UOWD’s Faculty of Business has a strong focus on producing high-impact, internationally relevant research. Seeking to maximise the collaboration opportunities on areas of interest to the UAE, the faculty’s academics have been successful in being awarded a number of research grants at national and international level.

There’s growing research strength in the following areas, amongst others:

  1. Social entrepreneurship
  2. Islamic Finance
  3. Organisational Behaviour within the UAE
  4. Buyer behaviour

The Faculty of Business is host to the Middle East and North Africa Chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB MENA), as part of its commitment to developing the human capital of the region. AIB MENA is dedicated to bridging the gap between research and industry requirement, providing a global focus on the Middle East region to help with the formation of region specific research and case study material. AIB MENA has held five international conferences in three countries since 2010, bringing together over 300 participants from the world of business and academia, along with producing four books and numerous teaching cases and journal articles. Published through Emerald, the group’s case studies collection has recorded over 10,100 downloads worldwide.