Dr. Naimatullah Shah

Director of MHCM / Professor of Management


Dr. Naimatullah Shah is working as a professor of management and Director of Master in Human Capital Management at the College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University. He has over 22 years’ experience of teaching and research in a range of different cultures, academic traditions and working environment. His teaching focus has been a blend of management, human resource management, organizational behavior, strategic management, and business research methods. He has been awarded best teacher award of YU in 2019-2020.

Previously he served in key administrative and leadership positions in University of Sindh, Jamshoro, such as head of department of public administration, member of senate, member of academic council, member of the faculty curriculum committee, member of board of studies, member of scrutiny committee for PhD/M.Phil research proposals. He also served in key administrative positions in COBA, Al Yamamah University, such as a head of management and marketing department, member of college council, member of curriculum review committee, member of strategic planning committee and chair of appeal committee.

Dr. Shah received PhD from Brunel Business School, Brunel University London, UK in 2010 and subsequently been post-doctoral research fellow in same School. He has been Research Fellow in Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London and School of Management, Bradford University, UK. He was awarded Faculty Development Scholarship in 2007 for PhD program from the Ministry of Education, Pakistan. His track record of publishing quality research in international journals such as Journal of Business Research (JBR), Business Strategy and the Environment, Management Decision, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Education + Training, etc. His primary research interests include change management, employee commitment, entrepreneurship, leadership, and social relationships in the workplace. His current research focuses on organisational justice, social exchanges, ethical behaviour, and personality traits. He earned two research projects (Rs. 4 million each) from Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan and successfully completed on time. He supervised the students and got completed 10 PhDs, 06 MPhils and more than 150 graduate research projects.

Representative Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Shah, N.(2024), "Entrepreneurship barriers faced by Pakistani female students in relation to their entrepreneurial inclinations and entrepreneurial success", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 569-590. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-12-2021-0188. [ABDC-B; Q2; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & Abdelwahed, N.A.A.)
  2. Shah, N.(2024), "Developing organizational performance through talent management practices: employee satisfaction’s mediating role in learning organizations", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/BPMJ-03-2023-0208. [ABS-2; ABDC-B; Q2; SSCI] (with Bano, S., Saraih, U.N., Abdelwaheed, N.A.A. and Soomro, B.A.)
  3. Shah, N. (2024), "Going green with the green market and green innovation: building the connection between green entrepreneurship and sustainable development",Kybernetes, Vol. 53 No. 4, pp. 1484-1504, https://doi.org/10.1108/K-09-2022-1353. [ABS-1; ABDC-B; Q2; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A., Moawad, N.F., Saraih, U.N.,  & Abedelwahed, N.A.A.)
  4. Shah, N. (2024), "The role of digital technology and digital innovation towards firm performance in a digital economy", Kybernetes, Vol. 53 No. 2, pp. 620-644. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-01-2023-0124. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q2; SSCI] (with Zehri, A.W., Saraih, U.N., Abdelwahed, N.A.A. and Soomro, B.A.)
  5. Shah, N.(2024), "Developing environmental performance through sustainable practices, environmental CSR and behavioural intentions: an online approach during the COVID-19 pandemic", Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 20 No. 1, pp. 59-80. https://doi.org/10.1108/SRJ-11-2021-0481. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A., Elhag, G.M., Bhatti, M.K., & Abdelwahed, N.A.A.)
  6. Shah, N.(2023), "Effect of institutional support and entrepreneurial knowledge on women’s entrepreneurial self-efficacy and venture performance in a developing country", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 776-798. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-12-2021-0218 [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q2; ESCI] (with Abdelwahed, N.A.A., Soomro, B.A.,  & Saraih, U.N.
  7. Shah, N. (2023), "The achievement of sustainable development and business success through rational management decision-making in a circular economy",International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.  https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-02-2023-0043. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; ESCI] (with Bhatti, M.K., Saraih, U.N., Abdelwahed, N.A.A. & Soomro, B.A.)
  8. Shah, N. (2023), "Orientation and absorptive capacity towards sustainability: a missing link between sustainability and performance",International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-01-2022-0018. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; ESCI] (with Moawad, N.F., Bhatti, M.K., Abdelwahed, N.A.A. & Soomro, B.A.)
  9. Shah, N. (2023), "Intention to adopt Islamic finance through the mediation of attitudes towards Islamic finance",Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp.931-951, https://doi.org/10.1108/JIABR-08-2022-0205. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q3; ESCI] (with Bhatti, M.K., Anwar, S. & Soomro, B.A.)
  10. Shah, N. (2023), "COVID-19 complications and economic recovery of China: guidelines for other economies", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 39 No. 2, pp. 340-353. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-01-2021-0008. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & Mangi, S.N.)
  11. Shah, N.(2023), "Leading towards the students’ career development and career intentions through using multidimensional soft skills in the digital age", Education + Training, Vol. 65 No. 6/7, pp. 848-870. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-12-2022-0470. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; SSCI] (with Bano, S., Saraih, U.N., Abdelwahed, N.A.A. & Soomro, B.A.)
  12. Shah, N. (2023), "Developing the relationship between corporate cultural factors and employees' organizational commitment via self-efficacy", South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-12-2021-0459. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A., Zehri, A.W., Anwar, S. & Abdelwahed, N.A.A.)
  13. Shah, N.(2023), "COVID-19 complications and entrepreneurial intention among the entrepreneurs of Pakistan: evidence from the second wave of the pandemic", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 288-302. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-12-2020-0175.  [ABS-2; ABDC-C; Q2; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  14. Shah, N.(2023), "Predicting employee performance through transactional leadership and entrepreneur's passion among the employees of Pakistan, Asia Pacific Management Review, Vol. 28, 1,  pp. 60-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmrv.2022.03.001 [ABDC-B; Q1; ESCI] (with Abdelwahed, N.A.A. & Soomro, B.A.)
  15. Shah, N.(2023), "Effects of green human resource management practices on green innovation and behavior", Management Decision, Vol. 61 No. 1, pp. 290-312. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-07-2021-0869. [ABS-2; ABDC-B; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  16. Shah, N.(2023), "Effect of institutional support and entrepreneurial knowledge on women’s entrepreneurial self-efficacy and venture performance in a developing country", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 776-798. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJIS-12-2021-0218. [ABS-1; Q2; ESCI] (with Abdelwahed, N.A.A., Soomro, B.A. & Saraih, U.N.)
  17. Shah, N.(2022), "Work environment and performance among nurses: a significant way to overcome violation of human rights in the health sector", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. 15 No. 5, pp. 443-461. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-03-2021-0064. [ABS-1; ABDC-B; Q2; ESCI] (with Bhatti, M.K. & Soomro, B.A.)
  18. Shah, N.(2022), "Predictive power of training design on employee performance: an empirical approach in Pakistan's health sector", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 71 No. 8, pp. 3792-3808. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-09-2020-0489. [ABS-1; ABDC-B; Q3; ESCI] (with Bhatti, M.K., Soomro, B.A.)
  19. Shah, N.(2022), "Climate change and pro-environmental behaviours: the significant environmental challenges of livelihoods", Management of Environmental Quality, 33, No. 5, pp. 1187-1206. https://doi.org/10.1108/MEQ-10-2021-0236. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q2; ESCI] (with Abdelwahed, N.A.A., Soomro, B.A.)
  20. Shah, N.(2022), "Middle-class people imagining democratic attitudes: the Pakistani experience", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-01-2022-0003 [ABDC-C; Q2; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  21. Shah N. (2022), ‚ÄúThe Role of Environment, Business and Human Behavior towards Entrepreneurial Sustainability‚ÄĚ.¬†Sustainability.; 14, No. 5, pp. 2517. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14052517. [Q2; SSCI] (with Abdelwahed N.A.A. & Soomro B.A.)
  22. Shah, N.(2022), "Entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial self-efficacy, need for achievement and entrepreneurial intention among commerce students in Pakistan", Education + Training, Vol. 64 No. 1, pp. 107-125. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-01-2021-0023. [ABS-1; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  23. Shah, N.(2022), "Intention to adopt cryptocurrency: a robust contribution of trust and the theory of planned behavior", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-10-2021-0204. [ABDC-C; Q2; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & Abdelwahed, N.A.A.)
  24. Shah, N. (2021), "An Investigation Of Training And Development Towards Employee Performance: An Empirical Approach From Nurses‚ÄĚ,Multicultural Education, Vol. 7 10, pp. 410-418.¬†10.5281/zenodo.5571012. [Q4; ESCI] (with Bhatti, M.K. & Abbasi, Z.)
  25. Shah, N.(2022), "Environmental concerns among the entrepreneurs: a disaster resilience and environment building during the second wave of the COVID-19", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 13 No. 4, pp. 516-530. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-02-2021-0011. [Q2; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  26. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄėEarly COVID-19 outbreak, individual‚Äôs mast attitudes and purchase intentions: a cohesive care‚Äô, Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management. 12 No. 4, pp. 571-586. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-05-2020-0082. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q2; ESCI] (with Kalwar, M. S. & Soomro, B. A.)
  27. Shah, N.(2021), "Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards the spread of COVID-19: a health counseling initiative among potential entrepreneurs of FUUAST", Health Education, 121 No. 6, pp. 670-682 https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-06-2021-0086. [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & Lakhan, G.R.)
  28. Shah, N.(2021), "COVID-19 impediments and business start-ups in Pakistan: Evidence from the second wave of the pandemic‚ÄĚ,¬†Managerial and Decision Economics, 42, No. 7, pp. 1909-1918, ¬†https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.3445. [ABS-2; ABDC-B; Q3; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & Lakhan, G.R.)
  29. Shah, N.(2021), "Training characteristics and employees' performance among the nurses in Pakistan", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp.625-641. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-02-2021-0026. [ABDC-C; Q2; ESCI] (with Bhatti, M.K. & Soomro, B.A.)
  30. Shah, N.(2021), "Technopreneurship intention among nonbusiness students: a quantitative assessment", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 17 No. 3, pp. 502-514. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-10-2020-0129. [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  31. Shah, N.(2022), "Is procrastination a ‚Äúfriend or foe‚ÄĚ? Building the relationship between fear of the failure and entrepreneurs‚Äô well-being",¬†Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, Vol. 14 No. 6, pp. 1054-1071.¬†https://doi.org/10.1108/JEEE-12-2019-0191[ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  32. Shah, N.(2021), "Examining the intention to stay home due to COVID-19: a pandemic's second wave outlook", Health Education, Vol. 121 No. 4, pp. 420-435. https://doi.org/10.1108/HE-12-2020-0118. [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  33. Shah, N. (2021), "Strategic factors and significance of organizational innovation and organizational learning in organizational performance", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 481-506. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-05-2019-0114[ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q2; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & Mangi, S.)
  34. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄėInternal green integration and environmental performance: The predictive power of proactive environment strategy, greeing the supplier, and environment collaboration with the supplier‚Äô, Business Strategy and the Environment. Vol. 30, No.2, pp.1333-1344. https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2687 ¬†¬†[ABS-3; ABDC-A; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  35. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄúAttitudes towards entrepreneurial among the students of Thialand: an entrepreneurial attitude orientation approach‚ÄĚ, Education +Training, 63, No.2, pp.239-255.https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-01-2020-0014 [ABS-1; Q2; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Memon, M.)
  36. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄėPaternalistic leadership style, employee voice and creativity among entrepreneurs: An empirical evidence from Pakistan‚Äô, Management Decision, ¬†Vol. 59, No.2, pp.285-305. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-11-2018-1207. [ABS-2; ABDC-B; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Memon, M.)
  37. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄėEntrepreneurial orientation and performance in a developing country: Strategic entrepreneurship as a mediator‚Äô,¬† Business Strategy and Development, Vol. 3, No.4, pp.567-577. https://doi.org/10.1002/bsd2.122. [ABDC-A; Q1; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  38. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄėRobustness of the transformational leadership towards sustainable entrepreneurship in Pakistan,¬† Journal of Public Affairs, Vol. 22, No.2, pp.e2509. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2509, [ABS-1; ABDC-B; Q3] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  39. Shah, N. (2020), "Perceptions of young entrepreneurial aspirants towards sustainable entrepreneurship in Pakistan", Kybernetes, Vol. 50 No. 7, pp. 2134-2154. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-07-2019-0504. [ABS-1; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A. & K. Almahdi, H.)
  40. Shah, N. (2019), ‚ÄėGreen entrepreneurship inclination among younger generation: An avenue towards a green economy‚Äô, Sustainable Development, Vol. 28, No.4, pp.585-594. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.2010. [ABDC-C; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Lakhan, G. R.)
  41. Shah, N. (2020), ‚ÄėPredicting entrepreneurial intention among business students of public sector universities of Pakistan: An application of the entrepreneurial event model (EEM)‚Äô,¬† World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 16, No.3, pp.219-230.¬† https://10.1108/WJEMSD-11-2019-0092. [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A., Lakhan, G. R. & Mangi, S.)
  42. Shah, N. (2019), ‚ÄúDetermining the impact of entrepreneurial orientation and organizational culture on job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and employee‚Äôs performance‚ÄĚ,¬†South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 8, No.3, pp.266-282¬†https://doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-12-2018-0142. [ABS-1; ABDC-C; Q1; ESCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  43. Soomro, B. A., Shah, N. & Memon, M. (2019), ‚ÄėInvestigating the intention to adopt smartphone apps among the entrepreneurs of a developing country‚Äô, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 15 No.4, pp. 341-353. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-12-2018-0103. [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Memon, M.)
  44. Shah, N. (2019), ‚ÄúEnablers of entrepreneurial self-efficacy in a developing country‚ÄĚ, Education +Training, Vol. 61, No.6, pp.684-699. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-10-2018-0226 ¬†[ABS-1; Q2; ESCI] (Memon, M. & Soomro, B. A.)
  45. Shah, N. (2019) ‚ÄúFactors affecting entrepreneurial leadership in Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) of Pakistan: An empirical evidence‚ÄĚ, World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development,¬†Vol.15, No. 1, pp. 31-44 https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-05-2018-0054. ¬†[Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Mangi, S.)
  46. Shah, N. (2019): ‚ÄúA scientific approach to measure public political participation in Pakistan‚ÄĚ, Asian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 88-107 https://doi.org/10.1080/02185377.2019.1576056 [ABDC-B; Q2; ESCI] (Mangi, S. & Soomro, B.A.)
  47. Shah, N. (2019), ‚ÄúThe influence of demographic factors on the business success of entrepreneurs: An empirical study from the small and medium-sized enterprises context of Pakistan‚ÄĚ, International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 23, No.2, pp.1-12. https://www.abacademies.org/articles/The-influence-of-demographic-factors-business-success-of-entrepreneurs-an-empirical-study-from-the-small-and-medium--sized-enterprises-context-of-pakistan-23-2-280.pdf [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A., & Abdelwahed, N. A.A.)
  48. Shah, N. (2018), ‚ÄúDetermining the impact of entrepreneurial adversity and psychological capital on entrepreneurial resilience among entrepreneurs of Pakistan‚ÄĚ, Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Vol. 14, No.2, pp. 95-116. http://www.asiaentrepreneurshipjournal.com/JAESVolXIVOct2018.pdf[ABDC-C; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Anwar. S.)
  49. Shah, N. (2018) ‚ÄúRobustness of the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB): A Comparative Study between Pakistan and Thailand‚ÄĚ, Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal. Vol.24, No. 3, pp. 1-18. https://www.abacademies.org/articles/robustness-of-the-theory-of-planned-behaviour-tpb-a-comparative-study-between-pakistan-and-thailand-7501.html¬† [Q3; ESCI] (with Soomro, B. A. & Memon, M.)
  50. Shah, N. (2017) ‚ÄúInvestigating entrepreneurial intention among public sector university students of Pakistan‚ÄĚ, Education + Training , Vol.59, No. 7/8, pp. 841-865. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-11-2016-0168¬† [ABS-1; Q2; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  51. Shah, N. (2017), ‚ÄúAre retirement intentions and behaviours in aging employees in instinctive? An empirical study conducted on Sugar Factories from Sindh, Pakistan‚ÄĚ, International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion. Vol.8, No. 2, pp. 81-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJWOE.2017.086419 [ABDC-B; Q4; SSCI] (with Baloch, R. A. S.)
  52. Shah, N., (2017), ‚ÄúThe Impact of Organizational Justice toward Ethical Behaviour‚ÄĚ, International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, Vol.12, no. 2, pp. 240-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJBIR.2017.081405¬† [ABS-1; Q3; ESCI] (with Anwar, S., & Irani, Z.)
  53. Shah, N. (2017) ‚ÄúBig Data in an HR context: Exploring organizational change readiness, employee attitudes and behaviours‚ÄĚ, Journal of Business Research, Vol.70, pp. 366-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2016.08.010¬† [ABS-3; ABDC-A; Q1; SSCI] (with Irani, Z. & Sharif, A.)
  54. Shah, N. (2015) ‚ÄúDeveloping Attitudes and Intentions among Potential Entrepreneurs‚ÄĚ, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol.28, No.2. pp. 304-322. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEIM-07-2014-0070¬† [ABS-2; ABDC-A; Q1; SSCI] (with Soomro, B.A.)
  55. Shah, N. (2012) ‚ÄúInvestigating Employee Attitudes and Beliefs Using Commitment and Situational Factors‚ÄĚ, International Journal of Logistics System and Management (IJLSM) Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 198-212. DOI:¬†10.1504/IJLSM.2012.045423 [ABS-1; Q3] & (with Irani, Z.)
  56. Shah, N. (2011) ‚ÄúInvestigating Employee Career Commitment Factors in Public Sector Organisation of a Developing Country‚ÄĚ, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 24, No. 6. pp. 534-546. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410391111166567¬† [ABS-2; ABDC-A; Q1; SSCI]
  57. Shah, N. (2011) ‚ÄúAn Empirical Investigation of Organisational Antecedents of Employee Job Satisfaction in a Developing Country‚ÄĚ, Transforming Government: People, Process & Policy (TG: PPP), Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 280-294. DOI:¬†10.1108/17506161111155414. [ABS-2; ABDC-B; Q1; SSCI] (with Halepota, J. A.)
  58. Shah, N. (2011) ‚ÄúA Study of the Relationship between Organisational Justice and Employee Readiness for Change‚ÄĚ, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 24, No. 3. pp. 224-236. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410391111122835¬† [ABS-2; ABDC-A; Q1; SSCI]
  59. Shah, N. (2010) ‚ÄúRelationships between Employee Readiness, for Organisational Change, Supervisor and Peer Relations and Demography‚ÄĚ, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Vol. 23, No. 5, pp-640-652. https://doi.org/10.1108/17410391011083074¬† [ABS-2; ABDC-A; Q1; SSCI] (with Shah, G. S.)


Research Interests

  • Change management
  • Employee commitment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Social relationships in the workplace
  • Organisational justice
  • Talent Management
  • Green HRM
  • Ethical behaviour
  • Personality traits


Honors and Awards

  • Best Teacher Award, 2019-2020, Al Yamamah University
  • Full Doctoral Scholarship, 2007-2010 (the Government of Pakistan)
  • Won PAR 4.0 Million research project from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to research on ‚ÄúThe State of Governance in Pakistan: A way out for good governance‚ÄĚ (2016-17).
  • Won PAR 4.0 Million research project from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan to research on ‚ÄúInvestigation attitudes of middle class Pakistanis towards democracy‚ÄĚ (2015-2016).


Conference/Doctoral Symposium

  1. Shah N. (2023) ‚ÄúAssociation between work environment, work-family conflict and employees‚Äô turnover intention through moderation of job experience in the commercial banking sectors‚ÄĚ 3rd ¬†International Conference on Emerging Business and Economics Trends¬†(ICEBET), 21-22 March, 2023, Faculty of Management and Business Administration Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Shaheedbanazirabad, Sindh, Pakistan. (with Bhayo, A. R.)
  2. Shah, N.¬†(2018),‚ÄúInfluence of leadership behavior on the organizational commitment and job satisfaction among public sector managers of Pakistan: An empirical approach‚ÄĚ,¬†Socio-economic trends in business environment: Challenges & opportunities, ‚ÄėKASBIT‚Äô Research Conference 4th-6th¬†December 2018,¬†Pakistan. (with Soomro, B. A., Ahmed, M. & Mangi, S.)
  3. Shah, N. (2018),"Education stratification and nation building process in Pakistan" International conference on new trends in social sciences and humanities in the contemporary world: with special reference to world peace order, 05-06 December, 2018, Karachi, Pakistan. (with Mangi, S.)
  4. Shah, N.¬†(2018) ‚ÄúFactors Leading Employees to Act Unethically: A Conceptual approach‚Ä̬†3rdInternational Conference on Experiential Learning, 20th- 21st¬†October 2018, Institute of Business Management, Karachi, Pakistan. (with Anwar, S. & Memon, H.)
  5. Shah, N.¬†(2018) ‚ÄúInvestigating the quality of governance in Pakistan: A way out for good governance‚ÄĚ,¬†2nd¬†National Graduate Conference,¬†28th-29th¬†August 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan. (with Mangi, S.)
  6. Shah, N.¬†(2018) ‚ÄúReligion and Contextual Support towards Entrepreneurial Intentions‚ÄĚ,¬†Emerging Trends in Pakistan Economy, Socio-Economic Challenges and Opportunities, 25th-27th¬†April 2018, Abbottabad, Pakistan. (with Shah, S. D, & Mangi, S.)
  7. Shah, N.¬†(2018),¬†‚ÄúImpact of Organizational Commitment on Effective Talent Management‚ÄĚ,¬†3rd¬†International Conference on Business, Economics and IT, 7-8 February 2018, Jamshoro, Pakistan. (with Sobia)
  8. Shah, N.¬†(2016) ‚ÄúQuality of Governance in Pakistan: An investigation through public trust in national institutions‚ÄĚ,¬†National¬†Conference on Emerging Trends in Governance and Management in Pakistan, 20th-21st¬†May 2016, Lahore, Pakistan. (with Mangi, S.)
  9. Shah, N.¬†(2015) ‚ÄúExploring Organizational Justice towards Ethical Behavior: taking Personality Traits as mediator. A Conceptual Approach‚ÄĚ,¬†National Research Conference on Management and Business - (NRCMB-2015), 15-16 December 2015, Karachi, Pakistan. (with Anwar, S. & Memon, H.)
  10. Shah, N.¬†(2014) ‚ÄúThe Effects of Training and Development on Employees Performance‚ÄĚ,¬†International Conference on Human Resources Management and Development¬†(ICHRMD, 2014), 04-05 November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (with Bhatti, M.)
  11. Shah, N.¬†(2014) ‚ÄúIslamic Banking Entrepreneurs Model in Pakistan‚ÄĚ,¬†Youth Entrepreneur Conference (YEC),¬†University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (21stFebruary 2014). (with Kartio, M.A. & Hingoro, A.A.)
  12. Shah, N.¬†(2013) ‚ÄúThe Impact of Personality Traits and Core Self Evaluation on Employees Organisational Commitment‚ÄĚ,¬†European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems¬†(EMCIS 2013), 17-18 October 2013, London, United Kingdom. (with Wahid, A.)
  13. Shah, N.¬†(2013) ‚ÄúDemand and Optimizing Research of Entrepreneurship Professionalism‚ÄĚ,¬†First International Conference on Business, Economics and Informational Technology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan (17 February 2013). (with Shaikh, F. M)
  14. Shah, N.,¬†(2013) ‚ÄúThe relationship between organisational justice and ethical behaviour: A conceptual approach‚ÄĚ,¬†2nd¬†International Conference on Advance in Social Science, Management and Human Behaviour ‚Äď (SMHB-2013), 12-13 October 2013, Zurich, Switzerland. (with Anwer, S. & Memon, H.)
  15. Shah, N.¬†(2013) ‚ÄúInvestigating Attitudes and Intentions among Potential Entrepreneurs of a Developing Country‚ÄĚ,¬†2nd¬†International Conference on Humanities, Economics, and Geography (ICHEG‚Äô2013), 17-18 June 2013, London, United Kingdom. (with Soomro, B.)
  16. Shah, N.¬†(2010) ‚ÄúEmployee Attitudes and Behaviours towards Organisational Change using Supervisor and Peer Relations‚ÄĚ,¬†European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems¬†(EMCIS 2010), 12-13 April 2010, Abu Dhabi, UAE. (with Irani, Z.)
  17. Shah, N.¬†(2009) ‚ÄúEmployee Readiness for Change Management: Impact of Employee Commitment with the Organisation and Career (A Case Study of Pakistan‚ÄĚ, Doctoral Symposium,¬†23-24 March, 2009, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London, UK.
  18. Shah, N.¬†(2009) ‚ÄúImpact of Employees Psychological and Financial Predictors for Readiness to Organizational Change‚ÄĚ, European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems¬†(EMCIS 2009), 13-14 July 2009, Izmir, Turkey. (with Irani, Z.)
  19. Shah, N.¬†(2008) ‚ÄúEmployee Readiness for Change Management: Impact of Employee Commitment with the Organisation and Career‚ÄĚ, Doctoral Symposium,¬†21-22 May 2008, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London, UK.
  20. Shah, N.¬†(2007) ‚ÄúEmployee Readiness for Change Management: A Study of Employees‚Äô Perceptions and Workplace Factors‚ÄĚ, Doctoral Symposium,¬†14-15 June 2007, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London, UK.

Current Teaching

  • BUS 540 Business Research Methods and Publications
  • HCM 517 Human Resources Strategies and Training
  • HCM 519 Talent Acquisition and Development
  • MGT 315 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 360 Project Management

Graduate Teaching

  • Human Resource Strategies
  • Compensation and Performance Management
  • Training and Development
  • Job Analysis and Job Design
  • Strategic Management
  • International Human Resource Management

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Organizational Behaviours
  • Introduction to Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Research Methodology


  • Director, Master in Human Capital Management, COB, Al Yamamah University
  • Chair, COB, Research Committee, Al Yamamah University
  • Member of the Appeal Committee, College of Business, Al Yamamah University.

Previously served

  • Chair, Department of Public Administration, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • A member of Senate, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • A member Board of Governance, Far East and South East Asia Study Center, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • A member of Academic Council, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • A member of Scrutiny Committee for PhD/M.Phil research proposal evaluation, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • A member of Board of Advance Studies, University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
  • Chair of the Management and Marketing Department, College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University
  • A member of the Strategy Committee for graduate and undergraduate programs at College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University
  • The Chair of the Appeal Committee, College of Business Administration, Al Yamamah University.

PhD Thesis Examiner

  • Study of Capital Structure, investment decisions, dividend policy decision, and financial performance among listed manufacturing form of Pakistan: A multi mediation analysis from 2015- 2020, Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan (2022).
  • The Human Resources Management and Practice in Public Sector of Pakistan ‚Äď A case study of Pakistan State Oil, Roskilde University, Denmark (2017).
  • Influence of Consumer Innovativeness, Dogmatism, Social Characteristics, and Need for Inquiry on New Product Adoption, Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan (2015).
  • An Analysis of Consumer Behaviour in Mobile Phone Market, Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan (2014).

Journal article referee/reviewer 

Education + Training, British Journal of Management (BJM), Journal of Enterprise Information Management (JEIM), Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Logistics System and Management (IJLSM), Transforming Government: People, Process & Policy (TG: PPP), Asia Pacific Management Review, Journal of Independent Study and Research Management, Social Sciences and Economics (JISR-MSSE), International Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (IRJAH), Grassroots.