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Dr Khaled Kesseba

Senior Lecturer


Dr Khaled Kesseba is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in the International Business and Economics Research Group. He obtained his Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) at Helwan University in Egypt, his Master of International Business Administration (MBA) at ESLSCA University in France, and his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.

His broader research work and interest involve the areas of Public-Private Partnerships, Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures and Foreign Direct Investment – in the contexts of, International Business Management, Industrial Management, and Emerging Economies. More specifically, he is currently researching managerial and relational performance factors in cross-sector collaborations in emerging economies. Mainly, investigating concepts of collaborative and network governance in the inter-organisational and intra-organisational exchanges of Public-Private Partnerships. His previous research revolved around identifying factors influencing the performance management of non-equity public-private joint ventures in the extractive industry.

He currently teaches across different undergraduate and postgraduate levels in, Multinational Enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment, Managing Global Alliances, Global Governance in International Business, and Global Supply Chain Management.

Before moving to work in the higher education sector in 2016, he had seventeen years of multinational / International experience as an industry practitioner and executive manager working in management consultancy and the extractive/energy industry. During this time, he has worked with various large, medium, and small-sized portfolio entities across four continents. 




• 2022: PG -Post Graduate Certificate and Apprenticeship in Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.

• 2018: DBA -Doctor of Business Administration: Business Administration, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom.

• 2009: MBA -Master of Business Administration: International Business Administration, ESLSCA, France.

• 1999: BCom -Bachelor of Commerce: Commerce and Business Management, Helwan University, Egypt.


• Academy of International Business.

• British Academy of Management.

• International Research Society for Public Management.

Teaching expertise:

• Post Graduate Research – MSc

• Post Graduate Research – MBA

• Post Graduate Research – DBA

• Qualitative Research Methods: DBA - Neo-Empiricism, Template Analysis

Industry Links

• Contract research



• Multinational Enterprise and Foreign Direct Investment (Module Leader) – Level 5

• Global Governance in International Business – Level 6

• Global Supply Chain Management (Module Leader) – Level 6 and MSc

• International Business Consultancy Projects (Botswana Collaborate Module Leader) – Level 6 and MSc

• Managing Global Alliances (Collaborate Module Leader) – MSc

• Critical Thinking in Business Administration – DBA



• Public-Private Partnerships.

• Strategic Alliances.

• Joint Ventures.

• Contractual Agreements.

• Foreign Direct Investment.

• Industrial Management.

• Emerging Economies.



Conference papers

Kesseba, K., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2018). Qualitative research methodology: a neo-empiricist perspective. Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times.

Kesseba, K. (2017). Performance Management Factors in The Petroleum Contractual Business. In Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference, Sheffield, UK. Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference

Kesseba, K. (2017). Production Sharing Contracts: Factors Influencing Petroleum Joint Ventures Performance. In 27th International Conference on the Pacific Rim Management, Harbin, China, 28 September 2017 - 29 September 2017. International Conference on the Pacific Rim Management

Kesseba, K. (2017). Oil Business Joint Ventures Performance Management Determinants – Towards a Conceptual Framework. In Delener, N., & Schweikert, C. (Eds.) 19th Annual International Global Business and Technology Association Conference, Vienna, Austria, (pp. 296-310). Vienna: Global Business and Technology Association Conference:

Theses / Dissertations

Kesseba, K. (2018). Factors Influencing Performance Management of Non-Equity Joint Ventures in theOil Sector. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Darabi, F.

Internet Publications

Kesseba, K., & Lagos, K. (2019). Five countries in the eastern Mediterranean are shaking up Europe’s energy map.


Kesseba, K. (2017). Joint Ventures Performance Management Determinants of Oil business.

Kesseba, K. (2016). Performance Management Determinants of Egypt’s Oil Business International Joint Ventures. Presented at: The Eurasian Doctoral Summer Academy (EDSA), Verna, Bulgaria

Other activities

• Keynote speaker at the Geological Society conference – London, UK


Postgraduate supervision

• Two Doctoral Supervision:

1- Decarbonisation of the European Cement Industry
2- The investigation of the UTAUT in the Croatian Banking System

• Supervised and currently supervising various MSc dissertations


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