Amir Qamar

PhD Candidate Details

Name: Amir Qamar

Job Title: Doctoral Researcher

Contact Information:

10E, Muirhead Tower
The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT



  • MSc Economic Policy & International, Birmingham Business School (2012)
  • BSc (Hons) Economics, University of Birmingham (2011)


Amir began his research at the Business School in January 2013, having completed his MSc Economic Policy & International Business and BSc (Hons) Economics here at the University of Birmingham. He is the recipient of a full scholarship from the Midlands Excellence Organisational Improvement (MidEx) Programme.

The Midlands Excellence Organisational Improvement (MidEx) Programme is designed to give high quality assistance to organisations within the West Midlands.

Amir's research focuses on quality and excellence within the private manufacturing sector in the West Midlands. He is currently investigating factors such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Just In Time (JIT), Kaizen methods and technological progress in terms of achieving greater productivity. This research will primarily consist of quantitative data, but qualitative data will also be used to validate his findings.

Amir is developing an understanding of how lean principles can be applied to all aspects of the manufacturing firm in order to increase productivity. The research will be used to give assistance to manufacturing firms within the West Midlands.

Research Group

Business Management

Research interests

  • Kaizen Methods
  • Total Quality Management
  • Productivity
  • Innovation
  • Technological Progress