Faculty Profile

Dr. Arif Iqbal Rana

Associate Professor

Suleman Dawood School of Business

Arif is heading the Family Business Initiative at LUMS.  Previously he had spearheaded the SME Pulse Initiative as well as the Textile Productivity Initiative. He was also the Director of the Entrepreneurship Small and Medium Enterprise Centre (ESMEC) for almost a decade.  Arif has been a consultant to a few Pakistani businesses in the area of Family Business, Productivity Improvement and Inventory Management.  He has also been consultant/academic advisor for a couple of universities, where he helped in developing and implementing new systems for faculty evaluation and development, in addition to upgrading the curriculum and facilities. He has taught in the MBA program as well as several executive programs in the areas of Operations Management, Decision Making, Supply Chain and Retail Management, and Family Business. Arif has published papers in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, The Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Computes & Operations Research, European Journal of Operations Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, and Malaysian Journal of Small & Medium Enterprises. He has also written/supervised over fifty case studies.

    • Applied Book
      • Rana, A. & Khan, J. (2009). Achieving Competitive Advantage in Pakistan's Knitwear Garments, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Rana, A. & Asad, U. (2007). SME Pulse: A Survey Report on the Health of the Small and Medium Manufacturing Enterprises in Pakistan, LUMS.
    • Article
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2016). Sales force Incentives at Service Sales Corporation. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Malik, M., Rana, A. & Bashir, M. (2014). Packages Ltd. Capacity Addition in Carton Line: Riviera vs. Austin. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Malik, M. (2013). Packages Limited VS ATN. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Mumtaz, K. (2011). Service Sales Corporation: Incentive Pay Plan. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Rana, A. & Abdul Ghani, J. (2008). The Economics of Outsourcing in a De-integrating Industry. Journal of International Business Research.
      • Rana, A., Bhutta, K. & Asad, U. (2008). Owner Characteristics and the Health SMEs. Journal of Small Business & Enterprise Development.
      • Rana, A., Asad, U. & Bhutta, K. (2007). SCM Practices and the Health of the SMEs in Pakistan. Supply Chain Management: an international journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Chaudhry, H. (2007). Leisure Textiles: Salary versus Piece Rate. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2006). Attock Refinery Upgradation Project. Asian Case Research Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Muzaffar, N. (2005). Ayesha Woollen: 48-Count Yarn. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Erskine, J. (2004). BMX Cycles. Business Case Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Laique, A. (2004). Dynasel (PVT) Limited: Process Design for Productivity Improvement. The Management Case Study Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Abdul Ghani, J. (2004). Dynamics of Outsourcing in Industrial Clusters: A Study of the Gujrat Fan Industry in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2003). NoKalb Genetics (Pakistan) Limited: Supply Chain Management. Asian Case Research Journal.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Qureshi, Z. (1998). Factors Influencing Productivity in the Knitwear Sector in Pakistan. Malaysian Journal of the Small and Medium Enterprises.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Mittenthal, J. & Raghavachari, M. (1996). A Class of Single Machine Central Tendency- Dispersion Bicriteria Problems. Journal of the Operational Research Society.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Mittenthal, J. & Raghavachari, M. (1993). A Hybrid Simulated Annealing Approach for Single Machine Scheduling Problems with Non-Regular Penalty Functions. Computers and Operations Research.
    • InsDev Chapter
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2005). Sohaff Shawls, Published. Family Business Casebook Annual 2005, Cox Family Enterprise Centre.
Semester Title Code
Fall Semester 2017-18 Retail Management 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Decision Analysis 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Operations Management Fundamentals 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Supply Chain Management 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Retail Management 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Family Business 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Decision Analysis 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Operations Management Fundamentals 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Pedagogy 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Family Business 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Operations Management 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Operations Management 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Project Management 1502
Spring Semester 2014-15 International Module; Globalization and Cross Cultural Management 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 EMBA Project 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Problem Solving and Decision Making 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Decision Modeling for Managers 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Introduction to Case Method 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Introduction to Case Method 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Supply Chain and Retail Management 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 New Product Development 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Operations Management 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Project Management 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Problem Solving and Decision Making 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Case Method 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Case Method 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Supply Chain and Retail Management 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Operations and Supply Chain Management 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Entrepreneurship and Family Business: Sustaining Value over the Long Term 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Family Business 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Operations and Supply Chain Management 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Project Management 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Project Management 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Case Method 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Case Method 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Supply Chain and Retail Management 1201
    Term II 2011-2012 Family Business 1120
    Term II 2011-2012 Leading Organizations 1120
    Term II 2011-2012 Operations and Supply Chain Management 1120
    Term I 2011-2012 Data, Models and Decisions 1110
    Term I 2011-2012 Supply Chain and Retail Management 1110
    Term II 2010-2011 EMBA Project 1020
    Term II 2010-2011 Operations Management 1020
    Term I 2010-2011 Modeling Business Decisions 1010
    Term I 2010-2011 Supply Chain and Retail Management 1010
    Term I 2010-2011 Decision Analysis 1010
    Term I 2009-2010 Supply Chain and Retail Management 910
    Term I 2009-2010 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making 910
    Term II 2008-2009 Operations and Supply Chain Management 820
    Term I 2008-2009 Supply Chain Management 810
    Term I 2008-2009 Project Management 810
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Seminar in Pedagogy 801