Associate Professor
  • PhD: University of Aix Marseille, France
  • MS: IAE Graduate School of Management, France
  • MBE: The University of Punjab, Pakistan

Dr. Omer Farooq is an associate professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Zayed University, UAE. He earned his doctoral degree in Strategic Management (CSR and Stakeholders Management) from the University of Aix-Marseille - France in June 2011. Prior to joining Zayed University in January 2020, he held various positions: associate professor at UAE University, Assistant Professor at Kedge Business School, France, director research and graduate programs at University of Lahore, and academic coordinator at COMSATS University.
Omer studies corporate social responsibility, behavioral ethics in organizations, and women entrepreneurship in developing countries. His research has appeared in the elite management journal including Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), and Journal of Business Ethics, among other. He is also the author of two book chapters published in edited books.
Omer has presented his research at numerous international conferences and has been nominated for Dexter Award at AOM 2017, and Temple Award at AIB 2018.  He has also won the Best Paper Award at 4th CSR Conference in 2010 hosted by Humblot University Berlin. He has delivered keynote speeches and professional development workshops at many international conferences.
Omer has served as editorial board member and/or reviewer of many leading management journals such as Journal of Management, Organization Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Industrial Marketing Management, Career Development International, and Journal of Management Science.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, FF1- 2 – 019


+971 2 599 3494

Teaching Areas

Strategic Management, New Venture Creation, Innovation Management, Strategy for the Base of Pyramid, and Entrepreneurship. 

Research and Professional Activities

Research Interests: Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, (Women) Entrepreneurship at the Base of the Pyramid, Environmental and Behavioral Ethics in Organizations

Farooq, O., Rupp, D. E., and Farooq, M. (2017). The Multiple Pathways through which Internal and External Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Organizational Identification and Multifoci Outcomes: The Moderating Role of Cultural and Social Orientations.  Academy of Management Journal Vol. 60, No. 3, 954–985.

De Rock K., and Farooq O., (2018). Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Leadership: Investigating Their Interactive Effect on Employees’ Socially Responsible Behaviors, Journal of Business Ethics. Volume 151, Issue 4, pp 923–939

Arshad M. Farooq O., Farooq M., (2019). How Does Culturally Diverse Workforce Adopt New Information Technology at Workplace? Institutional Theory perspectives, Journal of Enterprise Information Management.

Arshad, M., Farooq M., Atif, M., & Farooq, O. (2020) motivational theory perspective on entrepreneurial intentions: a gender comparative study. Gender in Management: An International Journal 2020.

Arshad M., Farooq O., Farooq M., (2019). Impact of Perceived Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards on Entrepreneurial Intention: A comparative study of Male and Female Graduates. Management Decision.

Afzal S., Saleem S., Farooq O., (2019) The impact of perceived supervisor support on employees’ turnover intention and task performance: Mediation of self-efficacy. Journal of Management Development.

Farooq O., Merunka D., and Vallet F. P., (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility and Organizational Commitment: Exploring the Multiple Meditational Mechanisms. Journal of Business Ethics. 125 (4), 563-580

Farooq M., Farooq O., and Jassimuddine S., (2014). Employees’ Response to the Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Employees’ Collectivist Orientation. European Management Journal. 32 (6), 916-927.

Farooq O., Farooq M., and Reynaud E., (2019). Does Employees’ Participation in Decision Making Increase the level of Corporate Social and Environmental Sustainability? An Investigation in South Asia. Sustainability. 11 (2), 511

Arshad M., Farooq O., Sultana N., and Farooq M., (2016) Determinants of Individuals’ Entrepreneurial Intentions in Developing Countries: A Comparative Study of Male and Female Graduates. Career Development International. 21 (3).

Hameed I., Riaz Z., Ghulam A., and Farooq O., (2016) How Do Internal and External CSR Affect Employees’ Organizational Identification? A Perspective From the Group Engagement Model. Frontiers in Psychology.

Farooq M., Farooq O., and Cheffi W., (2019). How Do employees Respond to CSR Initiatives of their Organization?  Empirical Evidence from Developing Countries. Sustainability 11 (9), 2696

Abdin, S. Z., Farooq, O., Sultana, N., & Farooq, M. (2017). The impact of heuristics on investment decision and performance: Exploring multiple mediation mechanisms. Research in International Business and Finance.

Akbar, A., Rashid M.A., and Farooq O., (2018). The Relationship between High Performance Work System and Continuance Commitment to Change: An Economic Exchange Perspective. Journal of Management Sciences Vol. 5(1): 3-17, 2018.

Arshad M., Farooq O., and Sadia A., (2018). The role of entrepreneurship education in developing entrepreneurial passion in business school graduates Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Volume 37, Issue 6, September/October 2018

Hameed I., and Farooq O., (2013). 'Identity-based trust as a mediator of the effects of organizational identification on employee attitudes: An empirical study' International Journal of Management. Vol. 30, No. 2

Arshad M., Farooq, O., Sultana N., and Farooq M., (2016). The Role of Foreign Aid in the Development of Pakistan's Education Sector: A Time-Lag Analysis. European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, 5(3), 588.

Farooq M., Farooq, O., (2014). Organizational Justice, Employee Turnover, and Trust in the Workplace: A Study in South Asian Telecommunication Companies. Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Volume 33, Issue 3, pages 56–62, March/April 2014 DOI: 10.1002/joe.21539

Farooq O. (2012). Why Few Firms are More Innovative than Other? Exploring the Effect of Seven Components of Learning Organization on Innovation Performance. Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 42–49, September/October 2012, DOI: 10.1002/joe.21451

Arain G., Hameed I., and Farooq O., (2012). Integrating Affect with Psychological Contract Breach (PCB) and Work Attitudes, Global Business and Organizational Excellence. Volume 31, Issue 6, pages 50–62, September/October 2012

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