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Dr Yazid Abubakar Abdullahi

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Dr Yazid Abubakar Abdullahi


Dr. Abdullahi is a Senior Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Incubator Coordinator at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Prior to joining UBD, he was a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Kingston Business School (AACSB, EPAS and AMBA accredited), Kingston University London, where he successfully led the creation of the first MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. He was the Programme Director for the MSc in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship at Kingston Business School. He was also a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at the University of Essex, UK (which is one of UK’s Top 10 Social Science Research universities), and Program Director for BSc Business and Service Industry Management. So far, he has taught a total of up to 23 Modules at the University of Essex/Kingston university London (including Kingston Moscow MBA) combined, most of which relate to entrepreneurship and innovation both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Dr. Abdullahi holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship (University of Essex, UK) and MSc in Entrepreneurship and Business Management (University of Bedfordshire, UK).

Dr. Abdullahi has published in many peer-reviewed journals, a number of which are recognized and listed in the highly-respected Association of Business School (ABS) ranking, published book and presented peer-reviewed papers in up to 26 conferences (many of which are leading conferences) around the world, including: USA, South Korea, Canada, Colombia, England, Scotland, Wales, Republic of Ireland, Belgium, India, Bahrain, Hungary, Turkey, Latvia, South-Africa, Malaysia, Dubai etc. He is a Fellow of the International Entrepreneurship Education Programme (IEEP), National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE), UK. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK. Dr. Abdullahi also holds Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) Award in Leading and Developing Academic Practice, UK. He is also an Associate member of the prominent Small Business Research Centre (SBRC) at Kingston University London, which is one of the leading centres for small business research in Europe. Dr. Abdullahi serves as a Member of the Advisory Board of Globe Management Institute (GMI), Ghana. He has held memberships of Brown International Advanced Research Institute (BIARI) Network on Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Institute, Brown University, USA (2010), Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE), UK (2008), European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ECSB) (2007) and Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (2002). Dr. Abdullahi has also worked on a number of funded projects, such as the British Council ‘Women Empowerment Project’ (£45,000), ‘Education Partnership for Africa’ (EPA) (£60,000), ‘Economic Impact of Southend Airport on the Local Economy’ (£19,000), ‘Regional Disparity in Entrepreneurial Behavior and Activities’ (£3,400) etc. Others include projects for Qatar Development Bank, East of England Development Agency (EEDA), European Union (EU) - Leonardo Da Vinci Vocational Training Action Programme, among others.


2004- 2009 PhD. Entrepreneurship
University of Essex, Essex Business School, Southend Campus, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1LW, United Kingdom. Tel +44 (0) 1702 328200

2002-2003 MSc. Entrepreneurship and Business Management
University of Bedfordshire. Park Square Luton Bedfordshire. LU1 3JU. United Kingdom. T: +44 (0)1234 400400

1996 - 2000 BSc. Accounting
University of Abuja, Abuja FCT, Nigeria

2015-2016 Fellow of the Inter



SME Innovation Systems in a Small-Sized Developed Country: A Study of Brunei Darussalam

Previous research on innovation systems largely focused on considerably large developed countries with population exceeding one million, thereby leaving us with hardly any understanding of the systems of innovation of SMEs in small-sized developed countries. Consequently, this project seeks to investigate how SMEs in a small-sized developed country exploit both country specific domestic resources as well as external, international knowledge to build their innovation capacity. And how SMEs in a small-sized developed country exploit both domestic markets and international markets in commercializing their innovations. The study will be conducted in Brunei Darussalam, a developed country with a population of less than five hundred thousand people.

Application invited for: PhD