Dr. Sarah Wali Qazi Head Research Center and Coordinator Faculty Development
PhD, is Associate Professor of Faculty of Management Sciences at Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology- SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan. She has over eight years of experience in the field of management sciences and expert in Qualitative research. She is serving as reviewer of different peer-reviewed international and HEC recognized research journals. Her several research papers have been published in the reputable national and international journals and she supervised more than 100 research studies. She has organized SZABIST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE in 2020 by involving in every work and lead the teams in very enthusiastic way. She is also the consultant to microfinance institutions and provide trainings too. She has been giving trainings of budget controlling, strategic planning and professional etiquettes. She is also involved in making SZABIST Strategic Plan 2020-2025. Her fields of interest are women entrepreneurship, women empowerment, microcredit, corporate social responsibility, green philosophies, sustainability, human resource and gender equality. She has attended national and international conferences and privileged to be invited as the guest speaker, trainer and research evaluator in numerous universities, radio stations and academic bodies.
Research Center Objectives
Research Center, Faculty of Management Sciences (2022-2023)
Special Interest Groups of Research Center of Management Science SIG
1: Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain (OLS)
About the SIG:
The globalization and the development of the economy as a process enable the creation of a single market and in this process logistics is an important tool. A market with well-organized logistics and supply chain management facilities has a qualified advantage over other economies, whereas improving logistics infrastructure may serve as a competitive tool and is also effective in rising market share. Moreover, we believe that trade logistics and supply chain management are needed by emerging countries in order to improve their competitiveness as by obtaining the advantages of globalization. The success in combining international supply chains starts with the capability of companies to move goods across borders faster, in a more consistent manner and cheaper.
Supply chain academics and practitioners enjoy a unique bond. The applied heritage of logistics and supply chain motivates researchers to identify problems residing in current and future practice, address them in a conscientious manner, and to provide findings that yield meaningful insights. Fortunately, there has never been a better time to work with practitioners in light of the disruptive forces at work in industry and the thirst for meaningful insights. The OLS SIG therefore will act as a supporting body to those studying, researching and teaching Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain.
SIG Events 2020:
Upcoming SIG Events 2020:
SIG Members Research Output:
Shahbaz, M. S., Othman, B. A., Salman, P. M., Memon, D. A., & Rasi, R. Z. B. R. (2020). A Proposed Conceptual Action Plan for Identification, Assessment and Mitigation of Supply Chain Risks. Int. J. Advanced Operations Management, 12(1), 65–80.
Shahbaz, M. S., Soomro, A. B., Soomro, S., Sohu, S., & Ahmed, B. (2020). The Role of Supply Chain Relationships in Risk Management by Enhancing Customer Satisfaction. International Journal of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, 11(1), 1756–1765.
Shaikh, F. A., Shahbaz, M. S., & Odhano, N. (2020). A Short Review on Green Supply Chain Management Practices The Impact on Operational and Environmental Performance. Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 10(2), 5367–5370.
Shahbaz, M. S., Mubarik, M. S., Mubarak, M. F., & Irshad, M. B. (2019). The Impact of Lean Practices on Educational Performance : An Empirical Investigation for Public Sector Universities of Malaysia. Journal of Independent Studies and Research-Management, Social Sciences and Economics, 17(2), 85–96.
Shahbaz, M. S., Rasi, R. Z. R., & Ahmad, M. F. Bin. (2019). A Novel Classification of Supply Chain Risks: Scale Development and Validation. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 12(1), 201–218. http://dx.doi.org/10.3926/jiem.2792
Shahbaz, M. S., & Shaikh, F. A. (2019). Impact of Lean Management Practices on Operational Performance: An Empirical Investigation from Construction Supply Chain of Pakistan. International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology, 10(2), 85–92. http://penerbit.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijscet
Shahbaz, M. S., Shaikh, F. A., Qureshi, M. A., Jamali, Q. B., & Sohu, S. (2019). The Influence of Supply Chain Collaboration on Supply Chain Performance for Malaysian Manufacturing Industry. Journal of Organizational Behavior Research, 4(2), 203–218.
Shahbaz, M. S., Kazi, S., Bhatti, N. U. K., Abbasi, S. A., & Rasi, R. Z. R. (2019). The Impact of Supply Chain Risks on Supply Chain Performance: Empirical Evidence from the Manufacturing of Malaysia. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 6(9), 1–12. https://doi.org/10.21833/ijaas.2019.09.001
Hussain, A., Yusoff, R. M., Khan, M. A., Diah, M. L. M., & Shahbaz, M. S. (2019). The Effect of Transformational Leadership on Employee Job Performance through Mediating Role of Organizational Commitment in Logistic Sector of Pakistan. International Journal of Supply Chain Management, 8(4), 162–176.
Haris Malik (2019). Effects of Outsourcing Success on Organizational Performance: A Mediation Analysis of Outsourcing Success. Advance Manufacturing and Technology, 9(2), 1985–3135
SIG 2 – Human Resource Management
About the SIG
Effective management of the organizational workforce is necessary for the efficient management of organizations. Hence, organizations are actively searching for ways to enhance their competitiveness by adopting effective people management practices. Among other things, this research group in involved in the study of management practices that increase organizational performance through a more committed and engaged workforce while also maintaining employee well-being.
The researchers in this group are actively involved in publishing relevant research in collaboration with local as well as reputed international scholars. This platform provides support to faculty members as well as graduate students who are interested in the study of people management and its related topics in organizations.
Upcoming SIG events
SIG members Research Output
Awan, S., Bel, G., & Esteve, M. (2020) The Benefits of PSM: An Oasis or a Mirage?, Journal of of Public Administration Research and Theory, 30(4), 619-635. [ JCR Impact Factor 3.30]
Awan, S., Esteve, M., & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2020). Talking the talk, but not walking the walk: A comparison of self‐reported and observed prosocial behaviour. Public Administration. (Early access. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12664) [JCR Impact Factor 1.80]
Ngoye, B., Sierra, V., Ysa, T., & Awan, S. (2020). Priming in Behavioral Public Administration: Methodological and Practical Considerations for Research and Scholarship. International Public Management Journal, 23(1), 113-137. [JCR Impact Factor 1.70]
Ahmed, Z.A., Soomro, K.A., et al., (2019) Impact of Perceived Authentic Leadership on Employees’ Positive Emotions during Organizational Change, Journal of Organizational Behavior Research, 4(1) [An ESCI indexed journal, listed in master list of Clarivate Analytics]
Memon, M., Aqil, M., Soomro, K.A., et al.,. (2020). Perceived Determinants and Barriers of Recruitment Process Outsourcing in Service Sector of Pakistan- A Qualitative Approach. International Journal of Applied Management Science. [Accepted- SCOPUS Elsevier]
Butt, M. U., Hou, Y., Soomro, K. A., & Acquadro Maran, D. (2017). The ABCE Model of Volunteer Motivation. Journal of Social Service Research, 43(5), 593-608 [An ISI Indexed Journal]
Khan, A. A., & Soomro, K. A. (2020). Exemplary Organizational Leadership – An Exploratory Study in light of Prophet Muhammad’s (Peace Be Upon Him) Leadership Traits. Sindh Economics & Business Review International , 2(1), 75-87.
Memon K., Soomro, K.A., (2020). Impact of Psychological Empowerment and Organizational Justice on Meaningful Employee Engagement: Study of United Bank Limited. In proceedingsm of SZABIST International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research in Management, Education, and Social Sciences 2020 (SI Conference-2020) on 18-19 January, 2020, Karachi.
Farooqui, S.J., Soomro, K.A., et al., (2018) Bay’s International (Pvt) Ltd – Changing Market Dynamics, In proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management (Icbem), February 23-24, 2018, Sukkur IBA University.
Malik, K.M, & Soomro, K.A. (2018). Bank Al-Habib Limited: Deciding which way to go? Moving step ahead in Technology (A Case Study about Change Management), In proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Business, Economics & Education Management (Icbem), February 23-24, 2018, Sukkur IBA University.
Soomro, K.A., Soomro, M.S., (2017). Preserving and Promoting Shikarpur’s Cultural Heritage through Youth Volunteering, International Conference on Archaeological Heritage of Pakistan 20-22 October, 2017, Lahore.
Ahmed, A. & Rashidi, M. Z., (2016). Predicting Perceived Academic Performance through Interplay of Self-Efficacy and Trait Emotional Intelligence. Global Management Journal for Academic and Corporate Studies, 6(2), 152-161. Retrieved from: http://gmjacs.bimcs.edu.pk/images/stories/vol6- no-2-2016/paper-12.pdf
Paper accepted in South Asian International Conference (SAICON) organized by COMSATS. “Effect of Social Media on Consumer Trust leading to user’s Intention to Buy” (Dec. 2016).
Paper presented in the International Conference on Business, Economics, and Management organized by IBA-Sukkur. “Impact of Organizational Justice on Employee Engagement in the Pharmaceutical Industry” (Jan. 2019).
Imran, T., Khan, S., & Saeed, N. (2018). Phenomenological study of gender diversity at a Pakistani organization. Journal of Business Studies 14(2), 271-295.
Siddiqui, H., Raza, F., & Imran, T. (2017). Psychological empowerment of university academicians through job crafting in a challenging environment. Global Management Journal for Academics and Corporate Studies 7(2), 151-158.
Imran, T., Khan, S., & Saeed, N. (2018). Phenomenological study of gender diversity at a Pakistani organization. Journal of Business Studies 14(2), 271-295.
Siddiqui, H., Raza, F., & Imran, T. (2017). Psychological empowerment of university academicians through job crafting in a challenging environment. Global Management Journal for Academics and Corporate Studies 7(2), 151-158.
Abro, E., Akbar, W., & P. S. (2019). Psychological Contract Fulfilment and Turnover Intentions of the Millennials: The Mediating Role of Affective Commitment. International Journal of Business and Society. (Accepted) (ISI Core Collection & SCOPUS Indexed)
Fatima, R., & Akbar, W. (2019). Mediating Role of Work Engagement between Employees’ Experienced High Performance Work System and Job Outcomes. A study of Hospitality Sector in Pakistan. Journal of Managerial Sciences. (Accepted) (HEC Recognized Y-Category)
Makhija, S., & Akbar, W. (2019). Effect of Tangible & Intangible Rewards on Employee Creative Performance: A Mediating & Moderating role of motivation and Valence of Rewards. International Journal of Applied Management Science (Accepted), (SCOPUS Indexed)
Amin, H., Ahmed, F., Akbar, W., & Arif, K. (2018). Effects of Intra-Group Conflicts on Group Work Effectiveness: The Moderating Role of Cultural Diversity. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Research. (ISI Core Collection Indexed)
Akbar, W., Ejaz, S., Riaz, S., & Arif, K. (2018). Employees’ Attitude during Times of Proposed Merger (A Case of Two Banks Merger in Pakistan). (2018). Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, 4(1), 98-107. doi:10.25275/apjabssv4i1bus10 (Peer reviewed Journal)
Akbar, W., Riaz, S., Arif, K., & Hayat, A. (2018). Measuring the Non-Financial Rewards in Escalating Employees Job Satisfaction (A Study of Private Companies in Pakistan). (2018). Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, 4(1), 108-116. doi:10.25275/apjabssv4i1bus11( Peer reviewed Journal)
Hafeez, U., & Akbar, W. (2015). Impact of Training on Employees Performance (Evidence from Pharmaceutical Companies in Karachi, Pakistan). BMS Business Management and Strategy, 6(1), 49-49. doi:10.5296/bms.v6i1.7804 (ERA Indexed)
Hafeez, U., & Akbar, W. (2015). Impact of Work-Life Balance on Job Satisfaction among School Teachers of 21st Century. Australian Journal of Business and Management Research.
Saleem, F., & Akbar, W. (2015). Evaluation the Role of HR AUDIT in Organization Effectiveness: (Evidence from Banking Sector in Karachi-Pakistan). European Journal of Business and Management. ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Ejaz, S., & Akbar, W. (2015). An Effectiveness of Human Resource Management Practices on Employee Retention Findings from Insurance Companies of Karachi. European Journal of Business and Management. ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Akbar, W., Burney, A., Baig, U., Moin, Q., & Shamim, S. (2014). Shifting Towards Virtual Stores: Evidence from the Customers of Supermarkets in Pakistan. Developing Country Studies, 4(14). ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Akbar, W., Burney, A., Aslam, A., & Mubin, M. (2014). Urdu Medium Intermediaries Issues Getting Higher Education in English Medium Institutions: Evidence from Pakistan. Journal of Education and Practice, 5(23) ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Arshad, S., & Akbar, W. (2014). Impact of Supply Chain Operations on Financial Performance (An evidence from 5 big Cement companies in Pakistan). European Journal of Business and Management. ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Raza, H., Akbar, W., & Sadiq, S. (2014). Customers Buying Experience of Short Expiry Products from Supermarkets An Evidence from 5 Supermarkets of Pakistan. Information and Knowledge Management. ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Asif, M., Arif, K., Akbar, W. (2016). Impact of Accounting Information on Share Price:
Empirical Evidence from Pakistan Stock Exchange. International Finance and Banking, 3 (1) pp 124-135 ( Peer reviewed Journal)
Fatima, R., & Akbar, W. (2018). Impact of Employees’ Experienced High Performance Work System and Job Outcomes. In 3rd Asia International Conference (AIC-18) on 03 Dec, 2018 organized by UTM & Connecting Asia at Langkawi, Malaysia
Akbar, W., Abro, E., (2018). Psychological contract fulfilment and turnover intentions of the millennials: The mediating role of affective commitment in 2nd ASIA International Multidisciplinary Conference (AIMC 2018) on May 12-13, 2018, Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Akbar, W., Ejaz, S., Riaz, S., Arif, K. (2017). Employees’ Attitudes during Times of Proposed Merger (A Case of Two Banks Merger in Pakistan. In Third Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR 2017) on August 27, 2017. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia (HEC Funded)
Akbar, W., & Hanif, M. (2013). Investigation of Office Ergonomics and its relation with Employee Health: An Empirical evidence from Domestic Private Banks in Pakistan. In 19th National Research Conference. Karachi Pakistan: SZABIST.
Akbar, W., & Kolachi, N. (2012). Impact of Retirement Plans: An Empirical Case evidence of employees in private companies of Pakistan. In SZABIST’s 2nd International Research Conference (SIRC). Karachi Pakistan: SZABIST
Sharif, Faiza and Sharif, Saqib, Assessing the Relative Importance of Employer Branding Dimensions on Retention of Employees – A Case of Private Schools of Karachi (January 21, 2017). Business Review, Volume 12, Issue 1, 2017 pp. 75-90.
Sharif, Faiza and Sharif, Saqib, The Relationship of Workplace Design on Employees’ Perceived Productivity: A Case of Higher Education Institutions (December 30, 2016). Sharif, F., & Sharif, S. (2017) The Relationship of Workplace Design on Employees’ Perceived Productivity: A Case of Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Research (JSSIR), Volume 6, Issue 1.
SIG 3: for Finance and Economics
SZABIST Special Interest Group for Finance and Economics aspires to promote in-house research collaborations, knowledge sharing, resource sharing and enhancing skills of both faculty and graduate research students in the MS and PhD research programs. It aims to provide a platform for aspiring researchers to share research ideas, seek mentorship, critical evaluation, feedback and mutual collaboration. It can enable team-work and more impetus in research output as well as improving its depth and quality.
Objectives and Functions
Research Themes Explored in Special Interest Groups
Selected STAFF Publications IN LAST THREE YEARS
Kashif.M, Shaikh.A and Rehman. M (2020) Are financial investors prone to exogenous (cricket) sentiments that affects equity investment decision and induces volatility in stock market?, Estudios de Economia Aplicada Vol 38(2), 1-13 DOI: 10.25115/eea.v38i2.3190
Chhapra.U.I, Zehra.I, Kashif.M, & Rehan.R (2020). Is Bankruptcy Risk A Systematic Risk? Evidence From Pakistan Stock Exchange. Etikonomi: Jurnal Ekonomi. Vol. 19 (1): 237 – 252. DOI:10.15408/etk.v19i1.11248
Ahmed.S, Ahmed.F, & Kashif.M. (2020). Price Determinants of Residential Properties by using Hedonic Price Model. Pacific Business Review International. Vol 12(07). 44-59
Salahuddin, S. Kashif, M. & Rehman, M. U. (2020). Time-Varying Stock Market Integration and Diversification Opportunities within Emerging and Frontier Markets. PUBLIC FINANCE QUARTERLY-HUNGARY, 65, 168-195. DOI: https://doi.org/10.35551/PFQ_2020_2_2
Salahuddin, S. Kashif, M. & Rehman, M. U. (2020). Cross-Country Stock Market Integration and Portfolio Diversification Opportunities Evidence from Developed, Emerging and Frontier Countries. Estudios de Economia Aplicada Vol 39(1), 1-13 DoI: 10.25115/eea.v39i1.3102
Sarwat, S., Kashif, M.,and Chhapra, I.U. (2019) Analysis of size portfolios and risk factor loadings of asset pricing modelsthreshold regression approach (evidence from Psx). Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 23(1), 1-21.
Salman Sarwat, Muhammad Kashif, Muhammad Aqil and Farhan Ahmed (2019). Determination of Causality in the Prices of Crude Oil. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 2019, 9(4), 298-304. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.7724
Chhapra, I.U. and Kashif, M. (2019). Higher Co-Moments and Downside Beta in Asset Pricing. Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance. 15(1):129-155 10.21315/aamjaf2019.15.1.6
Sarwat, Kashif, Chhapra, I.U. and Godil (2019). Analysis of Size Portfolios and Risk Factor Loadings of Asset Pricing Models–Threshold Regression Approach. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 23(1), 1-14.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, M. A., Ismail, A. G., Shahimi, S., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2019). Cross Section of Stock Returns on Shari’ah-compliant Stocks: Evidence from Pakistan, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 12(2), 282 – 302.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, M. A., Ismail, A. G., Shahimi, S., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2019). Comparative Analysis of Shari’ah-compliant Portfolios: Evidence from Pakistan, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 10(3), 466 – 487.
K. Lohano, & Kashif, M. (2018). Testing Asset Pricing Models on the Pakistan Stock Exchange. IBA-Business Review, 13(2) 1-19. (HEC – X Category Journal)
Waseem.M, Kashif.M.& Ahmed.F (2020) Liquidity Risk Preferences in Asset returns. Pakistan Busines Review. 21(4), 731-742 (HEC – X Category Journal)
Palwasha .R and Kashif (2020) Possible solution to the forward premium puzzle: A thematic Analysis”.(2020) New Horizon Vol 14 (1), 61-80 (HEC – Y Category Journal)
Karamat.M and Kashif, M (2020) “Do Financially Constrained Firms earn higher returns than the unconstrained firms? Comprehensive evidence from Pakistan Stock Exchange. Vol 14(1)
Kashif. M, Palwasha .R, Ahmed RR, Vveinhardt J, Streimikiene D (2020). Do investers herd? An examination of Pakistan Stock Exchange. International Journal of Finance and Economics.1–16. DoI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ijfe.1895
Shaikh, S. A. (2020). Towards an Integrative Framework for Understanding Producer Behaviour in Islamic Economics Framework. In A. Mirakhor, Z. Iqbal & S. K. Sadr. Handbook of Ethics of Islamic Economics and Finance, De Gruyter Studies in Islamic Economics, Finance and Business, Berlin: De Gruyter.
Shaikh, S. A. (2019). Investment Behaviour of Analysts: A Case Study of Pakistan Stock Exchange, Journal of Finance and Accounting Research, 1(1), 52 – 69.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, M. A., Ismail, A. G., Shahimi, S., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2018). Intertemporal Consumption Behaviour in OIC Countries, International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, 11(4), 529 – 552.
Shaikh, S. A. (2017). Values in Consumer Choice: Do They Matter?, International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 8(2), 130 – 140.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, M. A., Ismail, A. G., Shahimi, S., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2017). Towards an Integrative Framework for understanding Muslim consumption behaviour, Humanomics, 33(2), 133 – 149.
Shaikh, S. A. (2017). Micro-foundations of Economic Behaviour in Islamic Economic Framework, Uluslararası İslam Ekonomisi ve Finansı Araştırmaları Dergisi, 3(1), 153 – 169.
Ahmed, F., Ali, K., & Kashif, M. (2019). Interest Rate Pass through using VECM. Pakistan Business Review. 20 (4) 1024 – 1036. (HEC – X Category Journal)
Abdul Rahman, Imam Uddin & Muhammad Kashif &.(2019) “Competition and Risk Taking Behavior of Banks: New Evidence from Market Power and Capital Requirements”. Pakistan Business Review (PBR).Vol 21(03), 18-38 (HEC – X Category Journal)
Lohano. K and Kashif (2019) Factors Affecting the Profitability of Banks in Developing Countries NUML International Journal of Business & Management,. Vol 14 (2), 133-151.
Jaffery, I. H., & Mughal, R. A. L. (2020). Money-laundering risk and preventive measures in Pakistan. Journal of Money Laundering Control. Retrieved from https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JMLC-02-2020-0016/full/html ISSN: 1368-5201
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, A. G., & Ismail, M. A. (2019). Shari’ah Compliance Governance for Islamic Investments and Their Effects on Performance. In T. Azid, A. A. Alnodel & M. A. Qureshi (Eds.). Research in Corporate and Shari’ah Governance in the Muslim World: Theory and Practice. Emerald Publishing Limited.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, M. A., Ismail, A. G., Shahimi, S., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2019). Overview of Progress in Islamic Commercial and Social Finance in Pakistan. In H. M. Qadri & M. I. Bhatti (Eds.). The Growth of Islamic Finance and Banking: Innovation, Governance and Risk Mitigation, (187-205), New York: Routledge.
Shaikh, S. A. (2018). Financial Inclusiveness in Islamic Banking in Pakistan: A Comparison of Ideals and Practices, The Journal of Muamalat and Islamic Finance Research, 15(1), 39 – 54.
Shaikh, S. A. (2018). Role of Islamic Banking in Financial Inclusiveness in Pakistan: Promise, Performance and Prospects, International Journal of Financial Services Management, 9(1), 88 – 102.
Shaikh, S. A. (2020). Women in OIC Countries: State of Participation, Freedom and Supportive Legislation, In T. Azid & J. L. Ward-Batts (Eds.). Economic Empowerment of Women in the Islamic World: Theory and Practice UK: World Scientific Publishing Company.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, A. G., Ismail, M. A., Shahimi, S., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2019). Governance–Development Nexus in the OIC Countries. In In T. Azid, A. A. Alnodel & M. A. Qureshi (Eds.). Research in Corporate and Shari’ah Governance in the Muslim World: Theory and Practice. Emerald Publishing Limited.
Shaikh, S. A., & Ismail, M. A. (2019). Exploring Dynamics of Private Giving as Income Support Institution for Endowment Deficient Consumers, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 14(1), 146 – 167.
Shaikh, S. A., Ismail, A. G., & Shafiai, M. H. M. (2017). Application of Waqf for Social and Development Finance, ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 9(1), 5 – 14.
Shaikh, S. A. (2017). Estimating Economy wide Potential Zakat Collection in Pakistan, Journal of Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance, 13(1), 52 – 70.
Shaikh, S. A. (2017). Developing an Index of Socio-economic Development Consistent with Maqasid Al-Shari’ah, Journal of King Abdul Aziz University, Islamic Economics, 30(1), 117 – 129.
Shaikh, S. A. (2017). Poverty Alleviation through Financing Microenterprises with Equity Finance, Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, 8(1), 87 – 99.
Hassan, M. K., Shaikh, S. A., & Kayhan, S. (2020). Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance: An Economic Analysis. World Scientific Press.
Ismail, A. G., Shafiai, M. H. M. & Shaikh, S. A. (2019). Taxation And Zakat On Islamic Finance Instruments, Kuala Lumpur: UKM Press.
SIG 4: Entrepreneurship & Marketing
Entrepreneurship and marketing research group is supported by faculty of management sciences SZABIST Karachi, combining various activities under one common goal. The intensive networking increases the relevance of research and teaching. This group bring together faculty and research students with similar interests to focus on particular areas of entrepreneurship and marketing, develop projects, undertake joint activities, and share expertise.
The nature of this research group is such that it covers a diverse range of areas of interest and expertise. The guiding objectives of this research group are:
SIG Events 2020
Events occurred under Entrepreneurship and Marketing SIG.
Upcoming SIG Events 2020 -21 (Entrepreneurship and Marketing)
Plan for upcoming events:
SIG Members Research Outputs
Ismail, A.I., Majid, A.H.A., Musibau., H.O. & Raza, S. (2020). Using employee creativity to unpack the ‘black box’in the high-performance work system (HPWS)-firm performance nexus. International Journal of Innovation Management, 24(06), 2050052
WoS= ESCI ABS= 2 Scopus= Q2 HEC Category= X
Diana, I.N., Segaf., Ibrahim, Y., Minai, M.S., Raza, S. (2020). Barriers to Small Enterprise Growth in the Developing Countries: Evidences From Case Studies in Indonesia and Malaysia: Academy of Strategic Management Journal. 19(4). 1-10.
Scopus= Q3 HEC Category= X
Abbas, J., Raza, S., Nurunnabi, M., Minai, M. S., & Bano, S. (2019). The Impact of Entrepreneurial Business Networks on Firms’ Performance Through a Mediating Role of Dynamic Capabilities. Sustainability, 11(11), 3006.
WoS= SSCI JCR= I.F 2.592 Scopus= Q2 HEC Category= W
Abrar ul Haq, M., Akram, F., Ashiq, U., & Raza, S. (2019). The employment paradox to improve women’s empowerment in Pakistan. Cogent Social Sciences, 1707005.
WoS= ESCI Scopus= Q3 HEC Category= Y
Raza, S., Minai, M. S., Ul-haq, M. A., Ismail, A.I. & Zain A.Y.M. (2018). Entrepreneurial Network Towards Small Firm Performance Through Dynamic Capabilities: The Conceptual Perspective. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal. 24(4).1-9.
Scopus= Q3 HEC Category= X
Raza, S., Minai, M. S., Zain, A. Y.M., Tariq, T.A. & Khuwaja, F.M. (2018). Dissection of Small Businesses in Pakistan: Issues and Directions. International Journal of Entrepreneurship. 22(4).1-13. Scopus= Q3 HEC Category= X
Hashim, N. A., Raza, S., & Minai, M. S. (2018). Relationship Between Entrepreneurial Competencies and Small Firm Performance: Are Dynamic Capabilities the Missing Link? Academy of Strategic Management Journal. 17(2). 1-10.
Scopus= Q2 HEC Category= X
Minai, M. S., Raza, S., Zain, A. Y.M., & Tariq, T.A. (2018). Linking Entrepreneurial Education with Firm Performance Through Entrepreneurial Competencies: A Proposed Conceptual Framework. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. 21(4).1-9.
Scopus= Q3 HEC Category= X
Akram, F., Ul-haq, M.A. & Raza, S. (2018). A Role of Corporate Governance and Firm’s Environmental Performance: A Moderating Role of Institutional Regulations: International Journal of Management Studies. 25(2), 19-37.
WoS= ESCI HEC Category= Y
Raza, S., Hassan, S. & Nawaz, M.A. (2019). Exploring SMEs Performance Through Market Orientation and Sensing Capability: PLS-SEM Modeling Approach. Orient Research Journal of Social Sciences. 4(1).1-13 HEC Category= Z
Raza, S., Minai, M. S., & Hashim, N. A. (2018). The Determinants of Small Firm Performance in Surgical Instruments Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies. 6(2). 24-30. International Refereed journal
Raza, S., Minai, M. S., & Hashim, N. A. (2017). The Conceptual Framework in Examining the Influence of Relationship Competency on Small Firm Performance with the Mediating Role of Dynamic Capabilities. Journal of Business Management and Accounting. 7(2). 85-92. UUMRefereed journal
Isran, M. A., Siddiki, S. N., Kumar, M., & Zaidi, E. Z. (2019). CPEC: Threat or Opportunity Protecting Local Industry through Infant Industry Theory Framework. Asian Social Science, 15(10). Student Protests in Universities: Exploring the Model for Crisis Management, Crisis Leadership and Organizational Learning, published in 2018 in ILMA journal.
Najib, S., Rashidi. Z (2018). Student Protests In Universities: Exploring The Model For Crisis Management, Crisis Leadership And Organizational Learning. IBT Journal of Business Studies (JBS), 14(1), 14-12.
Rizvi.S., Qureshi,S., Zaidi,E.&Saeed,M.A.(2018). The Entrepreneurial Decision Making: Use of Effectuation and Relation with Perceived Financial Performance and Innovation in the Firm”. Journal of Business Studies, Vol.14 Issue.1
Bakhtawari, N.,Z., Saeed, M.A.,& Zaidi ,E.,(2016). Effect of Transformational Leadership Style on Choice of Strategy in Conflict Management in the Service Sector of Pakistan ; Global management Journal for Academic and Corporate Studies Vol. 6, Number 2.
Zaidi,E. (2017). Performance of a Tea Brand in Karachi: an exploratory case study Conference Proceedings published at National Research Conference ; University of Sind Madrassat- ul- Islam.
Zaidi, E., Rahman, M. (2015). “Entrepreneurship Role of Universities In Development In Sindh: An Exploratory Survey” Amity Business Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Amity Business School, Lucknow, India. www.amity.edu
Zaidi, E. (2010). Leadership Qualities of Javed Ahmed Ghamidi, Leaders of Pakistan ,Published by SZABIST.
Qureshi, M. A., Qureshi, J. A., Ahmed, A., Qaiser, S., Ali, R., & Sharif, A. (2020). The dynamic relationship between technology innovation and human development in technologically advanced countries: Fresh insights from Quantiles-on-Quantile Approach. Social Indicators Research, Springer-Nature. Indexed in JCR, Web of Science, SSCI, Scopus Q1, ABDC A Category, HEC W/Platinum Category. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02451-3
Ahmed, R. R., Qureshi, J. A., Streimikene, D., Vveinhardt, J. & Soomro, R. H. (2020). Guerrilla Marketing Trends for Sustainable Solutions: Evidence from SEM-based Multivariate and Conditional Processes Approaches. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 21(3), 851-871. Indexed in Web of Science, SSCI.
Qureshi, J. A., Padela, S. M. F., Qureshi, S., & Baqai, S. (2020). Exploring Service Brand Associations: A Consumers’ Perspective in a Rising Service Economy. Journal of Estudios de Economia Applicada, 39(1), 279-295. Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI & Scopus.
Baqai, S. & Qureshi, J. A. (2020). Data as a competitive weapon in the digital-globalization era: An empirical inquiry on marketing analytics using multivariate analysis. Journal of Estudios de Economia Applicada, 38(3). Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI & Scopus.
Qureshi, J. A., Qureshi, M. A., Shah, Z, & Ahmed, A. (2020). Direct-to-Consumer Advertising (DTCA) in Pharmaceutical Industry: An Inquiry from Public Policy to Practice and Consumers’ Perspective. TEST Engineering & Management Journal, 83(May-June), 7299-7311. Indexed in Scopus
Khalid, M. U., & Qureshi, J. A. (2020). The strategic role of public policies in technological innovation in Pakistan and lessons learnt from advanced countries: A comparative literature review. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Research, 5(1), 212-232. Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI
Hussain, S. W., Qureshi, J. A., Mubeen, M., & Asrar, Z. (2020). Local players giving a run for the share to a global giant: A case study of Pampers brand of Proctor & Gamble Pakistan. International Journal of Experiential Learning and Case Studies, 5(1).
Talreja, S., Mirani, S. H., Oureshi, J. A., & Ahmed, F. (2020). Do pre & post merger integration matters in cross border merger & acquisition (CBM&A). Studies of Applied Economics, 38(2), 1-13. Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI
Memon, S. B., Qureshi, J. A., & Jokhio, I. (2020). The role of organizational culture in knowledge sharing and transfer in Pakistani Banks: A qualitative study. Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 39(3),1-10. Indexed in Scopus. https://doi.org/10.1002/joe.21997
Padela, S. M. F., Qureshi, J. A., & Memon, S. (2019). Applying Marketing Conventions on Pharmaceutical Generics: An Analysis of Starpram Brand from Maple Pharmaceuticals. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 9(4), 1-17. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-11-2019-0294. Indexed in Scopus. Spanish version: Aplicación de convenios de comercialización en genéricos farmacéuticos: un análisis de la marca Starpram de Maple Pharmaceuticals. Research grant by Emerald Publishers.
Kashif, S., Qureshi, J. A., & Qazi, S. W. (2019). Role of experiential value on mall patronage intentions: an emerging economy perspective. The Retail and Marketing Review, 15(2), 1-14. Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI
Qureshi, J. A. (2019). Evolution and Advancement in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) to Revolutionize Education Sector via Disruptive Technology: The Case of Pakistan. Journal of Education and Educational Development, 6(2), 219-234.
Qureshi, J. A., Qureshi, M. S., & Talha, M. (2019). A Visionary Leader and an Entrepreneur with Persistent Mind-Set: A Case Study of Jahangir Siddiqui (The Founder of JS Bank and Group of Companies) – An Abridged Version. Research Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Advancement (R-CEDA-SZABIST) Newsletter.
Qureshi, M. A., Qureshi, J. A., Thebo, J. A., Shaikh, G. M., Brohi, N. A., Qasier, S. (2019). The Nexus of Employee’s Commitment, Job Satisfaction and Job Performance: An Analysis of FMCG Industries of Pakistan. Cogent Business & Management, Taylor & Francis, 6: 1654189. Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI, Scopus, and ABS.
Mahmood, B., Qureshi, J. A., Huraira, A., & Mahmmod, A. (2019). Relationship between Brand Experience and Brand Loyalty. The Journal of Organizational Behavior Research, 4(1), 79-88. Indexed in Web of Science, ESCI
Gull, S., Qureshi, J. A., & Syed, N. A. (2019). An indelible link between learning and technology. Journal of Asian and African Social Science and Humanities, 5(2), 58-73.
Shah, J. A., Qureshi, J. A., & Samad, A. (2019). Tug of War for Survival and Sustainable Growth: The Race for Services Offered by Shopping Malls for Consumers’ Loyalty. RADS Journal of Business Management, (1)1, 38-48.
Imran, Z. S., Jalees, T., Jiang, Y., & Alam, K. S. H. (2018). Testing and incorporating additional determinants of ethics in counterfeiting luxury research according to the theory of planned behavior. Psihologija, 51(2), 163-196. doi.org/10.2298/PSI170211014Z (Indexed in Web of Science Master Journal List)
S. H. Alam Kazmi, A. Wahab, S. I. Zaman and Y. Kou. (2018). “Rise of Digital Media to Triumph Brand Loyalty”. 10th International Conference on Intelligent Human-Machine Systems and Cybernetics (IHMSC), Hangzhou, 2018, pp. 297-300. doi: 10.1109/IHMSC.2018.00075. (Indexed in IEEE)
Iqbal, M., Kazmi, S. H. A., Manzoor, A., Soomrani, A. R., Butt, S. H., & Shaikh, K. A. (2018). A study of big data for business growth in SMEs: Opportunities & challenges. In 2018 International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET) (pp. 1-7). IEEE. (Indexed in Scopus, IEEE)
Khan A., Ahmed S., Paul S., Kazmi S.H.A. (2018) Factors Affecting Employee Motivation Towards Employee Performance: A Study on Banking Industry of Pakistan. In: Xu J., Gen M., Hajiyev A., Cooke F. (eds) Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management. ICMSEM 2017. Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59280-0_50 (Indexed in Web of Science, Springer)
Kazmi, H.A. M., Aqil, M., and Raza, M. (2019). Horizons of Neuromarketing in Consumer Behavior, European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences. Vol 8, No 3(s) 99-107. ISSN 1805-3602 (Indexed in Web of Science Master Journal List)
Ahmed S., Khan A., Paul S., Kazmi S.H.A. (2019). Role of Green Information System and Information Cycle in Environmental Performance. In: Xu J., Cooke F., Gen M., Ahmed S. (eds) Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management. ICMSEM 2018. Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering. Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93351-1_37. (Indexed in Springer)
Kazmi, S. H. A., & Khalique, M. (2019). Brand Experience and Mediating Roles of Brand Love, Brand Prestige and Brand Trust. Market Forces, 14(2). (HEC Y category List)
Khan, S. A., Mubarak, M. S., Kusi-Sarpong, S., Zaman, I., & Kazmi, S. H. A. (2020). Social sustainable supply chains in the food industry: a perspective of an emerging economy. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. (Indexed in Web of Science Master Journal List)
Bukhari, S. F. H., Woodside, F. M., Hassan, R., Shaikh, A. L., Hussain, S., & Mazhar, W. (2019). Is religiosity an important consideration in Muslim consumer behavior: Exploratory study in the context of western imported food in Pakistan. Journal of Islamic Marketing. doi: 10.1108/JIMA-01-2018-0006. [Emerald, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)]
Shaikh, L. A., & Rashidi, Z. (2019). Religious business leaders in Pakistan: Theorizing the phenomena of religiosity-driven business practices. International Journal of Islamic Marketing and Branding. ISSN online 2055-0952. ISSN print 2055-0944. [Inderscience Publishers. http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=IJIMB]
Shaikh, A. L., & Rashidi, M. Z. (2013, June). Perceptions and willingness for Islamic marketing principles and practices of marketers in Pakistan. (D. S. Zaki, Ed.) Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, 2(1), 21-38. ISSN 2225-2827. [NED University, Karachi. JSSIR is indexed in Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, EBSCO HOST-USA,
Library of Congress, and PASTIC Database.]
Chapter in Book
Minai, M. S., Raza, S., & Segaf, S. (2021). Post Covid-19: Strategic Digital Entrepreneurship in Malaysia, Chapter submitted to the book, “Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Malaysia”, edited by Bruno S. Sergi & Abdul Rahman Jaaffar, Emerald Publishing Limited, will be published on 12 Feb 2021 (Forthcoming).
Dr. Shehla Najib Sidiki
Leadership Lessons: Article published in the ‘The News’ on April 11, 2020.
Qureshi, J. A., Qureshi, M. A., Shah, Z., & Ahmed, A. (2020). Direct-to-consumer Advertising (DTCA) in Pharmaceutical Industry: An Inquiry from Public Policy to Practice and Consumers’ Perspective. In Proceedings of International Multi-topic Conference on Engineering and Science (IMCES), Indonesia & USA.
Ikhlaq, K., & Qureshi, J. A. (2020). Fading Glorious Legacy: An Exploratory Inquiry of Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV). In Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Business & Technological Trends (ICBTT), UAE.
Khalid, M. U., & Qureshi, J. A. (2020). The strategic role of public policies in technological innovation in Pakistan and lessons learnt from advanced countries: A comparative literature review. In Proceedings of 8th International Conference of Applied Research in Business, Management, and Economics, Greenwich University.
Arif, B. W., & Qureshi, J. A. (2020). Nexus between Social Media Marketing on New to Established Brands of E-Retailing Companies and Consumer’s Buying Decisions: An Exploratory Inquiry in Karachi-Pakistan. In Proceedings of SZABIST International Conference (SIC).
Qureshi, J. A., Shamsi, A. F., & Arif, F. (2019). Stuck in the Mud – Pakistan State Oil under Assault: Brand Sustainability, Stature, and Multidimensional Crises. In Proceedings of 15th South Asian Management Forum, 2019, Sukkur IBA. Travel grant sponsored by Sukkur-IBA. Recognized as top-five case studies presented in the conference
Baqai, S. & Qureshi, J. A. (2019). ES-QUAL Model and customer satisfaction on Online Purchase: Evidence using Component based Analysis. In Proceedings of 15th South Asian Management Forum, 2019, Sukkur IBA. Travel grant sponsored by Sukkur-IBA.
Baqai, S. & Qureshi, J. A. (2019). Marketing analytics and sales performance: Evidence using SEM-based multivariate analysis. In Proceedings of 15th South Asian Management Forum, 2019, Sukkur IBA. Travel grant sponsored by Sukkur-IBA.
Qureshi, J. A. (2019). Crises of Accomplishing Sustainable Business Model – A Case Study of Patel Hospital. In Proceedings of 4th International Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium/Conference (IEES) 2019, IBA Karachi. Fee waiver by IBA.
Qureshi, J. A. (2019). Financial Paralyses to Corporate Disaster – A Case Study of Shaheen Air. In Proceedings of 4th International Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium/Conference (IEES) 2019, IBA Karachi. Fee waiver by IBA.
Qureshi, M. A., Waseem-ul-Hameed, Qureshi, J. A., Brohi, N. A., & Dahri, A. S. (2019). Does Knowledge Management Expedite SMEs Performance through Entrepreneurial Orientation and Organizational Innovation? An Empirical Evidence from Pakistan. In Proceedings of 4th International Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium/Conference (IEES) 2019, IBA Karachi. Fee waiver by IBA.
Brohi, N. A., Qureshi, M. A., Qureshi, J. A., Syed, M. M., & Jantan, A. H. (2019). Conditional Influence of Promotive and Preventive Focus Orientation on the Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Turnover Intention: A SmartPLS Approach. In Proceedings of 4th International Entrepreneurship Educators Symposium/Conference (IEES) 2019, IBA Karachi. Fee waiver by IBA.
Samo, A. H., Qureshi, J. A., & Buriro, W. M. (2019). Unraveling the Untapped Reservoir: A Phenomenological Inquiry of Women Entrepreneurial Leaders in Pakistan. In Proceedings of Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC), LUMS International Conference. Travel grant sponsored by SZABIST.
Hussain, S. W., & Qureshi, J. A. (2019). Investigating the luxury brand purchase behavior with reference to theory of planned behavior: An empirical study from Pakistani luxury consumer market. In Proceedings of National Business Research Symposium / Conference of Iqra University Pakistan.
Shaikh, A. M., Qureshi, J. A., & Qureshi, M. A. (2019). Discovering Myths of Industrial Fire of Baldia-Factory Pakistan. In Proceedings of National Research Conference on Business and Management (NRCoBM), SZABIST. Travel grant sponsored by SZABIST.
Shoaib, M. F., Qureshi, J. A., & Bashir, S. (2019). Applying Marketing Conventions on Pharmaceutical Generics: An Analysis of Starpram Brand from Maple Pharmaceuticals. In Proceedings of National Research Conference on Business and Management (NRCoBM), SZABIST. Travel grant sponsored by SZABIST.
Chang, A., & Qureshi, J. A. (2019). Why Chinioti Sheikhs are Successful in Pakistan? An Exploratory Study to Understand Entrepreneurial Mindset and Secret of Success Based on Cumulative Case Study and Focus Group. In Proceedings of National Research Conference on Business and Management (NRCoBM), SZABIST. Travel grant sponsored by SZABIST.
Shaikh A.L (2018): Presentation of research paper on “Religious business leaders in Pakistan: Theorizing the phenomena of religiosity-driven business practices.” Printed in Conference Proceedings- 9th Global Islamic Marketing Conference, Tunisia, 25th – 27th April 2018, organized by The International Islamic Marketing Association and Tunis El Manar University.
Trainings Conducted (Marketing)
Dr. Jawaid Ahmed Qureshi
Industry Linkages of SIG