2nd National Research Conference on Management and Business (NRCMB)

2nd National Research Conference on Management and Business (NRCMB)

Building Bridges between Industry and Academia

Management Sciences Department of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology (SZABIST), Karachi organized its Second National Research Conference on Management and Business (NRCMB) at SZABIST, Karachi, 90 Campus on November 24th and 25th, 2017. The opening day started from 09:00 am and concluded till 06:30 pm. The Chief Guest was Mr. Jahangir Siddiqui, Head of JS Group along with Mr. Naseer Memon, GM-CSR Engro Corporation and Mr. Javed Ali Memon, Director HEC-Regional Center Karachi as key note speakers. Other CEOs, Heads of National and Multinational Companies, Policymakers, Government Officials, Development Experts, Academicians, Researchers, Economists, Financial analysts, Personnel from NGOs, Human Resource Development Professionals, Trainers and PhD/ MPhil/ MS level Scholars were also part of the National Research Conference on Management and Business.
The theme of the conference was “Building Bridges between Industry and Academia”. It aimed at identifying issues and finding their solutions for the industry. It also emphasized on the liaison between corporate-industry and government-academia sectors. Therefore, the theme broadly covered the management of public, private, commercial and non-profit sectors of the economy through intervention of academia.
Dr. Altaf Mukati, Vice President (Academics) SZABIST said that the gap between the academia and industry would be fulfilled by many ways including (1) customized curriculum incorporating the requirements of the industry (2) projects initiated by the industry for academic research (3) projects proposed by the academia and industry will work on those projects. The vote of thanks was given by Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali, President SZABIST
The second day of the 2nd National Research Conference on Management and Business started with great fanfare as parallel technical tracks of Finance, Marketing, Management and Education were held. Dr. Shujjat Mubarik, Dr. Sheeba Saeed, Dr. Tariq Jalees, Dr. Jamil Khilji and many illustrious research stalwarts chaired these sessions while research scholars presented their research studies.
The conference ended with an impressive closing ceremony held at the venue. The Head of the Management Sciences Department, Dr. Manzoor Ali Isran welcomed and thanked the honorable guests Mr. Wajid Hussain Junejo, Head of Procurement & Materials Management at Engro and Director of the board of German Pakistan Trade & Investment and Dr. Sheba Saeed, Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts at IBA, Karachi, for gracing the occasion.

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Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) is a fully Chartered Institute established through a Legislative Act of the Sindh Assembly (Sindh Act No. XI of 1995) and is approved and recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan, as a degree awarding institution. SZABIST has campuses in Karachi, Islamabad, Larkana, Hyderabad, and one in Dubai (UAE).

SZABIST is a member of many prestigious national and international organizations and associations. These include the International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), London, the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB), Singapore, Federation of the Universities of Islamic World (FUIW), Rabat, Asia Universities Federation (AUF), Seoul, Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN), People's Republic of China, Management Association of Pakistan (MAP), Karachi, Marketing Association of Pakistan, Karachi, and Human Resource Development Network, Islamabad.

BusinessWeek, the leading international business magazine, has listed SZABIST among the best business schools of the world for six years (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 &. 2008).

Asia Inc, a leading Asian Magazine, has ranked SZABIST among the top MBA Schools of South Asia in its Asia's Best MBA Schools Survey for two consecutive years (2003, 2004). SZABIST is one of the top 15 business schools from South Asia ranked in Asia Inc.

SZABIST is also ranked among the best Science and Technology and MBA schools in Asia by the CNN-Time publication, Asiaweek. SZABIST is also listed in the CNN Executive Education Schools, 2009. SZABIST has been organizing bi-annual Research Conferences since 2002 (one national and one international). Current year, we had our 20th National Research Conference in May 2014 while 4th International Research Conference will be held in December 2014 in which about 150 research papers will be presented both from within Pakistan and abroad.

This will be a comprehensive conference focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the four interdisciplinary subjects: Computing and Engineering, Management Sciences and Social Sciences. Our Conference provides an opportunity to the students, academic and industry professionals to discuss recent progress in the areas of Computing and Engineering, Management Sciences and Social Sciences. The objective of this conference is to bring together the researchers from academia and industry as well as practitioners to present their papers and share ideas, challenges and solutions relating to the multifaceted aspects of these ever expanding disciplines of Computing and Engineering, Management Sciences and Social Sciences. All presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings. From these, selected, double blind peer reviewed papers, may get published in our Journal of Independent Studies and Research (JISR-MSSE); an HEC recognized research publication.

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