Raihan Al Haddad

PHD Student

Raihan Al Haddad

Raihan Al Haddad

Academic Area(s): Leadership, Organisations & Behaviour
Supervisor(s): Professor Mark Casson, Dr Maksim Belitski
Research Topic(s): Women’s Economic Opportunities in the 21st Century: Macro Analysis of Female Labour Force Participation Rate

Areas of Interest

Entrepreneurship, Gender, Economics, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, Business ecosystems, Network theory, Empowerment


University of Westminster, United Kingdom 2015-2016

MA in International Business Management, highest distinction on dissertation

Dissertation: “Exploring the Ecosystem of the Empowerment of Female Entrepreneurship in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) during the Twenty-First Century”

Established five common themes found within the ecosystem of KSA: Financial Ability, Educational Opportunity, Religious or Cultural Factors, Familial Support and Technological Influences

Essay: Financial Statement Analysis of Ladbrokes PLC

Essay: Skoda’s international brand communication and management

Essay: 3D Systems Company Breakdown, Strategy and Recommendations

Essay: An Export Marketing Plan for Rivage from Jordan to UK – Pitched to UK brand leader

Essay: Presented dissertation and volunteered at five conferences across the UK

Kaplan International Colleges, United Kingdom 2011

Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences

Innovative pathway programme covering business mathematics, statistics and law, developed to prepare international students for a UK undergraduate degree with focus on developing language, presentation and academic skills

Middlesex University, United Kingdom

BA First Class Honours in International Business

King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

Diploma in Accounting

Qualification in accounting that provided a solid training for work in business accounting

Conferences and Publications


9th Saudi Student Education Conferences, Birmingham University, 13th-14th Feb 2016


Planning the Plan for Saudi Vision 2030, 2017, Publisher to be confirmed