Faculty Profile

Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan

Professor

Academic

Dr Hassan has over two decades of extensive experience in the higher education sector. At LUMS, Dr Hassan has served in many capacities besides his teaching and research, including Associate Dean, Dean, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice chancellor (VC) (2002-8). After completing his second term as VC of LUMS in June 2008, Dr Hassan has returned to his role as a Professor in the SDSB at LUMS. He has been elected as Speaker of the Faculty Council. During his six year tenure as VC, LUMS expanded by a factor of more two in all dimensions (academic programmes, faculty, schools and infrastructure) and formulated its vision to become a broad based research university. Launch of the National Outreach Programme (NOP), through which bright students from the under privileged sections of our society are groomed and developed to join LUMS on full financial support, is a key highlight of Dr Hassan’s term as VC of LUMS. Now almost 20% of students at joining BSc at LUMS are from NOP.

Dr Hassan has many papers, book chapters and cases to his credit. His current research interests include management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship in the global world. He has been a keen student of how organizations utilize technology and develop processes for transformation. His current research interests include management of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Global Information Management and Journal of Global Information Technology Management.

Besides consulting for many leading local companies and international organizations, like UNDP and World Bank, he has also served on the boards of organizations like PTCL and NTDC. He has also been an active volunteer in many professional organizations like Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA), Association of Management Development Institutions in Pakistan (AMDIP), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, USA (IEEE), International Management Development Association (IMDA) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE). Dr Hassan regularly delivers lectures at various national institutions like National Defence University and National Management University (previously Administrative Staff College). He is actively involved in helping a number of Pakistani and Indian educational institutions improve their systems and processes as a mentor and accreditation peer reviewer.

Currently Dr Hassan is a charter member and Treasurer of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Lahore chapter, Member Board of Directors Systems Limited, Chair of IEEE Lahore section, on the board of AMDISA as a past president of the organization, member of the board of governors of Foundation University, HITEC Education City, and a member of HEC quality assurance and social sciences committees. He also serves as a member of peer-review teams for European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and South Asian Quality System (SAQS) for accreditation of management schools.

    • Article
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & J, M. (2016). MTL: Has the Time Come to Say Goodbye to MF. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Saleem, A. (2015). ). US Denim Mills: Quest for Alternative Fuel Sources in the Wake of Energy Crisis (A). Asian Journal of Management Cases, 12 (1), 84-101.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2015). Qadri Group: Sustaining Beyond The First 100 Years. Case Research Journal.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Jajja, M. & Brah, S. (2014). Supply chain strategy and organisational performance: role of core operational functions. International Journal of Services and Operations Management, 17 (3), 330-349.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Kannan, V., Brah, S. & Jajja & Jajja, M. (2014). An Examination of Product Innovation and Buyer-Supplier Relationship in Pakistani Firms. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Shaikh, S. (2014). Telenor (A): from cellular networks to financial services. Case Research Journal, 34 (1).
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2013). Millat Tractors Limited: Innovating in Supply Chain. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1998). A Framework for IT Industry Development: A Case Study of Pakistan. Journal of Global Information Technology Management.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1994). Environmental Constraints in Utilizing Information Technologies in Pakistan. Journal of Global Information Management.
    • InsDev Chapter
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2011). Pakistan: Facing the Challenge of Science and Technology Driven Entrepreneurial Takeoff, Published. S. Mian (Eds.), Science and Technology Based Regional Entrepreneurship: Global Experience in Policy and Program Development, (pp. 416-442), Edward Elgar, MA: Boston..
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2002). Software Development in Developing Countries: Framework for Analysis of Quality Initiatives, Published. Information Technology Management in Developing Countries, (pp. 309-318), IRM Press.
    • PaperI
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2013). Entrepreneurship and Education – Keys of Life's Symphony. workshop on Role of Eco-system in developing entrepreneurship, Government College University, March 11, 2013, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2012). Science and Innovation in Pakistan. session on Global Knowledge Collaborations: The Atlas of Islamic World Science and Innovation at the AAAS Annual Meeting Feb. 16-20, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2012). What does it take to establish and run entrepreneurial education and training programs?. Conference on Entrepreneurship (CE-2012) December 17-18, 2012, Lahore, Pakistan.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Jajja, M. & Brah, S. (2012). Product innovation: Does the firm profile matter?. Presented at 43rd Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute. November 17-20, 2012, San Francisco, United States of America.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2011). Preparing for a Global Future: The Experience of the East. Conference on Globalization: The future of research, November 9, 2011, London, United Kingdom.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2011). Preparing for a Global Future – Some Insights from Pakistan. The Globalization: Future of Research, London, United Kingdom.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2011). State of Entrepreneurial Education and Training in Pakistan. Conference on Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CCIE-2011), December 17, 2011, Karachi, Pakistan.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2007). Role of Organizational Culture in Developing a Research University – Case of LUMS. International Symposium HONET 2007, November 18 – 20, 2007, Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
TitleSemesterCode
Strategy and Management in Developing EconomiesFall Semester 2014-151401
Operations ManagementSpring Semester 2014-151402
Agribusiness & Value Chain ManagementSpring Semester 2014-151402
Strategy and Management in Developing EconomiesFall Semester 2015-161501
Operations ManagementSpring Semester 2015-161502
Agribusiness & Value Chain ManagementSpring Semester 2015-161502
Strategy and Management in Developing EconomiesFall Semester 2016-171601
Agribusiness & Value Chain ManagementFall Semester 2016-171601
PedagogyFall Semester 2016-171601
Operations Management-Technology, Innovation and Emerging TrendsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Strategy and Management in Developing EconomiesFall Semester 2017-181701
Experiential Learning IFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Operations ManagementTerm II 2007-2008720
    Seminar in PedagogyAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    Management of Technology and InnovationWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    Operations ManagementTerm II 2008-2009820
    Business Applications of ITTerm II 2008-2009820
    Managing in the Information AgeTerm II 2008-2009820
    Management of Technology and InnovationTerm II 2008-2009820
    EntrepreneurshipTerm I 2009-2010910
    Management of Technology and InnovationTerm I 2009-2010910
    Business Applications of ITTerm II 2009-2010920
    Management of Technology and InnovationTerm I 2010-20111010
    Operations ManagementTerm II 2010-20111020
    Business Applications of ITTerm II 2010-20111020
    Social EntrepreneurshipTerm II 2010-20111020
    Management of Technology and InnovationTerm I 2011-20121110
    Operations ManagementTerm II 2011-20121120
    Business Applications of ITTerm II 2011-20121120
    Management of Technology and InnovationFall Semester 2012-131201
    Operations ManagementSpring Semester 2012-131202
    EntrepreneurshipSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Venture CreationSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Entrepreneurship and Family Business: Sustaining Value over the Long TermSpring Semester 2012-131202