- Position: Associate Professor
- Department: Department of Management
- Email: email@example.com
Nizar Becheikh is an associate professor of strategy and innovation management at the American University in Cairo (AUC) School of Business. He served as interim dean of the school in 2017, and associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research from 2013 to 2018. He also served as director of the EMBA, MBA, and CEMS/MIM programs at AUC. Prior to joining AUC, he served as director of the EMBA program jointly offered by Nile University, Egypt and IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Becheikh is also a board member of the Association of African Business Schools (AABS) since 2017.
Becheikh earned a PhD in Business Administration and an MBA in international management from Laval University in Canada. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in international business from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Tunis, Tunisia. During his time in Canada, he worked closely, as part of research and consulting projects, with managers and policymakers from several Canadian Small and Medium Entreprises (SMEs), public organizations, and governmental agencies intended to foster innovation and regional economic development in Canada. He published his research in top-tier refereed academic journals and prestigious conferences such as Technovation, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, the Academy of Management meeting, International Association for management of Technology (IAMOT) and Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID).
Becheikh teaches strategy and innovation management in the undergraduate and EMBA programs. His current research interests focus on political economy in the Arab region, innovation paths and best practices in developing countries, and managing growth and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises in Arab countries, with a specific focus on Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco.
- Innovation in manufacturing and services
- Innovation paths and practices in LDCs
- Managing growth and innovation in SMEs
- Entrepreneurship in developing countries
- Strategic management in SMEs