Dr Razaq Raj, Principal Lecturer

Dr Razaq Raj

Principal Lecturer

Dr Razaq Raj is Principal Lecturer for Research and Enterprise in Leeds Business School.

Dr Razaq Raj is an internationally renowned academic with extensive experience in teaching, research, leadership and Managements in the UK, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, China, Japan and South Korea. He is Associate Professor in Business Strategy and Financial Management and is a Visiting Professor at the Kedge Business School, France and Honorary Professor University of Vitez, Bosnia. He has substantial external examining and curriculum development experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business management, events and tourism. He is Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Reviewer assigned with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education.

He has published work on strategic management, economic and financial impacts, cultural festivals and sustainable tourism and religious tourism. He has both organised international conferences and delivered keynote speeches. He has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has published books on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management (Cabi), Events Management: An integrated and practical approach (Sage) and Event Management and Sustainability (Cabi). He has recently published text on Principles of Islamic Ethics for Contemporary Workplaces and 3rd edition of Events Management. He has substantial experience of developing international partnership in Germany and the Middle East and sits on voluntary sector management boards. He is often sought out by news media for his views on international Terrorism and has been a guest on BBC and Sky News.

He is founding co-editor of the Journal Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage and Series Editor, CABI Religious Tourism & Pilgrimage Book Series (with Dr Kevin Griffin) and on the editorial board of the Journal of Tourism Today, Asian Journal of Development Studies, Revista De Turism (Journal of Tourism) and reviewer on the Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management and Sustainable Tourism.  


Current Teaching

  • Business Strategy Level 6 and MSc/MBA
  • Public Relation (PR) MSc/MBA
  • Research Methods Level 6
  • Dissertation Co-ordinator Level 6 
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development Level 6
  • International Business Level 6
  • Strategic Financial Management MSc 
  • Consultancy Project
  • Work Placement Tutor
  • Academic Advisor 

Research Interests

Razaq in an active researcher with a significant and sustained track record of high quality research publications since 2000. His research publications (2000-2021) in refereed journals, conference papers, editorial reviewer and peer reviewed journals in my CV (attached). His research publications include local, national and international joint and sole authorship.

Research Topics

  • International Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Religious Tourism 
  • Islamic Ethics at Work Place
  • Islamic Finance
  • Events Management
  • Festivals Development and Management in the Local Community
  • Sustainability
  • Entrepreneurial Legacies of the Carnivals
  • Impacts of Festivals and Events
Dr Razaq Raj, Principal Lecturer
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Ask Me About

  1. Business
  2. Community
  3. Diversity
  4. Events
  5. Festivals
  6. Peace
  7. Race
  8. Sustainability
  9. Tourism
  10. Volunteering

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