Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci is a Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing as well as directing the Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies at Regent's University London, UK. He has widely published on migration, ethnicity, conflict, labour markets, and remittances. He is the author of Exploring the Kurdish Population in the Turkish Context (Genus, 2000) and The Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and the Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006). He has conducted research on minorities and migration in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the UK. His most recent books are Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond (The World Bank, 2012, with J. Cohen and D. Ratha) and Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (University of Texas Press, 2012, with J. Cohen). Prof Sirkeci is also the Editor of Migration Letters journal.
Dr Maktoba Omar (Reader in Marketing) completed her PhD at the University of Leeds entitled "Contextual Determinants of Standardisation and Entry Strategies in Internationalisation". She currently works at Coventry University, UK. Maktoba is a member of a range of professional organisations including the Academy of Marketing, the Academy of International Business and the Institute of Learning and teaching in Higher Education. Maktoba served as Director of Studies and supervisor for a number of PhD and DBA students in the UK, Europe and overseas and has achieved a large number of completions of doctorates. Maktoba has published and acted as editor and referee for a number of academic journals and performed as track chair, presenter and member of the Vetting Panel for a number of national and international conferences. She has won the Emerald LiteratiNetwork outstanding paper Award 2008. She also acted as consultant and leading academic in a number of projects and company roles and has generated a substantial amount of funds in the UK and overseas. Currently the main research focus is study of the impact of branding, emerging markets and foreign direct investment in relation to companies operating overseas.