Saif Sami, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Dr. Saif Sami is Assistant Professor at the College of Business as well as Assistant to the Dean of the College of Business for Graduate Studies. He is the Chair of the Graduate Committee, a member of the Council of the College of Business, as well as a member of the Department Committee. He is the principal author of the Graduate Program Restructuring Plan. Previously, he has been a member of the Examination Committee and the COOP committee at Al-Yamamah University.

Before joining Al-Yamamah University, Dr. Saif was working as an Assistant Professor of Management at Saudi Electronic University. While serving there, he held key administrative positions, such as a member of the Examination Committee, as well as a member of the Studentsā€™ Grievance Committee.

As well, he is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, U.S.A. and is a member of Amnesty International. Before moving to Saudi Electronic University, he served as an Assistant Professor of Management at Aligarh Muslim University, India for about 2 years.

Dr. Saif has a Ph.D. in Operations & Supply Chain Management from Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2013. As well, he has an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, India, 2007. He received his B.Tech. (Mechanical) from Aligarh Muslim University, India, 2004. His research interests include logistic and distribution strategies, quality management, supply chain management and lean systems.

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Integral Reviewā€A Journal of Management, SRM Management Digest, Vikalpaā€Journal of Decision Makers.

Selected Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Sami, S. (2013). Building Supply Chain Collaboration:Ā Different Collaborative Approaches, Integral Reviewā€A Journal of Management,Ā 32: 66-75.
  2. Sami, S. and Ahmed, S. (2009). Case Analysis ā€“Turnaround @ Motorola India: Mobile Devices Business through the HR Lever,Ā Vikalpaā€Journal of Decision Makers, Indian Institute of Management,Ā 27 (2): 21-28.
  3. Sami, S. and Ahmed, S. (2009). Relationship between Leadership Capability and Knowledge Management: A Measurement Approach,Ā Journal of Information and Knowledge Management,Ā 3 (1): 39-46.
  4. Sami, S. (2010). Developing eā€tailing strategies for the future,Ā SRM Management Digest, 11: 52-59.

Research Interests

  • Logistics and distribution strategies
  • Quality management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Lean Systems

Honors and Awards

  • Award in recognition of teaching and community service at Saudi Electronic University, 2015.
  • Best student award, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, 2007.
  • Best student award, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, 2006.
  • Maulana Azad Scholarship, Aligarh Muslim University, 2007.
  • Government of India Scholarship for Doctoral Students, 2007.
  • Maulana Azad Scholarship, Aligarh Muslim University, 2000.

Conference Proceeding Articles

  1. Sami, S. ā€œBottlenecks in International Logistics and Ways to minimize themā€ at International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2010.
  2. Sami, S. ā€œDeveloping E-Tailing Strategies for the futureā€ at SRM University, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu, India, 2010.
  3. Sami, S. ā€œChallenges and Opportunities in Global Supply Chain Managementā€ at International Institute of Foreign Trade and Research, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2009.
  4. Sami, S. ā€œCorporate Social Responsibility as a Supply Chain Management Tool.ā€ Nirma Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, 2008.

Workshops

  1. Analysis in Management: An Applied OrientationĀ organized by ICFAI National College, Aligarh, India, 2011.
  2. Research Methodology in Business StudiesĀ organized by U.G.C. Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 2011.
  3. Data Analysis with R and SPSSĀ organized by U.G.C. Academic Staff College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 2010.
  4. Research Methods and Research Paper WritingĀ organized by the Faculty of Management Studies and Research, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, 2008.

Current Teaching

BUS 496: Principles of Management for MBA

MGT 502: Foundations of Leadership for MBA

MGT 301: Operations Management for BSBA

BUS 401: Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility for BSBA

MGT 411: Total Quality Management for BSBA

MKT 411: Marketing Strategies for BSBA

Graduate Teaching

  • Principles of Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Theory & Behaviour
  • Foundations of Leadership
  • Project Management
  • International Business
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Total Quality Management
  • Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Business Research Methods

Services and Administrative Experience

  • Assistant to the Dean of College of Business for Graduate Studies at Al-Yamamah University, 2018 ā€“ present.
  • Chair of the Graduate Committee at Al-Yamamah University, 2019 ā€“ present.
  • Member of the College of Business Council at Al-Yamamah University, 2018 ā€“ present.
  • Principal author of the Graduate Program Restructuring Plan at Al-Yamamah University.
  • Member of the department committee at Al-Yamamah University, 2016 ā€“ present.
  • Member of Examination Committee at Al-Yamamah University, 2017 ā€“ 2018.
  • Member of COOP Committee at Al-Yamamah University, 2016 ā€“ 2018.
  • Member of Examination Committee at Saudi Electronic University, 2014 ā€“ 2016.
  • Member of Studentsā€™ Grievance Committee at Saudi Electronic University, 2015 ā€“ 2016.
  • Member of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, U.S.A., 2013 ā€“ present.
  • Member, Amnesty International, 2008 ā€“ present.