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Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore

P (92) 42 35880062

Dr. Ameer a. Basit
Assistant Professor
PhD Management (OB/HRM) - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Employee Engagement, Leadership, Performance, Teams, High Performance Human Resource Systems, Entrepreneurship, and HR dynamics in Technology-Based Firms

biography

Dr. Basit is actively involved in research, teaching, consultancy, and training for nineteen years. He received his PhD in Management (Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management) with distinction from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia. He was a recipient of Malaysia International Scholarship, which is a highly competitive scholarship for foreign students awarded by the Ministry of Education Malaysia. Further to his credit, he received several awards at the completion of his doctorate, including Best PhD Student in Management Award, Best PhD Student of the Year Award, Excellent Thesis Award, and Graduate on Time Award.

Dr. Basit has presented his research in various peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He holds memberships of world’s most prestigious associations of management scientists and academics, including Academy of Management, USA and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, USA. Recently, Dr. Basit’s research paper for the 2016 Academy of Management Meeting has been selected as a best paper in the field of Organizational Behavior.

Dr. Basit is an HEC Approved PhD Supervisor. He has supervised several MS/MPhil theses and has been mentoring doctoral candidates. He has taught a variety of courses at the postgraduate and graduate levels, such as Seminar in Human Resource Management, Global Human Resource Management, Organizational Development and Change Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Recruitment and Selection, Management Information Systems, and Business Ethics.

Dr. Basit has served at University of Management and Technology as Director of MS Management and Professional MBA programs. Earlier, he has served at GIFT University as Head of GIFT Business School and Director of Undergraduate Programs. Prior to these, Dr. Basit worked at Trisoft Consulting Inc. as Software Engineer and at Pacific Leasing Company Limited as Operations Officer. As consultant and trainer, he has worked with several organizations, such as Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Microtech Laboratories, Al-Rehmat Textiles, and Pepsi Naubahar Bottling Company.

  • Basit, A. A. (In press). Trust in supervisor and job engagement: Mediating effects of psychological safety and felt obligation. The Journal of Psychology.
  • Basit, A. A., & Roof, R. A. (2017). The significance of individual spirituality and employee engagement in task performance and affective commitment. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Melbourne, Australia
  • Basit, A. A., & Chauhan, M. A. H. (2017). Psychometric properties of the Job Engagement Scale: A cross-country analysis. Journal of Management and Research, 4(1), 1–14.
  • Basit, A. A., Haq, I. U., & Azeem, M. U. (2017). Interactive effects of workplace ostracism and psychological capital on job performance, job stress, and emotional exhaustion: Evidence from Pakistan. Proceedings of the 10th Taiwan Academy of Management Conference, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Basit, A. A. (2017). Linking respectful engagement, job engagement, task performance, and affective commitment. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Abid, H., & Basit, A. A. (2017). Abusive supervision and turnover intention among female healthcare professionals in Pakistani hospitals. Proceedings of the International Conference on Gender, Work and Society, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan
  • Basit, A. A., & Arshad, R. (2016). The role of needs-supplies fit and job satisfaction in predicting employee engagement. Jurnal Pengurusan, 47, 3–12.
  • Basit, A. A. (2016). Cognition-based and affect-based trust in supervisor and job engagement: Evidence from Malaysia. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2016(1). Anaheim, California, USA
  • Basit, A. A., & Arshad, R. (2015). Effects of needs-supplies fit and demands-abilities fit on employee engagement: A case of Malaysian public university. Global Management Journal for Academic and Corporate Studies, 5(2), 12–19.
  • Basit, A. A., & Arshad, R. (2013). Needs-supplies fit and job satisfaction: The mediating role of employee engagement. Proceedings of the 1st CHREST International Conference on Labour Market Transformation and Human Resource Development (p. 106–16), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Basit, A. A., & Arshad, R. (2012). Effects of needs-supplies fit and demands-abilities fit on employee engagement. Proceedings of the National Research and Innovation Conference in Social Sciences (p. 785–97), Melaka, Malaysia.

  • 2017: Chair of Desk Review Committee, 2nd SME Conference, Pearl Continental Hotel, Pakistan
  • 2016: Best Paper, 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, California, USA
  • 2016: Session Chair of 1st SME Conference, Pearl Continental Hotel, Pakistan
  • 2016: Session Chair of 1st Management and Applied Sciences Conference, ICBS, Pakistan
  • 2014: Excellent Thesis Award, UKM-Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • 2014: Best PhD Student of the Year Award, UKM-Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • 2014: Best PhD Student in Management Award, UKM-Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • 2014: Graduate on Time Award, UKM-Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • 2014: Chair of Doctoral Colloquium 2013-2014, UKM-Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • 2013: Chair of Doctoral Colloquium 2012-2013, UKM-Graduate School of Business, Malaysia
  • 2012: Malaysia International Scholarship for PhD, Ministry of Education, Malaysia
  • 2011: Dean’s List, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 1995: Dean’s List, The Pak-American Institute of Management Sciences, Pakistan

  • Member, Academy of Management, USA
  • Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, USA
  • HEC Approved PhD Supervisor, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan