Faculty Profile

Dr Sami Ullah Bajwa

Associate Professor, Director Center for Multidisciplinary Research, HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

Dr Hasan Murad School of Management (HSM)

Department of Management

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Dr Sami Ullah Bajwa (official name Sami Ullah s/o Abdul Haque Bajwa) has over sixteen years of experience of working with national and international academia, International Development Agencies, the Government of Pakistan, and private sector organizations. Dr Bajwa joined UMT in 2014 as Assistant Professor. He is currently working as Associate Professor and Director for the Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CMR) at the School of Business and Economics (SBE) of the University of Management and Technology (UMT). He has also been an Affiliate of George Mason University, Virginia USA from 2016 to 2018. Besides his engagements within university, Dr Bajwa works as consultant with International Development Agencies, in the filed of evaluation and program planning. He conducts mix-method research, having expertise in theoretical framework development and qualitative data analysis.   

Teaching Interests: 

  • Organization Theory
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Business Strategy
  • Qualitative Research   

Research Interests:

  • Monitoring and Evaluation 
  • Organization Behavior and Human Resource Management 
  • Organization Theory and Knowledge Management  

Professional Background 

  • Director, Center for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan (March 2020 - Continued)
  • Director for Internationalization, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan (Feb 2015 - Feb 2019)
  • Assistant Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Government of Pakistan (June 2010 – Feb 2014)
  • National Expert for Investment Promotion, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) (Dec 2008 – June 2010)
  • Assistant Manager – Policy and Planning, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Government of Pakistan (June 2005 – Nov 2008)
  • Marketing Executive – Sayyed Engineers (Pvt.) Ltd (June 2004 to June 2005)

Consultancies with International Development Agencies

  • Institute for Development (IFD) - 2021
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) - 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Pakistan Agriculture Development (PAD) Program, Winrock USAID - 2019
  • World Widlife Fund (WWF) - 2014, 2015
  • Solidaridad, Netherlands. - 2014, 2015
  • Asian Development Bank - 2014  

Trainings Conducted

  • How to Develop Theoretical Framework in Research Studies (2020) - Vellore Institute of Technology, India 
  • How to Develop Theoretical Framework in Research Studies (2020)- Virtual University, Pakistan
  • Design Thinking and Creativity (2019) - Auriga Group 
  • Change Management (2019) - ICU Pharma 
  • Philosophy of Qualitative Research (2018)- Virtual University, Pakistan  
  • From Good to Great , Leadership and Team Building (2018) - Suncrop Group 
  • Qualitative Research Methods (2017) - CTL UMT 

Other Professional Engagements

  • Conference Manager, "SME Conference" - a joint iniaitive of SMEDA and UMT. For details
  • Reviwer - Acadmy of Management Annual Conference  
  • Member Technical Committee, SMEDA Research Journal 
  • Occasional writer at Express Tribune Newpaper  

Education & Qualifications

  • PhD Management: Research focus “Towards a Complexity Aware Management Approach for International Development Agencies”, University of Management and Technology, Pakistan (2019)
  • MS-Entrepreneurship & SME Management, Government College University, Pakistan (2013)
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Management amd Technology, Pakistan (2004)   
  • Advance Certificate in Teaching and Research, George Mason University, USA  (2018)
  • Monitoring & Evaluation Expert, ASP(USAID)-LUMS, Lahore, Pakistan (2013)
  • Enterprise Development Training – ITAP, Manama, Bahrain (2011)
  • COMFAR Expert for Project Formulation and Appraisal – UNIDO, Vienna, Austria (2008)
  • SME Development Policies – PREX, Osaka, Japan  (2006)  

Research & Publications


  • Dr Bajwa has 16 publications in leading HEC approved national and international journals. His research may be accessed at:

Conference Papers

  1. Result Based Management as Distinctive Management Model for International Development Agencies, Presented in 38th AIRAANZ Conference 2019, Melbourne, Australia
  2. ICU Pharma – Growth Crossroads, presented (and received Best Case Awared) at 15th South Asian Management Forum, IBA Sukkher, Pakistan
  3. Making Sense of Sensemaking Process, Presented in 78th AOM Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, USA
  4. Promoting Interfaith Harmony on Campus – Role of Teachers, presented in IAFOR 2018 Conference, Hawaii, USA
  5. Evaluation for Improvement, in International Development Agencies - Learning from a Pilot Project in Pakistan, presented in International Doctoral Conference 2017, Zhejiang University, China
  6. Role of Gender and Personality in Explaining Cognitive Adaptability in Entrepreneurs, presented at World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 2015, University of Istanbul, Turkey

Thesis Supervision

  1. Impact of High Performance Work System on Emotional Exhaustion: Mediation of Work Demands and moderation of Perceived Organizational Support (2020)
  2. High Involvement Work Practices and Change-Oriented OCB: The Mediating Role of Felt Responsibility for Constructive Change and the Moderating Role of Innovative Climate (2020)
  3. Gender Crisis in Mentoring Theory: A Psychoanalytical Perspective (2019)
  4. The Effect of ‘BA’ on Turnover Intention: Mediating Role of Employees Learning and Performance (2019)
  5. Rethinking Performance: The Challenge of Identifying and Dealing with Mediocrity (2018)
  6. Expatriates Adjustment in Creative Culture: Exploring the Path Dependency Process (2018)
  7. Problems faced by Repatriates during the Adjustment with their Home Country HR Practices: A Case of Pakistan (2018)
  8. Managing Religious Diversity on Campus: The of Teacher (2017)
  9. Beneficiary Assessment Based Evaluation of SME Policy of Pakistan (2017)
  10. SME Definition Issue: A Case of SME Task Force Pakistan (2016)
  11. Challenges in Adoption of Result- Based Management Approach: Case of SMEDA (2016)
  12. Employing Transgender in Organization: Workplace Discrimination Challenges (2016)
  13. From Borrowers to Donors: The rationale behind the conversion (2016)


  • Gold medal in Ph.D - by UMT
  • Dr Hasan Sohain Excellence Award - by UMT
  • Best Teaching Case - by South Asian Management Forum

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