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Dr Sameer Qaiyum

Dr Sameer Qaiyum

Telephone: 0151 231 3019


I am a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at Liverpool Business School. Previously, I have also held academic posts at Loughborough University and Royal Holloway, University of London.

My research interests are in the areas of strategic management and technology innovation. Within these broad research areas, I have particularly interested in how firms can turn strategic resources into innovative outcomes and superior profit, using primarily quantitative methods.

My expertise falls in the areas of:

• Strategy making process: I deal with the problem of resource allocation at the corporate level and designing right decision making processes for building and utilizing distinctive capabilities
• Competitive dynamics: I am mainly interested in game theory and study of rivalry among firms in oligopolies and free markets.
• The resource-based view of the firm and dynamic capabilities: conceptual development, empirical validation, and practical application.
• Organisational ambidexterity: how firms explore new capabilities and exploit existing capabilities.

I have published in leading research outlets including 3 rated journals and have received several awards including the best paper award in strategy from British Academy of Management.


Royal Holloway University of London, UK, PhD
Federation University, Australia, MBA


Journal article

Qaiyum S, Wang CL. 2018. Understanding internal conditions driving ordinary and dynamic capabilities in Indian high-tech firms JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, 90 :206-214 >DOI >Link


Qaiyum S, Wang C. 2018. Analysing Quantitative Data Saunders M, Townsend K. How to Keep your Research Project on Track Insights from When Things Go Wrong Edward Elgar Publishing 978 1 78643 575 0

Qaiyum S, Wang C. 2017. Analysing Quantitative Data Saunders M, Townsend K. How to keep your research project on track: Insights from when things go wrong Edward Elgar. Cheltenham UK

Conference publication

Qaiyum S, Wang C. Strategy Processes in Indian High-Tech Firm: An Empirical Examination 31st annual British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference

Qaiyum S, Wang C. Examining strategic ambidexterity as an antecedent of functional and cross-functional ambidexterity. British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference

Qaiyum S, Wang C. Rent generation mechanism of first-order and second-order capabilities: integrating resource based view and dynamic capabilities view framework The 38th Annual Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

Engagement & Impact


Best Paper in Strategy, British Academy of Management


Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional bodies:

Ordinary Membership, British Academy of Management

Teaching qualification:

Programme in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning