SDSB Doctoral Colloquium 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017 (All day)

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
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

1) Dr. Edwina Pio (Auckland University of Technology)
2) Dr. Peter Lund-Thomson (Copenhagen Business School)
3) Dr. Jawad Syed (Suleman Dawood School of Business, LUMS) 
4) 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 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

Decision Notification April 10th, 2017 Local Participants PKR 5000
Registration Rolling International Students USD 50
Colloquium Website Opens February 3rd, 2017 Local Students PKR 2500


Organizing Committee

1) Dr. Naeem Ashraf (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
2) Dr. Zaghum Umar (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)
3) Dr. Faiza Ali (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)