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I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Operations & Systems Management. I am currently leading the MSc Ditial Business Management & BSc Systems and Management courses. I am also coordinating the Social Computing for Business (UG) as well as the Business Systems Specialism (PG) modules. I have been associated with academia since 2011 and have worked in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, France and the UK. Prior to joining academia, I have been working with MNCs like Ericsson, Nortel Networks and Siemens Corporation. 

Biography

I received my MS and Ph.D degree in MIS from the joint doctoral program of IAE Aix-en-Provence, Université Aix-Marseille & ESSEC Business School, Paris, France. I also hold an MS in Engineering Management and a BS (Hons.) degree in Computer Science. I have been associated with academia since 2011 and have worked in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, France and the UK. Prior to joining academia, I have been working with MNCs like Ericsson, Nortel Networks and Siemens Corporation. As a crossover from the corporate world to academia, I am well versed with technological strategy and its contribution to business performance. I have a passion for the new social and digital media technologies and their interaction with the society. My research mostly focuses on new media and various business functions as well as online user behavior and cyberpscychology stressing on the interaction of technology with society. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I have been associated with academia since 2011 and have taught at various universities internationally. I had worked in Pakistan as an Assistant Professor and as visiting faculty in various universities. I joined King AbdulAziz University, KSA as an Assistant Professor of MIS in 2014 and have taught in the AACSB and EQUIS accredited Executive MBA programs as well. I have also given invited talks at various universities in Pakistan, France, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. I am also a visiting faculty at the IAE Graduate School of Management, Aix-Marseille University, France.

In my current role at UoP, I teach and coordinate the modules on 'Social Computing for Business' (UG), Business Systems Dissertation (PG) and 'Business Systems Specialism' (PG).

Research Interests

I have particular interest in social computing for business and online user behavior. My research is focused on organizational social media, online/mobile user behaviors, pro-social behaviors, and digital consumer behavior stressing on the interaction of technology with society. My research has been published in various journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Industrial Marketing Management, Information Technology & People, Behaviour & Information Technology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Knowledge Management, and IEEE Access among others

My current research focuses on the interaction of society with the online/digital technologies and to understand the issues/behaviors arising as a result of such an interaction. I am open to PhD supervision and welcome the candidates particularly who want to work in the domain of online user behavior and applying the social theories to understand social media users' behavior. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Aix-Marseille Université

Award Date: 30 Sep 2010

MPhil, Aix-Marseille Université

Award Date: 1 Sep 2008

Master of Science, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila

Award Date: 1 Jun 2007

BSc (Hons), COMSATS University Islamabad

Award Date: 1 Dec 2004

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