Dr. Kakul Agha

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Dr. Kakul Agha, holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (PhD) from Aligarh Muslim University India, Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA-HR), Master's degree in Public and Personnel Management from Osmania University India, and PG Diploma in Higher Education Professional Practice from Coventry University, UK. She is a Fellow at Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK. Dr Agha is a Certified Trainer on Happiness and Work-life balance having 3 certifications from University of Berkeley, US. She runs a podcast Channel “The Business Bubbles” on Spotify which has brief tracks on management and business concepts.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Dr. Agha has more than two decades of work experience in business schools across India, the Sultanate of Oman, and the UAE. She has experience in teaching and administrative positions along with research guidance, student club management, organizing academic events, and academic advising. 

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH INTEREST 

Dr. Agha has published research papers in refereed international journals, book chapters, and case studies. Her areas of interest include work-life balance, leisure, and happiness, leadership, and management science. 

  • Publications

    • Agha, K., Alzoubi, H. M., & Alshurideh, M. T. (2021, June). Measuring Reliability and Validity Instruments of Technologically Driven Cognitive Intrusion Towards Work-Life Balance. In The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (pp. 601-614). Springer, Cham.
    • Agha K. (2019). Anti-Money Laundering Policies and Practices at Al Ghurair International Exchange. Pearl Initiative Gulf Region-Wide Student Case Study Competition. ISBN - 978-9948-35-107-8. Pp. 30-36.
    • 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, 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., 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, pp. 109-130. ISBN: 1-4438-7337-3.
    • Agha, K. (2015). Adopting the Blue Ocean Strategy for New Market Creation. In Strategies for Modern Management Era, 9-14. Bengaluru: Archers and Elevators Publishing House. ISBN:978-93-85640-03-2
    • Naqvi, S., Jesudasan , F. T., Agha, K., & Mahrooqi, R. (2015). Second Language Acquisition and the Impact of First Language Writing Orientation. In Methodologies for Effective Writing Instruction in EFL and ESL Classrooms, pp. 28-43. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-66191.ch003
    • Agha, K. (2013). Supporting Work life Balance for Enhanced Job Satisfaction: Strategies for Organisations. In Connoisseur Strategies for Global Business Management Trends and Techniques, pp. 61-64. Bengaluru: Archers and Elevators Publishing House. ISBN:978-93-83241-04-0.
    • Agha, K. (2011). Branding in Gloablised Era: Innovative Strategies for Omani Brand Owners. In The 21st Century Consumers: A Behavioural Perspective, 157-167. Bengaluru: Global Vision Publishing House. Retrieved from http://globalvisionpub.com/globaljournalmanager/pdf/1390559848.pdf
  • Conferences

    • Manickam, S. and Agha, K. (2021). Personal based leisure activities and Emirati Working Women Happiness during pandemic: Empicrical Evidence from the UAE. 6th International Virtual Conference on “Managing Business in a COVID-19 Era: Opportunities and Challenges”, 23rd March 2021, UAE.
    • Hasib, S. and Agha, K. (2021). Purchase Intention and Intention and Intention Behviour Gap for Organic Food Consumption Post COVID19: A qualitative study of Pakistani consumers 6th International Virtual Conference on “Managing Business in a COVID-19 Era: Opportunities and Challenges”, 23rd March 2021, UAE.
      • Agha, K. (2019). Impact of Techno-entertainment on happiness: Evidences from executives in UAE. The International Conference on Digitization, 18-19th November 2019, UAE.
      • 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 bySkyline University College.
      • 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 byOntario 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.

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