Faculty Profile

Sami Ullah Bajwa

Assistant Professor, Director Center for Multidisciplinary Research

School of Business and Economics

Department of Management

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Mr. Sami ullah Bajwa (Summary of Profile)

Mr. Sami Ullah Bajwa is a development practitioner and scholar, having rich combination of over 12 years of experience of working with International Development Agencies, Government of Pakistan, private sector, and academia.  

Currently Mr. Sami Ullah is working with University of Management & Technology, Lahore Pakistan in capacity of Assistant Professor and Director for Internationalization. Prior to it, he has served United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as National Expert for Investment Promotion, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) Government of Pakistan as Assistant Manager for Monitoring & Evaluation, and Sayyed Engineers (Pvt.) Ltd as marketing executive.

Mr. Bajwa has also worked as Evaluation Consultant with Asian Development Bank, World wildlife Foundation (WWF), Solidaridad Netherlands, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and Pak Lite (Pvt) Ltd. He is Conference Manager of “SME Conference” – a landmark joint initiative of Government of Pakistan and academia for promoting SME focused and applied research in Pakistan. Moreover, he is executive member of “Youth Initiative for Interfaith Harmony”.        

He is a prolific writer, having around 15 publications to his credit. His publications include 2 papers in ISI Impact Factor Journals, 2 papers in Emerald Journals, 3 papers in Scopus Journals, 2 papers in IS indexed and HEC (Y category) recognized journals, 1 conference paper in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016 in United States of America, and 1 paper in World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Istanbul, Turkey. Mr. Bajwa is also co-author of a book on “Evaluation Frameworks for Common Facility Centers”, published by Government of Pakistan. Currently, he is working in collaboration with federal Government for an edited book on Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Sector of Pakistan.

Mr. Bajwa is pursuing his PhD Management from UMT. He has completed 18 Cr. hours course work and comprehensive exam. Recently, his PhD proposal titled “Towards a Complexity Aware Management Approach in International Development Agencies” has been approved by Board of Advance Studies and Research (BASAR). Earlier, he has earned MS degree in Entrepreneurship and SME Management from Government Collage University Lahore, and MBA degree from University of Management & Technology, Lahore Pakistan. He has also earned advance certification in Monitoring & Evaluation from USAID-LUMS, Enterprise Development from Islamic Development Bank, Manama Bahrain, COMFAR Expert for Project Formulation and Appraisal from UNIDO, Vienna Austria, and SME Development Policies from Pacific Resource Exchange Program, Osaka Japan.    

Teaching Interests: 

Monitoring & Evaluation, Organization Theory, Performnace Management, Human Resource Development, Management 

Research Interests:

  • Qualitative Research  
  • International Development
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Organization Theory
  • Applied (Industry-driven) Research  

Professional Background

  • Assistant Professor / Director for Internationalization, University of Management & Technology, Pakistan (Feb 2014 - till date)
  • 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:

  • World Wide Foundation (WWF) and Solidaridad, Netherlands: Study of effectiveness and way ahead for Farmer Organizations, established under Farmer Support Program for Sustainable Sugarcane, in Jahang area of Punjab, Pakistan (2014, 2015-phase II).
  • Better Cotton Initiative (BCI): Evaluation of stakeholder satisfaction, 2014
  • Asian Development Bank: Evaluation of Ceramics Common Facility Center 

Other Professional Engagements

  • Conference Manager, “1st National SME Conference May 2016” jointly organized by Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Government of Pakistan and University of Management & Technology. For details
  • Exective Member, Youth Interfaith Harmony Initiative  
  • Reviwer - Acadmy of Management Annul Conference 2015, 2016 
  • Member Technical Committee, SMEDA Research Journal   
  • Memeber, Community of Evaluators of Pakistan

Education & Qualifications:

  • PhD Management: Research focus “Towards a Complexity Aware Management Approach for International Development Agencies”, University of Management & Technology, Pakistan (2013 - continued)
  • MS-Entrepreneurship & SME Management, Government College University, Pakistan (2013)
  • Masters in Business Administration, University of Management & Technology, Pakistan (2004)   
  • 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)  


Publications in ISI Impact Factor Journals  

Shahzad, K., Bajwa, S. U., Ansted, R., Mamoon, D., & Rehman, K. U. (2017). Capacity Evaluation of Electricity Distribution Companies for Successful Implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in Pakistan: AMI-Specific Human Resource Management Perspective. Utility Policy  (1.01 ISI Impact Factor) 

Bajwa, S. U., Kitchlew, N., Shahzad, K., & Rehman, K. U. (2015). Brief Communication: Phronesis Knowledge as Enabler of Intuitive Decision Making. Knowledge Organization, 42(1). (0.44 ISI Impact Factor)

Publications in Emerald Journals 

Bajwa, S. U., Shahzad, K., & Aslam, M.H. (2017). Exploring Big-5 Personality Traits and Gender as Predictors of Entrepreneurs’ Cognitive Adaptability . Journal of Modelling in Management. (Emerald Journal – accepted for publication)

Shahzad, K., Bajwa, S. U., Siddiqi, A. F. & Raza Sultani, A. (2016). Integrating knowledge management (KM) strategies and processes to enhance organizational creativity and performance: an empirical investigation. Journal of Modelling in Management, 11(1). (Emerald Journal)

Publications in Scopus Journals

Shahzad, K., Aslam, M. H., Kitchlew, N., & Bajwa, S. U. (2015). Exploring dimensions and challenges of services quality in banking sector of Pakistan: a focus group methodology. International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management, 9(4), 240-253. (Scopus listed)

Aslam, M. H., Siddiqi, A. F., Shahzad, K., & Bajwa, S. U. (2014). Predicting Student Academic Performance: Role of Knowledge Sharing and Outcome Expectations. International Journal of Knowledge Management (IJKM), 10(3), 18-35. (Scopus/PsyInfo/APA)

Shahzad, K., Zia, S. A., Aslam, M. H., Syed, A. R., & Bajwa, S. U. (2013). Role of organizational vision and adaptability in knowledge management. Problems and Perspectives in Management, 11(2). (Scopus listed)

Publications in IS Indexed & HEC Recognized Journals  

Shahzad, K., Kitchlew, N., Bajwa, S. U.,&  Sair, S. A (2016). The Evolution of Nonaka’s Thoughts on Knowledge Management: A Review. Science International, 28(2). (IS Indexed, HEC Y Category)

Bajwa, S. U., Kitchlew, N., Sair, S. A., & Shahzad, K. (2015). Shifts In Themes of Knowledge Management - Towards Dynamic Fractal Organizations. Science International, 27(1). (IS Indexed, HEC Y Category)

Publications in Other Journals

Azhar, S.M., Bajwa, S.U., & Asghar, A. (2015) Public Private Partnerships: Reflections from Literature and Implications for Pakistan, SMEDA Research Journal 2(1) (Govt. of Pakistan)

Shahzad, K., Bajwa, S. U., Ali, Q., & Zia, S. A. (2012). Role of incubation in women entrepreneurship development in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Business Management, 4(2), 200-208.

Ali, Q., Bajwa, S. U., & Shahzad, K. (2011). Supportive Learning Environment: A Comparison between Private and Public Sector Organizations of Pakistan. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(10).

Bajwa, S. U., Ali, Q., & Shahryar, K. H. (2011). Exploring the Leadership Terrain: Reflections from Literature. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 3(3), 185-189.

Book Publication

Seth, N.J., Bajwa, S. U., Asif, M., & Shahzad, K. (2013). New Frameworks for Cluster Development. Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority, Government of Pakistan

Conference Papers

Bajwa, S. U., Minderhoud, K., & Asif, M. (2016). Evaluation for Improvement in International Development Agencies - Learning from a Pilot Project Paper presented at the 76th Academy of Management Annual Meeting , United States of America

Bajwa. S.U (2015). Role of Gender and Personality in Explaining Cognitive Adaptability in Entrepreneurs presented at World Conference on Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Istanbul, Turkey

MS Thesis (co) Supervised

SME Definition Issue: A Case of SME Task Force Pakistan (2016)

Challenges in Adoption of Result- Based Management Approach: Case of SMEDA (2016)

Employing Transgender in Organization: Workplace Discrimination Challenges (2016)

From Borrowers to Donors: The rationale behind the conversion (2016)


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