Professor Aminu Mamman is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Management Sciences. He is a Professor of Management and International Development at the University of Manchester Global Development Institute. He is currently a Co-Lead Investigator of the 1.5 million euros European Commission funded research project on the impact of Globalization on management and business practices in Africa.

This is a research collaboration with researchers from Belgium, Germany and France. He was a former Director of the Centre for Organizations in Development at the University of Manchester. He has been the coordinator of Post Graduate Research at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. Professor Mamman has published more than 70 academic and non-academic work in the form of journal articles, books, book chapters, monographs and consultancy reports. His publications appeared in high ranking Journals such as Organization Studies, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Management, International Business Review, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. Professor Mamman has pioneered research in the understanding of how interpretation of globalization influences managerial decision making. Before joining University of Manchester, Professor Mamman was a faculty member at Monash University Australia and Charles Darwin University Australia where he taught Strategic Management and Human Resource Management. He has been a visiting professor at Wight State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA; Hamdan bin Mohamed Smart University, Dubai; Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

Professor Mamman’s main research interest focuses on testing and extending management and organizational theories in international context. These are reflected in three strands of his research. The first strand examines the transfer of theoretical constructs and models of Organizational Excellence and Performance, Human Resource Management and Leadership to developing and transitional economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia. This strand also includes research that examines management innovation diffusion and knowledge appropriation in organizations. The second strand focuses on using managerial cognition theories to explore how managers in developing and transitional economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia interpret globalization and implications for strategic decision making. The third strand examines how building human and organizational capacity can help in the eradication of poverty in developing countries.
Professor Mamman has been employed as a consultant for high profile international Institutions and organizations such the World Bank, United Nations, Department for International Development UK and, African Development Bank. Email: