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Dr. Anji Ben Hamed

Director Ahlia UniversityEntreprenuership Centre


Location: Manama,


Dr Anji Ben Hamed Amara is an Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing at Ahlia University Bahrain. She holds a Bachelor Degree in High Commercial Studies and a Master Degree in Management & Marketing from The Higher Institute of Commercial Studies (HEC), University of Carthage, Tunisia. In 2015 she obtained her PhD degree in management from the University of Paris 13, Sorbonne, Paris, with the highest level of distinction that could be awarded for a PhD in that first category University in France. Dr Anji joined Ahlia University, Bahrain in September 2011 as a lecturer of management and marketing at the Management and Marketing department. Dr Anji has wide ranging experience in academic teaching, research, training and consulting in management, marketing and entrepreneurship for the last 10 years in Tunisia, France and Bahrain. She is certified as a professional trainer in entrepreneurship and leadership by the Centre of International Private Enterprise (CIPE), USA and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan, USA. Dr Anji conducted research in the area of management, strategic management, entrepreneurship and innovation, leadership, marketing, e-commerce, consumer behaviour and digital marketing. She is appointed as a reviewer by the International Management Research Academy (IMRA), London, UK.

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