Faculty and Staff

Mahmoud M Watad

Professor • Management, Marketing and Professional Sales

Mahmoud M. Watad is a Professor of management at the College of Business at William Paterson University. He has a diverse academic background, holding degrees in mechanical engineering, public affairs, and management. Currently he is studying a) the adoption of business analytics technologies in organizations, and b) innovation at both organizational level and country level. In 20130-14, he received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to conduct research on organizational innovation in Morocco and the MENA region. Dr. Watad’s publications appeared in high quality journals such as “Sloan Management Review”, “Journal of Knowledge Management Practice”, Business Process Management Journal, and “Public Personnel Management.”

Professional Interests

Management theory and organization design
Business analytics

Innovation: organization and country levels
Knowledge sharing and cultural values
Decision and business analytics


PhD Management, New York University New York, NY

Representative Publications

Organizational Learning and Change: Can they Coexist?; , Business Process Management Journal; 2018

Moderating impact of cultural identity on the performance of virtual teams in Colombia and the United States; Organizational Cultures; Volume 17, 2017

Representative Presentations

Organizational Innovation Dynamics in Small and Midsize Firms”
Academic Business World International Conference and International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, TN May 23-26th, 2017
Nashville, TN 2017

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