Saleema Kauser joined Manchester Business School in February 2000 as a research fellow within the Executive Development Centre. Her research interests include the management and success of international strategic alliances, small firms, women managers and Islamic ethics. Her teaching areas include strategic management, business management and ethics, research methods and emerging and developing economies. Dr Kauser received her first degree from the University of London, her MSc degree from Cass Business School, London, her MBA from the University of Aston, and a PhD from Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. There her research focused on the characteristics of successful UK strategic alliances.