By aduadmin On 05 Oct 2017

Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business and Haykal Media Company (HMC), the publisher of Harvard Business Review Arabia (HBRA) have signed a knowledge partnership agreement that allows both parties to develop joint research projects on business and management topics that may be of interest to the region and business leaders and readers through HBRA.

As part of the agreement, business professors and faculty at ADU’s College of Business will publish articles and academic papers in the Arabic language on an array of topics including entrepreneurship, family business, sustainable business practices and economic development. The partnership is part of HBR Arabia’s strategy to enrich the Arabic management content with the aid of various business schools and academics in the region.

“HBR Arabia’s mission is to provide Arab readers with the latest research, case studies, and practices for excellence in management. We have partnered with regional institutions like Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business to enrich the Arabic management content as we believe this area is in desperate need for original content related to the region”, said Hamoud Almahmoud, Editor-in-Chief of HBR Arabia. Almahmoud added: “HBR Arabia and Abu Dhabi University share the same passion that aims to align specialized Arabic content with various international studies related to this field. We both believe that the region’s transformation should begin with highlighting the best trends and practices in management”.

Commenting on the significance of this unique partnership, Interim Dean of Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business Dr. Ali Abu-Rahma, explained that it will enable the College to deliver on its goal of sharing and disseminating findings of impactful research with society to ensure the stability of the region’s rapidly developing economy. “The College of Business at ADU endeavors to deliver high standards of management education to fulfill its mission of ‘Driving Organizational Transformation through Leadership in Business Sustainability in the UAE’. We strive to achieve our mission through four major goals that include Instructional Excellence, Innovative Programs, Impactful Research, and Corporate Connections. As part of these goals, the College continuously examines emerging trends in the marketplace and adjusts its offerings to be professionally relevant, effective, efficient and sustainable, while engaging in partnerships with academia, industry, and professional organizations to ensure a strong interface. Our partnership with HBR will facilitate knowledge sharing and drive innovation that enables us to achieve our goals”, added Dr. Abu-Rahma.