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Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Samer Abdelnour

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. 


Academic awards

  • Nominee, Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper, Academy of Management 2009
  • Best Paper Award, Entrepreneurship Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2009

Recent publications

Academic Journals

Practitioner and Policy Articles

Book Chapters

  • Abdelnour, S., Badri, B., Branzei, O., McGrath, S., & Wheeler, D. (2008) Grassroots Enterprise Development in Darfur and Southern Sudan. In O.E. William CSC (Ed.) Peace through commerce: Partnerships as the New Paradigm (pp. 283-306). South Bend: University of Notre Dame Press.

Case Studies

Research Reports