Ifzal Ahmad

Ifzal Ahmad
Karakoram International University · Department of Business Management

PhD
Postdoctorate from the University of Sharjah, UAE

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Introduction
I am PhD in Human Resource Management from Air University, Islamabad Pakistan. Previously, I have done my Masters in HR from Leeds Beckett University, UK. Currently, I am doing my Postdoctorate from the University of Sharjah, UAE. I am also serving Karakoram International University, Gilgit Pakistan as Associate Professor and currently on sabbatical leaves. My areas of interest are Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, Leadership and Employees' Attitudes and Behaviors.
Additional affiliations
June 2019 - present
Karakoram International University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
May 2010 - June 2019
Karakoram International University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
September 2013 - May 2017
Air University of Islamabad
Field of study
  • Human Resource Management
September 2007 - March 2009
Leeds Beckett University
Field of study
  • Human Resource Management

Publications

Publications (40)
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A short report on non-verbal cues posed by employees before departing an organization.
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Ahmad Pumps is a small company specializing in design, makes, sells and distribute pumps for use in the manufacturing, construction and engineering industry. The current generation of Ahmad Pumps seems very ambitious and wants the company to grow and get a bigger market share. You have been hired as HR office recently, mainly because of increased c...
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Despite the vast and multidimensional research conducted on the notion of CSR and its positive association with different external variables, very little focus has been given to study its influence on the employees’ attitudes and behavior which may further influence their job efficiency, job effectiveness, job quality and thus the overall job perfo...
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The psychosocial consequences of smartphone usage in public are widespread and well documented in personal relationships. However, this line of inquiry has recently gained momentum in the context of work relationships. This study examines the relationship between a supervisor's phubbing behavior (using a smartphone while interacting with subordinat...
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This study was designed to examine and report the perceptions of faculty in a public sector university regarding a newly-initiated faculty development program. The study, which applied qualitative approaches to generate data, covered the success stories as well as the challenges that could neutralize the sustenance of a productive program. Although...
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Drawing upon the resource-based view (RBV) theory, the present study examined the mediating role of absorptive capacity on the relationship between corporate entrepreneurship and firm performance. A time lagged survey-based quantitative study was carried out for which the questionnaire was adopted from different published sources. With a total of 3...
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In the aftermath of global warming, organizations are coming under increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, minimize waste, and generally become more responsible in their practices. To this backdrop, researchers argue that organizational HR practices have significant potential in shaping human behaviors. Therefore, by investigating the emplo...
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Although transaction costs (TCs) that affect the total project costs are a common phenomenon in the Pakistani construction industry, the causes that escalate the TCs are ambiguous, and public sector organizations are unable to manage these causes efficiently. To investigate the causes of escalation of TCs in public sector construction projects, a t...
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This research investigates the impact of microfinance in alleviating the mountain-specific poverty and improving the living standards of the mountain inhabitants in the Central Karakorum National Park region of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. For the empirical investigation, this study collected quantitative and qualitative household-level data from a...
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This study was aimed to offer and test a novel model explaining how abusive supervision enhances employees’ intention to leave in a high-power distance society of Pakistan. Drawing from the unfolding model of voluntary turnover as an overarching theory, we proposed that emotional exhaustion will strengthen the relationship between abusive supervisi...
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Project governance has become an important subject matter for both the project management environment and the public sector, due to the demands for enhanced project performance. Project professionals in developing countries encounter various challenges while execution of the projects. This paper has analyzed previous studies on Infrastructure devel...
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Purpose Combining two distinct streams of research studies in leadership and organizational management i.e. ethical leadership and Green human resource management (Green HRM) practices, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of ethical leadership style (ELS) on employees’ job satisfaction (JS) with a mediating role of Green HRM and...
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Using expectation conformation theory, this study theorized and empirically tested the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and customer-based brand equity via customer satisfaction. Data were collected from 225 customers of well-known brands of consumer goods and services using survey questionnaire consisting of standardized...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the impact of ethical leadership on two important employee extra-role behaviors; organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs) and creative performance (CP). Drawing on social exchange and organizational support theories, psychological contract fulfillment (PCF) was proposed as the mediating mechan...
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The present study aims to investigate the indirect relationship of Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) and followers' citizenship behavior through Organizational Identification (OI) for the first time using Social Identity Theory (STI), and to widen the scope of research by explaining differences in LMX-citizenship behavior relationship through OI arising...
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This study contributes to the growing literature on individual-level outcomes of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Employing a sample of 339 subordinate–supervisor dyads, we explored the differential impact of CSR attributions on employees’ creative performance in the telecom industry. We also introduced and tested the role of psychological sa...
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Pakistan has sufficient wind energy potential across various locations of the country. However, so far, wind energy development has not attained sufficient momentum matching its potential. Amongst various other challenges, the site selection for wind power development has always been a primary concern of the decision-makers. Principally, wind proje...
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Abstract: Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the impact of psychological contract fulfillment (independent) on organizational citizenship behavior (dependent) with mediating role of perceived organizational support. Design/Methodology: Quantitative methodology was adopted to achieve the aim of this study and data were collected via questionna...
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Using a sample of 369 supervisor-subordinate dyads, this micro level study tested the impact of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) attributions on Workplace Deviance Behaviors (WDBs). We further tested the double layered mediating role of Employees’ Organizational Trust (EOT) and Psychological Contract Fulfillment (PCF) between the CSR attributi...
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We examined a largely ignored but imperative dimension of safety literature by testing the impact of ethical leadership style on organizational safety performance. We also tested dual mediating paths of safety culture and safety consciousness in the relationship between ethical leadership style and organizational safety consciousness. Data (N = 230...
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Past studies on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have mainly focused on the macro level whereas; the micro level studies are comparatively less in number. Consequently, the conceptualization of CSR is also problematic and an agreement on a single model is still at par. To this backdrop, while building on existing model of Aguinis and Glavas (2...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of perceived organizational support (independent) on employees' safety consciousness (dependent) with mediating role of trust. Data were collected from a large multinational bank in Islamabad, Pakistan and a sample size (i.e. N = 199) were recorded. Proposed hypotheses were tested via Structur...
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This study attempted to investigate the positive and negative impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) attributions on the turnover intentions of employees with mediating role of their psychological safety in a public sector oil and gas company in Pakistan. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire and a sample size of 2...
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Majority of extant literature on the notion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has mainly focused on the positive effects of CSR and its related outcomes. Only a few authors in their studies hinted towards the possible negative impacts of this notion in addition to positive impacts. However a distinction of such practices from the ones which...
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Majority of extant literature on the notion of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has mainly focused on the positive effects of CSR and its related outcomes. Only a few authors in their studies hinted towards the possible negative impacts of this notion in addition to positive impacts. However a distinction of such practices from the ones which...
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Using multisource data of 302 paired responses (supervisor-employee dyads), this study examined the effect of Authentic Leadership Style (ALS) on academia's creativity with mediating role of their intrinsic motivation and mood in higher education institutions (HEIs) of Pakistan. Heads of departments (HoDs) in HEIs were asked to report their leaders...
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A descriptive piece regarding various non-verbal cues of those employees who intends to quit an organization in the next two or three months.
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A descriptive piece regarding various non-verbal cues of those employees who intends to quit an organization in the next two or three months.
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A descriptive piece regarding various non-verbal cues of those employees who intends to quit an organization in the next two or three months.
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A descriptive piece regarding various non-verbal cues of those employees who intends to quit an organization in the next two or three months.
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A short report on different cues posed by employees before their departure from an organization.
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A short report on different cues posed by employees before their departure from an organization.
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A short report on different cues posed by employees before their departure from an organization.
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A short report on different cues posed by employees before their departure from an organization.
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A short report on different cues posed by employees before their departure from an organization.

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Questions (7)
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Dear All
Can anyone suggest a good book for classroom teaching on Corporate Social Responsibility to Undergraduate Business Students please? If I can get access to a free pdf copy, that will be great.
Regards,
Ifzal
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I would like to know the best software for Data Analytics. Python and R are the two most frequently used packages however, I would really appreciate the inputs of those who have personally used these two. I would want to know which one is easy to learn for person with non-programming/advance IT skills? And which of these two gives better results? Also, is there any other software package which can be used as alternative to these two?
Regards,
Ifzal
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Dear all
It is my pleasure to share with all academic and research fraternity the link to my latest paper titled " Impact of Ethical Leadership on Organizational Safety Performance: The Mediating Role of Safety Culture and Safety Consciousness " published in Ethics & Behavior. You can access full length article by following the link below. http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/sP4yaWFVkBsWXBPSZKYu/full
Please remember that only first 50 people will be able to download the full length article.
Best wishes,
ifzal
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I have recently received a comment from a reviewer asking for the screenshots of my tests performed in one of my papers. I did provide all the screenshots in response; however, I kept thinking that whether it is appropriate for a reviewer to ask for such proofs? Or is it even ethical to doubt someone's integrity? Aren't we suppose to trust the author on his claims unless someone reports any wrongdoing against him? Furthermore, is this a normal practice (asking for such proofs, since I am facing it for the first time) or shall I report this behavior to the editor?
Thanks in advance.
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Hi
I am looking for some recent papers which have used the scale on women leadership by Gupton & Slick (1996) for higher education. This scale was originally designed and used for K12 level. I need to use it for Higher Education. Can anyone be kind enough to refer some recent citations justifying the use of this scale for higher education please? 
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I am looking for a scale that can measure Green HRM. Can anyone guide me please?
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In today’s competitive environment, organizations are investing huge sums of money in retaining and developing their talented employees. Many researchers and practitioners suggest that if an employee is intending to leave his/her organization, he/she will start behaving differently from their usual routine at work. Therefore, the managers must be able to spot the signals posed by the employees to recognize whether they are properly engaged and motivated at work or not?

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