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Dr. Maria Akbar Husain Hajeeh Saberi

Assistant Professor / Director of Ahlia Centre for Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

  • Specialises in organisational behaviour.
  • Member of various societies and organisations.
  • Main research focus is dynamics of emotions in organisational settings.
  • She teaches and supervises undergraduate and graduate students.

Biography

Maria Saberi is an organisational behaviour specialist participating in the enhancement of human resource performance starting from undergraduate level.

She is also a Regional director for the Middle East, at the International Society for Emotional Intelligence (ISEI). Specialized in Emotional literacy and Emotional Intelligence (EI) development and a certified administrator of the intercultural sensitivity development inventory (IDI).

For over a decade she has passionately provided both academic and career counseling and coaching to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students at Ahlia University. During this time she has been able to help young adults deal with behavioural as well as emotional issues related to poor academic and work performance.

Membership

  • The puzzle of data gathering using technology, 26th January 2017, Arab Open University
  • The impact of website quality on trust, 23rd March 2017, Ahlia University Fifth Annual Research Forum

Interests

Emotional Labour training for multinational service organisations dealing with intercultural customer encounters using the empirically self-developed intercultural training model.

Supervision

I am currently supervising both BSc. and MBA senior Projects/Dissertations and since achieving my PhD in January 2013, I have supervised and graduated more than 10 MBA students in the areas of HRM and Organisational Behaviour. I am also a member in the Brunel-Ahlia PhD WtR committee since 2013, providing workshops and counselling to our PhD candidates. I am also currently a member of the Academy of Supervisors, being trained to achieve certification of PhD supervisor.

Publications

  • Presented PhD findings at the fourth international congress on Emotional Intelligence, September 8-10 (2013), New York City, USA. Paper titled: “The Role of EI in Enhancing Intercultural Sensitivity: A training Model”.
  • Maria Saberi, (2011), “The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Improving Intercultural Training: A Literature Review”, in: Proceedings of the second international congress on Emotional Intelligence. Santander – Spain pp. 496-504.
  • Saberi, M. A. (2007), The Effects of Long Working Hours on the Bahraini Woman’s Work-Life Balance, Bahrain Center for Studies & Research. ISBN: 9739990109733.

Teaching Areas

  • HRM
  • Organisational Behaviour & Leadership Development
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Operations and Production Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • E-Commerce
  • C-Language
  • Leadership in Organisations

Research Areas

  • Dynamics of Emotions in Organisational Settings

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The Leadership Gym: A Proposed Undergraduate Leadership Program for Generation Z

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2020
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The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Improving Intercultural Training: A Literature Review

Conference
2009
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The Role Of Emotional Intelligence In Enhancing Intercultural Sensitivity: A Training Model

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2013
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The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Improving Intercultural Training: A Literature Review

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2009
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