My main research interest focuses on testing and extending management and organizational theories in international development context. These are reflected in three strands. The first strand examines the transfer of theoretical constructs and models of Performance Management, Human Resource Management and Leadership to developing and transitional economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia. This strand also includes research that examines the diffusion and appropriation of knowledge and innovation in organizations. The second strand focuses on using managerial cognition theories to explore how managers in developing and transitional economies of Africa, Middle East and Asia interpret globalization and implications of such interpretations for strategic decision making. The third strand examines how building human and organizational capacity of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can help in the eradication of poverty in developing countries, especially in Africa. My research has been published in several books and highly reputable journals such as Organizations studies, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management and International Business Review. I have taught and been a visiting scholar in several universities around the world including Australia, USA, Dubai, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and Nigeria. I have undertaken research and advisory work for several international organizations and institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations, UK Department for International Development, African Development Bank, USAID and British Council.