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Pakistani PhD student got 2 research papers accepted by Academy of Management Proceeding
Time:2021-04-16,PM 03:52
University of Science and Technology of China

Ataullah Kiani, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Gu Jibao from School of Management, University of Science and Technology of China, has got great news from the Academy of Management (AOM) Proceedings 2021. His two research papers got accepted in the most prestigious and number one management conference around the globe. He will present his accepted peer-reviewed papers by AOM in the upcoming proceedings in June this year.


Academy of Management (AOM) is committed to advancing the understanding of theory, empirical results, education, and practice in the field of management. It is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. AOM worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, AOM global community today is nearly 20,000 strong and spans over 120 countries.


In the first accepted research paper Quantum computing, quantum innovation, and entrepreneurial opportunities, Ataullah proposed that progress towards the development of the large-scale quantum computer is becoming a reality and these events mean the 21st century could be called “The Quantum Age.” Innovation in quantum technologies is one of the hot topics and intricate challenges to the scientific and business community to cope with modern economic and entrepreneurship goals. To have a strong business market and entrepreneurship, we need to have a strong awareness of the latest technological aspects and developments, particularly quantum innovation which is one of the highest economic sinks in advanced countries. Although the largest economies of the world are devoting large amounts of government funds to develop quantum technologies, countries are competing to establish themselves as leaders in quantum innovation, but still, it’s very early to claim who will win the race. Ataullah’s paper is dedicated to outlining the entrepreneurship challenges and opportunities for the next quantum technology and innovation decades. Quantum devices have a very wide range of real-time applications e.g., defence, agriculture, interdisciplinary and fundamental research, health and medicines, artificial intelligence, geographical and geological implementation, space and upper atmosphere control and manipulation. The most noteworthy revolutions and discoveries of our time are gradually expected to be evident at Quantum levels. Numerous examples of varying Quantum technologies of his paper offer noteworthy results to present worldwide challenges in countless critical parts of the human endeavour and may also present outstanding prospects for active, courageous and scientifically knowledge entrepreneurs, innovators and investors.


Ataullah’s second research paper Strategic orientations and radical innovation in Chinese SMEs: The role of network ties is about arguing the role of strategic orientations in business processes. The primary purpose of this article is to examine how strategic orientations affect radical innovation and assess how such effects are conditional on different types of network ties. The results from a structured survey data collected from small and medium firms in China show that various kinds of strategic orientations facilitate the development of radical innovation. Further, several network ties enhance the effect of strategic factors on radical innovation.

Congratulations to Ataullah for this remarkable achievement. He previously also got several awards during his stay in USTC including the national level award “The Chinese Government Outstanding International Student Scholarship” for the year 2019 for his curricular and extracurricular activities. His story is an example of USTC’s commitment to train and educate the young talent for the future of the whole world.

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