Dr. Atif Butt


Title:  Associate Professor – Management
School: School of Business
Department: Management Department
Office:  Bldg. H-315
Phone: +971 7 246 8783
Email: atif.butt@aurak.ac.ae

Dr Atif Saleem Butt is an Associate Professor at the School of Business, American University of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. He obtained  PhD from Monash University, Australia in 2016. Atif has a diversified teaching portfolio, having taught classes in Australia, China and the United Arab Emirates. Atif is an interdisciplinary researcher. His research interest lies in behavioural supply chains, buyer-supplier relationship, circular economy and knowledge management. As an early career researcher, he has established an impressive research record with over 41 publications, including 17 articles as a sole author. Most of his work has appeared in Q1 and Q2 ranked journals. For instance, his work has appeared in the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Benchmarking: an International Journal, Service Industries Journal, Journal of Knowledge Management, Personnel Review, Asian Business and Management Journal, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence and Information Technology and Development, to name a few. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Knowledge and Process Management Journal and an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Sciences – Environmental Economics and Management.

Atif was awarded Faculty Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FPRS) by Monash University, Australia (world’s top 100 universities) in 2012. He obtained PhD in Management in 2016 from Monash Business School with minor corrections. His thesis explored the role of personal relationships within buyer-supplier relationships in the supply chain context.

Journal Articles

Sole authored since 2018

  1. Butt, A.S (2022). Mitigating the spread of COVID-19: What are firms doing and what they need to do? Sage Open [SJR Q2]
  2. Butt, A.S. (2021). Strategies to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on retail supply chains: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates: Benchmarking: an International Journal. [SJR Q1]
  3. Butt, A.S. (2021). Understanding the implications of pandemic outbreaks on supply chains: an exploratory study of the effects caused by COVID-19 across four South Asian countries and steps taken by firms to address the disruptions. International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management [SJR Q1].
  4. Butt, A.S. (2020). Personal Relationships and Supply Chain Communication: An Exploratory Case Study of Buyers and Suppliers of Logistics Service Provider. International Journal of Logistics System and Management [SJR Q2].
  5. Butt, A.S. (2020). Dissolution of personal relationships and their effects on knowledge sharing in supply chains. Knowledge and Process Management [SJR Q2].
  6. Butt, A.S. (2020). Consequences of top-down knowledge hiding: a multi-level exploratory study, VINE Journal of Information & Knowledge Management Systems [SJR Q2].
  7. Butt, A.S. (2020). Personal relationships and agency conflicts; Case of buying and supplying firms in Australia. International Journal of Logistics System and Management [SJR Q2].
  8. Butt, A.S. (2020). Mitigating knowledge hiding in a buyer-supplier relationship: An exploratory study, Knowledge and Process Management [SJR Q2].
  9. Butt, A.S. (2020). Mitigating knowledge hiding in firms: an exploratory study Baltic Journal of Management [SJR Q2].
  10. Butt, A.S. (2019). Determinants of top-down knowledge hiding: An individual-level perspective. Asian Business and Management [SJR Q1]
  11. Butt, A.S. (2019). Consequences of top-down knowledge hiding in firms: a pilot study. Heliyon, 5 (12), 1-5 [SJR Q1].
  12. Butt, A.S. (2019). Antecedents of knowledge hiding in a buyer-supplier relationship, Knowledge and Process Management, 26 (4), 346-354 [SJR Q2].
  13. Butt, A.S. (2019). Top-down Knowledge Hiding in Buying and Supplying Firms, International Journal of Services and Operations Management [SJR Q2].
  14. Butt, A.S. (2019). Absence of Personal Relationship in a Buyer-Supplier Relationship: Case of Buyers and Suppliers of Logistics Services Provider in Australia, Heliyon, 5 (6), 1-5 [SJR Q1]
  15. Butt, A.S. (2019). Personal Relationships in Supply Chains, International Journal of Integrated Supply Management. 12 (3) 193 – 204 [SJR Q2].
  16. Butt, A.S. (2019). Guanxi and Intra-organizational Conflicts: Evidence from Chinese Logistics Industry, Management Research Review, 42 (4), 495-505 [SJR Q1].
  17. Butt, A.S. (2018). Personal Relationships and Higher Agency Costs: Study of Buyers and Suppliers in Australian Manufacturing and Service Sector, Operations and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 11 (3), 140 – 150 [SJR Q2].

First-authored since 2019

  1. Butt, A.S. (2021) Role of personal relationships in mitigating knowledge hiding behaviour: a dyadic perspective VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems [SJR Q2].
  2. Butt, A.S. Shah, S.H.H and Ahmad A.B. (2021). Exploring the potential challenges of Belt and Road Initiative for sustainable supply chains: South Asian Perspective. Transportation Journal [SJR Q2].
  3. Butt, A.S. Shah, S.H.H & Ahmad, A.B (2021). Does knowledge hiding undermine buyer-supplier relationship: a dyadic perspective. VINE Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems [SJR Q2].
  4. Butt, A.S. and Ali, I. (2020) Understanding implications for Belt and Road Initiative for sustainable supply chains: an environmental perspective. Benchmarking: An International Journal [SJR Q1]
  5. Butt, A.S. and Shah, S.H.H (2020). Exploring potential implications of Belt and Road Initiative for supply chain resilience: a comparative study of five South Asian countries. Benchmarking: An International Journal [SJR Q1]
  6. Butt, A.S., Arshi, T.A, Rao, V., Tewari, V. (2020). Implications of Belt and Road Initiative for Supply Chain Management: a holistic view. Journal of Open Innovation, Technology, Market and Complexity [SJR Q1]
  7. Butt, A.S, Shah, S.H.H & Noor, S (2020). Knowledge Hiding in a Buyer-Supplier Relationship – Present and Future Scope. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 16 (2) [SJR Q2].
  8. Butt, A.S. and Ahmad, A.B. (2020) Strategies to mitigate knowledge hiding behaviour: Building theories from multiple case studies. Management Decision [SJR Q1].
  9. Butt, A.S. Ahmad, A.B. and Shah, S.H.H (2020). Knowledge hiding in a buyer-supplier relationship: a pilot study, Knowledge and Process Management [SJR Q2].
  10. Butt, A.S, Shah, S.H.H, Sheikh, A.Z. (2020). Is Guanxi Important in Buyer-supplier Relationships? Case of Chinese Logistics Industry, Journal of Asia Business Studies 14 (1), 1-14 [SJR Q1].
  11. Butt, A.S.and Ahmad, A.B. (2019), “Are there any antecedents of top-down knowledge hiding in firms? Evidence from the United Arab Emirates”, Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 23 No. 8, pp. 1605-1627 [SJR Q1].
  12. Butt, A.S. and Ahmad, A.B. (2019). Personal Relationship and Conflicts in Supply Chains: Exploration of Buyers and Suppliers in Australian Manufacturing and Service Sector, Benchmarking: An International Journal, 26 (7), 2225-2241 [SJR Q1].
  13. Butt, A.S., Sohal, A.S & Prajogo I. (2019). Personal Relationships and Loyalty in Supply Chain, The Journal of Developing Areas, 53 (3), 239-246

Co-authored since 2019

  1. Yan, J., Ali, M., Khan, M.M., Shah, S.H.H., Butt, A.S., (2021). The effect of promotion regulatory focus on service performance, Service Industries Journal [SJR Q1].
  2. Ali, M., Khan, A.N., Khan, M.M., Butt, A.S. & Shah, S.H.H (2021). Mindfulness and study engagement: mediating role of psychological capital and intrinsic motivation, Journal of Professional Captial & Community [SJR Q1].
  3. Shah, S.H.H, Yi G., Noor, S., & Butt, A.S (2021). Twitter research synthesis for health promotion: A bibliometric analysis. Iranian Journal of Public Health [SJR Q3].
  4. Shah, S.H.H, Yi G., Noor, S., & Butt, A.S & Ahmad, A.B (2021). Retrospective view and thematic analysis of value co-creation through bibliometric analysis. Total Quality Management and Business Excellence [SJR Q1].
  5. Shah, S.H.H, Yi G., Noor, S., & Butt, A.S (2021). How privacy/safety risk and trust affect prosumption and value co-creation through digital platform under sharing economy: A Moderated mediation model. Information Technology for Development [SJR Q1].
  6. Sheikh, A.Z, Butt, A.S., Hussain, B. & Thomas S. (2020) Dodgy labour market dichotomy: The repercussions of sneaky labour intermediaries on employees’ constitutional rights. Labor History [SJR Q1].
  7. Ahmad B. A., Liu B., & Butt, A.S. (2020). A mediated model of the effect of organizational culture on the intentions to engage in change-supportive behaviours: Insights from the theory of planned behaviour: Journal of Management and Organization [SJR Q2].    
  8. Noor, S., Yi G., Shah, S.H.H, Nawaz S., & Butt, A.S. (2020). Research synthesis and thematic analysis of twitter through bibliometric analysis. International Journal of Knowledge Management [SJR Q2].
  9. Noor, S., Yi G., Shah, S.H.H, Nawaz, S. & Butt, A.S. (2020). Research synthesis and thematic analysis of twitter through bibliometric analysis. Semantic Web and Information Systems [SJR Q3].
  10. Ahmad, A. B., Liu B., Butt, A.S. (2020). Scale development and construct clarification of change recipient proactivity. Personnel Review [SJR Q2].
  11. Ahmad B. A., Liu B., & Butt, A.S. (2019). Predictors and Outcomes of Recipients’ Change Proactivity in Public Organizations of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, International Public Management Journal [SJR Q1].
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