Lahore University of Management Sciences

PhD Student Wins Emerging Economies Doctoral Student Award

May 02, 2012

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Muhammad Shakeel Sadiq Jajja, a PhD Management Candidate at the SDSB, won the Emerging Economies Doctoral Student Award (EEDSA) 2012 for the Asia Pacific region at the 23rd Annual Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, held at Chicago, USA from April 20-23, 2012. Mr. Jajja is specialising in the area of supply chain and innovation management under the supervision of Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan and Dr. Shaukat Ali Brah.

Mr. Jajja presented his research paper, co-authored by Dr. Brah and Dr. Hassan at the conference. In addition, Mr. Jajja chaired a session on supply chain strategy in the track on supply chain management at the conference.

The POMS Annual Conference is among the premium operations management knowledge disseminating event in the area. The meeting hosts global scholars of the field who present their opinions on contemporary and future research. This year the POMS conference was the largest conference to date with over 1000 abstracts/papers and over 1000 registered attendants. The 2012 POMS Annual Conference was truly an international meeting of scholars as it hosted presenters and attendees from over 45 countries. The conference theme, Socially Responsible Operations was developed through 29 tracks.

The EEDSA is created by the POMS to establish institutional linkages to reach out to future scholars in emerging economies, to encourage their development and to facilitate building connection to POMS. The emerging economies are grouped into the following three regions for the purpose of this award: Africa, Asia‐Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean.

To receive the award, a PhD student must demonstrate evidence of substantial promise as a scholar in an Operations Management related field. In each region (Africa, Asia‐ Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean), where students exhibit such promise, the award  to the student who demonstrates the greatest promise as judged by the committee members. An award plaque along with a prize money check up to USD 2000 is presented to the winners at the POMS Annual Conference every year.