Dr. Mudassir Farooqi


Ph.D. (University of Leicester, England)
MPhil (UMT)


Conferences 2019:

  • International Studies Association’s Annual Convention: Re-visioning International Studies

Paper Presentation Titles:

“In Search of an Organizational Science Paradigm of Jihadist Terrorism”

“In Search of Counter Jihadist Strategy: A Heterotopian Approach”

  • Terrorism and Social Media Conference at Swansea University, June-2019

Paper presentation title:

“Cyber Caliphate and Breeding Grounds for Jihadist Terrorism: An Associative Network Memory Approach”

Conferences 2018:

  • The 13th Annual BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group conference, held at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK on September 4-5, 2018

Paper presentation title: Black Holes for Political Violence and Global War on Terrorism (GWoT)

  • 12th Annual Society for Terrorism Conference ‘Trauma, Cohesion, and Security: Ongoing and Emerging Themes on Political Violence and Terrorism’ held at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK on September 6-7, 2018

Paper presentation title: “Winning Hearts and Minds in Counter Jihadist Strategy: A Social Enterprise Framework”

Journal Publication: Jihadist Organizations History and Analysis accepted for publication at Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies for Vol. 43, No. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2018)

Magazine Articles:

  1. Research Article titled: Unforgotten Story of Terrorism published in University of Leicester postgraduate magazine “Frontier”, Issue 3, Autumn 2016 (http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/gradschool/frontier/issue-three)
  2. Research Article Titled: Suicide Terrorism: Psychological Insights form A Maslow’s Hierarchy Perspective, accepted for publication in University of Leicester postgraduate magazine “Frontier”, Issue 5, Autumn 2017
  3. Research Article Titled: Black holes for Political Violence and Counter-Terrorism, in the editing process at https://theconversation.com/profiles/mudassir-farooqi-365510

Journal Papers:

  1. Research paper Titled, “A historic consequence of empiricism in management research” Organizational Theory Review. OTR OTC/2013-01/106
  2. Research Paper Titled ‘’Market Orientation and Performance of Public Sector organization”, co-authored with Dr. Sarwar Azhar has been accepted for publication in Journal of Asia Pacific Business Innovation and Technology
  3. Research Paper Titled ‘’Service quality and customer satisfaction: A cluster analysis of telecommunication sector”, Published in Journal of Management &Applied Sciences, January 2013, Volume 1, Issue 1
  4. Research paper titled, “MEASUREMENT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS OF BARANI AREAS PROJECT (SLBAP)” Pakistan Journal of Science (Vol. 65 No. 3 September 2013)
  5. Research Paper Titled ‘’A New perspective of Entrepreneurial skills under the Talent Parasol” Co-authored and accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL
  6. Research Paper Titled ‘’The application of Market Orientation in the Non-Profit Sector: A case of Developing Country’’, Published in Journal of Management &Applied Sciences, January 2015, Volume 3, Issue 1


My research interests primarily cover the fields of interdisciplinary research designs and mixed methods, new and old school of terrorism, organizational forms of terrorism, autopoietic communicative conscious organizations, broadening paradigm of marketing and social enterprises. I am also interested to supervise research into the branding of terrorism, information and proxy warfare, hybrid warfare, counter-terrorism, and social movements.

Current Research projects:

  • Autopoietic Jihadist Organizations and Proxy Wars: An Industrial Approach
  • Hybrid Counter-Terrorism Strategy: A Social Enterprise Approach

Outreach Programs:

  • Tutoring Key Stage-4 pupils of Bosworth Academy with Brilliant Club-Scholars Program and managed to develop a course, How to Create a Fearless Society for the pupils
  • Cross-cultural research internship designed to execute large-scale survey on culture and health, at School of Modern Languages, University of Leicester, UK.

Forthcoming Publications:

  • Short Book: Institutionalisation of Jihadism (https://www.manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/)
  • “An Organized Approach of Jihadism: An Interdisciplinary Perspective”, Journal of Critical Terrorism Studies
  • Dogma of Wahabism and Jihadi Discourse: A Review and Research Agenda, Journal of Political Violence
  • “Marketing Strategy of Social Enterprises”, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship
  • “Jihadi Marketing: In Search for a Theory”, Journal of Marketing
  • “Counter Branding of Terrorist Organizations” Journal of Political Marketing.


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