Faculty Profile

Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan

Professor

Suleman Dawood School Of Business

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.

      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & J, M. (2016). MTL: Has the Time Come to Say Goodbye to MF. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2015). Qadri Group: Sustaining Beyond The First 100 Years. Case Research Journal.
      • 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. & 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.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Jajja, M. & Brah, S. (2013). Buyer-supplier Relationship and Organizational Profile: Sources of Product Innovation in India and Pakistan. 12th International Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Bali, Indonesia, July 9-13, 2013.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Jajja, M. & Brah, S. (2013). Supply chain strategy, core operations and performance: learning from India and Pakistan. 44th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute. Baltimore, USA. November 16-19, 2013..
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Jajja, M. & Brah, S. (2012). Product innovative supply chains: The role of strategy and buyer-supplier interface. 43rd Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute. San Francisco, USA. Nov. 17-20, 2012..
      • Zahoor Hassan, S., Jajja, M. & Brah, S. (2012). The Impact of Supply Chain Strategy on Supplier Functions and Organizational Performance. The 23rd Annual POMS Conference, Chicago, USA, April 20-23, 2012.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2011). Building a Global IT Company in a Developing Country Through Innovation: Case of NetSol from Pakistan. Proceedings of the 20th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association (IMDA), July 2011.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2010). Developing a Global IT Industry – Case of Pakistan. Proceedings of the 19th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association (IMDA), July 2010.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2002). IT Outsourcing in Public Sector: A framework for Analysis and Decision Making. ," Proceedings of the 11th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Dev. Association (IMDA), July 2002.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2001). Information Technology as a Catalyst for Regional Economic Development. Proceedings of the 10th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Dev. Association (IMDA), July 2001.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2000). Software Development in Developing Countries: Framework for Analysis of Quality Initiatives. Proceedings of the 2000 International Resources Management Association International Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 21-24, 2000.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2000). Software Industry Evolution in a Developing Country: An In-depth Study. Proceedings of the HICSS-33 Conference, Maui, Hawaii, USA, January 4-7, 2000.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1999). Software Industry in Pakistan: Quality and Process Improvement Initiatives. Proceedings of the SEARCC-99 Computer Conference, Singapore, December 1-4, 1999.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1999). Evolution of a Global Software Industry in Pakistan. Proceedings of the 8th Annual World Business Congress of the International Management Development Assoc. (IMDA), Monterey, June 30-July 3, 1999.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1999). A Framework for Determining IT Effectiveness: An Empirical Approach. Proceedings of the HICSS-32 Conference, Maui, Hawaii, USA, January 5-8, 1999.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1998). Technology Choice by SMEs in Pakistan. Proceedings of the 7th World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association (IMDA), June 3-7, 1998.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1998). A Framework for Understanding the Factors that Influence IT Utilization Process. Proceedings of the 1998 International Resource Management Association (IRMA), Boston, May 17-20, 1998.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1997). Pakistan as a Median-Point for Central and South Asia: Issues and Challenges Faced by Software Companies. Proceedings of 1997 International Conference of the Information Resource Management Association (IRMA), Vancouver, Canada.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1997). A Contingency Based Capability Maturity Model for Developing Countries. Proceedings of the 3rd Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS), Brisbane, Australia.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1996). Global Software Development: A Management Model for Initiation. Proceedings of 1996 International Management Development Association (IMDA), Hamilton, Bermuda, July 17-21, 1996.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1996). A Contingency Based Capability Evolution Model. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), Washington D.C., USA, May 19-22, 1996.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1996). A Framework for Selection of IS Development Approach. Proceedings of 1996 North East Decision Sciences Institution (NEDSI) Annual Meeting, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, U.S. April 17-19, 1996.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1995). Selection and Utilization of a New Technology: Case of Air-Jet Looms. Proceeding of the Fourth World Business Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, July 13-16, 1995.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1995). Information Systems Development Methodologies: Lessons from Experiences of Pakistani Companies. Proceedings of the 6th international Conference of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), Atlanta, May 21-24, 1995.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1994). Design and Selection of Academic Computing Environment. Proceedings of XIII Conference of South East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC), Karachi, Nov. 27-30, 1994.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1994). Factors Influencing Success of CBIS: Cases from Pakistan. Proceedings of the Third World Business Congress, Penang Malaysia, June 16-18, 1994.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1994). Critical Factors Influencing Utilization of Information Technology: Case Studies from Pakistan's Textile Industry. Proceedings of the 1994 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, San Antonio, Texas, U.S., May 22-25, 1994.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1993). Infrastructure Constraints in Implementing Information Technologies in Pakistan. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA), Salt Lake City, Utah, May 22-26, 1993.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (1991). Information Systems Development in a Developing country - The case of Pakistan. Proceedings of Third National Computer Conference Islamabad, Pakistan, January 14-16, 1991.
      • Cases

      • Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2016). SIL: Value Chain and Strategic Choices, Published. CRC Number 29-003-2016-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Zaffar, M. (2016). Kohinoor Maple Leaf Cement – The Journey of Business Transformation, Under Review. Case Research Center, LUMS.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Zaffar, M. (2016). Naimat Naturals (A), Under Review. CRC_LUMS.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Zaffar, M. (2016). Naimat Naturals (B), Under Review. CRC_LUMS.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2015). Millat Tractors Limited: Has the Time Come to Say Goodbye to Messy Ferguson (MF)?, Published. CRC Number 03-856-2015-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2015). Qadri Group's 100 Years: Reflection and Future Planning, Published. CRC Number 23-066-2015-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2014). Qadri Group: The Process of Writing the Family Constitution, Published. CRC Number 30-124-2014-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Hassan, S. & Jajja, M. (2012). The Qadri-Group: Innovating in Family Business, Published. CRC Number 30-120-2012-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Farooq, B. (2012). Telesehat Capitalizing on Telemedicine in Pakistan (A), Published. CRC Number 18-436-2012-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Farooq, B. (2012). Telesehat Capitalizing on Telemedicine in Pakistan (B), Published. CRC Number 18-437-2012-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. (2012). Managing Innovation at RAJBY, Published. CRC Number 03-847-2012-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Shaikh, S. (2012). Easy Paisa, Published. CRC Number 18-439-2012-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Shakeel, K. (2011). US Denim - Dyeing Capacity Enhancement Dilemma (A), Published. CRC Number 18-435-2011-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Zahoor Hassan, S. & Shakeel, K. (2011). US Denim - Dyeing Capacity Enhancement Dilemma (B), Published. CRC Number 18-438-2011-1, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Chapters

      • 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.
      • 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., 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. (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. (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. (2011). State of Entrepreneurial Education and Training in Pakistan. Conference on Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CCIE-2011), December 17, 2011, Karachi, Pakistan.
      • 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). 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. (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.