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.
TitleSemesterCode
Leading OrganizationsFall Semester 2014-151401
Negotiation SkillsFall Semester 2014-151401
Interpersonal SkillsFall Semester 2014-151401
Interpersonal SkillsFall Semester 2014-151401
Leadership and Social ResponsibilitySpring Semester 2014-151402
Leading OrganizationsFall Semester 2015-161501
Negotiation SkillsFall Semester 2015-161501
Applied Statistics and EconometricsFall Semester 2015-161501
Leadership and Social ResponsibilitySpring Semester 2015-161502
Advanced Research MethodsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Negotiation SkillsFall Semester 2016-171601
Applied StatisticsFall Semester 2016-171601
Advanced Research MethodsSpring Semester 2016-171602
Leading and Managing ChangeFall Semester 2017-181701
Negotiation SkillsFall Semester 2017-181701
Applied StatisticsFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Leadership and Personal DevelopmentFall Semester 2011-121101
    Leading and Managing ChangeTerm II 2011-20121120
    Interpersonal SkillsFall Semester 2012-131201
    Interpersonal SkillsFall Semester 2012-131201
    Leading and Managing ChangeSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Leading OrganizationsSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Leadership and Social ResponsibilitySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Leading and Managing ChangeFall Semester 2013-141301
    Leading OrganizationsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Interpersonal SkillsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Interpersonal SkillsFall Semester 2013-141301
    Leadership and Social ResponsibilitySpring Semester 2013-141302