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.

      • 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. (1995). V- and ? -shaped properties for Optimal Single Machine Schedules for a Class of Non-separable Penalty Functions. European Journal of Operational Research.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Cases

      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2016). The Sahaf Family (A), Published. CRC Number 23-068-2016-1, Case Research Centre LUMS.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2015). Packages: Striving for Operational Excellence (A & B), Published. LUMS No: 03-855-2015-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Rafi, S. & Malik, M. (2015). Shalimar Interchange, Published. LUMS No: 03-854-2015-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Malik, M. & Rafi, S. (2014). Earned Value Management and Analysis, Published. LUMS No: 03-838-2014-2, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Seyyed, F., Shaikh, S. & Rauf & Rauf, A. (2014). Sapphire Dairies (Pvt) Ltd (A) Where did the Business Plan go Wrong?, Published. CRC Number 18-441-2014-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Butt, S. (2013). Fiaz Enterprises: The Assembly Line Experiment, Published. CRC Number 03-850-2013-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Malik, M. & Azhar, A. (2013). Rehabilitation of Lower Chenab Canal Easter: Chellenges in Project Performance Management, Published. CRC Number 03-851-2013-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A., Malik, M. & Bashir, M. (2013). Packages Ltd, Capacity Addition in Carton Line: RIVIERA Vs ATN, Published. CRC Number 03-849-2013-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2012). Shafi Family Business, Published. CRC Number 23-064-2012-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Rauf, A. (2011). HKB Express: The Small Store Big Experiment, Published. CRC Number 03-846-2011-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Mumtaz, M. (2011). Sales Force Incentives at Service Sales Corporation, Published. CRC Number 03-844-2011-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Chapters

      • Rana, A. (2013). Sahaf Model of Family Business-Sohaff Shawls (Pakistan), Published. Culturally-Sensitive Models of Family Business in Southern Asia – A Compendium Using the GLOBE Paradime, ICFAI University Press.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. & Mumtaz, K. (2012). Milk Collection at Nestle Pakistan Ltd, Published. Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis.
      • Iqbal Rana, A. (2005). Sohaff Shawls, Published. Family Business Casebook Annual 2005, Cox Family Enterprise Centre.
    Honor
  • 2011: Best Case Arard, LUMS