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Dr. Muhammad Naseer Akhtar (HEC Pakistan – Approved PhD Supervisor)
Assistant Professor
Management & HR

NBS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Business School, H-12 Sector, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90853217

Specialization
Organizational Change and Employee Relations

Education
PhD Business Administration(2012-15)Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan–PR China. MA Management(2007-09)Chester Business School(United Kingdom). M Com(2000-03)University of The Punjab, Lahore–Pakistan

Dr. Muhammad Naseer Akhtar has worked in number of industries before joining NUST Business School. Started his career with MCB Bank Limited then later moved to Bank Alfalah Limited. After serving banking industry for three years, travelled to UK and graduated his MA Management from Chester Business School – University of Chester, United Kingdom. Upon his return from UK, joined School of Management Studies – The University of Faisalabad as Lecturer/MBA Program Leader till 2010. In year 2010, set up IVS Consulting to provide education consultancy services and has worked with number of reputable universities and colleges from UK, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Naseer has initiated and arranged many international academic partnership programs with number of universities from UK, Europe, and Asia and during this period and served as an International Academic Partnership Adviser to Mykolo Romero University (MRU) – Lithuania and some other universities.

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Dr. Naseer Akhtar’s research interests consist of employee sense-making, and social perspective based on social exchanges for employees-employer relations in organizations. Similarly, I conduct research on employees in three major areas: organizational change and strategy, employees’ attitude and behavior, and psychological contracts. First stream of research focuses on, organizational change and employee relations, examines the employees’ perspective through the lens of sense-making of post-major organizational change time and its effects on employees’ behavioral responses, with a primary focus on how being perceived as an underdog can influence the energy and effort that employees have invested be influenced by post organizational change impact. Second research area, employee behavior and psychological contracts, examines the central interest that how employees behave positively and negatively during and after major organizational changes and how their psychological contracts are influenced i.e. perceived fulfillment of organizational obligations.

 I am a quantitative researcher, and always enthusiastic about new research collaborations.

Research Interests

Organizational Change, Organizational Psychology, Career Development, Employee-Employer Relations, Employees Attitudes and Behaviors, Psychological Contracts, Sensemaking, Social Exchange, HPWS, HCWS, Employee Engagement and Involvement, HR Best Practices​


           Published/Accepted

·   MN Akhtar, M Bal, and L Long (2016) “​​​​​Exit, voice, loyalty, and neglect reactions to frequency of change, and impact of change: A sensemaking perspective through the lens of psychological contract. Employee Relations, 38 (4), 536-562. ​​SSCI Indexed (HEC-W) https://doi.org/10.1108/ER-03-2015-0048

·   J Zhang, MN Akhtar, PM. Bal, Y Zhang, and U Talat (2018) “How Do High-Performance Work Systems Affect Individual Outcomes: A Multilevel Perspective.” Frontiers in Psychology. SSCI Indexed (HEC-W) doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00586

·   L Si, W Liu, PC Zhang, Yi Han, MN Akhtar (2018) Exploring the Role of Moral Disengagement in the Link between Perceived Narcissistic Supervision and Employees’ Organizational Deviance. Asian Journal of Social Psychology: Wiley Publishers. [Accepted in production] SSCI Indexed (HEC-W)

·   J Zhang, M Bal, MN Akhtar, L Long, Z Yong (2018) High-Performance Work Systems and Employee Performance: The Role of Employee Thriving and Proactive Personality. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, Wiley Publishers – [Accepted with Major Revision] SSCI Indexed (HEC-W)

Under Review

·   M Arshad, MN Akhtar, Chuanmin, (2018) Transformational Leadership and Leader Member Exchange: An empirical examination of Knowledge Management Practices and Organizational Performance through Employee Involvement. Argumenta O’Economica - SSCI Indexed (HEC-W)

·   M Arshad, MN Akhtar, U Talat, Chuanmin, JC Hyatt (2018) High-Performance Work Practices and Employee Commitment: The Mediating Role of Job Satisfaction. Employee Relations – SSCI Indexed (HEC-W)

·   J Zhang, MN Akhtar, Y Zhang, Y Rofcanin (2018) High-Commitment Work Systems and Employee Voice: A Multi-Level Perspective. Human Relations – SSCI Indexed (HEC-W)​

Dr. Naseer Akhtar’s teaching at NUST Business School is based on sound pedagogy, and informed by latest thinking in HRM research as well as his engagement with industry. A staunch believer in inclusivity and considers students to be at the heart of learning. Hence, he is continuously seeking ways to enhance his professional practice in order to enrich students’ learning experiences and transform understanding.

§  Change Management (EMBA, MBA, MS HRM) 

§  Human Resource Management (EMBA) 

§  Research Methods for Business (MS HRM, MS L&SCM, PhD Business Administration) 

§  Advanced Quantitative Methods (PhD Business Administration)

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Dr. Muhammad Naseer Akhtar has worked in number of industries before joining NUST Business School. Started his career with MCB Bank Limited then later moved to Bank Alfalah Limited. After serving banking industry for three years, travelled to UK and graduated his MA Management from Chester Business School – University of Chester, United Kingdom. Upon his return from UK, joined School of Management Studies – The University of Faisalabad as Lecturer/MBA Program Leader till 2010. In year 2010, set up IVS Consulting to provide education consultancy services and has worked with number of reputable universities and colleges from UK, Europe, and Asia.

Dr. Naseer has initiated and arranged many international academic partnership programs with number of universities from UK, Europe, and Asia and during this period and served as an International Academic Partnership Adviser to Mykolo Romero University (MRU) – Lithuania and some other universities.