Professor Martin Spraggon
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs , Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government - UAE
Professor Martin Spraggon is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG). Prior to joining MBRSG, he worked as a Professor of Strategic Management at the American University of Sharjah’s (UAE) School of Business Administration where he has also served as the Director of Executive Education. He holds a PhD in Management from HEC Montreal (Canada), an MBA from Sherbrooke University (Canada), and a Master in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Institut Superieur du Commerce de Paris (France).
Spraggon’s areas of specialization include strategic management, design thinking and innovation, organizational behavior, international marketing, and managerial psychology. He has extensive international experience, having conducted many consulting projects and delivered leadership development programs for North American, Western European, Latin American, and Middle Eastern educational institutions and organizations from the private and public sectors.
Spraggon’s research on emerging economies, behavioral governance, executive compensation, knowledge dynamics in innovative firms and healthcare management, has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Annals, Strategic Organization, Journal of Business Research, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Health Expectations, and Public Health. His research-driven and practice-based books, titled Mergers and Acquisitions and Executive Compensation and Managing Organizations in the United Arab Emirates: Dynamic Characteristics and Key Economic Developments, were published by Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) and Palgrave Macmillan, respectively.
Spraggon is actively involved in case study research and practice and serves as an Associate Editor of the Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies collection. He obtained a competitive research grant from the UAE National Research Foundation to analyze corporate governance practices in local family businesses and received the 2013 Rupert Chisholm Best Theory-to-Practice Paper Award of the Academy of Management Organizational Development and Change Division. He frequently assumes responsibilities as a member of international program committees at academic conferences around the world and is a regular speaker and panelist at practitioner-oriented workshops and events.