Dr. Ghufran is Associate Professor at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He has worked as the director of MBA and PhD Programmes at SDSB.
He teaches the subjects of leadership, change management, negotiations, and career dynamics in the MBA and Executive MBA programmes. He also teaches advanced statistical analysis in the PhD programme and market research and consumer analytics in the MBA programme. He has directed a number of executive education programmes for the 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 academic research, teaching, and executive training interests are directly related to and driven by the real organisational and leadership issues and concerns.
Dr. Ghufran specialises in leadership, ethics, culture, and human motivation. His research has been published in top-ranked journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Operations Management, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
Klotz, A., Bolino, M. & Ahmad, G. (2021). How Good Citizens Enable Bad Leaders. MIT Sloan Management Review.
Ahmed, A. & Ahmad, M. (In Press 2020). Airblue Flight 202: Communication and Decision Making in Crisis (A) and (B). Asian Journal of Management Cases.
Ahmad, M., Klotz, A. & Bolino, M. (2020). Can good followers create unethical leaders? How follower citizenship leads to leader moral licensing and unethical behavior. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Ahmad, M. & Syed, J. (2019). Meta-characteristics of Islamic ethics and moral consistency in Islamic banking. Business & Society.
Azmat, S., Najeeb, R. & Ahmad, M. (2019). The limits of social identity impact on economic preferences. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance.
Ahmad, M. & Loch, C. (2019). What do the followers want?: The core functions of leadership. Leadership Quarterly, The.
Ahmad, M. & Hussain, N. (2018). Musa's predicament and the MBA capstone project team. Asian Journal of Management Cases.
Ahmad, G. & Rashid, A. (2018). Mediterranean Textile Company: Negotiating for the release of hostages. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 15 (1), 92-101.
Ghufran Ahmad, M. (2018). Lost charcoal at Textile Frontier. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 15 (Supplement Issue), 17S-24S.
Ahmad, M., Azam, A. & Shahid, N. (2016). Moeed's internship imbroglio. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 13 (1), 32-39.
Ahmad, G. (2015). Yarn purchase at AmTex. Asian Journal of Management Cases, 12 (2), 158-163.
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.
Ahmad, M. (2014). Managing oneself, Published. CRC Number 05-707-2014-2, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Ahmad, M. (2013). Leadership and social responsibility: A developement perspective, Published. CRC Number 05-705-2013-2, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Hogan, R. & Ahmad, M. (2011). Leadership, Published. The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of individual Differences, Wiley-Blackwell.
Ghufran Ahmad, M. & Mohsin, M. (2019). Bank Alfalah Islamic Banking: Initiatives, Progress, and Future Challenges. AMRC 2019, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Ahmad, M. & Naeem, R. (2018). Redesigning the Performance Appraisal System at Mobilink. Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Bhurban, Pakistan.
Ghufran Ahmad, M. (2017). Constructing a Leader Identity: The Effects of Gender and Leader Characteristics. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
Ahmad, G. (2016). The Citizens Foundation: Managing Organization and Growth Strategy. NACRA Annual Conference 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ghufran Ahmad, M. (2016). Identity Conflicts and Religious Compliance in Financial Markets. Islamic Finance, Banking, and Business Ethics Global Conference, Lahore, Pakistan.
Ahmad, M. & Hussain, N. (2015). Musa's predicament and the MBA project team. Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Penang, Malaysia.
Ahmad, M. & Rasheed, D. (2015). Mediterranean Textile Company. Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Penang, Malaysia.
Ahmad, M. & Ahmed, A. (2014). Airblue Flight 202. NACRA Annual Conference 2014, Austin, United States of America.
Ahmad, M. & Azam, A. (2013). Moeed's Internship Imbroglio. Asian Management Research and Case Conference, Banglore, India.
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.
Ahmad, M., Klotz, A. & Bolino, M. (2018). Do Good Followers Create Unethical Leaders? How Follower Citizenship Leads to Leader Moral Licensing and Unethical Behavior. Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Ghufran Ahmad, M. (2017). Constructing a Leader Identity: The Effects of Gender and Leader Characteristics. Academy of Management Annual Conference.
Ahmad, M. (2020). What motivates effective leaders: Matching human needs and group challenges.
Ahmad, M. (2020). Ethics and moral leadership: A cooperation perspective.
Ahmad, G. & Naeem, R. (2019). Mobilink performance management system.
Ahmad, G. (2019). Gender stereotypes and leader prototypes: The role of superordinate leaders, charisma, and social identity.
Ahmad, M. & Proctor, D. (2019). Roots of leadership and primate heritage.
Ahmad, M. & Rehman, S. (2019). The Citizen Foundation: Managing organization and growth strategy.
Ahmad, G. & Mohsin, M. (2019). Bank Alfalah Islamic banking: Initiatives, progress, and future challenges.