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.
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Advanced Research Methods 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Career Dynamics and Professional Development 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Applied Statistics 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Negotiation Skills 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Advanced Research Methods 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Applied Statistics 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Negotiation Skills 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Advanced Research Methods 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Leadership and Social Responsibility 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Applied Statistics and Econometrics 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Negotiation Skills 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Leading Organizations 1501
Spring Semester 2014-15 Leadership and Social Responsibility 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Interpersonal Skills 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Interpersonal Skills 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Negotiation Skills 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Leading Organizations 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Leadership and Social Responsibility 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Interpersonal Skills 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Interpersonal Skills 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Leading Organizations 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Leading and Managing Change 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Leadership and Social Responsibility 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Leading Organizations 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Leading and Managing Change 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Interpersonal Skills 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Interpersonal Skills 1201
    Term II 2011-2012 Leading and Managing Change 1120
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Leadership and Personal Development 1101