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Dr Fariba Darabi

Senior Lecturer

Summary

Fariba Darabi is currently a Senior Lecturer in International Business and a Researcher at Sheffield Business School. She teaches and leads modules, mainly Global Supply Chain Management, Export Management, and Research Methods subjects across UG and PG levels. Fariba Supervises MSc student dissertation and International Consultancy live projects, which involves industry engagement. She has completed her ‘Doctorate in Business Administration’ degree focusing on ‘Developing SMEs/Business School Collaboration: the Role of Trust’, and prior to her MSc in International Marketing she was an industry practitioner in international trade working with SMEs, family businesses, and semi-public-private organisations overseas.

Fariba’s research interests and publications are in the field of SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation via collaboration with University Business Schools, Trust in inter-organisational relationships, and Sustainability in Family Businesses, Global Sourcing/Global Supply Chain Management, and methodological approaches to research. She is currently supervising four Doctor Students, and has supervised doctor students to completion. Fariba also actively involves and contributes to external academic research-based bodies such as British Academy of Management, where she acts as a committee member and the Secretary of Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group, and a member of Methodology SIG. She reviews academic papers for European Conference of Research Methodologies, and BAM. Fariba is involved in advancing the theme of SMEs, Entrepreneurship and Innovation within IBERG (International Business and Business Economics Research Group) in  Sheffield Business School, where she has organised research-based events joint with BAM Entrepreneurship SIG. She has been invited to ‘International Human Resource Development Conference’ in Botswana to deliver the keynote speech on ‘SMEs development and entrepreneurship’; she has also developed and delivered a course on ‘Ethics in International Business’ to Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Finland.  Fariba is HEA teaching Fellow.

 

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2014: Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2013: Doctorate of Business Administration, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2007: MSc International Marketing, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1992: BA English Language Translation, Other, United Kingdom

    Chair of national or international conference

    International

    • 2015: , European Conference of Research Methodology, Malta

    Member of professional body

    Other

    • 2014: The Secretary of Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group, British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom

    Research coordinating activities

    Organising an event

    • 2014: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

    International Business

    2008 to present: Research Methods, Workshop on 'developing a convincing argument in academic writing', Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Darabi, F. (2012). Developing Business School/ SMEs Collaboration: The Role of Trust. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, 18 (4).

    Darabi, F., & Clark, M. (2012). Developing business school/SMEs collaboration: the role of trust. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 18 (4), 477-493. http://doi.org/10.1108/13552551211239500

    Conference papers

    Darabi, F. (2015). Developing collaboration between SMEs/Business School: Opportunities and Challenges. Botswana Tertiary Education Fair and Conference.

    Darabi, F. (2014). Teaching Research Design: Positioning Neo-empiricist inductive management research. European Conference on Research Methodology, 0.

    Darabi, F., & Clark, M. (2013). Developing a General Analytical Inductive Qualitative Research Strategy to Investigate Business School - Industry Collaboration. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 108-117.

    Book chapters

    Pham, S.H., Darabi, F., & Wilmot, N. (2016). International Supply Chain Case Study. In Christiansen, B. (Ed.) Handbook of Research on Global Supply Chain Management. (pp. 205-226). Hershey PA. USA: IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-9639-6.ch012

    Darabi, F. (2016). Investigating a University Business School and Industry Collaboration: A General Analytical Inductive Qualitative Research Case. In Sage's Research Methods Series, Cases in Methodology. New York: Sage Publications, London

    Reports

    Darabi, F. (2016). Investigating a university business school and industry collaboration: a general analytical inductive qualitative research case. SAGE. http://doi.org/10.4135/978144627305015595958

    Theses / Dissertations

    Kesseba, K. (2018). Factors Influencing Performance Management of Non-Equity Joint Ventures in theOil Sector. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Darabi, F. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00178

    Duffy, M. (2018). Influencers and consequences of Organisational Commitment within Sheffield City Region’s mid-sized businesses. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Darabi, F. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00135

    Presentations

    Darabi, F. (2015). Developing collaboration between SMEs/Business School: Opportunities and Challenges.

    Darabi, F. (2015). A General Analytic Inductive Approach and the Use of Technology in Analysing Qualitative Data Research: SMEs and Large Organisations Relationships.

    Clark, M., & Darabi, F. (2014). Teaching Research Design: Positioning Neo-empiricist inductive management research.

    Darabi, F. (2014). Trust Initiative in collaboration through B2B relationship management.

    Darabi, F. (2012). Developing Collaborative Relationships between SMEs and Business School: A need to Build Trust.

    Darabi, F. (2012). Teaching Research Method Workshop.

    Darabi, F. (2012). Trust Building in Inter-Organisational Relationships: The Role of Networking, Integrity and Managing the Expectations.

    Darabi, F. (2011). Collaboration between Business Schools and SMEs: The Role of Trust.

    Darabi, F. (2011). Developing SMEs/Business School Collaboration and The Role of Trust; An Analytical Approach.

    Darabi, F. (2011). The primacy of Trust in Inter-Organisational Collaboration.

    Darabi, F. (2011). Developing Business School/SME Collaboration.

    Clark, M., & Darabi, F. (2010). Customer Relationship Management & the Role of Trust: Business Development & Collaboration between universities and SMEs.

    Clark, M., & Darabi, F. (2010). Developing Business School/SMEs Collaboration: The Role of Trust.

    Clark, M., & Darabi, F. (2010). Developing University/SME Collaboration: The Role of Trust.

    Clark, M., & Darabi, F. (2010). Developing University/SME Collaboration: The Role of Trust.

    Darabi, F. (2010). Trust in Inter-Organisational Collaboration: University and Industry, Analytic Induction Approach, Poster presented.

  • Other activities

    External Responsibilities

    • 2014: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Other

    • 2016: SHU Inspiration Women Award, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

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