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					DR. MUHAMMAD NOUMAN
1/A, E-5, Phase 7, Hayatabad, Peshawar, PAKISTAN
Tel: 92-91-5861024-25 Ext: 201     Mob: 0300 9024920
Email: muhammad.nouman@imsciences.edu.pk

EDUCATION:
 PhD in Management                                                                           2011
  University of Southampton, UK
 Master of Business Administration                                                           2003
  University of Texas at Arlington, USA
 Master of Science, Information Systems                                                      2002
  University of Texas at Arlington, USA
 Bachelor of Science (Honors), Agricultural Economics                                        1997
  NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan
 Bachelor of Arts, Law & Political Science                                                   1995
  University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan

DOCTORAL THESIS:
“Low-Technology Innovation in a Sectoral System: A Critical Realist Perspective”

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Low-Technology Innovation; Systems of Innovation; Innovation Management in Developing
Countries; Innovation in Small Businesses; Sustainable Entrepreneurship; Systems Theory;
Critical Realism; Latency and Causal Mechanisms
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
11+ years of teaching, research and administrative experience at the national/international level
November 2006 – Present
Assistant Professor
Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar, PAKISTAN
October – December 2008; October – November 2009; October – November 2010
Visiting Faculty
School of Management, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
July 2004 – October 2006
Faculty Member
Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar, PAKISTAN
July 2004 – December 2005
Visiting Faculty Member
Department of CS and IT, Univ. of Engineering & Technology, Peshawar, PAKISTAN
 August 2003 – June 2004
Team Lead, Remedy Solutions
Telvista Inc., Grapevine, TX, USA
 Supervised and instructed a team of ten call agents. Responsible for on-job training.
 Prepared daily client reports, service updates and forwarded network maintenance orders to
     ground technical support as part of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
 Supervised installation, maintenance & management of software including Remedy,
     Notemil, ADNT, CSR, Kronos, VTP, OLO, SQL server, Together Enterprise (1042).
 Troubleshot Verizon corporate customers’ Internet Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service at
     client locations as well as over the phone.
August 2002 – August 2003
Lab Manager
Office of Information Technology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
   Assisted instructors with teaching and managed day-to-day operations at a 24-hours computer
    labs facility.
   Ensured maintenance and functionality of all lab equipment, prepared performance reports
    and assisted students with projects & assignments.
   Supervised installation and maintenance of software including SAP, SQL Server, Visual
    Studio, Together Enterprise (Build 1042), MSOffice, Paintshop Pro, and NCSS.
February 2001 – August 2002
Graduate Teaching Assistant, System Design & Analysis
Department of Information Systems, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX, USA
 Taught graduate students about Object Based & Object Oriented programming.
September 2000 – February 2001
Lab Assistant
Office of Information Technology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington TX, USA
 Maintained NT Network accounts and supported University of Texas, Arlington website.

Portfolio of Courses Taught at the Graduate and Post-Graduate Level:
- Business Strategy & Policy  - Fundamentals of Management      - Fundamentals of Marketing
- Management of Technology - Management Info. Systems           - Marketing Management
- Brand Management            - Sales Management                - Marketing Research
- Consumer Behavior           - Advertising                     - Strategic Marketing
- Electronic Commerce         - E-Business for Management       - Business Research Methods
- Innovation Management       - Innovation, Tech. & Environment

PROJECT EXPERIENCE:
June 2011 – Present
Principal Investigator
Knowledge Exchange and Research on Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2011-14
International Strategic Partnership in Research and Education (INSPIRE) – British
Council, UK and Higher Education Commission, Pakistan (Est. Budget Rs. 7.2 million)
 Develop International Research Group between University of Southampton UK and Institute
    of Management Sciences, Pakistan
 Conduct joint research on knowledge transfer and small business development
 Lead curriculum development and outreach in Pakistan in the areas of sustainable
    entrepreneurship and innovation
 Integrate and administer faculty exchange and split-site PhD activities under the project
 Principal Liaison with British Council, Higher Education Commission and University of
    Southampton
August 2008 – August 2010
Training Manager
Gender Based Governance Systems (GBGS) Project
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Planning & Development Department
(P&DD), Government of N.W.F.P
 Monitor activities and reporting procedures including all training reports
 Supervise disbursement of TA/DA and maintain financial records of all running expenses
 Maintain liaison with GBGS, resource persons, other relevant organizations
 Supervise all logistics for the courses, including venue, boarding, lodging, stationery, etc.
March 2008 – February 2010
Training Manager
Cultural Interaction Programme for Ulema of Madaris and Mosques (CIP)
British Council, Peshawar
 Co-ordinate project activities in five districts including Peshawar, Mardan, Swabi, Nowshera
    and Charsadda
 Supervise Monitoring and Liaison Officers and maintain record of all training materials
    including registrations, attendances, evaluation forms, participant stories and test results
   Supervise disbursement of project funds for monitoring and maintain financial records of all
    running expenses
   Supervise Logistics Manager regarding training manuals, bags and other stationery
October 2008 - Present
Principal Investigator
The Triple-Helix of Relationships among University, Government and Industry in the Developed
and Developing Countries
Pump Priming Project, University of Southampton, UK
 As part of a team of three researchers develop data collection tools especially in-depth
    interview and survey
 Write-up sections of systematic literature review
 Implement research methodology for Pakistan
 Support the development and implementation of data analysis and interpretation procedures
July 2007 – November 2007 and June 2009 – September 2009
Training Consultant
Capacity Development Program under the Health Sector Reforms Unit (HSRU)
German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Health Department, Government of
N.W.F.P
 Member of the Curriculum Development team
 Monitor activities and develop training reports for each module
 Maintain liaison with participants, resource persons, other relevant organizations
 Develop a comprehensive database of all applications, registrations, attendance; projects
    undertaken; materials generated, etc.
 Arrange all logistics for the courses, including venue, boarding, lodging, stationery, etc.
May 2006 – December 2007
Training Consultant
Capacity Building Program under the Gender Mainstreaming Project
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Planning & Development Department
(P&DD), Government of N.W.F.P
 Developed the technical proposal for the project in collaboration with the Lead Consultant
 Monitor activities and develop individual training reports as well as the final report
 Maintain liaison with participants, resource persons, other relevant organizations
 Maintain master set of all materials generated through the implementation of the courses
   besides training manuals
 Arrange all logistics for the courses, including venue, boarding, lodging, stationery, etc.
Dec. 2005 – Dec. 2006
Assistant Regional Manager, N.W.F.P.
LUMS-McGill Social Enterprise Management Program (SEMP)
Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan and McGill University, Canada
 Provided and managed technical, physical infrastructure, human resource and logistical
    support for all five SEMP training modules conducted in Peshawar
 Coordinated the completion of all program deliverables including training modules, program
    schedules, finances and final report with the Program Director based in Lahore, Pakistan
 Supervised the Research Associate in preparation of final report at the end of each module
June 2005 – Nov. 2005
Research Expert
Management Training Needs Assessment for Provincial TB Control Program (PTP) & District
TB Officers (DTOs), N.W.F.P
Strengthening the Tuberculosis Control Program (STCP), AGEG/GTZ
 Developed project proposal in light of the Terms of Reference including framework,
    methodology, and work plan
 Developed the structure and format for the In-depth interviews
   Organized the Focus Group Discussion and Stakeholders’ Workshop
   Prepared the Final Draft Report in collaboration with the TNA Expert

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS CONFERENCES, ARTICLES:
 Nouman, M., Warren, L. & Thomas, S. R. (2011). Researching the ‘forgotten sector’: Low
  and medium tech (LMT) innovation – present light on future trends. In: The 2011 IEEE
  International Technology Management Conference (ITMC). 27 – 30 June, 2011 San Jose CA,
  USA
 Nouman, M. & Warren, L. (2010). Is it paradox or sophism? Solving the ‘LT conundrum’.
  In: 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference,
  Looking to the Future: Economic and Social Regeneration through Entrepreneurial Activity.
  3 – 4 November, 2010 London, UK
 Nouman, M. & Warren, L. (2010). Low-technology innovations within sectoral system:
  reflections and manifestations. In: British Academy of Management (BAM), Management
  Research in a Changing Climate. 14 – 16 September, 2010 Sheffield, UK
 Nicolopoulou, K., Nouman, M. & Karatas-Ozkan, M. (2010). Social innovation from a
  social incubation perspective: what is it and why it matters? In: 33rd Institute for Small
  Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Annual Conference, Looking to the Future: Economic
  and Social Regeneration through Entrepreneurial Activity. 3 – 4 November, 2010 London,
  UK
 Nouman, M. & Warren, L. (2010). Zeroing in on ‘Zero R&D’: appreciating the low-tech
  perspectives. In: LASS (Law, Arts and Social Science) Conference 2010 University of
  Southampton, Research Directions in the 21st Century. April 28, 2010, Southampton, UK
 Nouman, M. & Gul, S. (2009). Innovation in Pakistan’s SMEs: making the case for coupling
  model and looking beyond. Business and Economic Review, 1(1), pp. 20-25
 Gul, S. & Nouman, M. (2009). Time flux: an examination of non-temporal considerations in
  projects. Business and Economic Review, 1(1), pp. 40-46
 Nouman, M. (2009). Visualizing intangibles: does linking low-technology innovation with
  value creation provide some answers? In: EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies
  in Management), 5th Workshop on Visualizing, Measuring and Managing Intangibles and
  Intellectual Capital. 08-09 October 2009 Dresden, Germany
 Nouman, M. (2009). Innovation and value creation in context: Preliminary evidences from
  marble SMEs of north-west Pakistan. In: EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in
  Management), 5th Workshop on Visualizing, Measuring and Managing Intangibles. 08-09
  October 2009 Dresden, Germany
 Taylor, J., Karatas-Ozkan, M. & Nouman, M. (2009). The triple-helix of relationships
  between university, government and industry in the developed and developing economies. In:
  MEHEM (Mapping European Higher Education Models) Project, International Conference
  on Changing Universities: Governance, Relevance and Performance. 29 September – 01
  October, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey
 Nouman, M. (2009). Innovation in Pakistan’s SMEs: role of technology and the coupling
  model. Poster presentation In: LASS (Law, Arts and Social Science) University of
  Southampton, LASS Grad Conference: Human 2.0. 01 July, 2009 Southampton, UK
 Nouman, M. (2007). Drivers & barriers to customer value creation: issues & perspectives in
  marble sector SMEs of NWFP, Business Review, Journal of IBA, Karachi, 2(2), pp. 88-103
 The Challenges of Growth: Making IMSciences Enterprising (Perspectives from Bath, UK),
  article for IMSciences Newsletter (2007-08)
 The Islamic World: Consciousness Without Cohesion, article for IMSciences Newsletter
  (2006-07)

INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS DELIVERED:
 Title/Topic: ‘International Aspects of Innovation and Science Entrepreneurship: High-growth
   Technology Ventures in Developed and Developing Countries’
   Venue: School of Management, University of Southampton, UK (2009-10)
 Title/Topic: ‘Entrepreneurship: The Example of Low-Cost Airlines – A Seminar for
   International Student Delegation from France’
    Venue: School of Management, University of Southampton, UK (2009-10)
   Title/Topic: ‘International Aspects of Technology Entrepreneurship: Developed vs.
    Developing Countries’
    Venue: School of Management, University of Southampton, UK (2008-09)
   Title/Topic: ‘Can Enterprise Be Successfully Taught at Universities – Five-Day British
    Council Seminar’
    Venue: Bath, UK (2007-08)

OTHER NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL TRAININGS AND SEMINARS:
 Participated in Three-Day International Training of Trainers for Academicians and
  Practitioners sponsored by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad in
  collaboration with IMSciences and Uganda Martyrs University at Peshawar (2007-08)
 Presented a paper titled “Electronic Branding: Creating and Maintaining Brand Equity Over
  the Web” at the One-Day Seminar on ‘E-Business in Pakistan: Prospects and Challenges’
  organized by the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad at University of Peshawar
  (2006-07)
 Developed module and conducted training on ‘Customer Relationship Management –
  Process, Diagnostics and Analysis for Micro Finance Institutions’ organized by Center of
  Excellence in Micro Finance, IMSciences, Peshawar (2005-06)
 Participated and submitted policy recommendations in ‘Meeting on Curriculum Development
  in Entrepreneurship at Bachelors and Masters level’, organized by Higher Education
  Commission, Islamabad (2005-06)
 Developed the concept paper and gave a presentation on ‘Ideas for Joint Collaboration –
  IMSciences-Marble Sector-USAID link program’ to representatives from J.E. Austin
  Associates, U.S.A (2005-06)
 Attended a three-day training of trainers in ‘Poverty Led Micro Finance’ organized by
  Financial Services Strengthening Program (FSSP) and Swiss Development Corporation
  (SDC). The training included conducting ‘Poverty focused Audits’ of Micro Finance
  Institutions (MFIs) (2005-06)
 Participated in the three day conference, ‘Mending Information Threads with the Social
  Fabric: An E-Governance Perspective’, organized by Institute of Management Sciences,
  Peshawar (2005-06)
 Represented IMSciences in the Two-Day conference on “Human Security and Social
  Development: Issues and Perspectives” organized by Human Resource Development
  Network, Pakistan (2005-06)
 ‘What is an Entrepreneur’, presentation given to MBA (Evening Session) (2005-06)
 Lead a student delegation at ‘Consultative Workshop on SME Policy Development – 2005-
  06’, organized by Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority, Peshawar (2005-
  06)
 ‘Entrepreneurship – Concept and Cases’, presentation given to MBA (Morning Session)
  (2004-05)
 ‘Basics of Clusters and Cluster Mapping’, presentation given to MBA (Morning Session)
  (2004-05)
 ‘Entrepreneurship Development Center – Business Plan Review’, presentation given to
  faculty members, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar (2004-05)

OTHER ACADEMIC WORK:
 Developed the Concept Paper and MOU for ‘Split-Site PhD Program between University of
  Southampton, UK and Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan.’ The Higher Education
  Commission (HEC) approved the program for funding and support (2007-08).
 Developed a Business Plan for Entrepreneurship Development Centre at Institute of
  Management Sciences, Peshawar detailing the centre’s vision, mission, objectives and
  activities (2004-05).
 Developed Promotion, Branding Strategy and Marketing Metrics for Trane Corporation
  USA’s Texas Division. Gave a presentation of the report at the corporate office (2003-04).
 Developed a fully functional online shopping website (interdev.uta.edu/insy5370/golfonline)
    that connects to an MS Access database & provides Product Catalogue, User Registration &
    Shopping Cart features (2003-04).
   Presented a class project & report titled ‘eBay Inc.: Investment Opportunities’. Research
    involved analysis of the company’s business model & reasons behind its success (2003-04).
   Developed a report, ‘Microsoft: A Business Case Analysis’, including an Intra-industry,
    SWOT & Portar’s Five Force Analysis, Critical Success Factors, Current Business Strategies
    and Future Alternatives (2002-03).
   Conducted study ‘Software Prototyping Decisions: A Real Options Analysis’ (2002-03).
   Carried out a review study titled ‘Impact on the Demand for Money in Thailand after the
    Asian Crisis’. A special emphasis was placed on the susceptibility of this demand to changes
    in foreign currency interest rates (2002-03).
   Presented a class project & report titled ‘Competitive Advantage: New Prospects with
    Strategic Information Systems’ (2000-01).
   Conducted review study titled ‘Economics & Marketing of Pulses in Pakistan’ (1996-97).

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
 Developed Terms of Reference for IMSciences-N.W.F.P Marble Sector Academic Link
  Program as a collaborative with the Strategic Working Group (SWOG), USAID, U.S.A
 Developed training modules in Business Skills Development/Enterprise Development in
  collaboration with Center of Excellence in Micro Finance (CMF) and Human Resource
  Development Center (HRDC), Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
 Arranged internships for MBA students at Entrepreneurship Development Center, University
  of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
 Advised MBA students on Business Plans for various products with business potential at the
  SME level including Water Room Heater and Hemiplegics Bed
 Established a liaison among Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority,
  Government of Pakistan, Entrepreneurship Development Center, University of Engineering
  and Technology, Peshawar and Entrepreneurship Development Center, Kohat University of
  Science and Technology, Kohat and Entrepreneurship Development Center, Institute of
  Management Sciences, Peshawar
 Member, Faculty Selection Committee, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar
 Member, Research Committee, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COURSES COMPLETED:
 Quantitative and Qualitative Research
 Quantitative Marketing Research Techniques
 PILT (Short Course in Learning and Teaching Methodologies)
 NVivo (Qualitative Data Analysis Tool)
 EndNote (Tool for Managing Literature Review, Citations and References)

AWARDS & INTERESTS:
 Winner of HEC-IMSciences merit scholarship; first PhD from UK under split-site program
 Consistently high rating in student evaluations for teaching
 Honor Student (CGPA 3.94/4.00) at NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar; awarded
  University Grants Commission’s Merit Scholarship for third top graduate (1996-97)
 Director Information/Media Services, Youth Anti Narcotics Program (1997-2000)
 Editor (English Section), NWFP Agricultural University’s Student Magazine (1995-96)

INTERPERSONAL COMPETENCIES:
 Hard working with a strong motivation to succeed.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Good at both collaborative and independent ventures.
 An ability to quickly learn challenging concepts, upgrade and improve knowledge.

REFERENCES:
Available upon request

				
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