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Dr Sajid Kazmi, Lecturer

Dr Sajid Kazmi


Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies


Sajid joined Solent as a lecturer in business and management in January 2019.

Sajid has a PhD from Middlesex University Business School (MUBS); MSc Research Methods from MUBS; MA Corporate Social Responsibility from International Centre for CSR (ICCSR), Nottingham University Business School (NUBS); and MSc Economics from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan. He holds Prince 2 Foundation Certificate.

He has more than 25 years' teaching, research and management experience. He has worked with a research policy think tank – Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan, and has also provided consulting services to various organisations including UNEP, UNICEF, FAO, UNCTAD, ICIMOD, ILO and the World Bank.

Sajid has published articles in internationally reputed journals and has co-authored two books – one was published by OUP and the other by Palgrave MacMillan, US. His PhD dissertation was published. He has also contributed chapters to edited books.

Sajid is serving as a reviewer for World Development, the multi-disciplinary journal devoted for the study and promotion of world development. He is also peer reviewer for the Journal for Social and Political Research (JSPR), University of Gujrat, Pakistan.

Sajid’s areas of research include social capital, labour issues and corporate social responsibility.

Sajid is fluent in English, Punjabi, Urdu, Saraiki, Sindhi and Hindi.

Further information

Industry experience

Sajid has programme management experience in the non-profit sector.

Teaching experience

Sajid has taught at both further and higher education levels. He taught economics at college and university level in Pakistan, and has been teaching at further and higher education institutions in the UK.

Research interests

Sajid's research interests lie in social capital, labour issues and corporate social responsibility.

Recent publications

  • Kazmi, S. (2015). “Trade Union Motivations for Corporate Social Responsibility”, Lambert Academic Publications: Germany
  • Khan, S. R., Rifaqat, Z., and Kazmi, S. (2007). “Harnessing social capital for rural development”, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, Pages 304.
  • Khan, S. R., Khattak, S., and Kazmi, S. (2005). “Hazardous home based sub-contracted work: a study of multiple tiered exploitation”, Oxford University Press, Karachi, Pakistan, Pages 230.
  • Khan, S. R., Kazmi, S. and Zahid Ahmad, (2002). “Structural adjustment and food security in Pakistan: an aggregate analysis”, In Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security: The Impact of Globalisation, Eds. Shiva, V. and Gitanjali Bedi, SAGE Publisher, New Delhi, Pages 513.
  • Khan S. R. et al. (2002). “Environmental impacts and mitigation costs: the case of Pakistan’s cloth and leather exports, In “Trade and Environment: Difficult Policy Choices at the Interface”, ed. Khan, S. R., ZED Publishers, London
  • Khan, S. R., and Kazmi, S. (2008). “Value chains in the informal sector: income shares of home-based sub-contracted workers in Pakistan”, International Review of Applied Economics, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 339-352.
  • Khan, S. R., Kazmi, S. and Latif, Z. (2005). “A comparative institutional analysis of government, NGO and private rural primary schooling in Pakistan”, The European Journal of Development Research, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 199-223.
  • Khan, S. R. and Kazmi, S. (1998). “Structural adjustment and health in Pakistan,” The Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol. 3, No. 2, Lahore.
  • Khan S. R. et. al. (1998). “Latent demand and social mobilization as determinants of rural water supply scheme sustainability: a comparative analysis,” SDPI Monograph Series # 3, SDPI, Islamabad, Pakistan

Work in progress

Firm level CSR awareness/activity in connection with Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC).


  • Pakistan’s prestigious Dr Akhtar Hameed Khan Award for Social Sciences by Council of Social Sciences Pakistan for a book titled “Hazardous home based sub-contracted work: a study of multiple tiered exploitation” published by OUP.
  • Developing Country Scholarship for PhD at the Middlesex University, United Kingdom.
  • International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business School for MA CSR.