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Dr. Muhammad Shahnawaz Adil​

Associate Professor (Leadership and Strategic Management)
Iqra University


2021 PhD (Management), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Malaysia (AACSB & AMBAaccredited)

2013 MPhil (HRM), IQRA University, Karachi, Pakistan

2006 MBA (Management), Newcastle University, UK (AACSB, AMBA, & EQUIS accredited)

2004 Postgraduate Diploma (Computer Studies), Stratford College, London, UK

2003 B.Sc. Honors (Computing and Information Systems), London Guildhall University,London, UK.

Research Interests

  • Dark Side of Leadership
  • Workplace Mistreatment
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Creative Performance in Higher Education


Associate Professor Dr. Muhammad Shahnawaz Adil is the Director of Academics, Advanced
Studies, and Research of IQRA University, Pakistan. He joined IQRA University in August 2008 as
an Assistant Professor of Management. Prior to that, he has worked with SMEs, MNCs and
Federal Government in the UK. He served Department of Business Administration as the Cluster
Head of Management from January 2020 to May 2024. He holds more than 17 years of full-time
university teaching, research, mentoring, and thesis supervision experience at graduate and
post-graduate levels. He has presented various research ideas at national and international
conferences abroad and has published over 25 research papers in national and international
journals. He has also published a monograph on Leadership and Strategy in Germany. He
completed a ten-day comprehensive Training of Trainers (ToT) conducted by the Sindh Higher
Education Commission in May 2023.

He earned his Ph.D. in Creative Performance from an AACSB and AMBA-accredited business
school of Malaysia. Earlier, he received a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), a ‘triple-crown’
(AACSB, AMBA, & EQUIS accredited) MBA, and BSc Honors full-time degrees from London, UK.
He has secured seven consecutive ‘Distinctions’ in his academic career and has clinched the
First Class First Position at Sindh Board of Technical Education. He is an HEC-approved Ph.D.
supervisor and has successfully co-supervised one PhD candidate in the Department of English
and Linguistics. Moreover, five Ph.D. candidates of Management discipline are in the final stage
of submitting their doctoral thesis under his sole supervision. Earlier, he has successfully
supervised over 32 MPhil theses, 250+ MBA theses, and 45 industrial projects of MBA students.
His academic channel on YouTube may be accessed at


ORCID: 0000-0002-5295-7643
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All published research papers may be downloaded from:

  • 2023 Adil, M. S., & Ab Hamid, K. (2023). Effect of leader creativity expectations on creative performance in higher education: mediating role of intrinsic motivation for creativity. Global Management Journal for Academic and Corporate Studies, 13(2), 1-27.
  • 2023 Kamran, M, Siddiqui, S., Adil, M. S. (2023). Breaking Barriers: The influence of teachers’ attitudes on inclusive education for students with mild learning disabilities (MLD). Education Sciences, 13(6), 606-619. [Scopus Q2]
  • 2023 Nayab, G., Thomas, M., Adil, M. S. (2023). Antecedents of student’s motivation for learning mathematics and its effect on their proficiency in mathematics. Journal of Positive School Psychology, 7(5), 430-447.
  • 2023 Hussain, D., & Adil, M. S. (2023). Role of political skills for organizational engagement and constructive behavior. Multicultural Education, 9(3), 20-30. [Scopus Q3]
  • 2022 Fareed, M., Khan, I., & Adil, M. S. (2022). Effect of three-dimensional writing anxiety on writing performance: Evidence from higher education in an ESL context. Webology, 19(4), 110-132. [Scopus Q3]
  • 2021 Darazi, M. A., Saad, I., & Adil, M. S. (2021). Key factors influencing creative writing skill: students’ perceptions in an ELT context at higher education level. Pakistan Journal of Educational Research, 4(3), 36-74.
  • 2020 Adil, M. S., & Khan, U. (2020). Antecedents of cognitive job engagement and its effect on teacher performance: Moderating roles of occupational stress and mentoring. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 8(1), 31-59.
  • 2020 Adil, M. S., & Nadeem. (2020). Effects of perceived professional learning and supportive work environment on job satisfaction and transfer of training. Journal of Management Sciences, 7(2), 33-55.
  • 2020 Adil, M. S., & Ab Hamid, K. (2020). Effect of teamwork on employee performance in high-tech engineering SMEs of Pakistan: A moderating role of supervisor support. South Asian Journal of Management Sciences, 14(1), 122-141.
  • 2020 Adil, M. S., & Qaiser, F. (2020). Effect of leader-member exchange relationship on occupational stress in the energy sector of Pakistan: A mediating role of job involvement. Journal of Management Sciences, 7(1), 64-87.
  • 2020 Adil, M. S., Ab Hamid, K., & Waqas, M. (2020). Impact of perceived organizational support and workplace incivility on work engagement and creative work involvement: A moderating role of creative self-efficacy. International Journal of Management Practice, 13(2), 117-150. [Scopus Q3]
  • 2019 Adil, M. S., Awais, A., & Khan, I. (2019). Leader-member exchange, job satisfaction, affective commitment, and job stress: Implications for turnover intentions using covariance-based structural equation modelling. Pakistan Business Review, 21(2), 35-55.
  • 2019 Adil, M. S., & Ab Hamid, K. (2019). The relationships between creative self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation and creative performance. International Journal of Innovative Knowledge Concepts, 7(4), 64-70.
  • 2019 Adil, M. S., & Ab Hamid, K. (2019). The relationships between leader creativity expectations, intrinsic motivation, and creative performance. SEISENSE Journal of Management, 2(2), 58-68.
  • 2018 Adil, M. S., Owais, M., & Qamar, A. (2018). Impact of occupational stress, interpersonal trust, and organizational commitment on valence, OCB and job satisfaction: A variance-based SEManalysis. Journal of Management Sciences, 5(1), 38-61.
  • 2018 Adil, M. S., & Baig, M. (2018). Impact of job demands-resources model on burnout and employee's well-being: Evidence from the pharmaceutical organizations of Karachi. IIMB Management Review, 30(2), 119-131. [ABDC ‘B’; Scopus Q2]
  • 2018 Adil, M. S., Khan, M. N., & Khan, I. (2018). Impact of leader creativity expectations on employee creativity: Assessing the mediating and moderating role of creative self-efficacy. International Journal of Management Practice, 11(2), 171-189. [Scopus Q3]
  • 2017 Adil, M. S., & Ab Hamid, K. (2017). Impact of individual feelings of energy on creative work involvement: A mediating role of leader-member exchange. Journal of Management Sciences, 4(1), 97-120.
  • 2016 Adil, M. S., & Awais, A. (2016). Effects of leader-member exchange, interpersonal relationship, individual feeling of energy and creative work involvement towards turnover intention: A path analysis using structural equation modeling. Asian Academy of Management Journal, 21(2), 99-133. [ABDC ‘C’; Scopus Q3]
  • 2016 Adil, M. S. (2016). Impact of change readiness on commitment to technological change, focal, and discretionary behaviors: Evidence from the manufacturing sector of Karachi. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29(2), 222-241. [SSCI; JCR IF = 2.293; ABDC‘B’; Scopus Q2]
  • 2015 Adil, M. S. (2015). Strategic human resource management practices and competitive priorities of the manufacturing performance in Karachi. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 16(1), 37-61. [ABDC ‘A’; Scopus Q1] 2014 Alvi, H. A, Hanif, M., Adil, M. S., Ahmed, R. R., & Vveinhardt, J. (2014). Impact of Organizational Culture on Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction. European Journal of Business and Management, 6(27), 30-39.
  • 2014 Adil, M. S. (2014). Impact of leader’s change-promoting behavior on readiness for change: A mediating role of organizational culture. Journal of Management Sciences, 1(2), 113-150.
    2014 Nizam, S. A., & Adil. M. S. (2014). Determinants of teacher’s job satisfaction: Evidence from the primary and secondary schools of Karachi. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 2(2), 102-118.
  • 2013 Adil, M. S., & Fatima, N. (2013). Impact of rewards system on teacher's motivation: Evidence from the private schools of Karachi. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 1(1), 12-30.