Researches Research Groups

Research Groups

To fill the apparent disconnect between academic research and its policy relevance, the need for institutional setup cannot be over-emphasized. After seeking approval from Rector, the NUST Public Policy Research Centre (NPPRC) has been established as an independent research and education-cum-training centre of the National University of Science and Technology with a mission to conduct high quality, theoretical and empirical research to shape public policy by integrating knowledge and methods across the social science disciplines. The Centre is housed at the NUST Business School (NBS). It serves as a bridge between the social science researchers of NUST and the public policy planners and implementers in public and private sectors. Besides research, the researchers at NPPRC also have strength in such areas as development of performance indicators for monitoring and evaluation, networking and leveraging, and preparing training modules and serving as master trainers on various aspects of public policy issues. ​

The important activities of NPPRC have a wide spectrum including the following

  • Independent and Collaborative Research
  • Education and Training
  • Workshops/ Seminars/ Lectures
  • Publications

Finance and Investment Research Groups

Finance Research Group (FRG), formed and governed by the Department of Finance of NUST Business School is a dedicated group of finance faculty members and PhD finance students who are actively engaged in the research of emerging financial issues. The group meets formally on a regular basis to discuss potential research proposals and oversee-on-going research work undertaken by group members. The group is actively targeting international financial conferences with an objective to get presented and published.

Human Resource Management Research Groups

Faculty Name ​Research Group​Research Areas​​Dr. Asfia Obaid​Department Research GroupA: Human Resource Management & C: Occupational Psychology​Psychological ContractStrategic HROrganizational Change ManagementCompensation & Performance Management​Dr. Naukhez​​Strategic Human Resource ManagementInternational & Comparative HRM Dr. Sarah Khan​​Department Research Group B Entrepreneurshi

Faculty Name ​ Research Group​ Research Areas​
​Dr. Asfia Obaid ​Department Research Group
A:Human Resource Management &B: Occupational Psychology
​Psychological Contract
Strategic HR
Organizational Change Management
Compensation & Performance Management
​Dr. Naukhez Sarwar ​Strategic HR ​Strategic Human Resource Management
International & Comparative HRM
​Dr. Naseer Akhtar​ ​Department Research Group
A: Human Resource Management &
C: Occupational Psychology
​Experience of Organizational Change
Including Merger and Acquisition
(Related to Employee Relations)
Psychological Contracts and
Employment Relations
Employees Attitude and Behaviors
​Dr. M. Moazzam ​Department Research Group B
Entrepreneurship & Technology
​Ms. Kishwar S.Gulzar ​Department Research Group D
​Industry Cluster
Public Private Partnership
Non-Market Strategy
​Mr. Asad Amjad ​Department Research Group C
Occupational Psychology
​Leadership and Decision Making
Organizational Effectiveness
Group Dynamics
Managing Conflict
Managing Stress
Culture and Change Management
Strategic Management
Communications and Negotiations
Business Intelligence
New Venture Planning
Value Creation
​Mr. Muhammad Kamran Khalid ​Department Research Group B
Entrepreneurship & Technology
​Supply Chain Management in SME
sector of Pakistan
Humanitarian Logistics
Inventory & Logistics management (Trans lateral shipment)
Process improvement using LEAN/Six Sigma in the SME sector in Pakistan
Sustainable supply Chains (Triple Bottom line)
Mr. Faqir Taj​​​ ​Department Research Group B
Entrepreneurship & Technology
​IT – Enabled Organizational Transformation
​Ms. Sana Ahmed
Department Research Group AHuman Resource Management
​Ms. Zunaira Saqib ​Department Research Group A
Human Resource Management
​Case studies on Human Resource,
Management, and Diversity related topics
Recruitment and Selection (Talent Management)
Nonprofit sector of Pakistan (Particularly on Self-sustainability and fundraising)
​Ms. Maria Khan ​Department Research Group C Case Study Publication
Recruitment & Selection
Change Management
Employee Motivation
Conflict & Negotiation Management​
​Ms. Nida Karim ​Department Research Group B ​Entrepreneurship and the Economy
Consumer Psychology
Innovation Management
​Mr. Momin Durrani ​Department Research Group D
​Strategic Management and organizational ethnographies of small scale studies
​Dr. Fareesa Malik ​Department Research Group B
Entrepreneurship & Technology

International Business and Marketing Research Groups

Faculty Name ​Research Group Research Areas​Mr. Kashir Asghar​​Departmental research group A​Place Marketing Dr. Ateeq Ur Rehman​​Departmental research group B​​Dr. Waseem Hassan​Departmental research group B​International Business Ms. Rabeel Khan​​Departmental research group B​Digital Marketing / Strategic Marketing  ​Ms Ayesha Khan​Departmental research group A​Advertising & Communication.