Sharif Alaydi

Research title

Entrepreneurship and Institutional Barriers: Disincentives or Opportunities? Case Studies in the Palestinian Mobile Phone Sector

Research summary

The research focuses on the importance of the institutional or external context and how do entrepreneurs perceive and interact with it differently to take corresponding actions in the Palestinian context. More specifically, the research argues that while the high degree of institutional uncertainty in the Palestinian mobile phone sector often acts as a barrier to entrepreneurship, it can also provide important opportunities for Palestinian mobile phone operators.


Alaydi, S. (2016). “The Palestinian Perspective for Monitoring and Evaluation of INGOs Aid”. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 1-108. 


College of Social Sciences Scholarship


1- First Scientific Conference for Community Development, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at Al-Azhar University-Gaza (2016).
2- World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos (Conflict Resolution Session) (2015).

Additional information

Sharif Alaydi, a PhD Researcher at University of Glasgow (PhD in Management at Adam Smith Business School), UK and a Lecturer in Business Administration Department at Al-Azhar University-Gaza (AUG), Palestine. He holds BSc in Business Administration-English from AUG, Palestine (2011) and MSc in International Business and Management from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK (2013). He is a scholar of a Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL) and a College of Social Sciences Scholarship; and he was a scholar of HESPAL at UCLan (2012-2013).

Moreover, Alaydi is a professional trainer in the field of Business and management, Capacity Building, and Soft Skills Development. Formerly, He was an assistant lecturer in the Business Administration Department at AUG (2011-2012), a head of International Relations Unit at AUG (2014-2015). Also, he was a member of Steering Committee for Graduates Unit at AUG (2015-2017).

Alaydi has been worked hardly to build a strong personality characterized with realistic ambition, hardworking, mature, responsible, confident, open-minded, tolerant, and thoughtful. He is a motivated young professional that can handle pressure and work in the worst conditions, and He proved this through working from the age of 19 in many different places such as mystery customer, data entry member and sales representative at the Palestinian Tel-Communication Company; and a field assistant at World Vision International- Rafah ADP-Palestine.