Dr Nadia Zahoor

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship

Personal statement

Dr Nadia Zahoor is a Lecturer and Chancellor's Fellow at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School. Prior to joining the University of Strathclyde, Nadia was a Lecturer at the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise, University of Central Lancashire. She has PhD degree in Management from the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield. She also holds MBA (distinction) degree in International Business from the Business School, University of Greenwich. 

Nadia’s research focuses on two interrelated areas of alliance networks. First, she studies the dynamics of alliance networks by SMEs. She is interested in investigating how alliance networks are formed and managed. Second, her research relates to the creation of value in alliance networks. She studies how alliance networks allow SMEs to achieve innovation and internationalisation.

Her research, teaching, and enterprise activities have been supported by grants from research institutions totalling more than £29,000.


Industrial Marketing Management (Journal) - Peer reviewer (2020)

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2020)


Regional expansion of SMEs from an emerging market : the roles of domestic market environmental uncertainty and international alliance partner diversity
Zahoor Nadia, Donbesuur Francis, Nwoba Arinze Christian, Khan Huda
Asia Pacific Journal of Management (2021)
Postformation alliance capabilities and environmental innovation : the roles of environmental in‐learning and relation‐specific investments
Donbesuur Francis, Zahoor Nadia, Adomako Samuel
Business Strategy and the Environment Vol 30, pp. 3330-3343 (2021)
The drivers of the post-entry internationalisation commitment of small and medium-sized enterprises
Zahoor Nadia, Lew Yong Kyu
International Small Business Journal (2021)
Sustaining superior international performance : strategic orientations and dynamic capability of environmentally concerned SMEs
Zahoor Nadia, Lew Yong Kyu
Business Strategy and Environment (2021)
International open innovation and international market success : an empirical study of emerging market small and medium-sized enterprises
Zahoor Nadia, Khan Zaheer, Arslan Ahmad, Khan Huda, Tarba Shlomo Yedidia
International Marketing Review (2021)
Entrepreneurial alertness and SMEs' international scope : the roles of business model innovation
Kyu Lew Yong, Zahoor Nadia, Donbesuur Francis
81st Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2021 (2021)

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Nadia's teaching pedagogy is engaging and interactive, including lots of class discussions and debates. She has taught Entrepreneurship, International Business and Strategy modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in different universities including University of Huddersfield, University of Central Lancashire, and University of Strathclyde.

Currently she teaches:

  • New Venture Creation
  • Creativity and Innovation


Research interests

Nadia Zahoor is interested in the following themes in the areas of entrepreneurship and international business:

  • Development and management of strategic alliances
  • Knowledge acquisition in strategic alliances
  • Internationalisation strategies
  • Innovation capability and performance
  • Social capital and consequences

SME performance/growth

Professional activities

British Journal of Management - Peer Reviewer
International Marketing Review - Peer Reviewer
Alliance management capability in family firms: Evidence from a politically instable economy
Journal of Asia Business Studies (External organisation)

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Role of Business Incubators and Accelerators in Scaling Up of Women Start-Ups: The Case Study of Pakistan
Zahoor, Nadia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
Strategic alliances and organisational capabilities of SMEs: The context of emerging-developing economy
Zahoor, Nadia (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2020
UpSkilling Lancashire
Wright, Adrian (Principal Investigator) Donbesuur, Francis (Co-investigator) Zahoor, Nadia (Co-investigator) Menara, Brabara (Co-investigator)
The UpSkilling Lancashire project is part funded by the European Social Fund. The project supports Lancashire based SMEs and micro businesses to increase the skills and capability of their employees, enabling the business to compete regionally, nationally and internationally.
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2021

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