Dr Sa'ad Ali


Lecturer in Human Resource Management & UG Business Project Co-ordinator

Department of Management and Finance

Contact Details

email: s.ali@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542022

Sa'ad is a lecturer in Human Resource Management with research interests in the fields of cross cultural management and HRM. He is specifically interested in researching management practices in the Arab Middle East and during the last five years has focused on exploring the impact of social capital on employee selection in the Jordanian banking sector. Sa'ad has held a variety of academic and HR roles in both Jordan (bank of Jordan) and the UK (University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Worcester).

Training & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching and research interests:

International Human Resource Management with a particular emphasis on International Human Resource Strategy, Cross-Cultural Management, and Organisational Behavior.

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Member of the British Academy of Management.

Member of the European Academy of Management



Ali, S., Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. (2015). Social capital in Jordan: Wasta in employment selection, The International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM), Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22-23 November 2015. Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Ali, S.H., Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. (2013). The effect of Wasta on business and HRM conduct in Jordan. In: 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference, 10-12 September 2013. 

Ali, S., Raiden, A., & Kirk, S. (2013). Wasta in The Jordanian Culture: A Study In The Banking Sector. International Journal of Innovations in Business, 2 (6), 529-550. 

Ali, S.H., Raiden, A. and Kirk, S. (2012). The transfer of western recruitment & selection frameworks into the Jordanian culture: a study in the banking sector. In: The Global Conference on Innovations in Management, University of East London, London, 22-24 November 2012.

Conferences and Doctoral Symposia

The Nottingham Trent University Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region cluster first conference, 10th April 2014

Nottingham Business School Contemporary Perspectives on Work, Employment and Diversity Symposium, 6th November 2013

The British Academy of Management Conference and Doctoral Symposium 9th-12 September 2013, University of Liverpool

Graduate school Spring Conference at Nottingham Trent University, 8th May – 9th May 2013

The Global Conference on Innovations in Management & Doctoral Symposium, University of East London, 22nd-24th November 2012

Business, Law and Social Sciences Spring Conference at Nottingham Trent University, 9th May – 10th May 2012