reviewer for business policy, entrepreneurship, management consulting, management history, management education, healthcare management, and operations management divisions, and chaired several scholarly paper presentation sessions. He is also associated with Global Finance Association and has presented papers at the annual conference, reviewed papers, and chaired scholarly paper sessions. He was also a keynote speaker of the annual conference. He has presented papers, and offered workshops at several international business and management conferences in Asia, Europe, Middle East, and North America for last twenty-five years.
He was an editor of Journal of Global Business and Management, and reviewer for Human Relation Journal.
Dr. Ahmed has more than 20 years of experience in import and export management. He has several years of consulting experience in strategic management, corporate culture, emotional intelligence, leadership, capital investments, and global business management.
Dr. Ahmed and his co-presenters received the Best International Symposium award at the Academy of Management Conference in Boston, August 2012.
Dr. Ahmed received the Student’s Choice Award for best student-oriented faculty member at the University of Central Florida’s Brevard Campus for 1994-95.