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Dr Azka Ghafoor

Azka Ghafoor imageLecturer
Room OBS 717
Tel +64 3 479 5770
Email azka.ghafoor@otago.ac.nz

Azka joined the Department of Management in 2021, and previously taught and coordinated courses at Auckland University of Technology. She recently graduated with her PhD at the Auckland University of Technology. She looked at the influence of psychological, organizational and work factors on creativity and innovation behaviours as outcomes. She has published in the ABDC ranked journals and is the recipient of the Vice Chancellor Scholarship Award for her PhD. Azka has been in the role of teaching and training for years. At Otago she is teaching entrepreneurship and strategy courses and modules.

Before moving to Dunedin, Azka held the role of a researcher on the National Science Challenge (Science for Technological Innovation), and diploma coordinator. Previously, she had been engaged in training coordinator and management roles in international firms.

Research

  • Creativity and innovation, Creative firms
  • Organizational stressors, work demands and strain
  • Psychological resources
  • Stress, anxiety and wellbeing

Teaching

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Publications

Haar, J., Martin, W. J., Ruckstuhl, K., Ruwhiu, D., Daellenbach, U., & Ghafoor, A. (2021). A study of Aotearoa New Zealand enterprises: How different are Indigenous enterprises? Journal of Management & Organization, 27, 736-750. doi: 10.1017/jmo.2021.6

Haar, J., & Ghafoor, A. (2021). Indigenous peoples' perspectives and wellbeing in organisational life. In T. Wall, C. L. Cooper & P. Brough (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of organizational wellbeing. Sage.

Ghafoor, A., & Haar, J. (2021). Does job stress enhance employee creativity? Exploring the role of psychological capital. Personnel Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/pr-08-2019-0443

Haar, J., Ghafoor, A., O'Kane, C., Daellenbach, U., Ruckstuhl, K., & Davenport, S. (2021). High-performance work systems and manager creativity behaviours: What role do contextual factors play? Evidence-based HRM. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/EBHRM-09-2020-0124

Ghafoor, A. (2020). Exploring employee creativity behaviours at work: The impact of psychological, organisational and work factors (PhD). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/13628

Haar, J., & Ghafoor, A. (2021). Indigenous peoples' perspectives and wellbeing in organisational life. In T. Wall, C. L. Cooper & P. Brough (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of organizational wellbeing. Sage.

Chapter in Book - Research

Ghafoor, A., & Haar, J. (2021). Does job stress enhance employee creativity? Exploring the role of psychological capital. Personnel Review. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/pr-08-2019-0443

Journal - Research Article

Haar, J., Ghafoor, A., O'Kane, C., Daellenbach, U., Ruckstuhl, K., & Davenport, S. (2021). High-performance work systems and manager creativity behaviours: What role do contextual factors play? Evidence-based HRM. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/EBHRM-09-2020-0124

Journal - Research Article

Haar, J., Martin, W. J., Ruckstuhl, K., Ruwhiu, D., Daellenbach, U., & Ghafoor, A. (2021). A study of Aotearoa New Zealand enterprises: How different are Indigenous enterprises? Journal of Management & Organization, 27, 736-750. doi: 10.1017/jmo.2021.6

Journal - Research Article

Ghafoor, A., & Haar, J. (2020). A climate and personality approach towards creativity behaviours: A moderated mediation study. International Journal of Innovation Management, 24(6), 2050080. doi: 10.1142/s1363919620500802

Journal - Research Article

Ghafoor, A., & Haar, J. (2019). Organisational-based self-esteem, meaningful work, and creativity behaviours: A moderated mediation model with supervisor support. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 44(3), 11-31.

Journal - Research Article

Singh, A., Qureshi, T. M., & Ghafoor, A. (2016). Organisational effectiveness through trained transformational leadership: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Work Organisation & Emotion, 7, 3. doi: 10.1504/ijwoe.2016.081459

Journal - Research Article

Ghafoor, A., Qureshi, T. M., Azeemi, H. R., & Hijazi, S. T. (2011). Mediating role of creative self-efficacy. African Journal of Business Management, 5(27), 11093-11103. doi: 10.5897/AJBM11.876

Journal - Research Article

Ghafoor, A., Qureshi, T. M., Khan, M. A., & Hijazi, S. T. (2011). Transformational leadership, employee engagement and performance: Mediating effect of psychological ownership. African Journal of Business Management, 5(17), 7391-7403. doi: 10.5897/AJBM11.126

Journal - Research Article

Ghafoor, A., & Haar, J. (2019). A moderated-mediation approach to ethical leadership and innovative behaviors. Academy of Management Global Proceedings, Slovenia(2019). doi: 10.5465/amgblproc.slovenia.2019.0128.abs

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ghafoor, A. (2020). Exploring employee creativity behaviours at work: The impact of psychological, organisational and work factors (PhD). Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/13628

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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