Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Usman
Assistant Professor, Management Sciences
Area of Interest: Leadership, strategy, green human resource management, organizational learning, employee extra-role behaviors, consumer behavior, and service sector firms
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor

Dr. Muhammad Usman is an Assistant Professor at COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus (Department of Management Sciences). He obtained his master’s degree (MBA) from Quaid-i-Azam University and MS and Ph.D. from Lancaster University Management School, the United Kingdom. His research cuts across a wide range of management and organizational topics including strategy, leadership, green human resource management, organizational learning, workplace values, employment relations, employee wellbeing, work and policy alienation, and consumer psychology. At the moment, Dr. Usman is particularly interested in the experiences and wellbeing of street-level bureaucrats and informal workers (e.g., street vendors) in low- and middle-income economies. He has published 25 impact factor research papers with a total impact factor of 72.05. His recent (2020) research work has appeared in several top-ranked international journals, such as Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (ABS = 4, ABDC = A, Impact factor = 3.289), Tourism Management (ABS = 4, ABDC = A*, Impact factor = 7.432), International Journal of Hospitality Management (ABS = 3, ABDC = A*, Impact factor = 6.701), Journal of Environmental Management (ABS = 3, ABDC = A, Impact factor = 5.647), Personnel Review (ABS = 2, ABDC = A, Impact factor = 2.074), International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management (ABS = 3, ABDC = A, Impact factor = 5.667), and Behaviour and Information Technology (ABS = 2, ABDC = A, Impact factor = 1.781). He has also presented his research work at a number of national and international conferences, including three research papers at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings. Dr. Usman is also working as a reviewer for several leading international journals, including Human Relations, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Current Psychology, The Service Industries Journal, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.

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Publications:

Journal Papers:
1. Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Usman, Nhat Tan Pham, Peter Agyemang-Mintah, and Naeem Akhtar (2021), "Being ignored at work: Understanding how and when spiritual leadership curbs workplace ostracism in the hospitality industry", International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol: 91, Impact Factor: 6.701, ABDC ranking = A*, ABS ranking = 3    (External URL)
2. Muhammad Usman, Usman Javed, Aftab Shaukat and Nadeem Ahmed Bashir (2021), "Does meaningful work reduce cyberloafing? Important roles of affective commitment and leader-member exchange", Behaviour and Information Technology, pp: 206-220, Vol: 40, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 1.781, ABDC = A, ABS = 2    (External URL)
3. Muhammad Khalid Anser, Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Usman, Luqman Rana, and Zahid Yousaf (2021), "Ethical Leadership and Knowledge Hiding: An Intervening and Interactional Analysis", The Service Industries Journal, pp: 307-329, Vol: 41, Issue: 5, Impact Factor: 2.381, ABDC = B, ABS = 2     (External URL)
4. Muhammad Usman, Moazzam Ali, Mayowa Babalola, and Chidiebere Ogbonnaya (2021), "Fueling the Intrapreneurial Spirit: A Closer Look at How Spiritual leadership Motivates Employee Intrapreneurial Behaviors", Tourism Management, Vol: 83, Impact Factor: 7.432, ABDC ranking =A*, ABS ranking = 4    (External URL)
5. Muhammad Usman, Moazzam Ali, Farooq Mughal, and Peter Agyemang-Mintah (2021), "Policy Alienation and Public Professionals' Psychological Wellbeing: The mediating role of Alienative Commitment", Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Vol: Published Ahead of Print, Impact Factor: 3.289, ABS ranking = 4    (External URL)
6. Moazzam Ali, Yuanmei (Elly) Qu, Shoaib Shafique, Nhat Tan Pham, and Muhammad Usman (2021), "Role of ethical leadership in enhancing exploitative and explorative learning: What does it matter if employees view work as central?", Personnel Review, Vol: Published Ahead of Print, Impact Factor: 2.074, ABDC ranking = A    (External URL)
7. Muhammad Khalid Anser, Shoaib Shafique, Muhammad Usman, Naeem Akhtar, and Moazzam, Ali (2021), "Spiritual leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior for the Environment: An Intervening and Interactional Analysis", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol: Accepted (in Press), Impact Factor: 2.093    (External URL)
8. Moazzam Ali, Shahzad Aziz, Nhat Tan Pham, Mayowa Babalola, and Muhammad Usman (2020), "A Positive Human Health Perspective on How Spiritual Leadership Weaves its Influence on Employee Safety Performance: The Role of Harmonious Safety Passion ", Safety Science, Vol: 131, Impact Factor: 4.105, ABDC =A    (External URL)
9. Muhammad Ishfaq, Mian Sajid Nazir, Muhammad Ali Jabran Qammar, and Muhammad Usman (2020), "Cognitive Bias and the Extraversion Personality Shaping the Behavior of Investors", Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 11, Impact Factor: 2.067    (External URL)
10. Naeem Akhtar, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Usman, Moazzam Ali, and Umer Iqbal Siddiqi (2020), "COVID-19 restrictions and consumers’ psychological reactance toward offline shopping restoration", The Service Industries Journal, pp: 891-913, Vol: 40, Issue: 13-14, Impact Factor: 2.381, ABDC = B, ABS rank = 2    (External URL)
11. Naeem Akhtar, Umar Iqbal Siddiqi, Wasim Ahmad, Muhammad Usman, Xianglan Chen, and Tahir Islam (2020), "Effects of service encounter barriers on situational abnormality and consumers’ behavioral intentions at food and beverage restaurants", Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, Impact Factor: 2.511; ABDC ranking = A    (External URL)
12. Nhat Tan Pham, Tan Vo Thanh, Muhammad Shahbaz, Toan Luu Duc Huynh, and Muhammad Usman (2020), "Managing environmental challenges: Training as a solution to improve employee green performance", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol: 269, Impact Factor: 5.647, ABDC = A, ABS rank = 3    (External URL)
13. Naeem Akhtar, Umar Iqbal Siddiqi, Muhammad Nadeem Akhtar, Muhammad Usman, and Wasim Ahmad (2020), "Modeling attitude ambivalence and behavioral outcomes from hotel reviews", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management , pp: 2831-2855, Vol: 32, Issue: 9, Impact Factor: 5.667, ABDC = A, ABS = 3    (External URL)
14. Muhammad Khalid Anser, Moazzam Ali, Farooq Anwar, and Muhammad Usman (2020), "Relationship between subjective age and job satisfaction: a moderated mediation model of job burnout and chronological age ", Frontiers in Public Health, pp: 1-11, Vol: 8, Impact Factor: 2.483    (External URL)
15. Muhammad Khalid Anser, Zahid Yousaf, Muhammad Usman, Seemab Yousaf, Fatima Naseem, and Hussain Hadi (2020), "Strategic Business Performance through Network Capability and Structural Flexibility", Management Decision, pp: 426-445, Vol: 59, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 2.723, ABDC = B, ABS = 2    (External URL)
16. Muhammad Usman, Moazzam Ali, Zahid Yousaf, Farooq Anwar, Muhammad Waqas, and Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan (2020), "The relationship between laissez-faire leadership and burnout: mediation through work alienation and the moderating role of political skill", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, pp: 423-434, Vol: 37, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 0.756, ABS = 2, ABDC = B    (External URL)
17. Muhammad Khalid Anser, Zahid Yousaf, Adnan Khan, and Muhammad Usman (2020), "Towards Innovative Work Behavior through Knowledge Management Infrastructure Capabilities: Mediating Role of Functional Flexibility and Knowledge Sharing", European Journal of Innovation Management, Vol: Published ahead of print, Impact Factor: 2.613    (External URL)
18. Muhammad Khalid Anser, Zahid Yousaf, Muhammad Usman, and Seemab Yousaf (2020), "Towards Strategic Business Performance of Hospitality Sector: Nexus of ICT, e-Marketing and Organizational Readiness", Sustainability, Vol: 12, Issue: 4, Impact Factor: 2.592    (External URL)
19. Muhammad Ibrahim Abdullah, Huang Dechun, Moazzam Ali, and Muhammad Usman (2019), "Ethical Leadership and Knowledge Hiding: A Moderated Mediation Model of Relational Social Capital, and Instrumental Thinking", Frontiers in Psychology, Vol: 10, Impact Factor: 2.129    (External URL)
20. Muhammad Usman, Malik Imran Ahmad, John Burgoyne (2019), "Individual and organizational learning from inter-firm knowledge sharing: a framework integrating inter-firm and intra-firm knowledge sharing and learning", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, pp: 484-497, Vol: 36, Issue: 4, Standard: 1936-4490, Impact Factor: 0.849, ABDC = B, ABS = 2    (External URL)
21. Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan, Du Jianguo, Moazzam Ali, Sharjeel Saleem, Muhammad Usman (2019), "Interrelations between Ethical Leadership, Green Psychological Climate, and Organizational Environmental Citizenship Behavior: A Moderated Mediation Model", Frontiers in Psychology, pp: 1-12, Vol: 10, Impact Factor: 2.129    (External URL)
22. Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan, Du Jianguo, Areeba Mann, Sharjeel Saleem, Kofi Baah Boamah, Usman Javed, and Muhammad Usman (2019), "Rejuvenating the concept of work alienation through Job Demands-Resources model and examining its relationships with emotional exhaustion and explorative and exploitative learning ", Psychology Research and Behavior Management, pp: 231-241, Vol: 12, Impact Factor: 1.84    (External URL)
23. Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan, Du Jianguo, Ahmed Abdul Hameed, Tehseen UL Mushtaq, Muhammad Usman (2018), "Affective commitment foci as parallel mediators of the relationship between workplace romance and employee job performance: a cross-cultural comparison of the People’s Republic of China and Pakistan", Psychology Research and Behavior Management, pp: 267-278, Vol: 11, Standard: 1179-1578, Impact Factor: 1.952    (External URL)
24. Muhammad Usman, Ahmed Abdul Hameed, Shahid Manzoor (2018), "Exploring the links between Ethical Leadership and Organizational Unlearning: A Case Study of a European Multinational Company", Business & Economic Review, pp: 29-54, Vol: 10, Issue: 2, Standard: 2519-1233    (External URL)
25. Muhammad Usman, Malik Imran Ahmad (2018), "Parallel mediation model of social capital, learning and the adoption of best crop management practices: Evidence from Pakistani small farmers", China Agricultural Economic Review, pp: 589-607, Vol: 10, Issue: 4, Standard: 1756-137X, Impact Factor: 1.753, ABS ranking = 1    (External URL)
26. Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan, Du Jianguo, Muhammad Usman, Malik Imran Ahmad (2017), "Moderated Mediation Model of Interrelations between Workplace Romance, Wellbeing, and Employee Performance", Frontiers in Psychology, pp: 1-13, Vol: 8, Standard: 1664-1078, Impact Factor: 2.232    (External URL)
27. Muhammad Usman, Ahmed Abdul Hameed (2017), "The Effect of Ethical Leadership on Organizational Learning: Evidence from a Petroleum Company", Business & Economic Review, pp: 1-22, Vol: 9, Issue: 4, Standard: 2519-1233    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Farooq Anwar, Muhammad Aamir Shafique Khan, Muhammad Usman, and Muhammad Umer Azeem (2020) "Corporate social responsibility, perceived external prestige and emotional labor: a sequential median model", Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vol: Vancouver, Canada    (External URL)
2. Moazzam Ali, Naeem Akhtar, Farooq Anwar, and Muhammad Usman (2020) "Spiritual Leadership and Organizational Citizenship Behavior for the Environment", Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vol: Vancouver, Canada    (External URL)
3. Moazzam Ali, Muhammad Usman, Nhat Tan Pham (2019) "Leaders' Envy and Knowledge Hiding in Universities in Pakistan", The 15th International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers   
4. Nhat Tan Pham, Tan Vo Thanh, Toan Luu Duc Huynh, Muhammad Shahbaz, Muhammad Usman (2019) "Leadership and firms' environmental performance", International Congress of Energy, Economy, and Security - ENSCON’19-Autumn     (External URL)
5. Sharjeel Saleem, Shazia Humayun, Muhammad Usman, and Mohsin Bashir (2019) "THE IMPACT OF CHALLENGE STRESSORS ON EMPLOYEES’ IDENTITY ORIENTATION", FBRC-1: FAST Business Research Conference FAST School of Management, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences   
6. Malik Imran Ahmad and Muhammad Usman (2018) "Does ethical leadership matter for ethical learning? A moderated mediation model of interrelations between ethical leadership and ethical learning", Professionalization and Practice of Medical Leadership Symposium, Manchester UK   
7. Sadeeqa Khan and Muhammad Usman (2018) "Personality as a Predictor of Knowledge Hiding Behavior: Case Study of Alpha Electronics", 6th International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing (ICBEMM) , Vol: 13th-15th August    (External URL)
8. Muhammad Usman, Malik Imran Ahmad (2017) "Individuals and organisations learning from interfirm collaboration in aviation refueling industry", Academy of Management    (External URL)

Qualification

PhD Strategy and Marketing
Lancaster University, UK
Oct 2009 to Sep 2014
   
Master in Research in Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change
Lancaster University , UK
Oct 2008 to Sep 2009
   
MBA
Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
Jan 1999 to Dec 2000
   

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