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SMEs Management in Asia and South Asia

Tuesday, 13 May, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute to the economic development in various ways, like creating employment opportunities for rural and urban population, providing goods and services at affordable costs by offering innovative solutions and sustainable development to the economy as a whole. SMEs in Asia and South Asia face a number of problems - absence of adequate and timely banking finance, non-availability of suitable technology, ineffective marketing due to limited resources and non-availability of skilled labour. The seminar, “SMEs management in Asia and South Asia” will address the challenges SMEs face in the markets and the ways these SMEs can become more productive. Through this seminar, KSBL wants to bring to the forefront how potential can be turned into profits by overcoming existing threats.

Key Note Speaker:

Dr. Christoph H Loch, Director Cambridge Judge Business School, UK will be the keynote speaker and he will discuss the challenges faced by SMEs in Asia and South Asia.

Dr. Christoph H Loch has been the Chairman of the Behavioral Operations Management section of INFORMS (2008-2010). He was the Department Editor for both Management Science (R&D and Innovation department) from 2004 to 2009 and Production and Operations Management from 2003 to 2007, and of the special issue on Behavioural Operations Management in 2011. He was also the Associate Editor of Management Science from 2000 to 2004 and from 2009 to 2011, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management (M&SOM) from 2003 to 2011 and Operations Research from 1998 to 2004.


Dr. Faheen ul Islam, Associate Dean, KSBL will discuss the management and leadership of SMEs in Pakistan.

Panel Discussion:

The speeches will be followed by a panel discussion comprising of renowned CEOs and MDs of various SMEs and multi-nationals. It will focus on the predicaments faced by SMEs in Pakistan and their pragmatic solutions devised by the industry.


Our target audience for the seminar is the top-notch business leaders from the corporate and SME sectors, government officials, entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs of the country.


Dr. Jawaid A. Ghani

Professor of Strategy and Marketing Research, KSBL
PhD, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
SB Comp. Engg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
SB Mgt Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Dr. Faheem Ul Islam

Associate Professor of Competitiveness and Strategy & Associate Dean Administration, KSBL
PhD, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK
MBA, National University of Singapore
BE, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore

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