Mr Abdulrahman Alsoaery

Research project: Strategic management practices and development in the high tech industry


A longitudinal case study base research,  investigating the nature of the strategic management practices in SME's in the manufacturing and high tech industry. 

  • Research degree: PhD
  • Title of project: Strategic management practices and development in the high tech industry
  • Research supervisor: Professor Riccardo Vecchiato


Prior to commencing my PhD, I had several years working in both academia and industry. In my earlier full time career I worked in Saudi electricity company in which I was promoted later to be the head of health unit and successfully implemented new insurance policy for 4500 employees. In 2007 I started MENASTONE Company in the Polyurethane manufacturing panels covering the MENA region and exporting to US market. I later joined the academia in the King Khalid University and involved in the design of an MBA degree as well as teaching several modules like strategic management, marketing, organisational behaviour, and supply chain management. Alongside, I entered the consultancy industry and worked for UK and Saudi based companies and later a co-founder of Smekits management consultancy.

I am a permanent member of AMBA and member of education committee in Abha chamber of commerce.

Areas of research interest

  • Entrepreneurship and SME's development
  • Strategic Management


  • MRes, Kingston University, United Kingdom.
  • MBA, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • BSc, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.

Funding or awards received

  • Best poster in the 9th annual faculty conference, Kingston University 2018