Newcastle University London

Staff Profiles

Dr Faten Baddar Alhusan

Lecturer in International Human Resource Management


Faten (Samar) joined Newcastle University London in August 2015, following academic positions at University of Bedfordshire and Middlesex University. Faten gained her PhD, PGCert(HE), BSc  from Middlesex University, and MBA from Eastern Mediterranean University in Cyprus.  

Faten's theoretical work builds on Institutional and cultural theories and their impact on MNCs transfer of practices across borders. 

Her work has been published in leading journals, including International Journal of Human Resource Management, Industrial Marketing Management. Faten has presented her work in national and international conferences. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), an academic member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD),  member of the Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, British Academy of Management and Industrial Marketing and Purchasing Group. 


Faten has research interests in the following topic:

  • International & Comparative Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management & Transfer of Practices
  • Strategic human resource management
  • Change Management
  • Talent Management
  • Learning and Development
  • Management and Leadership Development
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • B-2-B & Key Account Management 
  • Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Marketing and Cross-Cultural Communication



Faten has been the programme director for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at Middlesex University and University of Bedfordshire. She has taught diverse modules both in the UK and abroad.

Currently at Newcastle University London she is involved in teaching Managing Across Cultures, International Entrepreneurship,  Management and Organisations, Research Methodology and Dissertation modules.

Faten is also the Placements and Study Year Abroad Co-ordinator at Newcastle Univeristy London

Her teaching interests are in international and comparative HRM, cross-cultural management, knowledge management and knowledge transfer, learning and development, leadership and leadership development, key account management, international business, research methods, change management, organizational behaviour, international and global marketing, strategic management, business environment.     




  • Zhang M, Hartley JL, AL-Husan FB, ALHussan FB. Informal Interorganizational Business Relationships and Customer Loyalty: Comparing Guanxi, Yongo, and Wasta. International Business Review 2021, 30(3), 101805.
  • Alhussan F, Baddar Alhusan F, Alhesan L. The role of senior executives in managing key customers in Arab context. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing 2017, 32(6), 825-835.
  • Fletcher-Chen C, Al-Husan F, Alhussan FB. Relational Resources for Emerging Markets' Non-Technological Innovation: Insights from China and Taiwan. Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing 2017, 32(6), 876-888.
  • Al-Husan FB, ALHussan FB. Privatisation, investments and human resources in foreign firms operating in the Middle East. In: P. Budhwar & K. Mellahi, ed. The Handbook of Human Resource Management in the Middle East. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2016, pp.339-365.
  • ALHussan F, AL-Husan FB, Fletcher-Chen C. Environmental factors influencing the management of key accounts in an Arab Middle Eastern context. Industrial Marketing Management 2014, 43(4), 592-602.
  • Alhusan FB, ALHussan FB, Perkins S. Multilevel HRM systems and intermediating variables in MNCs: longitudinal case study research in Middle Eastern settings. The International Journal Human Resource Management 2014, 25(2), 234-251.
  • Alhusan FB, Kakavelakis K. Managing Organizational Change. In: R. Arvinen-Moundo & S. Perkins, ed. Organizatinal Behaviour: People, Process, Work and Human Resource Management. London: Kogan Page, 2013, pp.241-264.
  • Alhussan FB, Alhusan FB. The Nature of the Arab Business Environment and its Implications for Industrial Marketing and Business Relationships. In: G. Ogunmokun & R. Gabbay, ed. Marketing, Management and International Business: Contemporary Issues in Selected Countries. Australia: Global Publishing House, 2013, pp.41-62.
  • Alhusan FB, James P. Multinationals and the process of post-entry HRM reform: Evidence from three Jordanian case studies. European Management Journal 2009, 27, 142-154.
  • Alhusan FB, Brennan R. Strategic account management in an emerging economy: A case study approach. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing 2009, 24(8), 611-620.
  • Alhusan FB, Brennan R, James P. Transferring Western HRM practices to developing countries: The case of a privatized utility in Jordan. Personnel Review 2009, 38(2), 104-123.
  • Alhusan FB, James P. Multinational HRM in privatized Jordanian enterprises: An exploration of the influence of political contingencies. Thunderbird International Business Review 2007, 49(6), 637-653.
  • Alhusan FB, James P. Political Contingencies and Privatised Jordanian Enterprises. 2005, 34.
  • Alhusan FB, James P. Privatisation and Post-Acquisition Reform. 2005, 33.
  • Alhusan FB, James P. Cultural control and multinationals: The case of privatized Jordanian companies. The International Journal of Human Resource Management 2003, 14(7), 1284-1295.
  • Alhusan FB. Multinational Human Resource Strategies and Host Country Effect: The Influence of Domestic Government Policies. 2000, 6.
  • Yekini M, Yakovleva N, Baddar Alhusan F, Patel P, Rao-Nicholson R. The Economic Resources Spiral Model of Work Engagement. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference in the Cloud 2020. 2020, Virtual Conference.