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Casebook on Corporate Governance and Management Practices in Pakistani Organizations
“High quality governance and management of firms is critical for survival in the modern hyper- competitive world. As Pakistani firms prosper and scale up, the need for effective governance and management would only increase. This requires young and seasoned Pakistani managers to become aware of, properly understand, and master the challenges and complexities involved in these domains. While foreign textbooks on these topics are available, most Pakistani students and managers always decry the lack of local material which they find far more insightful and relevant. Through this book, Muntazar has very ably filled this gap. The book also contains rich cases on challenges faced in developing, managing, and recovering effective MIS systems using modern tools such as ERP systems. As an academic, I welcome this book as it would add tremendously to the local knowledge base. Faculty members teaching these topics at various Pakistani universities now have an effective pedagogical vehicle in their hands. Muntazar must be congratulated for putting his vast academic and practical experience to such good use for Pakistani students.”
Dr Ehsan ul Haque
Professor and former Dean, Suleman Dawood School of Business,
Lahore University of Management Sciences.
“Muntazar Bashir Ahmed is one of Pakistan’s most distinguished case writers. Over thirty years, he has contributed to a pedagogical change in business teaching in the country through the introduction of international quality cases in some of the more difficult subject areas. I cannot think of anyone who is better suited to write on these critical issues. This casebook on corporate governance is a must for any business school since it transcends borders and will be as exciting for a student in North America as much as it is essential for a student in South Asia. The case studies included in this volume are testimony to the unique cultural norms adopted by local organizations as well as the insightfulness of the analysis which has universal applications.”
Dr Bashir Ahmad Khan, DPhil,
Professor and Dean, Faculty of Business and Management,
Information Technology University.
Muntazar Bashir Ahmed is former Professor of Accounting at Forman Christian College, Lahore. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and has considerable experience in advising organizations in management control systems, change management, ERP systems’ implementation, and senior financial staff recruitment. Muntazar Bashir is an expert in developing case study-based Financial Management Systems trainings for executives. He has done research on corporate governance and his work has appeared in business management journals.