Faculty Profile

Dr. Naeem Ashraf

Assistant Professor

Suleman Dawood School Of Business

Dr. Naeem Ashraf completed his MBA in 2009 from IAE Aix-en-Provence, Aix-Marseille Université, France followed by PhD in Strategic Management in 2013 from the same university. Before joining LUMS in 2013, he was working as research associate at KEDGE Business School, Marseille, and was a team member of the research chair on sustainable sourcing network which was funded and steered by four major French corporations (SNCF - French Rail, L'Occitane, Sodexo and ERDF - French Electricity) and three NGOs (WWF, Max Havelaar and Extra-Muros). During his professional career that spans more than fifteen years, he served in senior positions in different sectors that include fertilizers, automobile, and Pakistan’ national space agency. He has also been providing consultancy services to various organizations, and is member of the core team at REDC to train C-suite executives. His areas of research interest are corporate strategy, sustainability, and social networks

      • Badar, K. & Ashraf, N. & Hite & Hite, H. (2015). Knowledge network centrality, formal rank and research performance: Evidence for curvilinear and interaction effects,. Scientometrics, 105 (3), 1553-1576.
      • Ashraf, N., Meschi, P. & Spencer, R. (2014). Alliance Network Position, Embeddedness and Effects on the Carbon Performance of Firms in Emerging Economies. Organization & Environment: International Journal for Ecosocial Research, 27 (1), 65-84.
      • Ashraf, N. & Ahmadsimab, A. (2016). Where world collides: Competition between institutional logics in cross-sector partnerships. 76th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
      • Ashraf, N. & Ahmadsimab, A. (2016). Institutional complexity in firm-NPO partnerships. 76th Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
      • Ahmadsimab, A. & Ashraf, N. (2015). Break the ties that break: Strategic response to institutional complexity. Academy of Management Meeting.
      • Ashraf, N. (2014). Foster International Teaching and Research Collaborations Submission # 13731. Academy of Management Meeting.
      • Ashraf, N. & Ahmadsimab (2014). The ties that break: Dynamics of multiple institutional logics and resource dependence in cross-sector partnerships,. AMRC conference LUMS.
      • Ashraf, N., Meschi, P. & Spencer, R. (2013). Structure-agency: Disentangling the selection and influence mechanisms in the carbon market. Academy of Management Meeting, 1 1 (1), doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2.
      • Ashraf, N., Meschi, P. & Spencer, R. (2012). The effect of network embeddedness on the carbon performance of organizations. Academy of Management Meeting, doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2012.1.
      • Ashraf, N. & Reynaud, E. (2012). Institutional and strategic motivations for reducing carbon emissions. GRONEN Research Conference 2012.
      • Ashraf, N., Meschi, P., Spencer, R. & M'CHIRGUI & M'CHIRGUI, Z. (2011). Effect of carbon alliance network structure on environmental performance of organizations. Corporate Responsibility Research Conference 2011.
      • Prevot, F., Spencer, R. & Ashraf, N. (2011). The intellectual structure of sustainable sourcing – a bibliometric analysis.. IMP Conference, Glasgow 2011.
      • Cases

      • Ashraf, N. (2015). Market for morals: Climate change opportunities and challenges for organizations in Pakistan, Published. CRC Number 24-002-2016-2, Case Research Centre, Lahore University of Management Sciences.
      • Ashraf, N. (2016). Revamp and diversify The growth challenges of Ibrahim Fibers.
      • Ashraf, N., Lamarque, E. & Ahmad, B. (2016). Corporate Governance needs for Pak-French Family Business: What's wrong? What's right? What's next?..
      • Ashraf, N. (2016). Governing with shackles: Challenges for the Board to select PESCO CEO.
      • Ashraf, N. (2016). Corporate response to institutional complexity for sustainable performance.
      • Ashraf, N., Ahmadsimab, A. & Reynaud, E. & Badar, K. (2016). Social capital, market incentives and firm behavior: The moderating roles of technical efficiency.
      • Ashraf, N. (2016). Interplay of cooperation and competition for value creation.
      • Ashraf, N., Meschi, P. & Spencer, R. (2016). Disentangling the relational dynamics of strategic network characteristics and attributes in a market for morals: A morphogenetic perspective..
      • Ashraf, N., Ahmadsimab, A. & Pinkse, J. (2015). From animosity to affinity: The interplay of competing logics and interdependence in cross-sector partnerships..
      • Ashraf, N. (2015). Social capital and sustainable performance: The moderating roles of heterophily and market uncertainty..
    Award
  • 2015: LUMS Startup Grant, LUMS
  • 2014: LUMS Startup Grant, LUMS
  • 2013: LUMS Startup Grant, LUMS
    Honor
  • 2013: Highest distinctions, Felicitation du jury PhD.
  • 2012: Best Research Paper, Academy of Management Meetings 2012
  • 2009: Best Business Project in MBA, University Aix- Marseille, France