Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Shehryar Shahid

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School Of Business

Dr. Muhammad Shehryar Shahid is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Suleman Dawood School of Business at LUMS and is also a leading member of the Entrepreneurship Working Group at the university. Dr. Shahid received his PhD from University of Sheffield in 2011, his MBA from Lahore University of Management Sciences in 2006 and his bachelor's degree from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2003. Prior to his appointment at LUMS, he served as the Head of Management and Organisation Division and the Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship and SMEs (CESME) at the University of Central Punjab from 2011 to 2013. He has taught courses like Entrepreneurship, Principles of Management, Business Model Development, Lean Launchpad and SME Management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is also an Editorial Board Member of Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (JSBE) and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of The Lahore Journal of Business (LJB). His research interests lie in the areas of informal entrepreneurship, small business growth and entrepreneurial intentions. 

      • Williams, C., Shehryar Shahid, M. & Martinez, A. (2016). Determinants of the level of informality of informal microenterprises. World Development, 84, 312-325.
      • Williams, C. & Shehryar Shahid, M. (2014). Informal entrepreneurship and institutional theory: explaining the varying degrees of (in)formalization of entrepreneurs in Pakistan. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development.
      • Cases

      • Shehryar Shahid, M. & Imran, Y. (2016). Gardeners: The Garden Stylists, Published. CRC # 23-067-2016-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. & Imran, Y. (2015). Hunting the Heffalump: A Case study of four Inspirational Pakistani Entrepreneurs, Published. CRC Number 23-065-2015-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2014). The Informal Economy of Pakistan, Published. CRC Number 16-299-2014-2, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Chapters

      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2016). Levels of Informality and Characteristics of Micro-Entrepreneurs in Pakistan', Accepted. Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies by Routledge.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2014). Beyond the formal/informal economy dualism: evaluating the degree of informalization of entrepreneurs in Pakistan. 2nd Annual Business Research Conference, Managing Businesses in Pakistan – Challenges and Opportunities at Lahore School of Economics (LSE), Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2013). Evaluating the motives of informal entrepreneurship in Pakistan: exit or exclusion?. XXIXth Conference on Development, Third World Association June 6, 7 & 8, UNIVERSITY PARIS-EST CRETEIL, Paris, France.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2013). The size and nature of informal entrepreneurship in Pakistan and how to tackle it. Second Research Competitive Grant Conference by PSSP, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2012). Beyond profit motive: employer and employee relations in the informal economy'. Academy of Management (AOM 2012) conference, Boston, United States of America.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2007). Capacity Building of the Pakistanis Proceeding Abroad for Employment.
      • Shehryar Shahid, M. (2007). Technical Upgradation of the Automotive Industry of Pakistan.