Ayoosha Saleem

Dr Ayoosha Saleem

Lecturer in Management

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr. Ayoosha Saleem is a Lecturer in Management at the Adelaide Business School, University of Adelaide. Ayoosha received her PhD in Business/Management in 2021 from Adelaide Business School. She also has an MBA with a specialisation in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor (Hons.) in Public Administration from Pakistan.

Ayoosha’s research is aimed at understanding the psychological foundations of family businesses. Her research covers areas such as the expression and display of emotions in family businesses, the unique coping resources that exist in family firms, and the understanding of non-financial goals in relation to psychological wellbeing of family members working in their family’s firm. Ayoosha is a part of the Family Business Education and Research Group (FBERG) at Adelaide Business School. Her research has been published in Journal of Small Business Management and Journal of Family Business Strategy. Through her research’s non-academic translation, she has also been able to contribute to impactful practitioner outlets such as familybusiness.org.

Ayoosha has been teaching at Adelaide Business School since 2019, and has taught a wide range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of organisational behavior, management, human resource management and research methods.

Prior to joining academia, Ayoosha worked as a Young Development Fellow in Human Resources in the government of Pakistan from 2015 to 2016. Outside of work, Ayoosha likes listening to podcasts on physics, psychology and health, and enjoys music and singing.

Ayoosha is currently accepting potential PhD/MPhil students with a well-developed research proposal in the following areas: emotions/emotion management; psychological wellbeing; socio-emotional wealth in family businesses; family dynamics, coping and psychological capital in family firms.

Some of my research interests are following: emotional labor, socioemotional wealth/non-financial goals in family businesses, emotional support, psychological capital, emotional intelligence and subjective/psychological wellbeing. 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Saleem, A., & Graves, C. (2024). Life satisfaction of family business members: The role of socioemotional wealth goals and psychological functioning. Journal of Small Business Management, 36 pages.
    2023 Saleem, A., Barbera, F., de Jong, S. B., & Hoffmann, A. O. I. (2023). The role of emotional labor and display latitude in preserving socioemotional wealth in family businesses. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 100594.
    2017 Saleem, A., & Naveed, S. (2017). Leadership and Employees’ Reaction towards Change: Role of Leaders’ Personal Attributes and Transformational Leadership.. Pakistan Administrative Review, 1(1), 61-83.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Saleem, A., Barbera, F., Graves, C., & Hoffmann, A. (2022). What We Do For Love: Emotional Stewardship and Coping in Family Businesses. In Asia-Pacific Family Business Symposium 2022. Online.
    2022 Saleem, A., Barbera, F., Graves, C., & Hoffmann, A. (2022). What We Do For Love: Emotional Stewardship and Coping in Family Businesses. In ANZAM Conference Proceedings. Gold Coast.
    2020 Saleem, A., Graves, C., & Hoffmann, A. (2020). The Relationship between Socioemotional Wealth Goals’ Pursuit and Wellbeing in Family Businesses: A Self Determination Perspective. In Third Asia Pacific Family Business Symposium 2020: “Family Business: Challenges and Responses for the Next Decade”. Online.
    2018 Saleem, A., Barbera, F., Hoffmann, A., & SB, D. J. (2018). The Study of Emotional labor in the Family Business Context. In IFERA 2018 Annual Conference: "Coping with Disruptions: Family Firm Continuity and Sustainability in Times of Rapid Change". Zwolle, The Netherlands.

I have had the opportunity to teach various Management courses across Adelaide Business School at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including:

  • Managing Organisations and People 
  • Strategic Management
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods (Project Management/Entrepreneurship)
  • People and Organisations (Organisational Behavior)
  • Project Management Research Study 
  • Position: Lecturer in Management
  • Phone: 83130622
  • Email: ayoosha.saleem@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10, floor 10
  • Org Unit: Management

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