Dr. Muhammad Shehryar Shahid is a tenured Associate Professor at Suleman Dawood School of Business at LUMS. He holds a PhD in entrepreneurship from the University of Sheffield, UK. Prior to his PhD, he completed his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and his bachelor’s degree from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology (GIKI), Pakistan. He has completed his certifications in Participant-Centered Learning (case method) and case writing from Harvard Business School and Ivey Business School. Dr Shahid is also a certified entrepreneurial coach from Saarland University, Germany.    


He is an active researcher who regularly publishes in top-tier journals, such as Entrepreneurship and Regional Development (ERD), World DProfilesevelopment, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (IJEBR), Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Socio-Economic Review, Review of Social Economy and Technology Forecasting and Social Change. His current research agendas focus on four key areas – informal entrepreneurship, technology adoption amongst MSMEs, frugal innovation in resource-constraint environments and female entrepreneurship in the context of developing countries. Dr Shahid is particularly fascinated by the idea of exploring the cognitive, sociological, and developmental sides of entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurship can lead to sustainable development. He has presented his research work at leading conferences like Academy of Management, EGOS, EURAM and ISBE. Dr Shahid has won several competitive research grants both at the institutional and international level. He has one of the highest success rates in winning an internal Faculty Initiative Fund (FIF) grant at LUMS, as well as has worked as a Principle Investigator in research projects funded by international agencies like DAAD and Facebook inc. He currently serves as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (JSBE) and had been on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Lahore Journal of Business (LJB) and the Journal of Management and Research (JMR) in the past.  

Dr Shahid is also an active case writer, who has authored multiple cases and industry notes in the domain of technology entrepreneurship, new venture creation, SME management and the informal economy. His pedagogical material has been published in Asian Journal of Management Cases and included in the case repositories of Harvard Business School Publishing and the Case Research Unit of LUMS. He has taught courses like Technology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Principles of Management, Business Model Development, Lean Launchpad and SME Management at both undergraduate and graduate level. He also works very closely with National Incubation Center Lahore (NICL) and conducts extensive trainings and coaching sessions for the start-ups incubated at NICL. He has served as an advisor for multiple start-ups. Prior to his appointment at LUMS, he served as the Head of Management and Organisation Division and the Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and SMEs (CESME) at the University of Central Punjab, Pakistan from 2011 to 2013.  


Talking of his industrial experience, Dr Shahid is an active member of his family business that goes by the name of Hawks Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd, where he looks after the quality assurance and production activities since 2011. Hawks Engineering Services is a medium-sized enterprise that specializes in manufacturing sheet-metal spare parts for leading automotive companies in Pakistan, including Toyota, Honda and Suzuki. By the virtue of his family business, Dr Shahid has developed immense expertise in SME management and growth, which greatly harnesses his mentoring and coaching skills for start-ups. In the past, he also co-founded two start-ups by the name of Readalise.com and myGlamfolio.com. Dr Shahid has also executed consulting activities in the domain of entrepreneurship training and pedagogical development for organisations like UNDP and European Union.   
 

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Syed, J. (2023). An Economic Sociology Perspective on Informal Domestic Work Relations: A study of domestic workers and their employers in Pakistan. Socio-Economic Review.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Hossain, M., Shahid, S. & Anwar & Anwar, T. (2023). Frugal innovation as a source of sustainable entrepreneurship to tackle social and environmental challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Hossain, M., Karami, M. & Anwar & Anwar, T. (2023). Frugal entrepreneurship: A way to seize business opportunities for low-income customers. Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Rodegers, P., Vershinina, N., Zahra & Zahra, M. & Williams, C. (2022). Advancing the institutional perspective on informal entrepreneurship: a study of formalization intentions among street entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Ejaz, L. & Ali, K. (2022). We must deter, but not without trust: a case of formalising informal micro-entrepreneurs in Pakistan. International Journal of Sociology & Social Policy.

Zhilun, J., Shehryar Shahid, M., Mirza, N. & Tan & Tan, Z. (2021). Should The Fourth Industrial Revolution Be Widespread or Confined Geographically? A Country-Level Analysis of Fintech Economies. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2020). Beyond the formal/informal enterprise dualism: Explaining the level of (in)formality of entrepreneurs. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Ilyas, A., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Hassan, R. (2020). Evaluating the motives of child labourers in the informal economy. International Journal of Sociology & Social Policy.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Ahsen, S. (2019). Linking Entrepreneurship Education and Entrepreneurial Intentions: An interactive effect of social and personal factors. International Journal of Learning and Change.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Rafay Ahsen, S. (2019). Hawks Engineering Works. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 16 (2), 162-185.

Rodgers, P., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Williams, C. (2018). RECONCEPTUALIZING INFORMAL WORK PRACTICES: Some Observations from an Ethnic Minority Community in Urban UK. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Imran, Y. & Shehryar, H. (2017). Determinants of entrepreneurial intentions: An institutional embeddedness perspective. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/08276331.2017.1389053.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2017). Evaluation the participation of an ethnic minority group in informal employment: a product of exit or exclusion?. Review of Social Economy.

Williams, C., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Martinez, A. (2016). Determinants of the Level of Informality of Informal Micro-Enterprises: Some Evidence from the City of Lahore, Pakistan. World Development, 84, 312-325.

Williams, C. & Shehryar Shahid, M. (2014). Informal entrepreneurship and institutional theory: explaining the varying degrees of (in)formalization of entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.

Williams, C., Adom, K., Baric, M., Ladan & Ladan, U. & Shehryar Shahid, M. (2012). Theorizing the self-service economy: a case study of do-it-yourself (DIY) activity. Journal of Economy and Its Application.

Gill, S., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Ilyas, M. (2023). Bagallery.com: A start-up searching for its next move, Published. Harvard Business Publishing Education, Case Research center LUMS.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Rafaay, S. (2022). EDTECHWORX: An education technology start-up, Accepted. Harvard Business Publishing Education.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Zafar, N. & Anwar, T. (2021). Formalising Informal Entrepreneurship: Mapping the Policy Landscape of Pakistan, Published. LUMS Case Research Unit, LUMS Case Research Center.

Shahid, M., Ahsen, S. & Zafar, M. (2019). GHARPAR: The Lean Beauty Start-Up Cases (A) and (B), Published. Harvard Business Publishing Education, Case Research Unit, LUMS.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Ahsen, S. (2018). JbnJaws Productions: Decoding Entrepreneurial DNA, Published. LUMS Case Research Unit, CRC - LUMS.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Ahsen, S. (2017). Mechline Engineering, Published. LUMS Case Research Unit, CRC - LUMS.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Imran, Y. (2016). Gardeners: The Garden Stylists, Published. LUMS Case Research Unit, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Imran, Y. (2015). Hunting the Heffalump: A Case study of four Inspirational Pakistani Entrepreneurs, Published. LUMS Case Research Unit, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2014). The Informal Economy of Pakistan, Published. LUMS Case Research Unit, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2016). Levels of Informality and Characteristics of Micro-Entrepreneurs in Pakistan', Accepted. Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies by Routledge.

Shahid, M. (2018). Evaluating competing theorizations of Informal Entrepreneurship: A perspective from Pakistan. ISBE 2018, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Shahid, M. (2016). "It's not just all about the profits' - Rethinking notions of informal work: Some observations from a Pakistani community in the UK",. Academy of Management, Anaheim, United States of America.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2014). Beyond the formal/informal economy dualism: evaluating the degree of informalization of entrepreneurs in Pakistan. 2nd Annual Business Research Conference, Managing Businesses in Pakistan – Challenges and Opportunities at Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore, Pakistan.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2013). Evaluating the motives of informal entrepreneurship in Pakistan: exit or exclusion?. XXIXth Conference on Development, Third World Association June 6, 7 & 8, UNIVERSITY PARIS-EST CRETEIL, Paris, France.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2013). The size and nature of informal entrepreneurship in Pakistan and how to tackle it. Second Research Competitive Grant Conference by PSSP, Lahore, Pakistan.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2012). Beyond profit motive: employer and employee relations in the informal economy'. Academy of Management (AOM 2012) conference, Boston, United States of America.

Ejaz, L., Grinevich, V., Mine, K. & Shehryar Shahid & Shehryar Shahid, M. (2022). Logics of Digital Space, Informality and Women Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Ejaz, L., Grinevich, V., Kartaz-Ozkan, M. & Shehryar Shahid & Shehryar Shahid, M. (2022). How digital affordances matter in the context of institutional voids: a study of women entrepreneurship. EURAM.

Ejaz, L., Grenevich, V., Kartaz-Ozkan, M. & Shehryar Shahid & Shehryar Shahid, M. (2022). How digital affordances matter in the context of institutional voids: a study of women entrepreneurship. EGOS.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Syed, J. & Williams, C. (2020). Rethinking Notions of Informal Domestic Work: Lessons from Pakistan Shahid. EURAM.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2016). Evaluating competing theorizations of Informal Entrepreneurship: A perspective from Pakistan. ISBE.

Shehryar Shahid, M., Williams, C. & Rodgers, P. (2016). It's not just all about the profits' - Rethinking notions of informal work: Some observations from a Pakistani community in the UK. Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Shehryar Shahid, M. & Salvi, E. (2024). RIDING THE DIGITALIZATION WAVE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS: THE CASE OF INFORMAL MICROENTERPRISES IN INDIA.

Hossain, M., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Park, S. (2023). Business Models of Frugal Enterprises for Sustainable Development in a Constrained Environment.

Karami, M., Hossain, M., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Javed & Javed, N. (2023). Co-creation for frugal innovation.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2007). Capacity Building of the Pakistanis Proceeding Abroad for Employment.

Shehryar Shahid, M. (2007). Technical Upgradation of the Automotive Industry of Pakistan.