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NUST BUSINESS SCHOOL (NBS)
Dr. Madiha Gohar
Assistant Professor
Management & HR

NBS
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Business School, H-12 Sector, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90853213

Specialization
Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial intensions, Institutional theory, Qualitative Research

Education
Ph.D Entrepreneurship (Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK) M.Sc Economics, University of Peshawar

Dr. Madiha Gohar has almost 12 years of experience as an academician. She earned her doctoral degree from Essex Business School, University of Essex UK (top ranked University in the United Kingdom). Since August 2018, she is serving in NUST Business School; prior to that she served Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University (SBBWU), Peshawar as Assistant Professor. In her tenure in SBBWU, she taught various subjects of Economics and Management Sciences. Dr. Madiha has taught in the University of Essex as well and has worked as assistant to the research coordinator in a project of Creative Women run by Essex Business School. Dr. Madiha is a skillful trainer and has conducted several seminars on Qualitative Research Methods and Entrepreneurship in different universities of KP. She has organised 2 international conferences, and several training sessions, seminars and workshops in the area of her expertise. ​​

Dr. Madiha has a special attachment to research areas of Entrepreneurship, particularly to women entrepreneurship, institutional theory, entrepreneurial intension and household entrepreneurship. Her PhD thesis explored the role household institution in shaping the entrepreneurial intension of women in the KP. Following are the research areas that she is particularly interested in:

  • Gender and entrepreneurship/women entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Intensions
  • Institutional Theory
  • Entrepreneurial emancipation
  • Household entrepreneurship/Home Based Enterprises
  •  ​Apart from classroom teaching, Dr. Madiha has supervised students in thesis / research projects at Ph.D, M.Phil , Masters and Bachelors level.

    • Gohar, M,  Basit, A, and Abrar, A, (In Press) “Growth Aspirations of Pukhtoon Women Entrepreneurs in the Household Context” FWU Journal of Social Science, (X Category Journal)
    • Farman, H, 1.  Gohar, M,  Basit, A, and Abrar, A, (2018) “Socio-Economic Obstacles Towards Women Economic Empowerment in Peshawar, Pakistan” International Journal of Business Studies Review Vol 3 No 1
    • Abrar, A, Gohar, M,  Basit, A, and Junaid, M (2016) “Integrating Grounded Theory And Narrative Analysis For Understanding Entrepreneurial Learning Of Creative Women Entrepreneurs”  Journal of Management Research Vol 2, Issue 2, July-Dec 2016.
    • Abrar, A, Gohar,M,  Basit, A, and Junaid, M (2016) “Locating The Origin and Role of Entrepreneur in Economic Theories”  Journal of Management Research Vol 2, Issue 2, July-Dec 2016.
    • Yasmeen, M , Gohar, M, Syed, S , Abrar, A, and  Basit, A (2017) Finding the Association: Impact of Business and Management Studies on Students’ Intentions to Become an Entrepreneur. International Journal of Business Studies Review, Vol 1 No 1 (2016)
    • Gohar, M and Abrar, A (2016), “Embedded or Constrained? Informal Institutional Influences on Women Entrepreneurship Development in Pukhtoon Culture” FWU Journal of Social Science, Vol.10, No.2, (X Category Journal)


    Under Review

    • Gohar. M, Abrar A and Iqbal B (Under Review), Impact of Terrorism on Entrepreneurial Activities in Peshawar: A Qualitative Case Study: Entrepreneurship Research Journal
    • Asfandyar, Khan Z, Abrar A and Gohar M. (under review), Economic Development in FATA- The local, National and International Perspectives, The Dialogue

    Conferences

    • ​Dr. Ayesha Abrar and Dr. Madiha Gohar “Role of Business Incubators in Developing Female Entrepreneurship: A Case Study of Women Business Development Center Peshawar”  presented in International Conference Of Social Sciences "Emerging Problems of the Developing Countries: Indigenous Responses and Way Forward” at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar,  March 15-17, 2016
    • Dr. Madiha Gohar and Dr. Ayesha Abrar “The Impact of Terrorism on Entrepreneurial Activities in Peshawar:  A Qualitative Case Study” presented in International Conference Of Social Sciences "Emerging Problems of the Developing Countries: Indigenous Responses and Way Forward” at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar,  March 15-17, 2016
    • Mariya Yasmeen, Dr. Madiha Gohar, Shandana Syed and Dr. Ayesha Abrar “Finding the Association: Impact of Business and Management Studies on Students’ Intensions to Become an Entrepreneur” presented in International Conference Of Social Sciences "Emerging Problems of the Developing Countries: Indigenous Responses and Way Forward” at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar,  March 15-17, 2016
    • Abrar A and Gohar M (2016), “Integrating Grounded Theory and Narrative Analysis for Understanding Entrepreneurial Learning of Creative Women Entrepreneurs” in proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Research for Sustainable Economic Development” (ERSED February 02-03, 2016), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    • Gohar, M (2011), “Institutional Influences on Female Entrepreneurship in Peshawar, Pakistan” in proceedings of  Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business in Bodo, Norway, November 16-18, 2011http://www.eiasm.org/documents/abstracts/32761.pdf
    • Gohar, M (2011), “Family/Household Embeddedness of Entrepreneurs and Enterprises: An explorative account of Women Entrepreneurs in Peshawar (Pakistan)” in proceedings of Sustainable Futures: Enterprising Landscapes and Communities, 9-10 November, 2011, The Octagon, Sheffield https://www.isbe.org.uk/Gohar
    • Gohar, M (2011), “Women Enterprise’s Growth in Household Institutional context: The Case of Women Entrepreneurs in Peshawar, Pakistan”. In proceedings of 'Ethnography: Theory, Form and Practice The 6th Ethnographic Symposium at Cardiff Business School, September 2011. http://www.liv.ac.uk/media/livacuk/schoolofmanagement/docs/abstracts/ethnography2011/Gohar.pdf
    • Gohar, M (2011), “Making of Household Entrepreneurs: Lived Experiences of Pukhtoon Women Entrepreneurs from Peshawar, Pakistan”, in conference proceedings in ICSB 2011 World Conference, ‘Back to the Future: Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation’. Stockholm, Sweden, in 15-18 June, 2011. http://sbaer.uca.edu/research/icsb/2011/506.pdf
    • Abrar, A., Rauf, A., and Gohar, M. (2011), “Conceptualizing Gender and Entrepreneurial Learning – A Review of Literature” in proceedings of ICSB 2011 World Conference, ‘Back to the Future: Changes in Perspectives of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation’. Stockholm, Sweden, in 15-18 June, 2011http://sbaer.uca.edu/research/icsb/2011/460.pdf
    • Gohar, M (2010), “Conceptualizing Women Entrepreneurship in Household Institution: Lived Experiences of Women Entrepreneurs in Peshawar, Pakistan” (work in progress) in conference proceedings 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum (10th IEF), Entrepreneurship and Society: Creating Social, Economic, Cultural and Personal Value, 2011.https://www.essex.ac.uk/conferences/ief/10th/documents/10IEFpapers/Conceptualising%20Women%20Entrepreneurship_33_Madiha%20Gohar.pdf

    Dr. Madiha Gohar has teaching experience of over 12 years.  She has taught at all levels that include PhD, M.Phil, Masters and Bachelors levels.  She has also designed different types of courses for these levels.  Following is the list of courses taught:

  • Essays In Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Advanced Research Techniques I (qualitative research)
  • Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Women Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Financial Institutions and Markets
  • Macro Economic Theory I
  • Macro Economic Theory I
  • Micro Economic Theory
  • Development Economics
  • Agriculture Economics
    • Sep 2014- Sep 2015; Sep-2016-Aug 2018: Incharge, Department of Economics, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, Pakistan.
    • Aug 2017 - Aug 2018: ​Director Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar, Pakistan. 

    • May 2017-till date: Editorial Board Member Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (JOSSH).

    • 2008 - 2009: Research Assistant for Project of Creative Women Entrepreneurship University of Essex, UK​.