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Research interests

Dr Noor Muhammad primary research areas consist of four clusters, including entrepreneurship in a conflict zones, women entrepreneurship, enterprise development, and multidisciplinary research. Entrepreneurship in conflict and rural regions have been recognized by academic scholars and researchers to be researched. International funding agencies provide opportunities for researchers to research on entrepreneurship in those countries facing uproar circumstances and how entrepreneurship and new enterprises can contribute to providing employment opportunities in the deprived regions. Therefore, he has developed realistic possibilities not only for further research projects and publications but also for collaboration with other international organizations who are interested to support his research further. Regarding women entrepreneurship, his research focuses that how women entrepreneurs operate small businesses in conflict environments face formidable challenges where a little research has been undertaken to explore these women entrepreneurs. Furthermore, he also publishes papers in other areas of interest to conduct a multidisciplinary approach, including operations research, economics and health care innovation management. He has published papers in these areas in well-reputed journals and some are under review.

Approach to teaching

Dr Noor has over ten years teaching experience in higher education. Prior to joining the Brighton Business School, he has worked more than six years at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Pakistan and did two years teaching at Huddersfield University Business School UK. Noor has taught several modules at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, both small and large groups. He has got a practical experience of the subjects Entrepreneurship, New Product Development, New Venture Start-up, Business Research Method, Total Quality Management, Small and Medium Enterprises and Technological Entrepreneurship. Additionally, Dr Noor has worked as a key mentor in GIK Incubation Centre at GIK Institute, where students have launched new ventures under his direct supervision.

Supervisory Interests

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Women Entrepreneurship, Open Innovation, Technological Entrepreneurship and Quality Management.

Knowledge exchange

For the knowledge exchange, Dr Noor Muhammad attends conferences, business events, and workshops regularly. He is a member of the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship and Research Exchange and Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship UK. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Huddersfield

Award Date: 24 Aug 2013

External positions


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enterprise Development
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship in conflict zones
  • Innovation Management
  • Open Innovation
  • Quality Management


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