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Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), is organizing a one-day Doctoral Colloquium for PhD students. LUMS is a world class academic institution with a proud history of achievements, and ambitious plans for the future. Since its inception in 1985, LUMS has strived to achieve the aim of imparting world class education while encouraging research and intellectual growth in the country. The Suleman Dawood School of Business prides itself in producing some of the best business graduates in Pakistan. In 2006, PhD in Management was added to the list of degree programs to cater to the growing need of experts in management, operations, and finance.

SDSB Doctoral Colloquium will provide the opportunity to doctoral students to receive feedback, on their research, from peers, senior researchers and academics. Students will also get a chance to network with doctoral students and faculty from other universities.

The colloquium is open for papers and posters in the following areas:

1. Organizational Behavior, HRM and Strategy

  • Organizational networks
  • Diversity in organizations
  • Power and politics
  • Gender and organizations
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Leadership and organizational change
  • Conflict and negotiations
  • Motivation, values, attitudes and behavior
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public personnel management
  • Organizational justice
  • Human resource management

2. Operations Management

  • Mathematical modelling/optimization
  • Scheduling and transportation
  • Supply chain management
  • Total quality management
  • Service operations management
  • System dynamics
  • Operations strategy
  • Technology / innovation management
  • Product/ process development
  • Value stream management
  • Business analytics
  • Business intelligence

3. Finance

  • Asset pricing and market efficiency
  • Corporate investment and financing decisions
  • Regulatory framework and role of financial institutions
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • International finance and banking
  • Portfolio diversification, investments, and financial markets
  • Financial risk management and contingent securities
  • Theory of the firm, agency problem, corporate governance, and other institutional issues
  • Issues in accounting and control
  • Corporate finance and investments in emerging markets


Keynote Speakers

Dr. Edwina Pio (Auckland University of Technology)

Dr. Peter Lund-Thomson (Copenhagen Business School)

Dr. Jawad Syed (Suleman Dawood School of Business, LUMS)

Dr. Syed Sohail Hussain Naqvi (LUMS)


Who may participate

Doctoral students are invited to submit their work-in-progress dissertation or full papers. In case of multiple authors of the submitted work, the primary author must be a doctoral student.


Submission information

Participants are required to submit an extended abstract of 3000 words (including references) explaining in detail the purpose of research, research design and methodology, findings/results, originality/contributions to the body of knowledge, and theoretical or practical implications. Please submit your paper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mentioning the area of your research as Organizational Behavior, Strategy, Finance or Operations (Management).


About the venue

The colloquium will be held at Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. Lahore is the second largest city of Pakistan and capital of Punjab province. The city of Lahore is famous for its cultural heritage, historical sites and food. Lahore has an evocative mix of historical and culturally rich attractions. Some of the key attractions of Lahore are: Lahore Fort, Faqir Khana Museum, Badshahi Mosque, Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, Sikh Gurdwara, Jehangir tomb, Shrine of Data Ganj Baksh and Shalimar Gardens.


Important dates and Registration fee

Submission Deadline March 15th, 2017   International Participants USD 100
Decision Notification March 30th, 2017   Local Participants PKR 5000
Registration Rolling   International Students USD 50
Colloquium Website opens January 31st , 2017   Local Students PKR 2500


Organizing Committee

Dr. Naeem Ashraf (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)

Dr. Zaghum Umar (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)

Dr. Faiza Ali (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)


Contact information

For any questions, please contact the organizing committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.