The focus of Dr. Sara’s Doctoral Research was the Development of Social Networks in an Entrepreneurial Setting. Using Constructivist Grounded Theory Method, she constructed a substantive theory that conceptualizes development of these networks, factors influencing their development and changes occurring over time. Her other research interests include the impact of different cultural dispositions on the development of the entrepreneur’s social network, the research methodologies used in the field of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education.
Dr. Sara has done her PhD in Entrepreneurship from University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Before her PhD, she did MSc. International Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) with Distinction from University of Exeter, United Kingdom. Prior to joining ITU full time, she has been working as a Visiting Faculty of Entrepreneurship for the EMBITE program since 2018. She has received extensive trainings for startups and academic trainings including Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LTHE) Stage 1 and Researcher Development from University of Exeter. She has also has been involved in advisory roles for students as well as startups both in Pakistan and United Kingdom.
- 2012 PhD Studentship Award from University of Exeter, United Kingdom
- 2011 The Exeter Award, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
- 2011 MSc. International Management with Distinction, University of Exeter, UK
- 2010 Language Excellence Award, University of Exeter, United Kingdom