About Conference

Over the last couple of decades, our governments in an attempt to reform and improve public service delivery mechanisms have experimented with a number of reform initiatives. These initiatives have significantly affected governance and management of institutions (public, private and third sector), giving rise to numerous challenges (Klijn & Koppenjan, 2016; Pollitt & Bouckaert, 2011; Osborne, 2010). As a field of practical reform, governance and management studies have gained a full-fledged new rhetoric consisting of managerial concepts, vocabulary, and semantics, layered atop the stable bureaucratic foundation of government. It engages in more sophisticated private-public-sector collaborative arrangements which has created new problems thereby. Most government agencies and institutions now deal with a growing diversity in their environments, albeit with more or less enthusiasm and responding to ongoing institutional change in many different ways.

Consistent with these challenges, much discussion is taking place in management and organization studies regarding how best to cope with and respond to these large, unresolved societal problems and thrive the turbulent times we live in. Just as the old certainties and big assumptions about the world order that has governed our thinking no longer seems valid, it has become clear that many of our old models and theories were formed to deal with a very different set of circumstances and are therefore of questionable relevance to the contemporary work environment. We need new ideas, models and epistemologies consistent with connective, unpredictable, distributive and dynamic contexts (Andrews, 2008; 2013). Such work needs to be undertaken from multiple perspectives and practices of different research disciplines.


The primary objective of the conference is to bring together academics, professionals, practitioners and students to promote knowledge transfer, take stock of the emerging trends in the fields of governance and management in Pakistan. It will provide a platform to those actively engaged in research and practice in the field, to share their research findings and contribute to theoretical development of the discipline in light of the contextual realities of developing countries. This conference not only provides a forum to researchers to share their research findings but will also act as a networking tool that may result in mutually beneficial research collaborations. The conference will lead to the following outcomes:

  • Provide an opportunity to postgraduate research students to present their research and get feedback at the PhD Colloquium
  • To encourage knowledge transfer among academia, professionals, practitioners and industry
  • Promote indigenous research and inculcate research culture in social sciences
  • To develop an indigenous body of knowledge in the fields of governance and management grounded in the contextual realities of Pakistan

Scientific Committee

  1. 1.    Prof. Dr. Nasira Jabeen
           Dean & Director

  2. 2.    Dr. A. R. Jafri

  3. 3.    Dr. Kashif Rathore
           Assistant Professor

  4. 4.    Mr. Muhammad Zahid
           Assistant Professor

  5. 5.    Dr. Nighat Ghulam Ansari
           Assistant Professor

  6. 6.    Dr. Amani Moazzam Baig
           Assistant Professor

  7. 7.    Dr. Sidra Irfan
           Assistant Professor

  8. 8.    Dr. Yaamina Salman
           Assistant Professor


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
E-mail:      conf2016@ias.edu.pk