I born and grew up in Sudan and completed my BSc (Hons) from theUniversity of Khartoum, Sudan before moving to the UK to complete my postgraduate studies. I obtained my MSc/MBA from the Royal Agricultural College University, UK and awarded the RAC Scholarship and Prestigious Book Prize for Best MSc/MBA Dissertation. I completed my PhD in Economics (Technology and Knowledge Transfer for Development) in two years at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. I am a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. I am based at the Science Policy Research Unit – SPRU (world leader in research, consultancy and teaching in the field of Science and Technology Policy) University of Sussex, where I established and lead the postgraduate programme MSc International Management. Visiting Professor at the Royal Dock School of Business and Law, University of East London, UK (2016-) and Visiting Professor and Founding Director Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK (2012-2015). Allam has also been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of teaching experiences prior to the University of Sussex at the University of East London (Business School), Edinburgh Napier University (Business School), University of Edinburgh (School of Economics),University of Leicester (Centre for Labour Market Studies) as well as international working experience at Regents Business School (London), Schiller International University (London), Amity Business School (India), and the University of Khartoum, (Sudan). In 2009 I was appointed to lead the Government of Abu Dhabi major and first of its kind in the Middle East Knowledge Management Framework (Musharaka). Musharaka aims to enable employees to acquire and share information and international best practices, create creative and up to date methods for communication, exchange of knowledge and experiences, promote their functional performance, increase their productivity and enhance their provided services. Therefore enable employees to improve the quality and efficiency of services provided to residents. I have published widely on how knowledge and technology transfer (TT) contribute to SD and competitiveness in the developing countries (DCs). My work “Technology Transfer in Sudan”(1997-2000) was the first detailed analysis of identifying an additional technological gap within DCs that hindering the effective and efficient TT within DCs.
I have produced more than 120 publications, including fourteen books, numerous articles on knowledge and technology transfer and management, sustainable development (SD), marketing and policy reports on sustainability and competitiveness. Founding Editor-in-Chief of World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (WJSTSD); World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development (WJEMSD); International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health (IJFNPH), International Journal of Innovation and Knowledge Management in Middle East and North Africa (IJIKMMENA) and International Journal of Sudan Research (IJSR) and serves on the Editorial Board of eight international journals in S&T, KM, Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management, Strategy and International Business. Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD); Founder of Sudan Knowledge (SK); Expert Advisor to the European Commission on International Scientific Cooperation; and has consulted extensively for the World Bank, UN, European Union, referee for the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Dutch Research Council (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research),World Food Programme, FAO, Oxford University Press and for various governments, in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. For more than 25 years, I have presented many keynote and public speeches to a wide range of audience drawn from academic institutions, industries and international organisations from a broad range of backgrounds, post and under-graduate students, senior and middle management to government officials and trainees at all levels. I have also led seminars and workshops in knowledge management, technology transfer and commercialisation; strategic planning; curriculum design and delivery of UK and overseas programmes; marketing; management, leadership development, etc. I am the recipient of several international Awards and Medals for contribution to International scientific Research and listed in the WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, WHO’S WHO IN FINANCE and BUSINESS 2009/2010 andWHO’S WHO IN AMERICA 2012 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA.