PhD Candidate in Management
My thesis examines the global-local dynamics of postwar interventions for reintegrating former combatants in Sudan, through the lenses of organisational institutionalism and globalisation.
My research crosses a number of broad fields including social enterprise, organisational theory, globalisation and political sociology. Contextually, I have been conducting field research on fuel-efficient stoves and the humanitarian response in Darfur, post-war reintegration of ex-combatants in the Blue Nile, and collective enterprise approaches for marginalised peoples under conflict and discrimination in Darfur. In addition, I am currently engaging with a project to explore enterprise education in Southern Sudan.
I have taught in the LSE summer school in London, the LSE-PKU summer school in Beijing, and at the Rotterdam School of Management.
I am a member of the Innovation Co-Creation Lab and LSE Conflict Research Group, and an affiliate of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. My formal education consists of an undergraduate degree in Management and Economics from the University of Toronto, and a Master in Environmental Studies from York University.
Nominee, Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper, Academy of Management 2009
Best Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2009
Abdelnour, S., & Branzei, O. (2010) Fuel-efficient stoves for Darfur: The social construction of subsistence marketplaces in post-conflict settings. Journal of Business Research, 63(6): 617-629.
Branzei, O., & Abdelnour, S. (2010) Another day, another dollar: Enterprise resilience under terrorism in developing countries, Journal of International Business Studies, 41(5): 804-825.
Practitioner and Policy Articles
Atari, D.O., Abdelnour, S., McKague, K., & Wager, R. (2010) Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurial Capacities in Southern Sudan: Assessment and Opportunities. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University & Plan International.
Abdelnour, S., Badri, B., El Jack, A., Wheeler, D., McGrath, S., & Branzei, O. (2008). Examining Enterprise Capacity: A Participatory Social Assessment in Darfur and Southern Sudan. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies, York University..