Khuram Shahzad

Khuram Shahzad
University of Vaasa · School of Technology and Innovations - Production/Innovation and Entrepreneurship InnoLab

PhD (Industrial Management); M.Sc (Industrial Management); MBA (Marketing)

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Introduction
Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) of Digital Innovation Management. Research interests include Entrepreneurship, Open Innovation, Digital Servitization, Digital Transformation, Blockchain Technology, Innovation Ecosystem, etc.
Additional affiliations
March 2019 - May 2020
University of Vaasa
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2018 - November 2019
University of Vaasa
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2013 - July 2018
University of Vaasa
Field of study
  • Industrial Management
August 2008 - January 2011
University of Vaasa
Field of study
  • Industrial management

Publications

Publications (44)
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Industrial organizations are responding to new risks and opportunities originating from exponentially growing and disruptive digital technologies, by taking company-wide digital transformation initiatives. However, the key enablers of such digital transformation initiatives that facilitate operational performance outcomes in industrial organization...
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The purpose of this study is to explore the limits of open innovation (OI) during organizational change. It aims to offer approaches that can drive organizations to offset such limits and institutionalize the opportunities of OI. The empirical analysis is based on an in-depth single case study of an OI ecosystem initiative developed by a large mult...
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Over the last decade, digital technologies have been able to strike disruptive changes in the contemporary business landscape and so affecting small and medium enterprises (SMEs). SMEs have limited R&D, financial and human resources to invest in their digitalization process. In this research, we contextualize that SMEs can enhance their digitalizat...
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Blockchain, or distributed ledger, is an innovative technology that is emerging in various sectors and industries across the globe. It has attracted the attention of different interest groups such as energy companies, SMEs and start-ups, information technology developers, financial institutions, national authorities, and the university community. T...
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Inter-organizational trust has been considered as a panacea in conducting successful transactions in the business-to-business context. When different firms with different organizational objectives interact and collaborate to achieve common goals, mutual trust plays a central role, particularly in dynamic collaboration in the business ecosystem. The...
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This study examines the phenomenon of network learning in servitization in the context of service ecosystem where product-based manufacturing firms transform towards offering integrated solutions involving different actors. It analyzes the literature on joint learning, knowledge management and servitization and their interconnectedness in explainin...
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Digital Transformation requires significant changes in industrial organization’s setting to remain relevant in this fast-paced environment. This calls for modifications in their organizational structures. The existing organizational structures of industrial organizations are mechanistic, while, digital transformation needs organic and flexible orga...
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This paper conceptualizes how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can work smarter and become entrepreneurial in terms of increasing innovative coopetition and collaboration activities with their peers and with academic institutions. The focus of this research remains in eliminating SMEs’ struggle to internationalize – regarded as silos in absorbin...
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The Covid-19 pandemic, by effecting businesses, is inciting inter- and intra-organizational challenges requiring firms to adopt and/or adapt approaches that facilitate in managing business operations. Confronting such epidemic and its related challenges are importantly based on efficient internal and external collaboration. Inter-organizational tru...
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This study examines the phenomenon of innovative capabilities in the context of entrepreneurial ecosystem interactions and provides a conceptual framework by integrating relevant literature streams; entrepreneurial ecosystem and inter-organizational network collaboration, in order to portray their interconnectedness in explaining how small and medi...
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This paper focuses on conducting a rigorous analysis of blockchain-based use cases in supply chain in order to develop a conceptual framework in operations and supply chain. Furthermore, these use cases seem to help us understanding the role of blockchain technology on emerging operations and supply chain (SC) ecosystems and developing new values a...
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The objective of this paper is to explore the way in which firms are changing to become more collaborative and oriented towards open innovation while managing inter-organizational partnerships. Drawing on change management, particularly 3-step change process model and open innovation (OI) literature, this research aims to explore the antecedents of...
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Blockchain technology is enabling radical innovations across all industries, thus, companies are transforming into a new ecosystem of developed capabilities and redesigning their business models. This paper explores what blockchain-based industrial ecosystems are emerging in current digital age and what kind of impact blockchain has on different ec...
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This publication is the final report of a research and development project to develop the Digitalisation Academy, funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and carried out by the University of Vaasa’s Innolab. The international multidisciplinary group of researchers studied the experiences of the students and the representatives of...
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Poor performance has been a major concern in research on international joint ventures (IJVs). This study integrates the IJV management mechanisms from transaction cost theory (TCT) and social exchange theory (SET) in order to gain insights into management mechanisms that improve IJV performance. The framework consists of three structural (i.e., sym...
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Digital transformation (DT) is disrupting industrial organizations, which require significant changes in their properties to remain competitive. This calls for strong leadership to drive this transformation. However, what leadership competencies are required to lead DT impactfully is unclear. Therefore, we seek to identify the key leadership compet...
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Blockchain seems to challenge the current business models by providing opportunities for new value creation. However, several research gaps remain in literature in evaluating how firms can leverage new approaches to innovation management and opportunities created by blockchain. Supporting organizational characteristics affecting digital innovation...
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Purpose This study aims to present an integrated framework and investigate the enabling roles of governance mechanisms (i.e. contract, interdependence, trust and communication) in the choice of effective conflict resolution strategies (CRS) that in turn facilitate buyer–supplier relationship (BSR) performance. Design/methodology/approach Using Web...
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Purpose This study aims to present an integrated framework and investigate the enabling roles of governance mechanisms (i.e. contract, interdependence, trust and communication) in the choice of effective conflict resolution strategies (CRS) that in turn facilitate buyer–supplier relationship (BSR) performance. Design/methodology/approach Using Web...
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Governments and research funding agencies place growing pressure on universities in terms of societal relevance and collaborative research, ¬¬¬¬which has in turn pushed for initiatives in collaborative and open campus development. Universities are extending their activities for society to make a sustainable impact while addressing socio-economic co...
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Based on transaction cost economics (TCE) and social exchange theory (SET), this dissertation aims to explore and investigate the determinants of governance structure and align their enabling roles in managing successful buyer-supplier relationships. By employing a mixed method approach as its research methodology, this dissertation attempts t...
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Inter-firm relationship governance is becoming increasingly fragmented and complex in industrial marketing and management. There is a need to develop an integrative framework, which describes the nature of the relationship (complementary or substitutes) between economic and sociological governance mechanisms, and their relative effectiveness in exp...
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This chapter provides on overall picture of business intelligence (BI) and supply chain analytics (SCA) as a means to support supply chain management (SCM) and decision-making. Based on the literature review, we clarify the needs of BI and performance measurement in the SCM sphere and discuss its potential to enhance decision-making in strategic, t...
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A great deal of attention has been paid to the performance of business networks in supply chain management, firms are collaborating more to develop long term business relationships. However, limited empirical evidence exists to validate a plural management model as a key success factor in a strategic supplier relationship. The purpose of this study...
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Based on transaction cost economics and social exchange theory, the purpose of this study is to investigate the significant relationship developing factors in supply chain that may help to reduce the transaction costs and to examine the impact on relational commitment. The integrated framework is tested by applying structural equation modeling for...
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Research has followed a network perspective of supply management from as early as the publication of Krajlic matrix. This portfolio approach is still static. Recently the triad is interpreted as the smallest unit of a network through which dynamics can be studied. Analyzing triads seems to be a promising way through which a deeper insight into the...
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In today's dynamic business environment, firms are required to utilize efficiently and effectively all the useful resources to gain competitive advantage. Supplier development has evolved as an important strategic instrument to improve buyer supplier relationships. For that reason, this study focuses on providing the strategic significance of suppl...
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This research is about the utilisation of tracking tools in maintenance resource coordination to investigate the benefits of tracking in the coordination processes. Based on service industry, this study uses a pilot project, questionnaires and interviews as research methods. Various challenges were found in the field of mobile workforce management;...
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In today's dynamic business environment, a key challenge for all companies is to make adaptive adjustments to their manufacturing strategy. This study demonstrates the competitive priorities of manufacturing strategy in hydro-power case company to evaluate the level of sustainable competitive advantage and also to further analyze how business strat...
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This research is about the utilization of tracking tools in maintenance resource coordination to investigate the benefits of tracking in the coordination processes. Based on service industry, this study uses a pilot project, questionnaires and interviews as research methods. Various challenges were found in the field of mobile workforce management;...
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Firms are collaborating more in supply chain network and identified the importance of business relationships. This idea was embraced by academic and empirical research in operations management since last decade. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive integrated conceptual and empirical framework which elaborates the role...
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The supplier selection process is very important to companies as selecting the right suppliers that fit companies strategy needs brings drastic savings. Therefore, this paper seeks to address the key area of supplies evaluation from the supplier review perspective. The purpose was to identify the most important criteria for suppliers’ evaluation an...
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Academic and corporate interest in supplier development and buyer-supplier relationship has increased substantially in recent years. This paper provides a framework for analysing the current understanding of supplier development strategies, its impact on performance, and buyer-supplier relationship approaches. There is an increased need for buyers...
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Firms are collaborating more in supply chain network and identified the importance of building relationships between them. This idea has been embraced by academic and empirical research in operations management since last decade. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to develop a comprehensive integrated conceptual and empirical framework which e...
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The supplier selection process is very important to companies as selecting the right suppliers that fit companies strategy needs brings drastic savings. Therefore, this paper seeks to address the key area of supplies evaluation from the supplier review perspective. The purpose was to identify the most important criteria for suppliers’ evaluation an...
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This paper is aimed at proposing a conceptual framework for creating a platform for facilitating communication between key actors of a supply networks. This paper focuses on providing a holistic view that encompasses the focal company, its suppliers and customers. The research presented in this paper is based on comprehensive literature review as w...
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This study is to demonstrate the competitive priorities of operations strategy in vertically integrated hydropower supply chain industry to examine the level of sustainable competitive advantage, and to further analyse how business strategies are aligned with manufacturing strategies. The research is based on analytical evaluation of Manufacturing...
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Corporate social responsibility is becoming more and more important for the firms from developed countries. The purpose of this research paper is to examine empirically the role of fair trade in developing corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to find out the dynamics of CSR being used in organizations. The qualitative case study research revie...
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Corporate social responsibility is becoming more and more important for the firms from developed countries. This study suggests that fair trade plays an important role in the development of corporate social responsibility. More specifically, this study seeks to answer the following research question; How does fair trade perform the main role in dev...

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BizPub aims to determine what leadership competencies and organizational change processes are required to successfully implement blockchain technology in businesses and public sector organizations.
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InnoDigi defines how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can work smarter and become entrepreneurial in terms of increasing innovative coopetition and collaboration activities.
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Digitalisation Academy: Piloting and creating a nationwide model to tackle talent shortage and improve digital competences (DA-PITO) is a research and engagement project funded by the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM) and InnoLab, University of Vaasa, Finland. The project will be conducted in 2019-2020. The goal of Digitalization Academy is to pilot and create a nationwide model to address talent shortage and improve digital competences in Finland.