Prior to coming to Khalifa University, Dr. Mark Neal served as Academic Director of BSc/MSc programs in International Management (MENA) at SOAS, University of London, UK. Before that, he was Full Professor and Head of Research at EIT, New Zealand after serving as Director of Professional Development & Associate Professor at AIT, Thailand. Dr. Neal has a longstanding interest in risk and sustainability issues, and he initiated and led the United Nations/ Ministry of Education, Japan ProSPER.Net research program, Integrating Sustainability in Asia-Pacific Business Schools.
He has published in journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE), Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Consumer Culture, Journal of Management Education, European Sociological Review, Sociology, Current Issues in Tourism, Tourism Geographies, Leisure Studies, and International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Dr. Neal is currently researching leadership, sustainability, and gender issues in MENA and SE Asia.
In 2017, he edited a special issue on private-sector development for Gulf Affairs and he recently completed the Oxford Dictionary of Business and Management in the Middle East for Oxford University Press. Dr. Neal is an Honorary Research Associate at SOAS, University of London; and he was awarded the permanent honorary title of Distinguished Adjunct Faculty at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.