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Mon, 2018-08-20
As the fact stands, a lot of work has been done on the idea of India, the kind of Indian republic that was being imagined and the contributions made by leading ideologues or political figures shaping the outcome of the Indian republic in the form of its constitution and the democratic set-up in...
Mon, 2018-08-20
One of the most significant public policy challenges for growing economies such as Pakistan is how to ensure access to clean and affordable energy in a sustainable manner. We are all familiar with the experience of “load-shedding” in our everyday lives at home, in the workplace and in the...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Wasting, or low weight for height, measure the current nutritional status of children under age five. This is a short-term measure that refers to acute under-nutrition caused by recent nutritional deficiency due to changes in the availability of food and/or infectious diseases such as diarrhoea. In...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Dr. Muhammad Saeed, met us to explain in layman terms the background of his research on Dengue, what keeps him motivated, the complexity of the issue at hand, the stakes and the procedure. What is interesting is the fact that he uses fun terms metaphorically to make sure he conveys his knowledge to...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Life starts with a single cell. You were once only a cell that multiplied and divided into similar copies. But now, as an adult, you are made up of trillions of cells, of different kinds. Ever wondered what makes cells, arising from the very same cell, different from each other? What determines the...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Research in the field of biomedical engineering is a field not often delved deep into in Pakistan. At LUMS, however, Dr. Farasat Munir, with his extensive research on the development of low-cost ventilators is proving the opposite. His reason for delving into this area of research is primarily due...
Mon, 2018-08-20
In today’s environment, climate change is very much a reality. Electricity and water shortages in Pakistan are a constant issue affecting the common man. “People are generally inconsiderate when it comes to saving power, whether it is at our office meetings, family lunches or other daily activities...
Mon, 2018-08-20
A graduate of the LUMS BSc class of 2005 and now a faculty member at the Humanities and Social Sciences department of LUMS, Dr. Tania Saeed’s book ‘Islamophobia and Securitization: Religion, Ethnicity and the Female Voice’ explores the everyday realities of young Muslim women in Britain, who are...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Dr. Syed Aun Raza Rizvi’s research originated from an interest in Islamic economics and a general observation of the emerging markets’ economy. The idea that had struck a chord with the professor for some time was that the concept of Islamic economics could not be as basic as a legal compliance of...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Dr. Jawad Syed’s work aims to identify and provide a framework to managers who are trying to implement diversity policies and practices. It is important to understand the extent to which individual experiences vary based on their gender, ethnicity, faith, class and other dimensions of diversity....
Mon, 2018-08-20
Given the economic crisis developing countries endure and live through every day, it is necessary that innovative ideas are put forward. This helps in not only managing their limited budgets, but also ensures development in all factions. As it stands, to facilitate infrastructural growth in the...
Mon, 2018-08-20
Today, in the business sector of Pakistan, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) could be a real game changer and one that could prove to be a key breakthrough in resurrecting Pakistan’s faltering economy. Realising the importance of Foreign Direct Investment, Professor Uzair Kayani, Visiting...
Fri, 2018-08-17
Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan is trained in Comparative Literature and thus her work is often anti-nationalists in its thrust, working across boundaries, refusing to see national literatures as self-contained or total categories. While she specialises in eighteenth-century English and French literature,...
Fri, 2018-08-17
Based on his background in chemical sciences, Dr. Basit Yameen’s stream of research is focused on addressing real-life challenges having a direct impact on our society. One such project Dr. Yameen has currently undertaken along with fellow colleagues, Dr. Falak Sher and Dr. Habib ur Rehman, is...
Fri, 2018-08-17
Cancer is the second leading cause of deaths worldwide with millions of people diagnosed with it annually and over half of them eventually dying due to the disease. The vast majority of cancers are caused by lifestyle choices and environmental factors. The incidence of different types of cancers,...
Fri, 2018-08-17
It has long been recognised that workplace relationships represent an important dimension of bureaucratic behaviour. Indeed, the general significance of informal peer relations among organisational employees has been noted since the Hawthorne studies in the early 20th century. This intra-...
Fri, 2018-08-17
Microfinance, also called microcredit, is a banking service that allows unemployed or low-income individuals or groups, who have limited resources to acquire financial services. Ultimately, the goal of microfinance is to give impoverished people an opportunity to become self-sufficient. The modern...
Fri, 2018-08-17
With growing competition and related challenges, it has become very important for organisations to articulate their aspirations to effectively align and motivate both their internal and external stakeholders. In Pakistan, many business groups have expanded in different business sectors but have not...
Fri, 2018-08-17
Milk is the basic component of diet as it provides vital nutrients to not only adults but importantly to kids too. Unfortunately, 80% of milk in Pakistan is contaminated with different ingredients. Adulteration of milk affects the quality of further dairy products. The contaminated milk and...
Thu, 2016-06-30
Dr. Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar, Assistant Professor and Director of the Social Enterprise Development Center (SEDC), Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) received the Research Excellence Award 2016 for her ‘A’ rated publication in 2015. The publication is entitled "Does microfinance enhance gender...
Fri, 2016-07-01
Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Rana, Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Governance and Public Management, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), received the Teaching Excellence Award 2016. In the 2015-16 academic year, he taught Contemporary Social Policy Issues in Pakistan (MGMT 263) and...
Fri, 2017-09-08
The 3rd Issue of SDSB Impact, the newsletter of the LUMS Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) is out now. The purpose of this newsletter is to summarise important findings of the research conducted by the SDSB faculty and share those findings with the public—especially with managers, executives...
Thu, 2017-12-21
Dr. Aun Raza Rizvi has recently published an article in the Journal: Emerging Markets Review (ABDC-A). His paper, titled, "Bank Lending, Deposits and Risk Taking in Times of Crisis: A Panel Analysis of Islamic and Conventional Banks" has earned him excellence in publishing. Dr. Syed Aun R. Rizvi co...