Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Ghufran Ahmad

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School of Business

Dr. Ghufran is working as an Assistant Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He held the position of 'Director of the LUMS MBA Programme' during 2012-2015.

He teaches the subjects of Leadership, Change Management, and Negotiation Skills in the MBA and Executive MBA programmes. He also teaches Quantitative Research Methods in the PhD programme. He has directed a number of Executive Education Programmes for Private, Public and Social Sector Enterprises.

He holds a PhD in Management Sciences from IAE Aix, France. He did doctoral research at INSEAD France for three years as a full-time visiting PhD and was later associated with the INSEAD Global Leadership Centre (IGLC) as a senior research fellow. He has received training at IGLC in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.

Ghufran has twelve years’ experience in managing human resources and quality management functions in the corporate sector in Pakistan. He has been deeply involved in managing significant changes in organisational culture and structure. His doctoral work, academic research and teaching & training interests are directly related to and driven by the real organisational and leadership issues and concerns.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Ghufran specialises in leadership, culture and group dynamics. His core area of interest is leadership development. Another key area of interest for Dr. Ghufran is the fundamental issue of individual versus group interest as represented in the social dilemmas faced by group members and how social preferences influence behaviour and performance of groups. He also investigates how social preferences, cultural norms, and cognitive biases influence decision making.

    • Article
      • Ahmad, G. & Rashid, A. (2016). Mediterranean Textile Company: Negotiating for the Release of Hostages. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Ahmad, G., Azam, A. & Shahid, N. (2016). Moeed's Internship Imbroglio. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Ahmad, G. (2015). Yarn purchase at AmTex. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
      • Loch, C., Sengupta, K. & Ahmad, G. (2013). The Microevolution of routines How problem solving and social preferences interact. Organization Science, Jan-Feb.24 (1), 99-115.
      • Wu, Y., Loch, C. & Ahmad, G. (2011). Status and relationship in social dilemmas of teams. Journal of Operations Management, Nov. 29 (7-8), 650-652.
    • PaperI
      • Ahmad, G. (2016). The Citizens Foundation: Managing Organization and Growth Strategy. NACRA Annual Conference 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada.
      • Ahmad, G. (2014). Airblue Flight 202. NACRA Annual Conference 2014, Austin, United States of America.
      • Ahmad, M. (2010). The Core function of Leadership. Trans Atlantic Doctoral Conference,London Business School, london, United Kingdom.
      • Ahmad, M. (2009). The role of followers in leadership. Developing Leaders, INSEAD Fontainebleau, France.
      • Ahmad, M. (2007). Toward a co-evolutionary meta-theory. HRM,' CEROG, IAE Aix, Aix Provence, France.
Fall Semester 2017-18Applied Statistics1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Negotiation Skills1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Leading and Managing Change1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Advanced Research Methods1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Applied Statistics1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Negotiation Skills1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Advanced Research Methods1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Leadership and Social Responsibility1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Applied Statistics and Econometrics1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Negotiation Skills1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Leading Organizations1501
Spring Semester 2014-15Leadership and Social Responsibility1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Interpersonal Skills1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Interpersonal Skills1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Negotiation Skills1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Leading Organizations1401
  • Past Courses
    Spring Semester 2013-14Leadership and Social Responsibility1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Interpersonal Skills1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Interpersonal Skills1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Leading Organizations1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Leading and Managing Change1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Leadership and Social Responsibility1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Leading Organizations1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Leading and Managing Change1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Interpersonal Skills1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Interpersonal Skills1201
    Term II 2011-2012Leading and Managing Change1120
    Fall Semester 2011-12Leadership and Personal Development1101