Sabeen Bhatti


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Academic Biography

Dr. Sabeen Hussain Bhatti is a Senior Lecturer in Global Supply Chain Management at International Business School in the Leadership, Management and Human Resources department. She is serving as Course leader for MSc International Management (Operations) and module leader of three modules. She is also the sector lead for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering and also leading the EKE group of Innovation Strategy and Delivery.

Sabeen has more than 18 years of experience in industry and academia. She has worked in both public and private sector organizations and managed various telecom and R&D projects as a team lead. She worked as the lead researcher in Smart Integrated Logistics (SIL), a research center focused on supply chain and project management.

Sabeen did her Masters in Engineering Management and received a gold medal from the university. Her PhD is also in Engineering Management where she visited Warwick Business School, University of Warwick UK as a research fellow. Sabeen is certified as a Fellow of Advance Higher Education UK and has served as a member of the Board of Studies (BoS) of three universities. She also worked as a consultant in the Higher Education Commission National Business Education Accreditation Council (HEC-NBEAC) as a part of the faculty outreach program.

External Roles and Professional Activities

  • Best Faculty Researcher Award 2021 and 6 letters of appreciation from Rector Bahria University
  • Excellence Award in recognition of exemplary performance, two letters of appreciation, and honorariums on several occasions by the Director-General of NESCOM
  • Winner of the 2019 Tom Hustad Outstanding Paper Award USA as having made the greatest contribution to innovation theory during the year
  • National Business Education Accreditation Council (NBEAC) and Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) focal person
  • Member of National Testing Services (NTS) Subject Committee for Engineering Management discipline
  • Member of Academy of Management and British Academy of Management
  • On-job trainings in network planning and systems engineering of sonar systems by Siemens AG and ARS Technologies in Germany
  • Gold Medal in MSc. in Engineering Management and Outstanding Student Award in Talented Students Award Ceremony
  • Won two scholarships from Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan
  • Won a research grant of PKR 6.105 million in 2021 National Research Program for Universities (NRPU) from Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan

Summary of Research Interests

Sabeen has done research in multidisciplinary fields of innovation management, digital transformation, sustainability and supply chain management. She has published more than 20 research papers in peer reviewed journals like Journal of Product Innovation Management (ABS-4; JCR impact factor -9.885),British Journal of Management (ABS-4; BFI-2; JCR impact factor -7.450), Journal of Business Research (ABS-3; JCR impact factor -10.969), Technological Forecasting and Social Change (ABS-3; JCR impact factor – 10.884), Annals of Operations Research (ABS-3; JCR impact factor -4.820), Journal of Intellectual Capital (ABS-2; JCR impact factor -7.198), Journal of Knowledge Management (ABS-2; BFI-2; JCR impact factor -8.689) and Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Change (ABS-1; BFI-2; JCR impact factor -8.464). She has participated and presented papers in more than 15 international conferences.

Academic Journal Reviewer

She has served as a reviewer in the following journals:

  • Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Journal of Business Research
  • Journal of Knowledge Management
  • Journal of Intellectual Capital
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Change
  • Journal of sustainable tourism
  • Management Decision
  • British Food Journal

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

PhD Level

  1. Contemporary Issues in Management Sciences

Masters Level

  1. Business Research Methods- Focus of Supply Chain Management
  2. Supply Chain Management
  3. Dynamics of Logistics and Distribution
  4. Advanced Strategic Management
  5. Principles of Project Management
  6. Research Methodologies
  7. Project Quality Management
  8. Project Scope Management
  9. Business Management and Ethics

Bachelors Level

  1. Operations Management
  2. Management Information Systems
  3. Principles of Management
  4. Principles of Marketing
  5. Business Research Methods
  6. IT in Business
  7. Introduction to Business Statistics
  8. Quantitative Techniques in Decision Making

PhD and Research Opportunities

She has successfully supervised dissertations of 1 PhD and 40 Masters Students. She is currently accepting PhD students in the field of digital transformation, innovation management and supply chain management. Current studentship opportunities include the following:

A framework for sustainable innovation business models in agri-business using ICT (

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Engineering Management

Award Date: 11 Jan 2017

Master, MSc in Engineering Management

Award Date: 31 Dec 2004

Bachelor, BSc in Electrical Engineering

Award Date: 30 Apr 2001


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