Your Crisis Management course faculty

Our Faculty members are recognized world authorities in their fields. Dividing their time between teaching, research and working with international companies, they remain on top of the latest management trends. You can expect timely, innovative learning activities, materials, and content in all IMD programs.

Sameh Abadir

Sameh Abadir is a Professor of Leadership and Negotiation at IMD. His major research, teaching and consulting field of expertise is organizational behavior, particularly in the areas of stress management, leadership strategy, negotiation skills and business agility. He is the co-author of the book e-Negotiations.

His corporate and military experience has given him a unique perspective in the classroom and has informed his leadership of behavioral change and ability to acquire results under stress. He also specializes in building team agility and MENA geopolitics.

Sameh Abadir holds a PhD in Economics from Paris I University (France) and an MBA from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po, France). Sameh teaches in French, English and Arabic.

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Articles, webinars and case studies by faculty
Key insights from Professor Abadir on navigating a crisis

What happens in a crisis, how should you react, and how do you even know you are in one in the first place?

The importance of acceptance and self-awareness in times of crisis

Professor Abadir uses multiple anecdotes to suggest that firms can turn crisis into innovation and presents his best practices to do so.

Case study by Professor Sameh Abadir and Karine Avagyan

A case study on a team-to-team interaction negotiation between a national account manager in Clarabec France and the national buyer at Big Mall.


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