Allam is the Founding President of World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and all its journal; Founding Director of Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI), Founder of the International Diaspora Project (Sudan Knowledge) and in the period (2009-2012) Allam led the Government of Abu Dhabi major and first of its kind in the Middle East Knowledge Management Framework (Musharaka).
He is the 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); International Journal of Sudan Research (IJSR); and Middle East Journal of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Sustainable Development (MEJELSD). He is also the Editor of various book series: Palgrave Studies of Sustainable Business in Africa; World Sustainable Development Outlook; Globalisation, Technology and Sustainable Development; and MENA Book Series.
Allam joint the university of Sussex Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) in 2004 and in 2006 he established and led the postgraduate programme MSc International Management. Before Sussex, Allam had a wide variety of teaching and professional experiences at the University of East London (Royal Docks School of Business and Law); Edinburgh Napier University (Business School); University of Edinburgh (School of Economics); University of Leicester (Centre for Labour and Market Studies); Regents Business School, London; Schiller International University, London; Amity Business School, India, and University of Khartoum, Sudan.
As an expert in the fields of knowledge management, technology transfer and management, public policy, sustainable development, leadership, marketing and public policy, Allam is regularly sought out as a consultant to regional and international organisations, including: 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. He also led seminars and workshops in sustainable development; knowledge management; technology transfer and commercialisation; strategic planning and leadership; curriculum design and delivery of UK and overseas programmes; marketing; management; leadership development; etc. His work featured and archived by major international institutions and top universities such as World Bank; United Nations; European Commission; UK Department for International Development (DFID); Governmnet of St Lucia; World Food Programme, FAO; Imperial College London; Cambridge; Oxford; Princeton; Yale; Harvard; MIT; Stanford; Toronto; USA Congress; British Library; etc. Expert Advisor to the European Commission on International Scientific Cooperation (2006-2008); International Co-ordinator UNESCO Chair on Transfer of Technology (UNESCOTT) (2008-); and Advisor African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) (2011-2013).
Allam was born in Sudan, where he spent his childhood and early youth, completing his BSc (Hons) in Agriculture at the University of Khartoum. He then moved to the UK and received an MBA/MSc in Business Management from the Royal Agricultural University (first agricultural college in the English speaking world). He was awarded the RAU Scholarship and Prestigious Book Prize for Best MSc/MBA Dissertation. Finally, he went on to complete his PhD in Technology and Knowledge Transfer for Development in two years at Edinburgh Napier University. His PhD research is one of the first detailed analysis of identifying an additional technological gaps within DCs mainly African that hindering the effective and efficient transfer of technology within DCs with the Sudan Gezira Scheme (largest agricultural scheme under one administration in Africa) used as a case study. He is a Fellow and Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and the recipient of several international Awards and Medals for contribution to International scientific Research and listed in the WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD 2009-2017, WHO’S WHO IN FINANCE and BUSINESS 2009/2010 and WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA 2012, 2014 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA. Allam has travelled and worked in almost all continents of the world including substantial experience in Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Allam’s main areas of research focus on: (a) the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in achieving sustainable development (SD). This covers topics relating to knowledge and technology transfer and management; productivity gap analysis and modelling; SD; industry and sustainability; achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); and marketing and commercialisation of technological products and innovation and (b) globalisation and competitiveness. This cover topics relating to marketing; strategic management; entrepreneurship; and government macroeconomic policies. His work is distinctive within the wider academic community as it focuses on the poor (and some of the poorest) nations. This has led Allam into various collaborations with different distinguished scholars across the UK and the world and to various invitations to guest-edit journal special issues and to give keynote speeches at international conferences. Allam is a widely published author and academic. He has over 120 publications, including 30 books. His academic articles focus on knowledge and technology transfer and management, sustainable development, and sustainability marketing and policy. Allam serves on the editorial board for eight international journals in the topics of science and technology, knowledge management, business, entrepreneurship, marketing, management, strategy, and international business.
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