Dr Zaheer Khan

Lecturer in Strategy and International Business


Room: D032
Phone: +44 (0)114 222 2375
Email: z.khan@sheffield.ac.uk

Zaheer Khan is a Lecturer in Strategy & International Business at the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield in 2015, Zaheer was a Lecturer in International Business at the University of Hull. He has also taught at the University of Birmingham and Royal Holloway University of London. He gained his PhD in International Business at the University of Birmingham. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a Consultant for Capgemini Ernst & Young, USA. He has published in some of the leading international business and strategy journals including the Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, the Global Strategy Journal, International Marketing Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business and Industrial Marketing Management.


I teach Business Strategy (UG) and Strategic Management (PG) courses. My teaching is mainly case-based and research- oriented. I am also interested in investigating the issues and challenges faced by students in developing critical thinking skills in higher education and the utility of threshold concepts in strategy courses. He is also a fellow of the higher education academy.


Zaheer's research interests are in the area of international knowledge transfer through FDI to emerging and late liberalizing economies, organizational learning, and capability development and upgrading of local auto parts suppliers of emerging economies.

PhD Supervision

I would be interested in supervising students in these areas:

  • knowledge transfer in international alliances
  • capability building processes of local suppliers in the automotive industry
  • Emerging economies firms' CSR and sustainability practices
  • Internationalization of SMEs and family firms

Key Projects / Grants

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Awarding body


People Involved


Social capital and SME internationalisation: exploring the potential for networking for competitive advantage