Kashif Ullah Khan, Ph.D.


PhD (Management Science)-University of Science and Technology of China

MBA from Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan

BBA from Gomal University, Pakistan


Dr. Kashif Ullah Khan has completed his Ph.D. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (ranked 93-QS ranking). He has also completed Master and Bachelor of Business Administration respectively from Quaid I Azam University Islamabad and Gomal University, Pakistan. He joined WKU in 2022.

Dr. Khan has research interests in strategic management, strategic entrepreneurship, performance management, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies, Intangible resources such as dynamic managerial capabilities and dominant logic.

Professional Experience

Dr. Khan has worked at a leading commercial bank i.e., Habib Bank Limited (HBL) for four years. His managerial experience in corporate sector helps him teach management courses with a practical approach while blending both theory and practice.

Research Interests

  • Strategic Management,
  • Intangible Resources (SMEs),
  • Dynamic Managerial Capabilities and
  • Dominant Logic.



Khan, Kashif. U., Xuehe, Z., Atlas, F., & Khan, F. (2019). The Impact of Dominant Logic and Competitive Intensity on SMEs Performance: A Case from China. Journal of Innovation & Knowledge,4(1), 1-11. (Q1, Elsevier-SSCI and Scopus Indexed, IF=9.269).

Kashif U Khan, Farhan K, Fouzia Atlas (2020), Khan, “Impact of intangible resources (dominant logic) on SMEs innovation performance, the mediating role of dynamic managerial capabilities: evidence from China”, European Journal of Innovation Management,24 No. 5, pp. 1679-1699. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJIM-07-2020-0276 (Q1 and SSCI Indexed, IF=4.691).

Khan, R., Neveu, J. P., Murtaza, G., & Khan, K. U. (2022). Impact of Psychological Resources on Employee Engagement: The Mediating Role of Positive Affect and Ego-Resilience. SAGE Open, 12(2), 21582440221089971. (Q1 and SSCI indexed, IF= 1.356).

Khan, M. N., Ashraf, M. A., Seinen, D., Khan, K. U., & Laar, R. A. (2021). Social Media for Knowledge Acquisition and Dissemination: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Collaborative Learning Driven Social Media Adoption. Frontiers in psychology,12, 648253. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648253 . (Q2 and SSCI, IF= 2.990).

Khan Kashif Ullah with Akhtar, S & Atlas, F & Irfan, M., (2021), Stimulating students’ pro-environmental behavior in higher education institutions: An ability motivation-opportunity perspective. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 1-22. (Q1, SCIE and IF= 3.219).

Ma, F., Khan, F.,Khan, K. U., & Xiang Yun, (2021)Investigating the Impact of Information Technology, Absorptive Capacity, and Dynamic Capabilities on Firm Performance: An Empirical Study. SAGE Open, 11(4), 21582440211061388. (Q1 and SSCI indexed, IF= 1.356).

Khan, K. U., Atlas, F., Xuehe, Z., Khan, F., & Khan, S. (2020). The mediating role of dynamic managerial capabilities: The interplay between dominant logic and small‐and medium‐sized enterprises performance in China. Journal of Public Affairs, 20(2), e2002. (Q2, John Wiley & Sons-ESCI and Scopus Indexed-Ranked B in ABDC).

Khan, Kashif. U., Wei, S., Atlas, F., Hamayun, M., Zaheer, A. N., Ahmed, B., & Khan, F. (2017). Marketing conception in SMEs: a paradigm shift, why SMEs fail to adopt marketing in Hefei, China. International Journal of Business Innovation and Research14(3), 364-381. (Q2, Inderscience-Scopus Indexed-Ranked 1 in AJG/ABS).

Noureldien, M., Zhong, R., Khan K U. (2020). A comprehensive study on strengthening IPR Paradigm affecting regional development based on “One Belt One Road” collaboration between China and the Middle East. Journal of Public Affairs, e2473. (Q2, John Wiley & Sons-ESCI and Scopus Indexed-Ranked B in ABDC).

Khan Kashif Ullah with Akhtar, S., Hassan, S., Irfan, M., & Atlas, F. (2019)., Antecedents of task performance: An examination of transformation leadership, team communication, team creativity and team trust, Journal of Public Affairs, 19(2): e1927 (Q2, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ESCI Indexed-Ranked B in ABDC).

Xiao Juan Zhang, Farhan Khan, Xiang Jinpeng & Kashif Ullah Khan (2019). Trust and Knowledge sharing in ICT Environment: Evidence from Chinese Firms, COLLNET Journal of Scientometric and Information Management 13:1, 147-165, (Taylor & Francs/ESCI indexed)

Khan, F., Xuehe, Z., Atlas, F., Khan, Kashif. U., Pitafi, A., & Saleem, M. U. (2017). The impact of absorptive capacity and dominant logic on innovation performance of public sector organizations in Hefei (Anhui Province), China. Management Science Letters, 7(6), 275–284. http://doi.org/10.5267/j.msl.2017.3.004 (Q2 and Scopus Indexed).

Khan, A. U., Khan, K. U., Atlas, F., Akhtar, S., & Farhan, Khan. (2021).Critical factors influencing MOOCs retention: The mediating role of information technology. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 22(4), 82-101. (ESCI and Scopus Indexed)


Khan, K., Atlas, F., Khan, F., (2021), What to click: Understanding the interplay between online retailer trustworthiness attributes and consumer trust in response to COVID-19, European Academy of Management– EURAM 2021, Reshaping Capitalism for a Sustainable world.

Atlas, F., Khan,K.,Khan,F., (2021), Impact of Green Product Attributes on Consumer Trust (Sustainable Consumer Buying Behaviour), the Mediating Role of Green Marketing, European Academy of Management — EURAM 2021, Reshaping Capitalism for a Sustainable world.

Khan, F., Khan, K.,Atlas, F., (2021), Technological innovation in manufacturing companies: The interplay between IT capabilities and knowledge management – An empirical study, 35thconference of British Academy of Management (BAM).