Dr. Kakul Agha

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Educational Background:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, since 2010
  • PhD in Business Administration: Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2013
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Professional Practice: Coventry University, United Kingdom, 2010

Work Experience:

  • 22 years of teaching and research  

Certifications and other info relevant to teaching and research:

Certification in Work Life Balance and Happiness

  • GG201X: The Foundations of Happiness at Work, University of California, Berkley, 20 Dec 2019
  • GG202X: Mindfulness and Resilience to Stress at Work, University of California, Berkley, 16 Feb 2020

GG202X: Empathy and Emotional Intelligence at Work, University of California, Berkley, 16 Mar 2020

Awards at Skyline University College

  • Award for Excellence in Research in AY 2018-19 from Skyline University College
  • Award for Excellence in Services in AY 2017-18 from Skyline University College
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching Effectiveness in AY 2016-17 from Skyline University College
  • Award from Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Dubai - Mentoring Innovation Projects 2018

 

  • Publications

     

    Agha, K. and Khan, S. (2018). Work Life Balance among Teachers Employed in Higher Education in Oman: Emerging Issues & Challenges. The 7th International Research Symposium of the SGBED Proceedings, 321-328. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0.

    Haider, M. and Agha, K. (2018). Factors   affecting   work   life   balance   and   Job   Satisfaction   of   Female employees-A comparative study of teachers in India and UAE. The 7th International Research Symposium of the SGBED Proceedings, 314-320. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0.

    Kolachi, N and Agha, K (2018). Flying between Two Giants: A Case of Air Arabia. Reference no. 318-0286-1 (The Case Centre)

    Agha, K. (2017). Successful Practices of an Innovation Culture: A Theoretical Perspective. Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University – Quality and Business Management Conference Proceedings, 357-364. ISSN: 2414-6110.

    Agha, K., Azmi, FT., and Irfan, A. (2017). Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An Empirical study Focusing on Higher Education Teachers in Oman. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity Education and Research, 7(3), 164-171. Doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.813. ISSN: 2010-3646.

    Agha, K., Gopakumar, K., & Poojary, N. (2014). Strategies of providing feedback on student work: Enhancing students experience at Middle East College, Sultanate of Oman. International Journal of Education and Research, 2(6), 229-242.

    Agha, K. (2014). The coping-up strategies used by staff to integrate family and work lives: A case of Middle East College, Oman. International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology (pp. 785-790). Muscat: Elsevier. ISBN:978-93-510-72850.

    Khan, S., & Agha, K. (2013). Dynamics of Work life Balance at the Firm Level: Issues and Challenges. International Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 14(4), 103-114.

    Amitha, K. N., Akthar, A., Brindha, N., Agha, K., & Poojary, N. (2013). Automotive Brand in Sultanate of Oman: Customers Perspective. Journal of Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management, 2013, 1-8.

    Agha, K. (2011). ICT Interventions and Workforce Flexitime: An exploratory study at MECIT, Oman. International Conference on Applied Information Communications Technology (pp. 57-62). Muscat: Allied Publishers. ISBN:978-81-8424-738-1.

    Agha, K. (2010). Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education Institutions in Oman: Formal Qualification vs Professional Training. International Conference on Higher Education and Quality Assurance. Muscat: Mazoon College and Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.

    Agha, K. (2007). Key Performance Indicators: A successful tool for Performance Management in the Education Industry in Sultanate of Oman. Journal of Management and Research, 1(3/4), 135-143. Retrieved from http://aima-ind.org/ejournal/ArticleDetails.asp?curr=135

    Agha, K. (2007). Do organisational/departmental Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) really assess the performance of Academic staff in Higher Education Industry? Challenges and difficulties faced by the HR department. International Colloquium on Business and Management. Bangkok: ICBM. doi:http://www.icbmbangkok.com

    Agha, K. (2004). BPO: The precursor of digital firms. UN World Forum of Information Society. Tunisia: World Summit on IS. Retrieved from http://www.irfd.org/events/wf2005/papers/agha_kakul.pdf

    Agha, K. (2018, January). Estimating the needs of an indsutry: The Entrepreneurial way. p.32. Dubai, UAE: Young Vision Magazine.

    Agha, K. (2017, October 10). The Art and Science of being Happy. p.65. Dubai, UAE: Forbes Middle East.

    Agha, K. (2016, July 30). The 24/7 Technology Dilemma: Should I take a call? Khaleej times. Dubai, UAE.

    Agha, K. (2015, Sep-Oct 10). Are Entrepreneurs born Entrepreneurs? p.20. Dubai, UAE: The Young Vision.

    Agha, K. (2015, October 10). Using a Blue Ocean Strategy to Create New Opportunities. p.71. Dubai, UAE: Forbes Middle East.

    Agha, K. (2012). What makes Entrepreneurs successful? Muscat, Oman: Ruwad Magazine.

    Agha, K. (2010). What makes a Brand great? In Oman's 130 Greatest Brands (pp. 12-20). Muscat, Oman: Oman Extablishment for Press News, Publication and Advertising.

    Agha, K. (2006, January). Brand Management. Top Brands in Oman. Muscat, Oman: Oman Extablishment for Press News, Publication and Advertising.

    Agha, K., Azmi, FT., and Khan, S.A. (2017). Work-life Balance: Scale Development and Validation. In The Work Family Balance in Light of Globalization and Technology, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom, Chapter 5.

  • Conferences

    Agha, K. (2018). Entrepreneurship ecosystem: innovative thinking in UAE. The 7th International Research Symposium of the SGBED Proceedings, 378. ISBN: 13 978-0-9797659-4-0.

    Agha, K. and Ali, N. (2017). Emerging Entrepreneurial Activities in 2020: A Descriptive Case Study Of Dubai & Its Development. Oxford Business & Economics Conference, 1-2 July, Said Business School, University Of Oxford, UK.

    Ali, N. and Agha, K. (2017). Unbeatable success of six decades: A case study of ITL Cosmos Group in Dubai. Oxford Business & Economics Conference, 1-2 July, Said Business School, University Of Oxford, UK.

    Matriano, M.T. and Agha, K. (2017). Investment Profile: SMEs in UAE Financing Challenges and Opportunities. International Conference of Business and Management – Fin-Tech Driven Age, Sharjah, UAE, 26-27 March, organized by Skyline University College.  

    Agha, K. (2017). Successful Practices of an Innovation Culture: A Theoretical Perspective. Innovation Arabia 10, Dubai, UAE, 9-11 February, organized by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University.   

    Agha, K. and Kolachi, N. (2016). Changing Phases of Entrepreneurship: Generating Innovative Ideas for Expo 2020. International Conference on Social Science, Literature, Economic and Education in Dubai, UAE, 9-10 September, organized by Ontario College for Research and Development.

    Agha, K. (2016). Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An empirical study focusing on Higher Education Teachers in Oman. 3rd International Conference on Humanity and Social Science (ICHSS 2016) Rome, Italy, 14-16 July. Received the Best Oral Presentation Award.

    Agha, K. (2015). Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction: An empirical study of Sultanate of Oman”. 3rd International Conference for Business and Management in the Connected Era, Skyline University College, UAE, 17-19 November.  

    Agha, K. (2015). Leveraging Student Knowledge and Experience in the Classroom: Enhancing Contextualization in UAE. MENA-Higher Education Leadership Forum - Best Practices Category, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-12 November.

    Agha, K. (2015). Work-Life Balance: Scale Development and Validation. VI International Conference on Work and Family. IESE Business School, Unviersity of Navarra, Spain, 1-2 July.

    Agha, K. (2014). The Coping-Up Strategies Used By Staff to Integrate Family And Work Lives: A Case from Middle East College, Oman. 2nd International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology. Middle East College, Sultnate of Oman, 28-29, April.

    Agha, K. (2012). Professional development in Higher Education Institutions: Role of Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) Program for Teachers. National Research Conference. AIMA, New Delhi, 6-7 February. 

    Agha, K. (2011). ICT Internvetions and Workforce Flexitime: An exploratory study at MECIT, Oman. International Conference on Applied Information and Communications Technology. Middle East College, Sultnate of Oman, 22-23, March.

    Agha, K. (2010). Professional Development of Teachers in Higher Education Institutions in Oman: Formal Qualification vs Professional Training. International Conference on Higher Education and Quality Assurance. Muscat: Mazoon College and Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.

    Agha, K. (2008). Assessing the impact of L1 writing orientation as a possible cause of observed phenomena in adult learners of English as a foreign language, which resemble common errors committed by dyslexics. 39th Annual ELTAI Conference ‘Learning to Teach: A Life Long Journey’, India, 8-10 February.

    Agha, K. (2006). Going Nomadic: Mobile Learning in Higher Education. International Conference on Distance, Sultanate of Oman, 27-29 March.

    As a Co-Chair of the 2nd International Conference on Applied International Communication Technology-2014 at MEC, Oman (Conference proceedings published by Elsevier). Available online: http://mec.edu.om/icaict2014/index.html

    As a Conference Convener of the 1st International Conference on Applied International Communication Technology-2011 at MEC, Oman (Conference proceedings published by Allied Publishers).

 

 

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