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Dr. Farooq-e-Azam Cheema

Provost & Acting Registrar

farooq.cheema@ksbl.edu.pk

Dr. Farooq e Azam Cheema has a distinguished career in improving Pakistan's Education landscape with major contributions as member of the National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and an accreditation mentor of renowned universities across Pakistan. He is the permanent member of National Curriculum Review Committee of Business Administration (HEC). He is also a member of coveted bodies like Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), UK and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK.

He completed his MSc. in Human Resource Management & Development from the University of Manchester, UK. His PhD. is in Management, from the University of Karachi.

Besides having diversified experience in academia with top tier higher education institutions of the country, he also has a vast experience of corporate HRM & D consultancy with special expertise in building the HR systems for renowned organizations and dealing with matters on Industrial Relations & Labour Laws. Dr. Cheema's area of expertise is Human Resource Development. He has been associated with reputable institutions like Employer Federation of Pakistan, Institute of Bankers Pakistan, and ICAP for last many years, and has conducted multiple workshops on managerial skills, Industrial Relations and Labour Laws there.

Education

PhD, University of Karachi
MSc in Human Resource Management & Development, University of Manchester, UK.
Master of Public Administration, University of Karachi.

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING RECEIVED ON HIGHER EDUCATION QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Training in “External Quality Review”, conducted by Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education UK on 8-10 July 2013, at London.
  • Training in “Business Accreditation” conducted by Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2016, at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Training in “Quality and International Accreditation” conducted by European Federation of Management Development (EFMD) on 27-28 June 2016, at Brussels.

Memberships

ASSOSIATION WITH NBEAC

  • Member National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) 2015-24, representing the province of Sindh.
  • Conducted accreditation review visits of 10 universities as Lead Evaluator.
  • Acting as member of NBEAC Accreditation Award Committee 2016-24.
  • Acting as NBEAC Mentor to 12 universities across the country.
  • Prepared NBEAC strategic plan 2015-20 and 2020-2024.
  • Prepared the NBEAC Manual 2015.
  • Prepared NBEAC Mentoring Policy 2020.
  • Acted as member of the committee that prepared 1.2 version of the NBEAC standards.

HEC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acting as member and secretary of the National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) for business education since 2012.
  • Performing as an external evaluator for HEC Postgraduate Programs Review process. Conducted review visit of 8 institutes since 2017.2
  • Performing as an external curriculum expert for the HEC’s postgraduate programs NOC process. Conducted evaluation of curricula of 20 postgraduate programs since 2017.
  • Held multiple important studies/enquiries assigned by HEC regarding various business/management science education related issues including the case of equivalence of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) qualifications with the mainstream Pakistan Qualification Framework qualifications.

2013 – 2020

Professor & Dean of Faculty of Management & Social Sciences, BAHRIA UNIVERSITY ISLAMABAD (stationed at Karachi)

2010 – 2013

Professor & Dean Faculty of Management & Social Sciences, INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY (IBT), KARACHI (now Ilma University)

2007 - 2010

Associate Professor, Acting Head of HR, Coordinator External Trainings, SZABIST Karachi

1988 – 2006

Chief Consultant Human Resource Management & Development, 21st CENTURY HR CONSULTANTS, KARACHI

CORPORATE TRAINING

Been actively engaged in corporate training at the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan (EFP), Institute of Bankers Pakistan (IBP) and NBEAC forums for last many years.

RESEARCH JOURNAL EDITOR

  • Editor of the IBT Journal of Business Studies – HEC recognized journal in Y category during 2010-18 period.
  • Editor of the Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies – HEC recognized journal in Y category during 2013-20 period.

Research Journal Editor
  1. Editor of the IBT Journal of Business Studies – HEC recognized journal in Y category during 2010-18 period.
  2. Editor of the Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies – HEC recognized journal in Y category during 2013-20 period.
Books

1. Cheema, F. A. & Shujaat, S (2014) Experiential Learning as HRD Intervention in Public Sector of Pakistan, Scholar’s Press, Saarbrücken, ISBN: 978-3-639-66693-9

Case Studies

Khan, N.A., Cheema, F. A., Zia, S., Shujaat, S. & Zakir, M. (2014) Millat Tractors Limited, Journal of Business Strategies, Volume 8(2) ISSN1993-5765

Journal Publications
  1. Shamim, A. Tehseen, J.S. & Cheema, F. A. (2019) How Does Financial Development Impact Trade Openness? Evidence from Export Performance of Pakistan, South Asian Journal of Management Sciences Vol. 13(1): 74-98
  2. Bashir, R., Hassan, A. & Cheema, F. A. (2019) A Qualitative Analysis of Microfinance Institutions in Poverty Alleviation and Societal Wellbeing of Pakistan, Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies, Volume 8(1) ISSN: 2219-6145
  3. Cheema F. A. Rehman, S., Zia, S. & Rehman, M. (2016), Do Taglines have a Positive Impact on Building the Brand Perception?, IBT Journal of Business Studies, Volume 12(1) ISSN 2414-8393
  4. Hassan, A., Rajagopal, P. & Cheema, F. A., (2015) Speed of Adaption of Information Systems: Correlation between Business Enterprises and Universities, Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies, Volume 5(1) ISSN: 2219-6145
  5. Hassan, A., Rajagopal, P. & Cheema, F. A., (2015) Speed of Adaption of Information Systems: Correlation between Business Enterprises and Universities, Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies, Volume 5(1) ISSN: 2219-6145
  6. Qureshi, S., Cheema, F. A. & Fawad, S. (2015) An Exploratory Study of Entrepreneurial Centers in Pakistan: An Untapped Market Opportunity, , IBT Journal of Business Studies, Volume 11(2) ISSN 2414-8393
  7. Cheema, F. A., Hassan. A, Aftab, F. & Shujaat, S (2015) Trends and Prospects of E-business in Pakistan, Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies, Volume 5(1) ISSN: 2219-6145
  8. Cheema F. A. Panwhar, M. I., Zia, S (2015), Do HR practices affect service quality of front line staff?, IBT Journal of Business Studies, Volume 11(1)
  9. Zia, S., Cheema, F. A. & Butt, N. A (2014) Impact of Role Overload and Working Hours on Work-Life Balance in Service Industry, IBT Journal of Business Studies, Volume 10(2)
  10. Cheema, F. A., Channar, Z.A., Memon, A. J. & Panwar, M. K (2014) Impact of bullying on the stress level of employees in Sindh, NICE Research Journal of Social Sciences & Research, Volume 7 ISSN: 2219-4282 pp 62- 71
  11. Bhatti, K. & Cheema, F. A. & Sheikh. A, Syed, N. A. (2014) Measuring Job Satisfaction Level of Higher Education Academics: A Case Study of Sindh University Laar Campus, Badin, Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies, Volume 4(2) ISSN: 2219-6145
  12. Cheema, F. A. & Syed, N. A (2014) Issues of Transfer of Training from the Training Houses to the Line Department: A Case of Government Sector Department in Pakistan, IBT Journal of Business Studies, Volume 10(1)
  13. Shujaat, S., Cheema, F. A & Manzoor, A. (2104) Importance of Motivational Factors among Fresh Graduate Employees IBT Journal of Business Studies, Volume 10(1)
  14. Cheema, F. A., Rasool, M., Zia, S. & Panwhar, I. (2014) Exploring the Personality Traits as Cause of Compulsive Buying Behavior, Journal of Business Strategies, Volume 8(2) ISSN1993-5765
  15. Saleem, Z., Cheema, F. A. & Bhatti, K. R. (2014) Career management and development for leadership in Local
    Banks, Journal for Social Sciences & Humanities, Volume 52 Part II, pp 107-129 ISSN: 0257-4276
  16. Cheema, F. A., Zarif, T. & Nisa, A. (2014) Women Trafficking in Pakistan: Gravity of the Menace and Causes, Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, Volume 8 ISSN: 2072-0394
  17. Khan, S. H., Cheema, F. A., Syed, N. A & Asim, M. (2013) Human Resource Management Practices in SMEs:An Exploratory Study, Global Management Journal for Academic & Corporate Studies, Volume 3(1)
  18. Cheema, F. A., Shujaat, S. & Alam, R.(2013) Impact of Non-monetary Rewards on Employees’
    Motivation: a Study of Commercial Banks in Karachi, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 9(2). ISSN: 2218-
    631X (online) ISSN: 1814-9790 (Print)
  19. Syed, N. A., Cheema, F. A. , Kamran, A. & Khalid, H (2013) Impact of Human Resource Practices upon Turnover and Productivity in the Banking Sector of Pakistan. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Springer. ISSN: 2233-9345 (online) ISSN: 1976-3700 (print) pp 1067-1080
  20. yed, N. A., Cheema, F. A., Kamran, A. & Khalid, H (2013) Strategic HRM Practices in Roche Pharmaceuticals, Pakistan. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Management Science and Engineering Management, Springer. ISSN: 2233-9345 (online) ISSN: 1976-3700 (print) pp 1139-1150
  21. Cheema, F. A., Bhatti, K & Sheikh. A. (2013) Role of Organizational Support in Employees’ Workplace Performance: A Case Study of UBL, Grassroots. June Edition pp 59-74. ISSN: 1276-0936
  22. Cheema, F. A., Bhatti, K., Sheikh. A. & Syed, N. A. (2013) Prospects of Experiential Leaning as HRD Intervention in Public Sector Organizations of Pakistan: An Exploratory Study, NICE Journal of Social Sciences & Research, Volume 6, pp 142-169. ISSN: 2219-4282
  23. Shah, A. & Cheema, F. A., Asim, M. & Bashir, R. (2013) Exploring Impact of OD Values over Organizational Effectiveness: A case for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at Karachi, NICE Journal of Social Sciences & Research, Volume 6, pp 171-189. ISSN: 2219-4282
  24. Taha, S. M., Cheema, F. A. & Shahzad, S. (2013), Training as Strategic Instrument for Human Resource Development: A Case of Pakistan, International Journal of Economics Business and Management Studies Vol. 2, No.2, 53-61 ISSN: 2226-4809; EISSN: 2304- 6945
  25. Jilani, S., Cheema, F. A. & Asim, M. (2013) Exploring Impact of Macro Economic Variables on GDP of Pakistan, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 9(1). ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN: 1814-9790 (Print)
  26. Umair, A., Sohail, M., Cheema, F. A., Nadeem, A. S. (2013) Talent Management as Success Factor for Organizational Performance: A Case of Pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan, Journal of Management & Social Sciences, Vol. 9(1). ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN: 1814-9790 (Print)
  27. Jilani, S., Shaikh, S., Cheema, F. A. & Shaikh, A. (2013) Determinants of National Savings in Pakistan. Asian Social Sciences. Vol. 9(5). ISSN: 1911-2017 (online) ISSN: 1911-2025 (print)
  28. Cheema, F. A., Bhatti, K & Sheikh. A. (2012) Career Management & Development: a case of Civil Service of Pakistan, Grassroots, Vol. XLVI, PP 161-172. ISSN: 1276-0936
  29. Bashir, R., Hassan, A. & Cheema, F. A. (2012) Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities over the Employees of the Organizations: An exploratory study. Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 8(2). ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN: 1814-9790 (Print)
  30. Raqib, A., Talal, H. & Cheema, F. A. (2012) Effect of Credit Rating on Capital Structure: A study on non- financial firms in Pakistan, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 8(2). ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN: 1814-9790 (Print)
  31. Qasim, S., Cheema, F. A. & Syed, N. A. (2012) Exploring Factors Affecting Employees’ Job Satisfaction at Work, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 8(1). ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN: 1814-9790 (Print)
  32. Yaqoob, A., Cheema, F. A., & Asim, M. (2012), Management Competencies for Enhancing Employee Engagement at Work: A Case Study of the Rajby Industries Karachi, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 8(1). ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN 1814-9790 (Print)
  33. Cheema, F. A. & Syed, N. A. (2011), OD or Not an OD - a Case Study Analysis of Organizational Development Practices in Government Sector Organizations in Pakistan, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 7(2). pp 23-29 ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN 1814-9790 (Print)
  34. Shujaat, S., Cheema, F. A. & Bhutto, F. (2011), Impact of Work Life Balance on Employee Job Satisfaction in Private Banking Sector of Karachi, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 7(2). pp 08-15 ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN 1814-9790 (Print)
  35. Cheema, F. A. & Syed, N. A. (2011), Prospects of Coaching & Mentoring as HRD Intervention in Pakistan: A Conceptual Study, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 7(1). pp 27-37 ISSN: 2218- 631X (online) ISSN 1814-9790 (Print)
  36. Shujaat, S., Ammer, F & Cheema, F. A. (2011), Effects of Recreational and Entertainment Activities on Employees Job Satisfaction: A Case Study, Journal of Management & Social Sciences. Vol. 7(1). pp 12-18 ISSN: 2218-631X (online) ISSN 1814-9790 (Print)
  37. Akbar, B & Cheema, F. A. (2010) Impact of Downsizing on Employee Attitude and Performance: A Case Study of HBL, Journal of Independent Studies & Research, Volume 7(I). ISSN: 1727-8309
  38. Ahmed, F. & Cheema, F. A. (2009) The Role of Employee's Empowerment in Improving Service Quality: A Case Study of UBL, Journal of Independent Studies & Research, Volume 9(I). ISSN: 1727-8309
  39. Sabera, S. & Cheema, F. A. (2008) Impact of Performance Appraisal System on Employee Performance: A Case Study of SUI Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Journal of Independent Studies & Research Volume 6(II). ISSN:
    1727-8309
  40. Cheema, F. A. (1996) Role of Karachi Port Trust in Development of National Economy, Pakistan Journal of Public Administration, Vol. XXIII