Dr. S. K. Shahzad

Assistant Professor

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sk.shahzad@mail.au.edu.pk


Dr. Shahzad is currently associated with the Air University School of Management, Islamabad, Pakistan as an Assistant Professor of Management. Before his joining Air University, he worked as a visiting faculty member at the University of Paris Saclay, France.

Dr. Shahzad received a Doctorate in management studies from University of Paris Saclay, France for his thesis on Institutional transformation and stakeholder salience. He has an MBA from IAE Lyon France where he graduated with distinction (top of the university). In addition to it, Dr. Shahzad also has a first class Master degree in Economics from University of Peshawar Pakistan and Economic Analyst certificate from National Institute of Banking & Finance Islamabad Pakistan.

In his research, he concentrates on multifaceted links between strategic management, International business management and sustainability etc. His research work has won place in world’s elite research outlets e.g., Journal of Business ethics, Academy of International Business, European Academy of Management etc.

His previous appointments include State (Central) Bank of Pakistan and Sungi Development Foundation. As a Deputy Director at SBP, Dr. Shahzad contributed in refining and strengthening the regulatory framework relating Commercial Banks and Development Finance Institutions in Pakistan. In recognition of his significant contributions in the development of World Bank’s Financial Performance and soundness Indicators (FPSIs III), he was conferred Departmental Commitment Award by the State Bank of Pakistan. In addition to managerial and surveillance roles, Dr. Shahzad has also been a part of Economic policy and Research Departments at SBP where he conducted research and analysis on variety of subjects.

As a Program Head at Sungi Foundation, he conceptualized, formulated and implemented a major plan of restructuring the Sustainable livelihood and microfinance program at Sungi Development foundation Pakistan, transforming it into a strong and viable department. In recognition of the favorable socio-economic impacts of this program, it was conferred Silver Award by Social Performance Task force, USA. Dr. Shahzad’s active relationship management also helped this organization win a central place on a network of important stakeholders including World Bank, DFID, Oxfam Novib, Government of Pakistan and PPAF etc. Moreover, Dr. Shahzad also led a major effort in shaping the organization’s policy processes and strategies on the issues of poverty reduction, gender, human rights, governance etc. and also facilitated the systematic evaluation of organization’s overall socio-economic initiatives. Occasionally, he has also worked as a management and leadership trainer with organizations such as Prudence consulting and technology management USA and Omar Asghar Khan Centre for development Pakistan.


Khurram, S., & Pestre, F. (2013). Revisiting the stakeholder salience model in non-governmental organizations. Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, July 3-6, 2013. Khurram, S., & Charreire Petit, S. (2015). Investigating dynamics of stakeholder salience: What happens when institutional change process unfolds? Journal of Business Ethics, DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2768-0. (Impact Factor= 1.87) Khurram, S., & Pestre, F. (2015). Taking stock of stakeholder salience tradition: Renewing the research agenda, Academy of Management (AOM) Annual meeting, Vancouver, Canada, August 9-11, 2015. Khurram, S. & Pestre, F. (2016). Extending the salience framework: An investigation of types of stakeholder attributes and salience, European Academy of Management, Paris, 1-4 June, 2016. Khurram, S., & Pestre, F. (2016) Examining attributes and salience in not-for-profit and for-profit stakeholders: How do they win the managerial attention? Academy of Management (AOM) Annual meeting, California, USA, August 5-9, 2016. Khurram, S. and Pestre, F. (2016). Rethinking salience of not-for-profit and for-profit stakeholders of a firm, Society and Business Review, Vol 12 (2), Doi: 10.1108/SBR-09-2016-0051. Khurram, S. (2016). In oblivion: The toolkit of Meaning is lost. 2nd Symposium on Meaningful Work: Prospects for 21st Century, 1-2 December 2016, Oxford University Symposium at AUT Auckland, New Zealand. With Anjeela Khurram and Seerat Fatima. Mirza, S., & Khurram, S. (2017). Review of the Book, China’s Economy what everyone needs to know. Arthur R., & Kroeber. PSU Research Review, (Forthcoming). Umar, M., Sun, G., Khurram, S. and Rao, Z. (2017) “Bank regulatory capital and liquidity creation: Evidence from BRICS countries”, International Journal of Emerging Markets. (Forthcoming).

Key Courses
International Business Management
Corporate Strategy
Advanced Quantitative Techniques in Business
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

Awards and Achievements
Won a multi-million rupees project titled "Positioning for maximal Gain : How the Human Welfare output of Export processing Zones in a Developing country's context can be maximized?" under Higher Education Commission's NRPU (2017). Project has been awarded by Honorable President of Pakistan at President House Islamabad on May 03, 2017.
Won ERP Consultancy License (2012) from CEGID Group Europe.
Top of the University: Secured first position (Gold Medal) in MS Management Studies at IAE Lyon France, in session (2011).Please See: http://pakistan.onepakistan.com.pk/news/city/islamabad/90541-hec-scholar-secures-first-position-at-iae-school-of-business-administration-lyon-france.html
Won MS leading to PhD Scholarship (2010) under overseas scholarship scheme of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
Silver Award (2009) conferred by Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) for Sungi Development Foundation. This internationally recognized award comes from Ford Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Consultative Group to Assist Poor (CGAP) and MIX.
Departmental Commitment Award (2005) conferred by Governor State Bank of Pakistan for contributing in Development of World Bank’s Financial Performance and soundness Indicators (FPSIs III).
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