Abdul Parker, Avangarde Consulting Ltd, a specialist Consultant from Wilstead | Expertbase

Abdul P.'s Profile

Creative and Innovative Business Adviser
Abdul has more than twenty years of experience in Business Management, Strategy Development and Implementation, Joint Ventures, Planning, Marketing, Consulting, Project Management , Executive Development and Training in companies in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. He is well trained in general business management with a Ph.D. in Strategic Management, an M.B.A. in Corporate Strategy and Finance, and a B.A. in Management Studies, as well as affiliations with a number of professional organisations ( Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Strategic Planning Society) .

The key benefit Abdul brings to private companies is the ability to improve profitability by giving advice and practical support to owners. He is skilled in helping companies by developing creative and innovative solutions to their problems. He understands how privately owned businesses function and what is vital to their success. His expertise encompasses strategy development, business planning, cash flow funding, marketing, employment, training and development, feasibility studies, investment appraisals, and grants. His contribution is based on extensive management experience gained by working in over seven countries and up to date knowledge, of the industry best practices and regulations as well as running his own businesses. Abdul has also worked as a Policy and Strategy Adviser to two Government Ministers in the Middle East. In addition Abdul has published and presented over 20 papers in academic and business journals and is a regular speaker at major conferences and meetings. He has lectured on senior executive programmes at the Cranfield School of Management, Open University Business School and Cass Business School.

Specialties: Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Financial Modelling, Feasibility Studies, Commercial Due Diligence, Scenario Planning, Management Development, Change Management, Corporate Transformation, Team building, Project Management, Investment Appraisals, Management Training, Balanced Scorecard, Process improvement, cashflow improvement, profitability improvement, Six Sigma Black Belt

Abdul: Overview

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1.From Nuts to ?Nets? ? the Internet Delivers? Western Academy of Management Conference
July 2003. 2."
Privatisation and Entrepreneurship - "
Oman Business Today
Part I in September 2002 issue and Part II in October 2002 issue. 3. ?Entrepreneurial Emergence Post Privatisation? Chapter in the book
?Movements of Entrepreneurship? edited and produced by Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute?s (ESBRI)
June 2001. 4. ?Entrepreneurial Transformation during the Privatisation process?
Global Business and Economics Anthology
December 2000. 5. ?Impact on the Organizational Performance of the Strategy-Technology Policy Interaction?
The Journal of Business Research
January 2000. 6. ?Organizational Adaptation under Privatization and Liberalization? co-authored with Dr. Stefan Weigand
paper presented at the Pacific Telecommunications Conference (PTC ?99)
January 1999. 7.?Strategic Decision-making in the Middle East?
Journal of Management Studies
Vol. 38
1998. 8. ?Strategy and Technology Policy Interaction and its Impact on Organizational Performance
paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference
San Diego
August 1998. 9. ? Strategic Choices in a Dynamically Changing Regulatory Environment?
paper presented at the 1998 Academy of Management Conference
San Diego
August 1998. 10.?Exploring the nature of the Strategy ? Technology Policy Interaction and its impact on Organizational Performance?
Advances in Management Journal Vol. 13
1998. 11. ?Strategic Choices in a Dynamically De-regulated Environment? Dynamics of Strategy
Vol. 2.
Surrey European Management School
April 1998. 12.?A Changing Regulatory Framework for a Changing Telecommunications Landscape?
Pacific Telecommunications Council
January 1998. 13. ?Effect of de-regulation on strategic choice
risk and performance?
The Strategic Management Society Annual Conference
October 1997. 14. ? Dynamic Interaction between Strategy and Technology and its impact on Organizational Performance?
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Dynamics of Strategy
University of Surrey
April 1997
pp107-113. 15. ? Telecommunications Deregulation and Liberalization: Towards a strategic framework for economic growth?
Middle East Public Telecommunications Forum
October 1996. 16. ? Integrating Strategic and Financial Decision-making Using a Dynamic Model?
Conference proceedings of The Fifth Annual Bayer International Conference
May 1996. 17. ? Models for Liberalization of Telecommunications in the Middle East?
published in the the Pacific Telecommunications Council Journal
January 1995. 18. ? Integrating Strategic and Financial Appraisal in Long-term Decision Making ?
Paper presented at the Eastern Strategic Management Society Conference
August 1994. 19."
Surfacing managerial patterns of strategies: A new dimension in competitive strategy debate"
. presented at the Symposium on Strategic Management by the Academy of Management
Forth Worth
January 1993. Abdul is a regular reviewer for the following: 1.The Academy of Management Journal and Annual Conference 2.The Academy of Management Review 3.Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) 4.The Organisational Development and Change Division of the AOM 5.The Western Academy of Management 6.The Eastern Academy of Management 7.Strategic Management Journal and Annual Conference 8.The Journal of Long Range Planning 9.The Global Business and Economic Review 10.The Journal of Business Research 11.The Journal of Management Studies 12.Advanced Management Studies Journal

Career Highlights

Ph.D (Strategic Management)

Abdul's Work Experience

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Abdul's International Experience Visualised
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Wilstead, United Kingdom

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United Kingdom




56 to 60

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Team Player
Results - Oriented
International Having Worked In 7 Countries


Lay Member Of The Schools Admissions Panel
Luton Borough Council
Paper Reviewer For Business And Management Journals
Swimming And Watching Sports

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Abdul's Expertise

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Business Strategy

32 Years of Experience
Has developed innovative business strategies that have resulted in unprecendeted improvements in performance. Ability to develop easy to use, business financial models. Provide the Management team with hands - on training on implementation of the Strategy and the Business Plan.
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Strategic Management

32 Years of Experience
Developing and implementing 5 year rolling Strategic Plans. Setting the vision, mission and objectives for the company. Putting into place performance management systems. Conducting Feasibility studies and Due Diligence on investment opportunities. Conducting in-house Strategy workshops for the TMT. carrying
out investment appraisals.
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Marketing - General

34 Years of Experience
Assisting Small and Medium size companies in developing innovative marketing plans that have led to significant increase in sales and market share. Conducting market research studies for new products/services. Training staff on marketing concepts, research and marketing tools.
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