Dr Abdullah Ijaz

Dr Abdullah Ijaz PhD, MSc, AFHEA

Lecturer in Business Management

Abdullah Ijaz is a Lecturer in Business Management at the School of Business, Operations, and Strategy, Greenwich Business School. Abdullah received his PhD from Queen Mary University of London.

Prior to joining University of Greenwich, Abdullah worked at School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London where he obtained his PhD. Abdullah had also worked as a Lead Researcher for U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on a project , setting up R&D department at chamber of commerce. Abdullah also cofounded a start-up by the name of Tech Valley. He had extensive experience working with industry, academia, and government.

Abdullah is interested in the area of entrepreneurship and business formation, with a further interest in the terrorism, and inequality linked to business performance and economic growth.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Lecturer and Student Mentor
  • Personal Tutor
  • Dissertation Supervisor


Queen Mary University of London – PhD fellowship

Postgraduate Scholarship for MSc


Research Fellow, Research Circle for the Study of Inequality and Poverty, UK-wide research group

Member, Centre for Globalization Research, Queen Mary University of London

Research / Scholarly interests


Business Formation

Media activity

Centre for Globalization Research, blog article, 5th July 2021: Yes, there is a relationship between inequality and terrorism, but not a big one. (Link: https://cgrblog.com/2021/07/05/yes-there-is-a-relationship-between-inequality-and-terrorism-but-not-a-big-one/)

The Express Tribune Article, 2017: Lost research: Developing linkages among industry, academia and government. (Link: https://tribune.com.pk/story/1303774/lost-research-developing-linkages-among-industry-academia-govt)

Recent publications

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay & Abdullah Ijaz (2022) Is there a relationship between inequality and terrorism? Evidence from a semi-parametric approach, Applied Economics Letters, 29:9, 855-860, DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2021.1925625