KHAIRPUR - A galaxy of scholars from around the globe presented their research papers on the second and last day of a two-day international conference on Business and Management: Navigating the Future, organised by the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU) in collaboration with Higher education Commission.

Dr Amer Hamzah Jantan, from Malaysia, read out his paper on “The Learning from the Past, Making Sense of the Present and Navigating the Future”. He said, “In the world of business and management, there are many lessons that we can learn from the past that could help us make sense of the present and guide us in future.”

He further said that from the perspective of human resource management, “We need to start thinking about the management of a multi-generational workforce.”

Dr Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, from Islamabad, presented his paper on ‘CPEC: The New Horizon of Business’.

He said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was part of a strategic geopolitical move. “Although CPEC is considered as a game changer, but still the route through which CPEC would pass is controversial,” he said, and added, “The Chinese investment under the CPEC is worth $46 billion. This mega project is not only beneficial for the energy sector and infrastructure development, but also for the economic progress. The strategic ties between two countries will change the geo-political and economic dynamics of the region as well.”

He added the greatest benefit Pakistan could reap was in terms of transfer of technology, equipment and machinery, fertilizers and chemicals


 “It may not be an exaggeration to state that China–Pakistan Economic Corridor will prove a catalyst for economic change in the country by providing a bundle of opportunities whose benefits may be reaped by the economy as a whole,” Dr Shah added.

Dr Ghulam Dastageer from Air University, Islamabad read out his paper on ‘Business & Management: Navigating the Future’. He said that future will open the doors of success and prosperity for the person who has wisdom.

Dr Javed Ahmed and Dr. Mahmood Hussain Shah read out their papers on “A Framework for Improving Identity Fraud Management in M-Commerce”.

They said that growing use of m-commerce had created the risk of identity frauds for businesses and consumers. Such risk is due to the limitations of existing approaches and absence of framework for identity fraud management in m-commerce, they added.

Dr Rukhsana Kalim from the Lahore University of Management and Sciences presented her paper on “The Future of Business.” She said business was a power. “Developing countries are the main drivers of global growth,” she said, and added, “These account for 60 percent of the world’s GDP during 2016-18.  Robust domestic demand and supportive macroeconomic policies are the main reasons.”

Dr Chandan Lal, Dr. Mansoor Ahmed, Dr. Faiz Muhammad Shaikh, Dr. Salman Basher Memon, Dr. Iram Rani, Dr. Syed Muneer Ahmed Shah, Ms. Rimsha Naz, Ms. Sumaira Muzaffar, Dr. Noor Muhammad Jamali, Mr. Umer Shoaib Pirzada, Dr. Rab Nawaz Lodhi, Dr Bashir Ahmed and other scholars also presented their papers. A large number of teachers, research scholars and students attended the session.