The conference precludes a full-day colloquium for PhD Students in the field of management to share and discuss their thesis ideas and preliminary research. The colloquium is limited to 35 students, who will be submitting their work by 15th May, 2016 which will be reviewed by several senior faculty members. It will provide doctoral researchers with an exciting opportunity to present their work-in-progress, and receive feedback from peers, and distinguished academicians, as well as to network with other PhD scholars. Each student will present a short outline paper for 5 – 10 minutes followed by a research conversation aimed at helping the students develop their research ideas.


Doctoral students in the field of management are invited to submit their work-in progress (3000 to 5000 words) in the format specified below. The submission should be emailed to by 15th May, 2016 in MS Word (.docx) format with the email subject “PhD Colloquium Submission”. Please note that if you wish to attend both the colloquium and the conference, you need to register separately for the Conference and PhD Colloquium by 13th May, 2016. The submission should follow the following format:

  1. 1.    Title page:

                  • Paper Title, Author, Affiliation, Contact Address, Email and Telephone Number
                  • The management 'discipline' of the paper (e.g. strategy, marketing, public management etc.)
                  • Three or four key words that help identify its main themes

  2. 2.    Research Problem
  3. 3.    Key Literature
  4. 4.    Theory
  5. 5.    Methodology
  6. 6.    Any other (Please specify)
  7. 7.    Specify any particular questions you would like to discuss

References and citations should be made according to the APA guidelines.


Call for Proposals: 4th April, 2016
Deadline for Conference Registration: 16th May, 2016
Proposal Submission: 16th May, 2016


Registration Fee for PhD Colloquium                              Rs. 1500
Conference Registration Fee                                            Rs. 3000
Conference Registration fee for Students                      Rs. 2000
Conference Registration fee for IAS Students               Rs. 1500


Contact Us

Address:      Institute of Administrative Sciences, Quaid-e-Azam Campus, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
Telephone:      + 92-42-99231164-5 Ext. 111, 128
FAX:      +92-42-99230622
Coordinators:      Dr. Yaamina Salman,
      Dr. Amani Moazzam