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Marlene Muller

Associate Professor and UG Director of Studies, Dr., Mrs

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Research interests

Marlene Muller's fields of research range from Education and International Human Resource Management to Public Leadership, specifically focusing on leader-follower relationships.

Roles & Responsibilities

Marlene Muller is the UG Director of Studies at Heriot-Watt University, Dubai International Academic City, UAE. Her core responsibility is the managing of nine degree programmes in the fields of Accounting, Finance and International Business Management. Marlene’s primary passion is to ensure a positive student experience by strengthening their skills in innovative thinking, leadership and diversity management that will allow them to grow in confidence and succeed in the job markets. Her roles and responsibilities are therefore focusing on admissions, mentoring, time tabling, alignment, student retention, staffing, coaching, student liaison, operations, quality control and workshops.

Key Research Words/Phrases

Higher Education: International branch campuses; MOOC’s; academic quality; quality culture, quality management; academic integrity; mobile learning; competing values framework.

International HRM: expatriate career development; digital HRM, diversity management; employer branding.

Public Leadership: social self-defence;  leader-follower relationships; follower relationship model; participatory mechanisms

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self-defense Social Sciences
protest Social Sciences
municipality Social Sciences
democracy Social Sciences
good governance Social Sciences
poverty Social Sciences
accommodation Social Sciences
leader Social Sciences

Research Output 2006 2018

  • 8 Article
  • 3 Paper
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Democracy’s Embedded Paradoxes: Are Violent Protests the New Discourse?

Muller, M., 2018, Protests and Riots: Past, Present and Future Perspectives. Pichette, A. (ed.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, p. 47-75 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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United Arab Emirates

Social self-defence: Where grievances, opportunities and protests collide

Muller, M. & Mkhize, M. L., 20 Nov 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. 12, 4, p. 433-456 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Is the Balanced Scorecard Real or just a mirage? Evidence from a UAE case study

Verhoeven, H. A. L., Ndiweni, E. & Muller, M., 26 Nov 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Poverty Alleviation Through Social Self-defence: A New Political Discourse?

Muller, M. & Mkhize, M. L., Nov 2013.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper