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Dr Tahir Nisar BA, MPhil, PhD

Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Strategy

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Dr Nisar is an Associate Professor within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. He received his PhD (Econ) from London School of Economics and MPhil from the University of Cambridge. He is the Associate Editor for Management Decision, and on the Editorial Boards for a number of journals He is the Director of the Centre for Research on People and Organisational Change (CRPOC).

Dr Nisar’s research interests span several topics, including corporate governance, business and digital analytics and behavioural science. In these areas, he has published numerous papers in distinguished academic journals. Recent articles he has authored include “Diverse Boards: Why do Firms Get Foreign Nationals on their Boards?”, written with K. S. Estélyi in the Journal of Corporate Finance (2016); “Intellectual Property Securitization and Growth Capital in Retail Franchising,” published in the Journal of Retailing (2011); and “Brand Interactions and Social Media: Enhancing User Loyalty through Social Networking Sites”, written with C. Whitehead and published in Computers in Human Behaviour (2016). His current funded research is on: ‘Dynamics of Income Inequalities and Executive Compensation’; ‘Attribution Modeling in Digital Advertising and Purchase Conversions’; and ‘The Role of Influencers in Social Media’.

Dr Nisar’s research has won him numerous awards, including a Whitehall Fellowship (HM Treasury, Inland Revenues), 2011 ISPI Award of Excellence for Handbook of Improving Performance in the Workplace, and Highly Commended Paper Award, presented by Emerald Publishers. He has rendered consulting and advising services to finance ministries, international organizations, and corporate bodies around the world. He was a founder member of ESRC National Centre for Research Methods. Previously, he worked for United Nation Economic and Social Council, New York on revised National Accounts Systems. Dr Nisar is a senior fellow of Higher Education Academy. He regularly contributes to international academic conferences and workshops in areas such as governance, finance and marketing.

His book, ‘Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value, co-authored with Roderick Martin and Peter Casson (Oxford University Press, 2007), has been widely acclaimed as one of the best books written on capitalist economic systems. He is developing new literature on Digital Economy, including coordinating and working with Digital Catapults’ various networks. In 2016, he chaired sessions in EMAC’s (European Marketing Academy) consumer behaviour / digital marketing streams.

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Dr Tahir Nisar
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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