Team

Shumaila Yousafzai

Dr. Shumaila Yousafzai is a distinguished entrepreneurship scholar with over two decades of research and teaching expertise, currently serving as the Director of the Nazarbayev University Research Centre for Entrepreneurship (NURCE). She has an impressive scholarly record with more than 10 books and over 30 articles in top-tier journals, earning her an h-index of 25 and over 7,000 citations. Her editorial work with prestigious publishers such as Routledge and Edward Elgar has significantly influenced entrepreneurship studies, particularly in sustainable and inclusive practices. Dr. Yousafzai has excelled in mentoring over 15 PhD students, many of whom have received notable academic awards. Her leadership at NURCE has not only advanced research capacity in Kazakhstan but also integrated ethical and sustainable business practices into academic and community spheres. Her expertise in securing and managing large-scale funded projects, including international grants, demonstrates her capability to lead complex initiatives.