I am associated with The Open University since October 2012; first as a PhD student (2012-2017) and after that as a Central Academic.
My research interests broadly relate to entrepreneurship, enterprise development, enterprise policy, innovation, sustainability, dynamic capabilities of firms, SMEs and entrepreneurial universities. I also have interest in exploring socio-economic and political issues. My current research looks into the microfoundations of environmental capabilities in leatherworking SMEs, while also examining the environmental drivers and barriers in these firms. This research particularly investigates the role of intermediaries that are related to the leatherworking sector and are acting as proto-institutional actors having the aim to institutionalise and advance environmental practices in Pakistan. The other research stream examines the dynamics of entrepreneurial character of universities in emerging economies, especially Pakistan.
I have multiple teaching interests ranging from entrepreneurship and enterprise policy to innovation, sustainability, business studies, business research methods, business ethics, microeconomics and macroeconomics. Currently, I am a module chair for B205 Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The other modules I am team member of include B100 An Introduction to Business and Management; B327 Creating futures: sustainable enterprise and innovation and BB846 Entrepreneurship: experience and perspective.