Mehdi is Professor at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Prior to joining Glasgow, he worked at the universities of Bath and Oxford. His research examines diverse aspects of globalization from a broadly postcolonial sociological perspective, with a specialist focus on professional service firms and business schools. In recent years, he has also extended his analysis to the geopolitics of knowledge production.
Mehdi currently is Associate Editor of Critical Perspectives on International Business and serves on the editorial boards of Human Relations, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Organization Studies and Journal of Professions and Organization. He is also a visiting professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, and a Fellow of the SBIA consortium at the University of Edinburgh.
In 2015, Mehdi received the Dean’s Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Research at the University of Bath School of Management (and the Dean’s Award for Research Excellence in 2012). Mehdi has also been shortlisted twice (2016 and 2017) for the Col. Lyndall F Urwick Memorial Prize awarded by the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants.
Professor, University of Glasgow
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Organization Studies, University of Bath
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Oxford
University of Warwick (Warwick Business School), MA and PhD
City University London (Cass Business School), BSc and MEB
Professional service firms as agents of economic globalization: a political perspective, Journal of Professions and Organization
In the shadow of empire: Global Britain and the UK business school, Organization
Englishization in offshore call centres: a postcolonial perspective, Journal of International Business Studies
Learning from the world? Horizontal knowledge flows and geopolitics in international consulting firms, International Journal of Human Resource Management
Constructing global firms? National, transnational and neocolonial effects in international management consultancies, Organization Studies
The organizational design of transnational professional service firms, Organizational Dynamics
Struggling to organize across national borders: the case of global resource management in professional service firms, Human Relations