Ahmed Khalid Ashour

PhD Topic

The Role of Palestinian Diaspora in Germany towards Supporting Internationalize Their Peers SME’s In Palestine

  • The research will highlight the role of competing diaspora companies in supporting SME sales in internationalization. This includes a focus on the strategy of internationalization, the role of social capital, and networks in the progression of internationalization, and the role of government authorities in the internationalization of SMEs.

 

Biography

  • 1986 Born in Kuwait
  • 2004 - 2009 Bachelor of Building Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Gaza, Palestine
  • 2015 - 2017 Master of Business Administration (Small Enterprise Promotion & Training), University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Since 2018 PhD Student at the International SEPT Program, University of Leipzig, Germany

 

Professional Experience

  • Leipzig University (May. 2019 - Now) Research Associate - Leipzig, Germany
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (Aug. 2017 - Dec. 2018.) Investment Consultant - Europe
  • CONOSCOPE GmbH (Aug., 2017 - Sept. 2018) Business Development Coach - Leipzig, Germany
  • Small Enterprise Centre (SEC) (July, 2011- Sep., 2014) Business Development Specialist - Gaza, Palestine

 

Awards and Recognitions

  • Winner of best business plan in MELES summer school in Aveiro University in Portugal and the best business presentation among 6 different universities in Europe
  • Active member in Global Shapers Community within in Gaza hub since Jan. 2015 www.weforum.org/people/ahmed-ashour
  • 2015 - 2017 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship for MBA in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Promotion and Training, Leipzig University
  • Certified licensed trainer from CEFE training methodology. www.cefe.net
  • Co-founder of E-launch for business services (business accelerator) in 2013 in Gaza, Palestine.
  • Helped clients of Small Enterprise Center in creating 380 additional employments between 2011 and 2014 by providing training, coaching and advising sessions
  • Member of the Student Union Council in the College of science & Technology, 2007- 2008

 

 Key Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurship Management
  • Investment Consultant
  • Business Coaching and Training
  • Business Plan Development

 

Research Works

  • Developing Marketing Strategy for Arab Immigrant SME's in Germany. Sept. 2017, unpublished student thesis, Leipzig University, Germany
  • Opportunities And Challenges Of Integrating Developing Countries SME's In Global Value Chain, Feb. 2016, Leipzig University, Germany

Contact

Ahmed Khalid Ashour

International SEPT Program
Leipzig University
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig
Germany

Tel:   +49-(0)341-9737181
Fax:  +49-(0)341-9739279
ahmed.ashour(at)uni-leipzig.de