Akmal Hyder is professor and chair in Business Administration. He has earned his Ph.D. in 1988 from Uppsala University. After the completion of the doctoral examination, he served as a researcher in Forestry Marketing for five years at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Later he joined Mid-Sweden University and had been in charge of graduate and undergraduate courses and theses in business for a couple of years. At the University of Gävle, where he is at the moment serving, became associate professor in 1999 and full professor in 2006.