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Academic Biography

Dr. Muhammad Shakil Ahmad has over 15 years of experience in teaching, research, and leadership in academia. He completed his Ph.D. (Management) from Faculty of Business, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia. Dr. Ahmad is the 2015 Recipient of the Young Scholars Workshop, nominated by American Society of Public Administration. He was also awarded with master and Ph.D. scholarship by COMSATS University Islamabad.   

Before joining Teesside University International Business School (TUIBS) at Teesside University, he worked as a tenured associate professor at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan; Sohar University, Oman; and Kyung Hee University, South Korea. Dr. Ahmad has extensive experience in managing research at the enterprise level. He served as the Director of ORIC (Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization) at COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan during 2013-2021.

Research Interests and Scholarly Activity

Dr. Ahmad scholarly interests revolve around Green HRM, sustainability, sustainable intelligence, heritage tourism, ethical leadership, and knowledge management. 

Dr. Ahmad has extensive research experience. He has attended several domestic and international conferences and published consistently in ABS-ranked journals, including:

  • Personnel Review
  • Journal of Knowledge Management
  • Leadership & Organization Development
  • Journal of Intellectual Capital
  • European Journal of Innovation Management
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
  • Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Leisure Studies
  • Journal of Destination Marketing &Management
  • International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management
  • Management Decision

Dr. Ahmad has presented his research works at the following conferences:

  • New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA), Australia - 2019
  • International Conference on Economic Development and Diversification, Oman – 2017
  • International Business Conference, New Jersey, USA – 2016
  • National Conference on Global Management, Islamabad – 2009
  • 10th International Business Research Conference, Dubai, UAE - 2009
  • 1st International Conference on Business and Technology, Islamabad - 2008


  • International Scholar, Kyung Hee University, 1-Hoegi-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 130–701, Republic of Korea         2019-2020
  • Resource Person for Learning and Innovation Capacity Building Program (Higher Education Commission, Pakistan)          2017- 2019
  • Best Researcher Award at COMSATS University Islamabad 2013-2021
  • Young Scholarship Workshop Award, American Society of Public Administration, USA                                                                 2015
  • PhD Merit Scholarship, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan                                                          2010-2013
  • Master Merit Scholarship, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan                                                           2005-2008


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