Salma Soliman joined Middlesex University in 2013 as a lecturer in International Management. She has work experience in the sectors of education, financial services and FMCG. Before joining academia, she worked as a management consultant on different projects in the UK and the Middle East for clients in the private and non-for-profit sectors.
Ph.D. Human Resource Development
M.Sc. Research methods in Business Management
B.A. Marketing and International Business
Arabic (mother tongue)
French (basic knowledge)
Mandarin Chinese (basic knowledge)
Emerging market strategies (PG)
International Business Strategy (PG)
Strategic Management (UG)
Research interests include:
- Institutional theory and analyses of national business systems (and its extension to LDEs).
- Public policy and human development in the Middle East and North Africa region.
- Soliman, S. and Gooderham, P. (2019) International hotel chains in emerging markets: The case of a US international hotel chain IHRM practices in Egypt, Academy of International Business, Copenhagen.
- Soliman, S.; Papanastasiou, M.; Mergos, G.; Vedanthachari, L. (2018) The Integration of Egyptian Small Farmers into Agro-Food Global Value Chains: The Role of MNEs in Egyptian Agribusiness, the Case of Heinz, Academy of Management, Chicago.
- Soliman, S.; Papanastasiou, M.; Mergos, G.; Vedanthachari, L. (2017) The Integration of Egyptian Small Farmers into Agro-Food Global Value Chains: The Role of MNEs in Egyptian Agribusiness, the Case of Heinz, Academy of International Business, Dubai.
– Soliman, S. (2014), Researching Egyptian business and society after the Arab Spring, World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Ankara.
– Soliman, S. (2010), Institutional theory and VET development in the South Mediterranean, World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, Barcelona.
– Soliman, S. (2009), Institutional theory and VET development in Egypt, Annual conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, Manchester.
Soliman, S. 2017. Food security and ineffective VET: Exploring the links in the Egyptian case. In Mergos, G. and Papanastassiou, M. (Ed.) Food Security and Sustainability: Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
– Soliman, S.; Global Unions, Global Business: Global Union Federations and International Business; Richard Croucher and Elizabeth Cotton; Pambazuka News; 2009, 451 (Online) (Available from: http://pambazuka.org/en/category/books/59282)
Soliman, Salma and Papanastassiou, Marina and Saka-Helmhout, Ayse (2023) The role of subsidiaries in Global Value Chains (GVCs): an institutional voids perspective on LVC upgrading and integration. Journal of International Management . ISSN 1075-4253 (Published online first)
Soliman, Salma and Papanastassiou, Marina and Mergos, George and Vedanthachari, Lakshmi Narasimhan (2017) The integration of Egyptian small farmers into agro-food global value chains: The role of MNEs in Egyptian agribusiness, the case of Heinz. In: Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, 02-05 July 2017, Dubai, UAE.
Soliman, Salma (2016) Food security and vocational education and training: exploring the links in the Egyptian case. In: Food Security and Sustainability: Investment and Financing along Agro-Food Chains. Mergos, George and Papanastassiou, Marina , eds. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 193-208. ISBN 9783319407890
Soliman, Salma (2011) Institutional theory and the policy problem of vocational education and training and its development: the Egyptian case. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.
Soliman, Salma (2010) Institutional theory and VET development in the South Mediterranean: the Egyptian case. In: World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies, 19 - 24 July, Barcelona.