Faculty Profile

Dr. Zehra Waheed

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School of Business

    PhD., Facilities Management, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
    MSc., Construction Project Management, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
    MBA (Finance), Institute of Business Administration (IBA-Karachi), Pakistan

Research and teaching interests: Project Management, Public Sector Project Management, Public Procurement, Sustainable Urban Futures, Responsible Business, Sustainable Water Resource Management, Sustainable Urban Waste Management

Zehra’s research and practice is interdisciplinary. From practicing Corporate Banking to studying Construction Project Management to initially researching knowledge sharing in facilities networks, she has finally settled down to teaching and researching Project Management, Procurement and Urban Sustainability (contributing towards SDG 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities). As the challenges and opportunities for developing more sustainable and just urban spaces grows, her empirical research on procurement of urban waste services and institutional management of urban water systems (both SDG 6- Clean Water and Sanitation) contribute towards a deeper understanding of our local institutional and private-sector practice for informed policy and practice interventions towards better achievement of SDG 6. Her work around green infrastructure and user’s pro-environmental behaviours links SDG 11 to SDG 13 (Climate Action).

She is a member of the International Council for Building (CIB), the Academy of Management (AOM), Faculty Member of the Responsible and Sustainable Business Lab (RSB Lab), Nottingham Business School (www.rsblab.org.uk) and is an Advanced Specialist for Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). She is also an Associate of LUMS’ Centre of Water, Informatics and Technology (WIT) and a Faculty Fellow of the Punjab Government’s Strategic Monitoring Unit (SMU). Zehra has published in leading journals, presented work at leading international conferences, developed technical notes, cases and conducted consultancy work. She regularly reviews for world-leading journals and conferences.

She sees her greatest forte to be her passion for teaching. She has taught undergraduate, EMBA and MBA modules covering IT, Principles of Management, Project Management, New Product Development and Qualitative Research at SDSB, and several executive programs at LUMS’ Rausing Executive Education Centre (REDC). Her areas of executive teaching include Public Sector Project Management, Project Management and Public-Sector Procurement. She has been the Program Director of various organization-focused programs at REDC including those developed for MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Company B.V.; the UNHCR’s Refugee Affected and Housing Areas (RAHA) Program, Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO), Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), the Government of Baluchistan, and a suite of programs for the Punjab Resource Management Program (PRMP) and Punjab Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA). She continues to engage with the industry at various forums and develop teaching cases in the above areas.

Zehra is a board member of Punjab Power Development Company Limyed (PPDCL) and Punjab Economic Research Institute (PERI) and remains engaged with public-sector institutions as well as industry partners in renewable energy, infrastructure, solid waste and water resource management sectors. Zehra works with various organisations including TeachForPakistan, Descon Power, WWF, Al-Jalil Builders and Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS,UK). 

      • Waheed, Z. & Malik, F. (In Press 2019). Building occupiers' pro-environmental beliefs and adoption of green buildings: A case study of an industry from Lahore, Pakistan. Journal of Development Policy, Research and Practice, 2 (1).

      • Waheed, Z. & Rana, A. (2019). The Build-or-Buy Decision of O&M Services at Quaid-E-Azam Solar Power Limited. Asian Journal of Management Cases.

      • Waheed, Z. (2018). Translating User Needs into Project Outputs: Identification of Knowledge Brokers in Project Networks. Development & Learning In Organizations: An International Journal.

      • Waheed, Z. & Ogunlana, S. (2017). Harnessing Knowledge of Building End-Users: Identifying Knowledge Carriers That Matter. Journal of Corporate Real Estate.

      • Waheed, Z. & Fernie, S. (2009). Knowledge-Based Facilities Management. Facilities.

      • Waheed, Z. (2020). Sahiwal Power: The First CPEC Megaproject in Pakistan, Draft. Asian Journal of Management Cases.

      • Waheed, Z. & Waseem, S. (2020). Adopting the Alliance For Water Stewardship (A4WS) Global Standard In Industry: A Case From Sheikhupura, Pakistan, Draft. AJMC.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). The Business of Waste: Public Private Partnership at Lahore Waste Management Company, Draft. CRC.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). Managing Megaprojects: The Beleaguered Lahore Mass Transit System Project, Under Review. Emerging Markets Case Studies.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). Tetra Pak looks for answers: loose milk entry into Lahore's metropolis, Draft. Emerging Markets Case Studies.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). Construction Contract Disputes In Pakistan: The Case Of Lahore Orange Line Metro Project, Under Review. CRC.

      • Waheed, Z. & Khan, N. (2019). To Be Or Not To Be: The Aquaponics Farm Decision, Draft. Ivey Publishing.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). Lahore: Setting up the first solid waste management network, Under. CRC.

      • Waheed, Z. & Khan, N. (2018). Walled City of Lahore Authority: The Royal Trail Rehabilitation Project, Draft. Asian Journal of Management Cases.

      • Waheed, Z. (2018). Defining Project Scope at Lahore Knowledge Park, Draft. CASE Journal.

      • Waheed, Z. (2018). Mastering the Instrument of Thought: An Exercise in Passive Observation, Draft. Emerging Markets Case Studies.

      • Waheed, Z. (2015). Punjab Government Purchase of Microsoft Services and Products: The Question of Integrity and Ethics, Published. LUMS No. 24-037-2015-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). Linking Ambitions, Transparency and Institutional Voids to South-South Funded CPEC Project Performance, Published. China's Belt and Road Initiative in a Global Context - Volume I: A Business and Management Perspective, Palgrave Macmillan.

      • Waheed, Z. (2018). The British Council Lahore's New Green Library Building: Toward Sustainable Organizations for the 21st Century (Part I: Green Organization), Published. Green Behavior and Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia, Emerald Group Publishing.

      • Waheed, Z. & Rana, A. (2019). The Build-or-Buy Decision of O&M Services at Quaid-E-Azam Solar Power Limited. 8th Asian Management Research and Case Conference.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). Walled City of Lahore Authority: The Royal Trail Rehabilitation Project, A Case Study. 8th Asian Management Research and Case Conference.

      • Waheed, Z. & Ahmed, M. (2017). Water Policy and Institutional Development: Situational-Analysis for Informed Policy Development in Punjab, Pakistan. 33rd PLEA International Conference: Design to Thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK, doi:ISBN (978-0-9928957-5-4).

      • Waheed, Z. & Ogunlana, S. (2016). Serving Building End-Users: Network Positions, Knowledge and the Role of Various Professions. CIB World Building Congress, May 30th-June 03rd 2016, Tampere, Finland.

      • Waheed, Z. & Fernie, S. (2010). Understanding Knowledge Sharing Through Organisational Networks. CIB World Congress, Salford; May 10-13th, 2010.

      • Waheed, Z. (2008). Modelling Knowledge Exchange among End-Users Using Social Network Analysis. KIM Conference, Reading, UK, 2-3 April, 2008.

      • Waheed, Z. & Finch, E. (2008). Modelling Knowledge Exchaneg Using the Tenets of Social Network Analysis. Heriot-Watt Annual Research Conference: Research in Information, Communication and Modelling; Edinburgh, June 12, 2008.

      • Waheed, Z. & Finch, E. (2008). Modelling Knowledge Exchange among End-Users Using Social Network Analysis. CIB W70 International Conference in Facilities Management, Edinburgh; June 16-18th, 2008.

      • Waheed, Z. & Riaz, Z.

      • Waheed, Z. & Malik, F.

      • Waheed, Z. & Khan, N.

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      • Waheed, Z. & Atif, T. (2020). A Review of Current Urban Solid Waste Situation in Punjab Habitat (Elsevier).

      • Waheed, Z. & Malik, F. (2020). Building occupiers' pro-environmental beliefs and adoption of green buildings: lessons from the industrial sector in Pakistan.

      • Waheed, Z. & Malik, F. (2020). User-driven Green Building adoption-user PEB and its impact on Green building design adoption.

      • Waheed, Z. & Malik, F. (2020). Urban Community Norms and Pro-Environmental Behavior: An Ethnographic Exploration.

      • Waheed, Z. (2020). Going Beyond Usual Suspects: Mapping Environmental Stakeholders in Networks Surrounding Urban Water Supply..

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). The Emporium Mall Construction Project-Developing the Schedule on MS Project.

      • Waheed, Z. & Haider, S. (2019). Managing competition in City Public Services: The Case of Lahore.

      • Waheed, Z. & Ogunlana, S. (2019). Knowledge Brokers, Project Roles and the Centrality of End-User Needs.

      • Waheed, Z. (2019). The Art of Connection – To deliver a good research seminar you need to connect with an audience at a pragmatic, intellectual and emotional level Blog at London School of Economics <i>Impact </i>blog. The blog was identified as 2019's leading blogs by <i>LSE Impact</i>.<br />.

      • Waheed, Z. (2018). Waheed Z, 2017, New Forms of Procurement: PPP And Relational Contracting in the 21st Century, Facilities, Volume 36, Number 7/8.

      • Waheed, Z. (2017). Waheed Z, 2017, Facilities Management and the Business of Managing Assets, Facilities, Volume 36, Number 5/6.

      • Waheed, Z. (2017). Waheed Z, 2017, Megaproject Risk Analysis and Simulation, Facilities, Volume 36, 3/4.

      • Waheed, Z. (2016). Waheed Z, 2016, Understanding Project Management: Skills and Insights for Successful Project Delivery, Facilities, Volume 34, Number 7/8.

      • Waheed, Z. (2016). Waheed Z, 2016, Case Studies in Project, Program and Organisational Project Management, Facilities, Volume 34, Number 5/6.

      • Waheed, Z. (2016). Waheed Z, 2016, Capture and Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction, Facilities, Volume 34, Number 1/ 2.

      • Waheed, Z. (2015). Waheed Z, 2015, Strategic Planning: A Strategic Guide for Competitive Success, Facilities, Volume 33, Number 1/2.

      • Waheed, Z. (2015). Waheed Z, 2015, Facilities Management Research in the Nordic Countries: Past Present and Future, Facilities, Volume 33, Number 1/2.

      • Waheed, Z. (2015). Waheed Z, 2015, Capture And Reuse of Project Knowledge in Construction, Facilities, Volume 33, Number 11/12.

      • Waheed, Z. (2013). Waheed Z, 2013, Improving Healthcare through Built Environment Infrastructure, Facilities, Volume 31, Number 13/14.

      • Waheed, Z. (2013). Waheed Z, 2013, Facilities Change Management, Facilities, Volume 31, Number 3/4.