Multidisciplinary Research Groups


To encourage multidisciplinary research collaborations and foster research culture in HSM, a research group was formed by the Dean HSM, vide a notification dated July 17, 2018. The group was envisaged to work on behavioral dynamics, involve faculty from different departments, and produce at least three impact factor publications per year. In line with the vision and mission of CMR, the scope of the group would be reinvigorated and the group would be put under CMR with the title of “Multidisciplinary Research Group”. Thematic areas of research under the group will include, but not limited to transformative Learning, behavioral research, policy and evaluation, and economics and finance. Other Terms of References of the group would remain the same.

There are three research groups comprising:

  • Behavioral Research Group (BRG)
  • Interdisciplinary Group of Supply Chain and Management Research (SCMR)
  • Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Enterprises (HRSME)

Behavioral Research Group (BRG)

Under the stewardship of Dr Muhammad Umar Azeem, BRG is exploring implications of behavioral dynamics in cross-cutting business operations of contemporary organizations. The current projects of the group are centered around studying repercussions of negative behavioral encounters by the employees like:

1) Incivility

2) Perceived contract violation. 

Supply Chain and Management Research (SCMR)

Dr Mian Haris Aslam is leading Interdisciplinary Group of Supply Chain and Management Research. Given that environmental sustainability is one of the grand challenges being faced by the world, SCMR is studying the role of various management approaches and practices in developing green, proenvironmental and sustainable value chains and organizational performance. Current projects of the group are focused on:

1) Pro-environmental HR practices

2) Collective organization citizenship behavior of employees for environment (OCBE)


"Management Decisions"

3.7 Impact Factor W category Emerald Journal.

Haris Aslam, Muhammad Umer Azeem, Sami Ullah Bajwa, Asher Ramish, Amer Saeed.

Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Enterprises (HRSME)

With their 40% contribution to GDP, small and medium enterprises account for 95% of total businesses in Pakistan. One of the major issues being faced by these SME pertains to lack of adaptation of latest HR practices and systems. The mission of HRSME group is to contribute towards this direction, under the leadership of Dr Khuram Shahzad. Current projects of HRSME group are aimed at:

1) Entrepreneurial orientation, HR practices and innovative performance of SMEs

2) High Performance HR practices and innovative performance of SMEs


“Business & Economic Review”

Y category Journal.

Dr. Samiullah Bajwa. 

South Asian journal of Human resource management

0.83 impact Y category Sage Journal.

Ms. Shiza Kazmi.

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