Dr Jajja did his PhD research in the area of supply chain and innovation management. He has presented several research papers at globally-esteemed research platforms. During PhD he wonBest Student Paper Award at 43rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 2012 in San Francisco USA, Emerging Economy Doctoral Student Award at 23rd Annual Conference of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2012 in Chicago USA, and Best Graduate Student Paper Award at 40th Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute in 2011 in Portland USA. He received Doctoral Fellowship of Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).
Prior to joining LUMS, Dr Jajja worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi. Dr Jajja has taught at graduate as well as under-graduate level courses in the area of operations management, supply chain management, problem solving and modelling, and quantitative research methods. Before starting PhD, Dr Jajja worked with Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Pakistan International Airlines, Atlas Honda, and Dawood Hercules Chemicals Limited.