Core Management Faculty
The Central European University
Academic Director of the MBA Program
Associate Professor of Management and International Business
Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, UK, PhD
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Yusaf Akbar is Academic Director for the MBA program and is Associate Professor of Management and International Business at The Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Akbar received his PhD at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, UK where his dissertation was entitled: " The Links between Trade and Competition Policy".
Akbar is editor- in- chief of the International Journal of Emerging Markets. His main teaching interests are in International Business, Strategy, International Trade and Investment whereas his main research interests are in international trade and investment, EU integration and the politics of multinational enterprise strategy. He has published in peer- reviewed journals including Journal of World Business, Business and Politics, Global Governance, Thunderbird International Business Review and World Competition. He also published two books in 2003, the first entitled EU Enlargement and Central Europe: Regulatory Convergence and the Multinational Enterprise and another volume, Global Antitrust: Trade and Competition Linkages.
Akbar has taught at business schools in many countries and has been invited to teach on Executive MBA and MBA programs in the US, UK, Italy, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania and Canada.