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Ms. Neelab Kayani
Management & HR

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NUST Business School, H-12 Sector, Islamabad
Tel : +92-51-90853214

Human Resource Management; Cross-Cultural HRM; Communication and Negotiations

MSc. HRM Fox Business School, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Neelab Kayani is a Fulbright Scholar (2016-2017) and holds a Master’s degree in Human resource management from Fox School of Business, Temple university, USA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a majors in human resource management. Prior to joining NBS, she worked as a research fellow at the Management Advancement Research Centre at FAST School of Management, Pakistan, working on both qualitative and quantitative projects, covering areas such as cross-cultural HR, leadership and change management. She holds special interest in the area of cross-cultural communication, negotiations and conflict management, and leadership.

Neelab has worked in the capacity of research fellow for around 2 years, covering areas including cross cultural leadership, change management and organizational trust and leadership. She has also been a part of HEC funded project; Management in Pakistani Culture (MiPc), which focused on understanding effective high-performance work practices in the specific context of Pakistani culture. 

  • Nadeem, S., and Kayani, N. (2017). “Sifarish: Understanding the Ethical Versus Unethical use of Network Based Hiring in Pakistan”. Journal of Business Ethics, DOI:       10.1007/s10551-017-3709-x
  • Nadeem, S., Raza, M., Kayani, N. Dure Nayab, and Aziz, A. (2018). “Examining Cross-Cultural Effectiveness of High Performance Work Practices”, International             Business Review. Available online:
  • Kayani, N., and Nadeem, S. (2015). “ERP Implementation: An Application of Nadler’s Congruence Model”, paper presented at Academy of Management Conference,       Vancouver, 7-11 August.
  • Nadeem, S., Dure Nayab, Kayani, N., and Aziz, A. (2015). “Examining the Compatibility between High Performance Work Practices and the Pakistani Culture”, paper       presented at 5th International Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan Conference, Lahore, 20-22 November.