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国际商务系——Dr. Umar Farooq Sahibzada
2022-10-27 13:01  

Personal Profile

Dr. Umar Farooq Sahibzada did his PhD in Management Science and Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China. Currently, Dr. Umar is serving Liaoning University as an Associate Professor at Asia-Australia Business College. He is also part of a post-doctoral fellowship program at the Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy. He has published over 35 refereed papers in international journals. He earned CSC Excellent student award in 2020 and the outstanding student award from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2021. Dr. Umar's main expertise includes Qualitative, Quantitative, Mix Methods, Symmetric and Asymmetric analysis (Fuzzy set- Qualitative comparative analysis), and Multi-level modelling. He is currently the review editor of Frontiers in Psychology and Editorial Advisor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration. His editorial contributions include a topic on “Methods and Applications in Organizational Psychology” in frontiers in a psychology journal. He authored several peer-reviewed articles and attended different international conferences. He remained permanent and adjunct faculty of different Pakistan universities.

Research Fields

1.      Worker’s Productivity, Counter Productive Knowledge Behaviors

2.      Internal Marketing

3.      Corporate Social Responsibility

4.      Leadership (Entrepreneurial Leadership, Knowledge Oriented Leadership, Servant Leadership, Despotic Leadership) 

5.      Idiosyncratic Managerial Practices

6.      Customer Perceptions, Emotions and Decision Making

7.      Information Management / Knowledge Management Processes & Big Data

8.      High Performance Work System

9.      Innovation Management / Intellectual Capitals

10.  Service Quality and Performance Of Knowledge Intensive Organizations

Units taught

1.      Advance Research Methods

2.      Leadership

3.      Strategic Management 

4.      Organizational Behaviour

5.      Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management

6.      Knowledge Management

7.      Talent Management

8.      Innovation Management

9.      Organizational Theory

10.  Business Analytics

Research Publication-Journal Papers

1.      Sahibzada, U. F., Thomas, A., Khan. M. S. U. & Malik, M. (2022). Nexus of knowledge management and organizational performance: A cross cultural study of China and Pakistan Higher Educational Institutes. Kybernetes(IF: 1.75, ABS: 1) (Accepted)*

2.      Sahibzada, U. F., Yan., X, Afshan. G., & Khalid. R. (2021). Knowledge-Oriented Leadership Towards Organizational Performance: Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Approach. Business Process Management Journal. DOI 10.1108/BPMJ-03-2021-0125 (IF: 3.4, ABS: 2)*

3.      Sahibzada, U. F., Latif, F., & Yan., X, (2021). Symmetric and Asymmetric Modeling of Knowledge Management Enablers to Knowledge Management Processes and Knowledge Worker Productivity in Higher Education Institutes. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. DOI: (IF: 5.3, ABS: 2) *

4.      Sahibzada, U. F., Latif, F., Yan., X & Khalid., R (2020). Catalyzing Knowledge Management Processes towards Knowledge Worker Satisfaction: Fuzzy-Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Journal of Knowledge Management. Vol. 24 No. 10, pp. 2373-2400. (IF: 8.1, ABS: 2)

5.      Sahibzada, U. F., Jianfeng, C., Latif, F., Shah, S., A. & Sahibzada, H., F. (2020). Refueling Knowledge Management Processes towards Organizational Performance: Mediating Role of Creative Organizational Learning. Knowledge Management Research and Practice. (IF: 3.0, ABS: 2) *

6.      Sahibzada, U. F., Jianfeng, C., Latif, F., & Sahibzada, H., F. (2020). Fueling Knowledge Management Processes in Chinese Higher Education (HEI’s): The Neglected Mediating Role of Knowledge Worker Satisfaction. Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 1395-1417. (IF: 5.3, ABS: 2) *

7.      Sahibzada, U. F., Jianfeng, C., Latif, F., & Shafait, Z. Sahibzada, H., F. (2020). Interpreting the impact of knowledge management processes on organizational performance in Chinese higher education: Mediating Role of Knowledge Worker Productivity. Studies in Higher Education. (IF: 6.8, ABS: 3) *

8.      Sahibzada, U. F., Cai, J., Latif, K. F., & Sahibzada, H. F. (2020). Knowledge management processes, knowledge worker satisfaction, and organizational performance. Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 72 No. 1, pp. 112-129. (IF: 2.3, ABS: 1) *

9.      Sahibzada, U. F., Jianfeng, C., Latif, F., & Shafait, Z. (2019). Development and validation of a multidimensional instrument for measuring internal marketing in Chinese higher education. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 32 No. 3, pp. 413-435. (IF: 5.3, ABS: 2) *

10.  Latif, K. F., Tariq, R., Muneb, D., Sahibzada, U. F., Ahmed, M, S,. (2022). University social responsibility and performance: the role of service quality, reputation, student satisfaction and trust. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, (IF: 3.90, ABS: 2) (Accepted)

11.  Muavia, M., Hussain, Ghulam., Sahibzada, U.F. (2022). Workplace Spirituality, Knowledge-hiding, and the Mediating Role of Organizational Identification: Evidence from Pakistan. International Journal of Emerging Markets. (Accepted) (IF: 2.48, ABS: 2)

12.  Muavia, M., Hussain, Ghulam., Sahibzada, U.F., Ismail, Wan., Khair-uz-zaman, Wan. (2022). Employee’s Regulatory focus and intrapreneurship: Modelling the mediating role of creative self-efficacy and thriving. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies. DOI: 10.1108/JEEE-08-2021-0301. (ABDC-B, ESCI)

13.  Ashraf, Z., Afshan, G., &Sahibzada, U. F. (2021). Unpacking strategic corporate social responsibility in the time of crisis: a critical review. Journal of Global Responsibility. (ABDC-B, ESCI)

14.  Afshan, G., Sahibzada, U. F., Shaikh, H, Mughal, Y, H., Kundi, G, (2021). Supervisor’s Knowledge Hiding and Knowledge-based Trust: From the lens of Social Impact Theory. Aslib Journal of Information Management. DOI 10.1108/AJIM-06-2021-0165. (IF: 2.3, ABS: 1)

15.  Khan. M. S. U., Irfan. I, Durst. S, Sahibzada, U. F., Wasim. A; Tsui, E., (2021) Knowledge Retention in Oil and Gas Industry – The Case of Contract Workforce. Kybernetes. (ABS-A, IF: 1.75)

16.  Shafait Z, Khan MA, Sahibzada U. F, Dacko-Pikiewicz Z, Popp J (2021) An assessment of students’ emotional intelligence, learning outcomes, and academic efficacy: A correlational study in higher education. PLoS ONE 16(8): e0255428. (IF: 3.24, SSCI)

17.  Sahibzada, H. F., Jianfeng, C., Sahibzada, U. F., Khalid. R. & Afshan. G., (2021). Unpacking Knowledge Management and Organizational Performance: A Comparison between Emerging and Developing Countries. Aslib Journal of Information Management. DOI 10.1108/AJIM-11-2020-0358. (IF: 2.3, ABS: 1)*

18.  Shahzadi, A, Li, S, Sahibzada, U, F, Malik, M, Khalid, R, & Afshan, G, (2021).The dynamic relationship of knowledge management processes and project success: Modeling the mediating role of knowledge worker satisfaction. Business Process Management Journal. DOI 10.1108/BPMJ-08-2021-0500 (IF: 3.4, ABS: 2)* [1]

19.  Munir. H., Wang. M., Ramzan. S., Sahibzada, U. F.& Jianfeng. C, (2021). Disentangling the effect of personal abilities and socio-demographic variables on entrepreneurial intentions: Implications for entrepreneurship pedagogy. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, (Preprint). (ESCI)

20.  Ma, Y., Cai, J., Wang, Y., &Sahibzada, U. F, (2021). From venture capital towards venture firm innovation performance: evidence from SMEs of China. Journal of Intelligent & Fuzzy Systems, (Preprint), 1-7. (IF: 1.8, SSCI)

21.  Shafait, Z., Yuming, Z., &Sahibzada, U. F. (2021). Emotional intelligence and conflict management: an execution of organisational learning, psychological empowerment and innovative work behaviour in Chinese higher education. Middle East Journal of Management, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 1-22 (ABDC- B, ESCI)

22.  Sumbal, S. M, Ali. M, Sahibzada. U. F, Mir. F. M, Tariq. A, Munir. H., (2021). Big Data Based Knowledge Management Vs Traditional Knowledge Management: A People, Process and Technology Perspective, Journal of Information Science and Engineering(IF: 0.66, SSCI) Accepted.

23.  Sharif. S. M. F., Naiding. Y., Rehman. A. U., Sahibzada. U.F., and Kanwal. F., (2020), From partners’ learning intent to knowledge leakage: The role of contract and trust. Knowledge Management Research and Practice. (IF: 2.7, ABS: 2)

24.  Latif, K. F., Ruiz, P.A, &Sahibzada, U. F. (2020) Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Customer Loyalty in the Hotel Industry: A Cross-Country Study. International Journal of Hospitality Management. (IF: 9.2, ABS: 3)

25.  Latif, K. F., Machuca, M. M., Marimon, F., &Sahibzada, U. F (2021). Servant Leadership, Career, and Life Satisfaction in Higher Education: A Cross-Country Study of Spain, China, and Pakistan. Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 15 No.1, pp. 1-27. (IF: 3.0, ABS: 2)

26.  Latif, K. F., Afzal, O., Saqib, A., Sahibzada, U. F., & Alam, W. (2020). Direct and configurational paths of knowledge-oriented leadership, entrepreneurial orientation, and knowledge management processes to project success. Journal of Intellectual Capital. Vol. 22 No.1, pp. 149-170 (IF: 7.1, ABS: 2)

27.  Latif, K. F., Nazeer, A., Shahzad, F., Ullah, M., Imranullah, M., &Sahibzada, U. F. (2020). Impact of entrepreneurial leadership on project success: mediating role of knowledge management processes. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. Vol. 41 No. 2, pp. 237256. (IF: 3.2, ABS: 2)

28.  Latif, K. F., Sajjad, A., Bashir, R., Shaukat, M. B., Khan, M. B., &Sahibzada, U. F (2020). Revisiting the relationship between corporate social responsibility and organizational performance: The mediating role of team outcomes. Corporate Social Responsibility and

Environmental Management. (IF: 8.7, ABS: 2)

29.  Ahmad, N., Zhu, Y., Shafait, Z., Sahibzada, U. F.,& Waheed, A. (2019). Critical barriers to brownfield redevelopment in developing countries: The case of Pakistan. Journal of Cleaner Production, 212, pp. 1193-1209. (IF: 9.2, ABS: 2)

30.  Iqbal, A., Latif, F., Marimon, F., Sahibzada, U. F., & Hussain, S. (2019). From knowledge management to organizational performance: Modelling the mediating role of innovation and intellectual capital in higher education. Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 32 No. 1, pp, 36-59. (IF: 5.3, ABS: 2)

31.  Latif, K. F., Latif, I., Sahibzada, U. F.,& Ullah, M. (2019). In search of quality: measuring Higher Education Service Quality (HiEduQual). Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, Vol. 30 No. 7-8, pp. 768-791. (IF: 3.8, ABS: 3)

[1]* - Depicts Corresponding Authorship

International Confeence Papers

1.      Shaikh, F., Afshan, G., Anwer, R. S., Abbas, Z., &Sahibzada, U. F. (2022). Artificial intelligence and employee productivity: two way process through knowledge sharing and well-being.

2.      Mikiale. G. G., Zhu. Y., Sahibzada, U, F., Bekele, N. D. Advancing environmental sustainability via brownfield remediation: Framework to control future brownfield in Ethiopia lesson to Africa, Production and Operation Management Society, Granada, Spain, 2018.

3.      Sahibzada. U. F., Farzand, A, J, Latif. K. F, Ali,.M. An empirical investigation into the linkage of emotional intelligence, job stress and internal service quality, 8th South Asian International Conference (SAICON) 2016, August 24-26

Research Rewards

1.      Outstanding Student Award from Northwestern Polytechnical University, 2021

2.      Northwestern Polytechnical University, Excellent Student Award “Chinese Scholarship Council” (2020). 

3.      Best researcher of the year 2020 (Abasyn University, Peshawar).

Teaching Rewards

1.      Master Trainer for Capacity Building of Academic Leadership in Advance Research, Teaching Methodologies and Service Provisions, United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan, 2022.

Supervising Students’ Projects


1.      Co-Supervising two Ph.D. students in Abasyn University, (2020- Present).

2.      Co-supervisor of onePh.D. thesis at the Management Studies, Bahria University, Pakistan (2021- Present).

3.      Co-supervisor of Ph.D. thesis at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China (2021- Present).

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