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Dr. Sana Mumtaz

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Dr. Sana Mumtaz is an academician and researcher with more than eight years of experience working in higher education institutions. She has worked with faculty, administration, and students of Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates in various capacities.  

She earned her post-secondary studies in Pakistan, earning her PhD in Business Administration and Management from the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences and her Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from Air University. She is a qualitative data expert with expertise in NVivo software. Her research interests include cross-cultural adjustment, counterproductive work behaviors, socio-psychological change experiences and leadership. 

Sana has worked as a human resources consultant and action-based researcher with leading organizations such as Plan International, Canada, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan, and more than 20 other Canadian organizations.

Introduction to management

Areas of Academic Interest:

International human resources and strategy development

Areas of Specialization:

Human resources, international management

Awards:

  • Worked as part of the international business team in Emerging Scholars from Emerging Market Program (ESEMP), organized by the Academy of International Business (2022-24).  
  • Received recognition for developing a new bachelor program for College of Business Administration, Umm Al Quwain University (2023). 
  • Recipient of Research Recognition Award in the management domain, Umm Al Quwain University (2022).  
  • Received funding for completing a qualitative consultancy-based project titled ‘Outcomes of Unpaid Care Work (UPCW)’ for Plan International Canada (2022). 
  • Submitted an industrial report to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan and 50+ Chinese organizations regarding Chinese expatriate adjustment in Asia (2020).  
  • Recipient of NRPU funding from Higher Education Commission (HEC) for PhD thesis (2018).  
  • Recipient of HEC funding for presenting research work in the international conference at University of Oxford, UK (2018).  
  • Recipient of Best Research Paper Award by Lahore Business School, University of Lahore (2017).  

Publications

  1. Laachach, A. & Mumtaz, S. (Accepted). Unveiling Opportunities and Challenges of the Metaverse in the Tourism and the Hospitality Sector: A Qualitative Investigation, Tourism and Hospitality Management. 
  2. Aqif, T. & Mumtaz, S. (2024). Understanding the outcomes of consumer ethnocentrism and country of origin’s image on e-purchase behavior after Covid-19: An empirical investigation, SN Business & Economics, 4(1),1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s43546-024-00641-6  
  3. Mumtaz, S. & Aqif, T. (2023). Has COVID-19 weakened workplace socialization? Associating outcomes of excessive work time with the entrepreneurial behavior of employees, Psychological Reports, https://doi.org/10.1177/00332941231207956.  
  4. Mumtaz, S., Sadiq, M. & Abbas, M. (2023). Do Ethical Values Buffer against Workplace Stressors? Interactive Effects of Challenge-Hindrance Stressors and Islamic Work Ethics on Individualized Change Outcomes, Studies in Psychology https://doi.org/10.1080/02109395.2023.2252253  
  5. Mumtaz, S. (2023). Understanding the positive and negative outcomes of developmental challenges on the social psychology of female executives in top management teams, Asian Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/ajsp.12575  
  6. Mumtaz, S. & Nadeem, S. (2023). Understanding the development of a common social identity between expatriates and host country nationals, Personnel Review, 52(1), 42-57. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-07-2021-0535  
  7. Mumtaz, S. & Nadeem, S. (2023). Examining the distinct role of expatriates in top management teams during international assignments: A systematic review and the way forward, Management Review Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-023-00344-6   
  8. Mumtaz, S. & Aqif, T. (2023). Become a Victim or a Star Player! A Process Model Understanding the Individualized Outcomes of Workplace Envy on Young Performers, Studies in Psychology, 44(1), 50-87 https://doi.org/10.1080/02109395.2022.2158582   
  9. Mumtaz, S., Selvarajah, C. & Meyer, D. (2023). How does human relations climate and organizational support affect readiness to change? The mediating role of employee participation and leadership excellence, Global Business & Organizational Excellence. https://doi.org/10.1002/joe.22223  
  10. Aqif, T. & Mumtaz, S. (2023). Examining the impact of marketing techniques on prescription behaviors of physicians with ethical ideology as a moderator, International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 17(1), 78-96 https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPHM-01-2021-0009  
  11. Mumtaz, S. & Nadeem, S. (2022). Understanding the integration of psychological and socio-cultural factors in adjustment of expatriates: An AUM process model, Sage Open, 12(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440221079638  
  12. Mumtaz, S. (2022). When morally good employees become bad: The role of unethical requests and wrong judgments at the workplace, PSU Research Review. https://doi.org/10.1108/PRR-02-2022-0018  
  13. Mumtaz, S. (2021). Usefulness of pragmatism in theory building process in HRD: Philosophy and implications. Quality and Quantity, 56(1), 1245-1259. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-021-01174-y  
  14. Mumtaz, S. & Nadeem, S. (2020). When too much adjustment is bad: A curvilinear relationship between expatriates’ adjustment and social changes in HCNs. Cogent Business & Management, 7(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2020.1857064   
  15. Mumtaz, S. & Rowley, C. (2019). The relationship between leader–member exchange and employee outcomes: review of past themes and future potential, Management Review Quarterly, 70(1), 165-189 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11301-019-00163-8  
  16. Nadeem, S. & Mumtaz, S. (2018). Expatriate adjustment through transformation of social identity changes in Chinese expatriates in Pakistan, Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, 25(4), 642-669. https://doi.org/10.1108/CCSM-08-2017-0095  
  17. Mumtaz, S. (2018). Future of victimized employees; a model based on long run cascading effects of victimization, Deviant Behavior, 40(7), 835-850. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2018.1442655  
  18. Abbas, M. Sajjid, S. & Mumtaz, S. (2018). Personal and contextual antecedents of knowledge sharing and innovative performance among engineers, Engineering Management Journal, 30(3), 154-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/10429247.2018.1451681   
  19. Mubarak, F. & Mumtaz, S. (2018). The impact of workplace bullying on project success as mediated through individual organizational citizenship behavior: A study in Pakistan, Cogent Business & Management, 5(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311975.2018.1532278   
  20. Mumtaz, S. (2018). A systematic review on the framework of workplace spirituality: Current theoretical perspectives and changing trends, Asian Management Research Journal, 2(3), 143-167 https://sites2.uol.edu.pk/journals/amrj/article/view/1681

Conference Presentations / Publications in Proceedings

  1. Mumtaz, S. (2024). Understanding socio-psychological outcomes of individual vs. collective eating behaviors for employees: a social identity perspective, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 2024, Montreal, 01-03 June. 
  2. Mumtaz, S., & Nadeem, S. (2023). Developing the link between the concepts of expatriates and top management teams: A systematic review, Academy of Management Conference 2023, Boston USA, 04-08 August. 
  3. Mumtaz, S. (2023). Integrating the Role of Digitally Mediated Communication to Understand Social Identity Changes in Expatriate Managers, Academy of International Business Conference 2023, Warsaw Poland, 5-9 July. 
  4. Mumtaz, S. (2023). The Good and Bad Use of Humor at Workplace: Conceptualization and the Empirical Evidence, ICBEQM-2023 MBA Conference, City University, Ajman, UAE, 13-14 March. 
  5. Mumtaz, S. (2022). Identifying the positive and negative consequences of technological digitalization on employees’ behavior and performance after Covid-19, 3rd International Conference, UAQU, Umm Al Quwain, UAE, 13-14 December. 
  6. Mumtaz, S. (2022). Publishing Review Articles in Management Journals: Challenges and Opportunities. Asian Management Research and Case Conference (AMRC), Al Ain UAEU, 4-6 October. 
  7. Mumtaz, S. (2022). Understanding the linkage 
    between workplace humor and loneliness among newcomers. Academy of Management Proceedings. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. 
  8. Nadeem, S., & Mumtaz, S. (2022). Understanding trust development and virtual collaboration among members of cross-cultural teams: A new era of international business, In Cardula and Sackmann, Navigating in turbulent times when faced with Dilemmas, Paradoxes, and Opportunities.  Academy of Management Conference, Seattle USA, 5-9 August.   
  9. Nadeem, S., & Mumtaz, S. (2022). Understanding trust development and virtual collaboration among members of cross-cultural teams: A new era of international business, In Cardula and Sackmann,  Dilemmas, Paradoxes, and Opportunities in Times of Crises and Uncertainty – International Business in Turbulent Times.  Academy of International Business Conference, Miami, USA, 6-9 July.  
  10. Mumtaz, S. (2022). Fight or flight response? How do developmental challenges impact the future of females in male-dominated top management teams?  CBS LUMS International Conference on Gender, Work and Society, LUMS, Pakistan. 
  11. Mumtaz, S. (2021). A process model understanding the non-work outcomes on the social psychology of special education teachers, 1st International Conference on Research in Special Education (ICORSPE-2021), The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. 
  12. Mumtaz, S., & Nadeem, S. (2021). Understanding the complexities of psychological and sociocultural factors in expatriates’ adjustment. In Academy of Management Proceedings. Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management. 
  13. Mehmood, A. & Mumtaz, S. (2020). Transformational leadership and innovative work behavior: The moderating role of distributive justice, 1st International Research Conference on Business, Management and Computer technology, SZABIST Larkana campus, Pakistan. 
  14. Mumtaz, S. & Nadeem, S. (2019). Expatriates’ Socio-Cultural Adjustment and Host Country Nationals’ Social Identity Changes: An Empirical Investigation in Pakistan, British Academy of Management Conference, Aston University, UK. 
  15. Mumtaz, S. & Majeed, K. (2018). Impact of team commitment, team coordination and teamwork quality on project success in defense R&D projects with mediating effect of team performance, 8th International Conference on Global Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE), Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK. 
  16. Khan, M.N. & Mumtaz, S. (2018). The impact of big five personality traits on knowledge sharing behavior: moderating role of extrinsic rewards, 7th International Business Research Conference, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad, Pakistan. 
  17. Mumtaz, S., Korrani, H. & Siddiqui, M.O. (2018). Impact of Perceived Risk on Consumers’ Purchase Intentions: A study in Pakistan, 3rd International Conference on Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context, Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Pakistan. 
  18. Al Ahmed, H., Mumtaz, S. & Siddiqui, M.O. (2018). Impact of Job characteristics on Turnover intentions of employees with the moderating effect of context satisfaction in Pakistan, 3rd International Conference on Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context, Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Pakistan. 
  19. Mumtaz, S., Naseem, S. & Mehboob, F. (2017). Impact of Employee Loyalty on Organizational Commitment of Employees with the Moderating role of Supervisor Support in Telecom Sector of Pakistan, 6th International Business Research Conference, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.  
  20. Mumtaz, S. (2017). Systematic review on framework of Workplace Spirituality: Current theoretical perspectives and changing trends, 2nd International Conference on Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context, Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Pakistan [Best Paper Award] 
  21. Mumtaz, S. Siddiqui, O. & Hanif, B.  (2017). Impact of Social Media Utilization on Academic Performance of Students in Islamabad, 2nd International Conference on Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context, Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Pakistan.  
  22. Mumtaz, S. (2016). Do Workplace Spirituality dimensions play any Role in enhancing Nurses Job Satisfaction in Pakistan? 1st International Conference on Business and Management Perspectives in the Asian Context: Challenges & Prospects, Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Pakistan. 
  23. Mumtaz, S. & Qureshi, A. (2016). Role of Brand Value/Image in enhancing Customer lifetime value with the Mediating effect of Customer Satisfaction in Universities of Pakistan, 5th CBRC Research Conference, Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.