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Dr. Saleem Sumbal is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).  He worked as Assistant Professor for 3 years (2018 to 2021) at NUST Business School, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He completed his PhD, on prestigious Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme, from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. He was attached to Knowledge Management and Innovation Research center (KMIRC) under the supervision of Prof. Eric Tsui. Dr Sumbal holds a MSc degree in Computer Vision and Robotics on prestigious Erasmus Mundus Fellowship from Heriot Watt University (UK), University of Girona (Spain), and University of Burgundy (France). He holds a second MS degree in Project Management. He served as Lecturer at NUST from 2012 to 2014 and worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, UK from 2010 to 2011. Dr Sumbal has published his work in well reputed international journals such as Journal of Knowledge Management, Industrial Management and Data Systems, European Journal of Innovation Management, VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems among others. His research interests include knowledge management, big data, intellectual capital and information technology.

Research interests

  • Knowledge Management
  • Intellectual Capital
  • Human Resource Management
  • Big Data
  • Innovation Management


  • Managing Knowledge 
  • Knowledge Systems and Applications
  • Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Research Methods
  • Human Resource Management


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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