Dr. Amani Shajera

Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications Obtained

2021PhD Business and Management, The University of Nottingham, UK
2008MSc, Total Quality and Performance Management, Bradford University, UK
2005BA Multimedia Computing, The University of Sunderland, UK.

Professional Certifications

2022 Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
2022 Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain
2010Certified EFQM Assessor Trainer, Awarded by EFQM, Brussels
2008Certified Black Belt in Six Sigma Quality, Harrington Institute Inc, USA.
2008Certified Green Belt in Six Sigma Quality, Harrington Institute Inc, USA.

Teaching Expertise

2021-PresentAssistant Professor  Bahrain Polytechnic (Management/HR)
2020 –2021Instructor (Part-time)-Organisational Behaviour ,  University of Bahrain
2020Guest Lecture, International HRM (MSc), Loughborough University.
2019- 2020Teaching assistant, Organisational Behaviors and International Business, The University of Nottingham. 
2019Teaching assistant, MBA program, London Business School (LBS).
2018-2019Guest Lecture, International Business (MSc), The University of Nottingham. 
2013- 2017Lecturer Teaching and marking (Introduction to Business Administration- Organisation and Management- Marketing Management ), University of Bahrain

Relevant Industry Expertise

2014-2018 Head of Studies and Research Department, Supreme Council for Women, Bahrain.
2009-2014  Head of Quality Assurance Unit, QAAC, University of Bahrain, Bahrain.
2005-2009Multimedia Specialist, Ministry of Education, Bahrain.


Areas of Research Interest

  • Human Resource Management and International HRM
  • International management and international Business
  • Emerging markets
  • Institutional theory
  • Qualitative research methods

The context

  • Emerging and Developed Markets (China & UK)


Edited Book:

  • AlBastaki, Y., Shajera, A., 2013, Edited Book, “Building Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy”, IGI Publisher, USA.

Book chapters

  • Shajera, A., Kamoche, K., and Feng, Y. 2022, Chinese MNCs in the UK: Current and Future Directions of IHRM, Forthcoming Handbook of Chinese Business and Management, Routledge, London
  • Shajera, A., Y. AlBastaki, Y. (2013), Organisational Readiness for Knowledge Management” in Building a Competitive Public Sector with Knowledge Management Strategy, Yousif AlBastaki, Amani Shajera Eds, IGI Global, pp. 104-117, 2014

Conferences paper

  • Shajera, A., Kamoche, K., and Feng, Y. 2020, HRM Practices orientations in ‎Chinese Multinational Corporations in the UK, IHRM 2020, Paris
  • Shajera, A. 2019, ‘Institutional and subsidiaries actors: A multilevel analysis of HRM practices in Chinese MNCs in the UK’, working paper BAM Conference, Birmingham, UK.
  • Shajera, A. 2019, Actors and HRM practices in emerging market MNCs’, 35th European Group for Organization studies annual conference, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Shajera, A. 2019, ‘Actors and HRM practices in Chinese MNCs subsidiaries: A Conceptual Model’, 3rd HR Division International Conference 2019 (AoM), Dublin, Ireland.
  • Shajera, A. 2018, ‘Institutional and subsidiaries actors: A multilevel analysis of HRM practices in Chinese MNCs in the UK’, British Academy of Management Conference and Doctoral Symposium, Bristol, UK.
  • Shajera, A., 2013, The relationship between the human resource management practices and employees’ performance, Joint Congress of IIAS-IASIA, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Al-Bastaki, Y., Shajera, A. 2012, Organisational readiness for knowledge management: University of Bahrain case study. Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, 1, pp. 28–36

Boards, Advisory committees, Professional organizations

  • 2022:Business School Program committee (Deputy Chair)
  • 2022:Business and Logistic faculty committee (member)
  • 2022:Quality Coordinator for Business and Logistic Faculty

Jury member

  • 2017: Bahrain eGovernment Award.
  • 2017: HRH Princess Sabeeka’s Award for Productive Families.

Advisory committee

  • 2016-2017: Program Advisory Committee, Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, University of Bahrain.


  • 2009 – 2011: United Nations for Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO.


  • 2010: Bahrain Centre for Excellence, Prime Minister’s Court.

Academic And Professional Membership

  • Academy of Management (2018- present)
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (2018- present)
  • British Academy of Management (2018- present)
  • Academy of International Business (2018- present)
  • The British Universities Industrial Relations Association (2018- present)
  • Member of Rising Talents Network Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society, France (2016- present)
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