Ahmad Bayiz Ahmad, PhD
Programme Director of Business, Management and Economics
Ahmad Bayiz is the Programme Director of Business, Management and Economics in the School of Management and Economics at the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH). He previously worked as Acting Chair (Jan 2022 – Oct 2022) of Business and Management Department at UKH; a PostDoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2019 – Dec 2021) at the School of International and Public Affairs of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Before joining UKH, he worked as a tenured lecturer (Oct 2015 – Sept 2022) at the University of Raparin.
Ahmad received PhD from Beihang University (2018), MPA from Tsinghua University (2019), MBA from the University of Canberra (2014), Graduate Certificate from the University of South Australia (2012), and a BSc (with 1st class honors and 2nd top student in the department) from the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (2010).
His research focus is interdisciplinary: he mainly studies employee attitudes and behaviors in public organizations. Ahmad employs both quantitative (cross-sectional, longitudinal and survey experiments) and qualitative methods in my studies. To further his expertise on employee attitudes and behaviors, he has developed collaborative networks with scholars in various countries, including Australia, China, Germany, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
Ahmad has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (EMBA and MSc) and also successfully supervised over a dozen masters’ dissertation focusing on the human side of organisations. He has also participated various international conferences in countries such as China and New Zealand.
In 2018, Ahmad was ranked and awarded the No. 1 Social Science Researcher of the Year by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. As of today, he has received more than $14,000 for my research that has resulted in publications in prestigious international peer reviewed journals such as Public Administration Review, International Public Management Journal, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Public Personnel Management, Journal of Knowledge Management and other international journals. Ahmad also works as peer reviewer/editorial board member/article editor of over a dozen prestigious international journals such as Public Administration Review, International Journal of Public Administration…. etc.
In 2021 and 2022, he was invited as a Visiting Professor from the University College Landon’s School of Public Policy (ranked 8th in the world) in the UK and Aalen University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
- - PhD Management Beihang University - China
- - MSc Public Administration Tsinghua University - China
- - MSc Business Administration [With Distinction] University of Canberra - Australia
- - BSc Business and Management University of Kurdistan Hewlêr (UKH)
|Chen, D., Ying, Zh., Ahmad, B. A. & Liu, B. 2021. How to Fuel Public Employee’s Change-Oriented Organizational Citizenship Behavior: A Two-Wave Moderated-Mediation Study. Review of Public Personnel Administration [Q1; SSCI; IF: 5.298].|
|Butt, A. S., Ahmad, B. A., & Shah, S. H. H. 2021. Role of personal relationships in mitigating knowledge hiding behavior in firms: A dyadic perspective. Vine Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. [Q2; ESCI; Indexed at Scopus and Web of Science]. https://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-01-2021-0009|
|Butt, A. S., Shah, S. H. H., Ahmad, B. A. 2021. Exploring the potential challenges of Belt and Road Initiative for sustainable supply chains: A South Asian Perspective. Transportation Journal. [Q2; SSCI; IF: 1.182]. https://doi.org/10.5325/transportationj.60.3.0307|
|Yanbo, Zh., Wang, Y., Ahmad, B. A., Shah, A. A., & Qing, W. 2021. How do individual-level characteristics influence cross-domain risk perceptions among Chinese Urban Residents? Sage Open. [Q2; SSCI; IF: 1.356]. https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440211003570|
|Hasan, H. A. & Ahmad, B. A. 2021. The Relationship between Islamic Work Ethic and Public Service Motivation. Administration and Society. [Q1; SSCI; IF: 2.690]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095399721998335|
|Shah, Syed Hamad Hassan; Butt, A. S & Ahmad, B. A. 2021. Retrospective view and thematic analysis of value co-creation through bibliometric analysis. Total Quality Management & Business Excellence [Q1; SSCI; IF: 3.824]. https://doi.org/10.1080/14783363.2021.1890017|
|Butt, A. S., Shah, S. H. H. & Ahmad, B. A., 2021. Does knowledge hiding undermine buyer-supplier relationship in supply chains? A dyadic perspective. Vine Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems. [Q2; ESCI; Indexed at Scopus and Web of Science]. http://doi.org/10.1108/VJIKMS-06-2020-0118|
|Ahmad, B. A., Butt, A. S., Cheng, D. & Butt, A. S. Liu, B. 2020. A Mediated Model of the Effect of Organizational Culture on Public Servants’ Intentions to Engage in Change-Supportive Behaviors: Insights from the Theory of Planned Behavior. Journal of Management & Organization. [Q2; SSCI; IF: 4.139]. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2020.41|
|Hasan, H. A., Xiaodong, Zh. & Ahmad, B. A. 2020. Red Tape and Change-Supportive Intentions: An Extension of the Theory of Planned Behavior. Leadership & Organizational Development Journal. [Q1; SSCI; 3.242]. https://doi.org /10.1108/LODJ-07-2020-0286|
|Hassan, H. A., Zhang, X., Ahmad, A. B., Liu, B. (2020). Public Service Motivation and Employee Change-Supportive Intention: Utilizing the Theory of Planned Behavior. Public Personnel Management. [Q2; SSCI; IF: 2.304]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026020934515|
|Ahmad, B. A., Straatmaan, T., Mueller, K. B. Liu, 2020. Employees’ change-support in the public sector – A multi-time field study focusing on the link between intentions and behaviors. Public Administration Review [Q1; SSCI; IF: 5.257]. https://doi.org/10.1111/puar.13275|
|Butt, A. S., Ahmad, B. A., (2020). Strategies to Mitigate Knowledge Hiding Behaviour: Building Theories from Multiple Case Studies. Management Decision. [Q1; SSCI; IF: 4.957]. https://doi.org/10.1108/MD-01-2020-0038|
|Butt, A. S., Ahmad, B. A., Shah, S. H. H., (2020). Knowledge Hiding in a Buyer-Supplier Relationship: A Pilot Study. Knowledge and Process Management. [Q2; ESCI; Indexed at Scopus and Web of Science]. https://doi.org/10.1002/kpm.1631|
|Ahmad, B. A., Liu, B & Butt, A. S. (2020). Scale Development and Construct Clarification of Change Recipient Proactivity. Personnel Review. [Q2; SSCI; 3.434]. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-02-2019-0091|
|Butt, A. S., & Ahmad, B. A. (2019). Are There Any Antecedents of Top-Down Knowledge Hiding in Firms? Evidence from the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Knowledge Management. [Q1; SSCI; IF: 8.182]. https://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-04-2019-0204|
|Ahmad, B. A., Liu, B & Butt, A. S. (2019). Predictors and Outcomes of Change Recipient Proactivity in Public Organizations of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. International Public Management Journal. [Q1; SSCI; IF: 3.083]. https://doi.org/10.1080/10967494.2019.1588812|
|Butt, A. S., & Ahmad, B. A. (2019). Personal Relationship and Conflicts in Supply Chains: Exploration of Buyers and Suppliers in Australian Manufacturing and Service Sector. Benchmarking: An International Journal. [Q2; ESCI; Indexed at Scopus and Web of Science]. https://doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-02-2019-0067|
|Ahmad, B. A., & Cheng, Zh. (2018). The Role of Content, Context, Process and Leadership in Understanding Employees Commitment to Change: The Case of Public Organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan. Public Personnel Management. Vol. 47(2), 195-216. [Q2; SSCI; IF: 2.304]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091026017753645|
|Ahmad, B. A., & Shah, M. (2018). International Students’ Choice to Study in China. Tertiary Education & Management. Vol. 24(4), 325-337. [Q1; ESCI; Indexed at Scopus and Web of Science]. https://doi.org/10.1080/13583883.2018.1458247|
|Ahmad, B. A., Hassan, H. A., & Al-Ahmedi, M. H. (2017). Motivations of Government-sponsored Kurdish Students for Pursuing Postgraduate Studies Abroad: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Studies in International Education. Vol. 21(2), 105-119. [Q1; SSCI; 2.810]. https://doi.org/10.1177/1028315316662982|
- - 09/2021 – present University of Kurdistan Hewler Kurdistan Lecturer
- - 10/2020 – 08/2021 University of Kurdistan Hewler Kurdistan Visiting Lecturer
- - 01/2019 – 12/2021 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- - 10/2015 – 09/2021 University of Raparin Kurdistan Lecturer