Our research focus area on Leadership is concerned with organizational building, organizational strategy development, performance management and soft management skills

Good Leadership is essential in building an organization and manage organizational processes effectively. Leadership is of high importance to develop an organizational strategy and identify strategic options and deciding which resources will be allocated across the organization to achieve the set objectives.

MSM’s Leadership research addresses inter alia subjects such as effective leadership in challenging times. Designing organizational capacity assessment tools for enhanced leadership and management. Developing strategic development processes and leadership approaches in multinational companies.

Leadership Research & Publications

Student satisfaction in higher education: a comparative study of a private and a public college
van Deuren, R., & Lhadan, K. (2017). Student satisfaction in higher education: a comparative study of a private and a public college. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 6(1), 40-52.

Design of an organizational capacity assessment tool for enhanced leadership and management in Ethiopian new public universities
van Deuren, R., Kahsu, T., & Ali, S. (2015). Design of an organizational capacity assessment tool for enhanced leadership and management in Ethiopian new public universities (MSM Working Paper No. 2015/11). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/17001/1939539/

Ethiopian University Capacity: Findings of Piloting the Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool
van Deuren, R., Kahsu, T., & Ali, S. (2015). Ethiopian University Capacity: Findings of Piloting the Organizational Capacity Assessment Tool (MSM Working Paper No. 2015/10). Available at: https://www.msm.nl/IManager/MediaLink/935/95931/16999/1939539/

Design of an organisational capacity assessment tool for enhanced leadership and management in Ethiopian new public universities
van Deuren, R., Kahsu, T., & Ali, S. (2015). Design of an organisational capacity assessment tool for enhanced leadership and management in Ethiopian new public universities. Presented at the EAIR 37th Annual Forum, Krems, Austria.

DBA Research

Relationship of business leaders' personal characteristics and leadership styles to adversity quotient among Egyptian private sector organizations
Bekhet, Khaled A. (2012)

Towards developing strategic management process/model : The case of software companies in Egypt
Elsafty, Ashraf S. (2010) 

Factors influencing the successful transition of Egyptian ICT organisations to high performance organisations and high performance partners
Habil, Dalia S.F. (2016)

Towards a model of high performance organisations in Ghana and Uganda
Honyenuga, Ben Quarshie (2011)

Leadership approaches in multinational companies: An Egyptian case study
Ibrahim, Asmaa Mohamed S. (2014)

Effective leadership in challenging times in Egypt: A study of the not-for-profit sector
Moawad, Riham Hamdy Hassan (2017)

Factors characterising high performance organisations in the cement manufacturing sector in Kenya and Tanzania
Osano, Evans Makini (2018)

Perceived leadership competencies in the changing cultural context of Egypt, post revolution: Based on measuring leadership effectiveness matched against economic goals
Saad, Mohamed Mostafa (2015)

The relationship between adversity quotient and leadership styles of business leaders in Egypt
Mohamed, Khaled El Sayed Bakhet (2015)

Managerial capabilities in Peruvian family businesses: A descriptive study
Salomon, Jaime O. (2010)

Applicability of the high performance partnership framework on performance growth of producer firms in commercial forestry: A study of cluster dynamics in Tanzania and Uganda
Walusimbi, Joseph Denis (2014)

*DBA research publications are available upon request