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Dr. Muhammad Saleem Ullah Khan Sumbal
Assistant Professor
Management & HR

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Business School, H-12 Sector, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90853210

Knowledge Management, Big Data, Intellectual Capital, Information technology

PhD (Knowledge Management), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong; MSC, Heriot Watt University, UK; BE, Air University, Pakistan.

Dr. Saleem Sumbal completed his PhD degree, on prestigious Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme, in the field of Knowledge Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong in 2018. He was attached to Knowledge Management and Innovation Research center (KMIRC), one of the top research centres in the field of knowledge management, where he worked in the area of Knowledge Retention and Ageing Workforce. Prior to that, he was attached to the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, NUST as Lecturer and also worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, UK. He holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Air University, Islamabad and a Master’s degree (on prestigious Erasmus Mundus Fellowship) from Heriot Watt University, United Kingdom. His research interests include knowledge management, big data, intellectual capital and information technology. Dr. Saleem has published his work in renowned international journals and also presented his work at International conferences.​​​​

Dr. Saleem’s research interests include:

  • Knowledge Management
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Big Data
  • Information Technology
  • Muhammad Saleem Sumbal, Eric Tsui, Eric W.K. See-to, (2017) "Interrelationship between big data and knowledge management: an exploratory study in the oil and       gas sector", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 21 Issue: 1, pp.180-196, (Impact Factor = 2.551 ), doi: 10.1108/JKM-07-2016-0262
  • Muhammad Saleem Sumbal, Eric Tsui, Eric W.K. See-to, (2017) "Knowledge Retention and Aging Workforce in Oil and Gas Industry: A multi perspective study",               Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 21 Issue: 4, pp.907-924, (Impact Factor = 2.551) ,doi: 10.1108/JKM-07-2016-0281
  • Butt, M.A., Nawaz,F., Sousa, M.J., Hussain,S., Wang, M., Sumbal, Muhammad Saleem., & Shujahat, M. (2018) “Individual Knowledge Management Engagement,           Knowledge-worker Productivity, and Innovation Performance in Knowledge-based Organisations: The Implications for knowledge Processes and Knowledge-based         Systems”, Computational and Mathematical Organisation Theory, pp 1-21 (Impact Factor 0.769)  doi: 10.1007/s10588-018-9270-z
  • Muhammad Saleem Sumbal, Eric Tsui, Eric W.K. See-to. (2018) “Critical Areas of Knowledge Loss when Employees leave in the Oil and Gas Industry”, Journal of           Knowledge Management (Volume 23, In press) 


  • Sumbal, M S; Tsui, E, Lee, WB 2015. Baby Boomers Retirement in Oil and Gas - Challenges of Knowledge Transfer for Organisational Competitive Advantage. In           Proceedings of the 7th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sumbal, M S; Tsui, E; Lee, WB 2015. Exploring the Relevance and Correlation between Big Data and Knowledge Management, 4rth Hong Kong International                   Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences (HKICEAS)
  • Muhammad Saleem Sumbal, Eric Tsui, Eric W.K. See-to, (2017) “Knowledge Loss Assessment of departing employees in Oil and Gas Industry”, International                   Conference on Information and knowledge management, Zurich, Switzerland​ 
  • Teaching following courses at NBS:​
  • Organisational Learning and Knowledge Management
  • Change Management
  • Network Analysis
  • Power Electronics
  • Circuit Analysis
  • VICOROB Lab, Girona, Spain
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, UK
  • ​KMIRC, Hong Kong​