Dr Wali Ur Rehman

EBS - Strategy, Operations and Entrepreneurship (SOE)
Dr Wali Ur Rehman



Wali holds PhD in Management Sciences in the field of human resource management, organizational behavior and organizational psychology and also conducting research in the field of entrepreneurship, institutional development, institutional theory, social cognitive and social exchange theories. Currently, working as Lecturer at the Essex Business School and involved in teaching and supervision in the UG and PGT modules. Before that he worked in the University of Kent, UK and worked closely with the central student success teams in improving the students’ achievements and supported the interventions to foster the EDI and to implement the framework of Athena SWAN at the KBS at university of Kent, which involves communication with different internal as well as external stakeholders. Prior to that he worked at HEIs in Pakistan i.e., SZABIST, Islamabad Pakistan and Bahria University, Islamabad Pakistan. He has experience of working with the Departmental Board of Studies and Corporate advisory Council in the Management Sciences Department. He also worked as a Project Manager in Higher Education Commission-Pakistan and managed the human resource development component of the development project. He has published in well reputed journals including CABS 3-Star, 2-Star, 1-star research journals. He is very flexible and worked with different collaborators from Pakistan and UK universities. He is an active member of GLOBELICS-The global research network, International society for development and sustainability and International economics development research center. He has attended and presented research at different academic conferences in Pakistan, UK, Greece, and Hong Kong. He has a good working knowledge of different analytical software which could be used for different types of research / statistical models in examining the relationships between different constructs. These software programs include, SPSS, R-Programming, SmartPLS, HLM7 for multilevel models, MS Excel, DEA (Data envelopment analysis), IBM-AMOS and Structural Topic Modelling.


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, Essex Business School, University of Essex, Southend on Sea (1/1/2022 - present)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Perceived Desirability, Self-Efficacy and Academic Learning as Predictors of Technology Acceptance: Theory of Planned Behavior

Invited presentation, BAM2023 Conference, BAM2023 Conference, Sussex, United Kingdom, 5/8/2023

Industrial Relations Reforms and Gender Occupational Segregation in Labor Markets

28th International Conference of EUROPEANISTS:, COUNCIL FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES, Lisbon, Portugal, 30/6/2022

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Business Research Methods (BE218)

  • Strategic Entrepreneurship (BE220)

  • Professional and Academic Development 2 (BE906)


Journal articles (6)

Fatima, G. and Rehman, WU., Impact of Role (Ambiguity and Conflict) on Teaching Assistants’ Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: Pakistani HEIs. International Journal of Business and Management. 7 (16)

Rehman, W., Yusra, A., Khattak, MS. and Fatima, G., (2023). Antecedents and boundary conditions of entrepreneurial intentions: perspective of theory of planned behaviour. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Mansoor, A., Raziq, MM., ur Rehman, W. and Allen, M., (2019). High performance work practices and organizational performance in Pakistan. International Journal of Manpower. 41 (3), 318-338

Ahmad, M., Allen, MMC., Raziq, MM. and ur Rehman, W., (2019). Converging HRM practices? A comparison of high performance work system practices in MNC subsidiaries and domestic firms in Pakistan. Employee Relations. 41 (5), 931-948

Rehman, WU., Ahmad, M., Allen, MMC., Raziq, MM. and Riaz, A., (2019). High involvement HR systems and innovative work behaviour: the mediating role of psychological empowerment, and the moderating roles of manager and co-worker support. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. 28 (4), 525-535

Rehman, WU., Janjua, SY. and Naeem, H., (2015). Impact of burnout on employees' performance: an analysis of banking industry. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. 11 (1), 88-88

Conferences (1)

Rehman, WU., (2011). Banking Reforms and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Pakistan

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