Waheed Ali Umrani

Waheed Ali Umrani

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Associate Professor at Karachi School of Business & Leadership

Dr. Waheed Ali Umrani is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, at the Karachi School of Business & Leadership. Dr. Umrani holds PhD in Management Sciences from University Utara Malaysia and an MBA from Pakistan. His research interest includes Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Human Resource Management. Dr. Umrani was a founder of the leading Sukkur IBA Case Research Center, an initiative to promote case teaching and case writing at Sukkur IBA. He also holds a high reputation at Sukkur IBA due to his extraordinary contribution in Case Teaching and Case Writing. He has designed course modules for teaching and training on Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior & Leadership, Change Management & Innovation through case method. At the international level Dr. Umrani has worked in close association with faculty from Ivey Business School, University Malaya Malaysia, Indian Institute of Management Banglore, (India), Asia Pacific Institute of India, Arab Open University Bahrain, and Universiti Utara Malaysia for developing/trainings of cases method and other joint research projects. Whereby at the national level, Dr. Umrani has the honor to work closely with the top most senior faculty of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore, Pakistan and IBA Karachi on case teaching, writing, training, and other joint research projects. Dr. Umrani has successfully supervised PhD and Masters students. Won Research Grants at National and International Level and has successfully conducted consultancy for various organizations. He has remained Brand Ambassador for Emerald in Pakistan/UAE in 2018. Dr. Umrani and his students also won Best Case Writing Award in Emerald/HEC Case Writing Competition in 2018/2019. He has presented his work in reputed conferences such as Academy of Management etc. Dr. Umrani has published in top-notch journals such Personnel Review, Journal of Knowledge Management, Academy of Management Proceedings, Leadership & Organization Development Journal, European Journal of Innovation Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Management, British Food Journal, SageOpen, and Global Business Review to name a few. Some of his work is under-review with high quality journals such as International Journal of HRM, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal. As a trainer Dr. Umrani has conducted professional trainings for corporate and academicians in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, and all around Pakistan. Where he has had the opportunity to train, interact and learn from people of 150 different countries. His training portfolio falls in three major areas that include Leadership & Management Development, Case Writing and Case Teaching and Research Methods (from research design to data analysis through latest Structural Equation Modelling Approaches and SPSS). Some of his most popular workshops that have got recognition at national and international level are Designing a Survey Research, How to write an empirical research article, Data-Analysis through Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling, Teaching through Case Method, Developing Teaching Cases, Team Building, Decision Making and Developing Effective Leadership through 7-habits of highly effective people. Participants who have benefitted from his trainings, in open as well as customized trainings, have come from various reputed organizations such as University Technology Malaysia, Arab Open University Bahrain, Putra Business School, Universiti Utara Malaysia, State Bank of Pakistan, World Bank, Nestle Pakistan, Engro Foods Pvt Ltd, Isra University Hyderabad, US-AID (Pakistan), Atlas Honda, SRSO (Pakistan), P&G (Pakistan), Pakistan State Oil, Telenor Pakistan, JS Bank, HBL, Allied Bank, MCB, SZABIST Karachi/Larkana, IOBM Karachi, PAF-KIET Karachi, Jinnah Women University Karachi, Iqra University Karachi, IBA Karachi, BZ Multan, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Mehran Engineering University, and Sukkur IBA University and many others from diversified organizations such as NGOs, Banks and other national institutions.

Interests

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management

Education

  • PhD in Management Sciences, 2016

    Universiti Utara Malaysia

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2008

    University of Sindh, Pakistan