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Second Annual Business Research Conference on Managing Business in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities – Programme

May 30, 2014 (Day 1)

Investment Alternatives in Pakistan - Historical Performance and Future Outlook by Dr. Amjad Waheed, CFA (CEO NAFA Funds)

Session 1: Capital Markets, Investment Opportunities and Valuation Practices in Pakistan

Session Chair: Mr Akif Saeed, Executive Director, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan

Putting Investor First by Ashraf Bava, CFA (CEO Nael Capital, President CFA Society Pakistan)

An Anatomy of Sell Side Analysts’ Target Price Forecasting Ability: The Case of Pakistan by Dr. Nawazish Mirza, Birjees Rahat (Lahore School of Economics) and Sanakhawan Hussain (Alfalah GHP Investment Management Limited) 

The Need of Ethical Culture for Building Investor's Trust by Kashif Shamraiz, CFA (ABL, Director CFA Society Pakistan)

A Study on Volatility Dynamics and Inter-Sectoral Spillovers Originating from Banking Sector: The Case of Karachi Stock Exchange by Mehrukh Salman, Dr. Kumail Rizvi, CFA, FRM (Lahore School of Economics) 

Session 2: Financial Institutions, Instruments and Relevance of Credit Ratings for a Vibrant Financial System

Session Chair: Mr Javed Masud, Board Member, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, Advisor and Visiting Fellow Center for Public Policy and Governance, FC College, Former Managing Director PACRA

Rating the Rater: Rating Agencies’ Role in Financial Crises; Lessons Learned and the Way Forward Shahzad Saleem, CFA (Chief Operating Officer PACRA)

Municipal Bond Financing: An untapped financing source for Infrastructural Projects by Dr. Bushra Naqvi,( LUMS)

A New Paradigm of Ratings in Islamic Finance by Sobia Maqbool, CFA (Group Head JCR VIS Rating Company Limited)

The Informational Content of Credit Ratings Announcements in Pakistan by Birjees Rahat, Dr. Nawazish Mirza (Lahore School of Economics), Mahreen Mahmud (University of Kent), Farah Said (Lahore School of Economics)

Session 3: Corporate Governance, Financial Reporting and Taxation Practices

Session Chair: Naeem A Sheikh, FCA President ICAP

Financial Reporting and Modern Business by Jaffar Hussain, FCA

Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Quality in Pakistan by Arshad Hassan, ACA (Lahore School of Economics), Dr Doaa Aly, CPA (University of Gloucestershire)

Corporate Governance Practices in Pakistan by Abdul Rahim Suriya FCA,FCMA

Earnings Management through Deferred Taxes Recognized under IAS 12 - Evidence from Pakistan by Abdul Rafay, FCA, Mobeen Ajmal 

The Tax Base by Jalal Ahsan, FCA

May 31, 2014 (Day 2)

The Importance of Knowledge and Self-Development for Career Success by Saadia Naveed, (President Management Association of Pakistan and Deputy Managing Director, English Biscuit Manufacturing)

Session 1: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Pakistan

Session Chair: Saadia Naveed, President Management Association of Pakistan and Deputy 
Managing Director, English Biscuit Manufacturing Beyond a Dichotomous Depiction of Formal and Informal Sector Entrepreneurship: A Degree of Informalisation Approach Dr. Muhammad Sheharyar Shahid, (LUMS) 

E-Entrepreneurship in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities by Dr. Rizwan Ahmed, (Lahore School of Economics)

Innovation and Firm Level Productivity: Evidence from Pakistan by Dr. Abdul Waheed, (UCP Business School)

Session 2: Strategy, HR and Leadership in Pakistani Companies

Session Chair: Dr Wendelien Vam Eerde, University of Amsterdam Business School

Social Compliance of Exporting Companies in Pakistan: The Role of Internal and External Factors by Muhammad Shakeel Sadiq Jajja, (LUMS), Muhammad Asif (Prince Sultan University, KSA), Frank Montabon, (Iowa State University, USA), Kamran Ali Chatha, (LUMS)

Cross-Cultural Differences in Punctuality of Dutch and Pakistan by Dr. Wendelien Vam Eerde, (University of Amsterdam Business School) Sana Azar, (Lahore School of Economics)

Exploring the Relationship Between Corporate Governance and Firm Performance in Pakistan by Dr. Zahid Riaz, (Lahore School of Economics), Dr. Ali Murad,( UCP Business School)

Non Linear Moderating Effect of Tenure on Organizational Identification (OID) and the Subsequent Role of OID in Fostering Readiness for Change by Imran Hameed, (UCP Business School), Olivier Roques, (Aix Marseille University, France), Ghulam Ali Arain, (IBA Sukkur)

Session 3: Operations, Supply Chain and Marketing

Session Chair: Dr Sohail Zafar, Dean Business Administration, Lahore School of Economics

Market Orientation, Customer Selectivity, and Firm Performance by Dr. Aamir Khan, (Lahore School of Economics)

Daali Earth Foods: Delivering the Promise by Tania Hassan, (Lahore School of Economics)

The effect of Leadership on Competitive Strategies, Manufacturing Strategies, and Firm Performance: A Case of Uncertain Environment by Shamila Nabi Khan, Zonair Shehpar, Sana Azar, (Lahore School of Economics)

Understanding Customer Attributes by merging QFD and Kano Analysis – A Case Study of Private Pump Company in Gujranwala-Pakistan by Farrukh Iqbal, (UCP Business School), Muhammad Ahmad, (Golden Polytech (Pvt.) Limited)

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