Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation

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Jahangir Wasim

  • Qualifications: MSc, BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: PhD student
  • Address: Doctoral Researcher (Lecturer Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Aberdeen Business School), Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School, Gathdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7QE.
  • Telephone: 01224 263797
  • Email: jahangir.wasim@port.ac.uk or j.wasim@rqu.ac.uk
  • Department: Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation
  • Faculty: Portsmouth Business School

Biography

Supervisors: Dr Vijay Vyas (1st), Dr Andreas Hoecht (2nd), Dr Zoe Dann (3rd)

I am currently studying for my PhD in Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Portsmouth. Prior to my current studies, I achieved a Master’s degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Portsmouth and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Westminster.

I am working as Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Aberdeen Business School, I have been engaged immensely in delivering lectures and conducting seminars over a range of modules at both, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I also run a charitable organisation focusing on health and education awareness in the developing countries. Previously, at the Portsmouth Business School, I ran consultancy teams as a part of Business Enterprise Unit. Two years in a row, 2016 and 2017, my teams were crowned the runner-up position out of 50 teams, for creating biggest the impact on the organisations they were consulting with.

Research

Research Synopsis

My research focuses on closing the gap between university curriculum on entrepreneurship education and learning in entrepreneurial social networks. I am using participant observations and interviews to understand entrepreneurial learning in social networks and comparing it with current tools being used in the Higher Education to teach entrepreneurship using analytical hierarchy process (AHP).

Research ouputs and plan

Wasim, J., (2016). Mimicking the learning process of entrepreneurs in entrepreneurship education: The significance of social networks. Presented at: Society for Research into Higher Education: Newport, South Wales.

Wasim, J., (2017). Knowledge transfer through internal non-family stakeholders after a succession. Presented at: The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s annul conference: Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Wasim, J., (2017). The Role of Gender in Entrepreneurial Social Capital. Presented at: The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s annul conference: Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Wasim, J., (2017). Gap between entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurship education. Presented at: The Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship’s annul conference: Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Research interest

Entrepreneurial learning, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial learning  in networks, entrepreneurial learning from failure, entrepreneurship and resilience.