Montpellier Business School

Dr. Nakara Walid

Nakara Walid
Fonction Full Professor
Research themes Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Teaching department Strategy & Entrepreneurship


Short Bio

Walid A. Nakara is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management Innovation at Montpellier Business School. He holds a PhD in Management from the University of Toulouse, France and a French habilitation of supervising doctoral research in Management science (“HDR”) from the University of Montpellier. He is Chairholder of the ‘Social Entrepreneurship & Inclusion’ chair and Deputy Director of the Yunus-MBS Centre for Social Business and Financial Inclusion. His research interests include entrepreneurial personality, innovation strategy, and new forms of management. His work has been published in a variety of journals including World Development, Journal of Business Research, Production Planning Control, Small Business Economics, European Management Review, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, etc. He is Head of the Department “Management - Strategy – Entrepreneurship”.

Selected intellectual contributions

Korbi F., Geraudel M., & Nakara W. A. Forthcoming. Toward an understanding of the implementation of management innovation in international joint ventures: A multilevel perspective. European Management Review. []

Nakara W. 2022. L’entrepreneuriat face à la pauvreté, la précarité, l’inégalité et autres handicaps socio-économiques. Emerging Business Insight.

Nakara W.A . 2022. Vers un entrepreneuriat inclusif à impact positif. Journal de la Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. 5 juillet.

Laaraj M., Nakara W.A & Wamba S.F. Forthcoming. Blockchain diffusion: the role of consulting firms. Production Planning & Control.

Laouiti R., Haddoud M.Y., Nakara W.A & Onjewu A. 2022. A gender-based approach to the influence of personality traits on entrepreneurial intention. Journal of Business Research, 142: 819-829.

Laouiti R., Haddoud M.Y., Nakara W.A. & Gharbi S. 2022. Entrepreneurial behavior through the lenses of the formal and informal institutional perspectives: Evidence from a two-country study. Revue de l'Entrepreneuriat, 3(21): 79-103.

Miao C., Laouiti R., Gast J. & Nakara W. 2022. Institutional factors, religiosity, and entrepreneurial activity: A quantitative examination across 85 countries. World Development, 149: 105695.

Laaraj M., Nakara W.A. & Wamba S.F. Forthcoming. Une étude exploratoire sur le rôle des cabinets de conseil dans le déploiement de la technologie blockchain. In Dal Zotto C. Omidi A. & Aoun G. (Eds.), Managing an inclusive digital transformation. Springer Publishing. New York City.

Chavez R., Yu W., Jajja M. S. S., Song Y. & Nakara W. 2022. The relationship between internal lean practices and sustainable performance: exploring the mediating role of social performance. Production Planning & Control, 33(11): 1025-1042.

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