About us

About Us

Our Mandate

 As the world is passing through an age where disruptive technologies and rapidly changing dynamics in the realms of society, businesses, and governance have attenuated the boundaries between different intellectual domains, the need for consilience towards the creation and exploitation of knowledge has become increasingly important. There is a realization that the solution to contemporary problems and our ability to harness a better tomorrow demand amalgamation of different domains of knowledge and practice. Natural scientists are now more receptive to social scholars, and economists are riveted by geopolitical and climatic issues more than ever. Dr. Hasan Murad school of Management (HSM) graduate programs embrace the multidisciplinary spirit. Our Ph.D. Management, for example, is a cross-cutting program whereby a rich blend of the theoretical lenses from management, marketing, economics, and other discourses are being used to study the organizational phenomena. The Center for Multidisciplinary Research (CMR) is envisaged to augment and institutionalize this spirit. It will identify the real-time problems and engage HSM faculty and students in offering multi-disciplinary research-based solutions for them.

Our Vision

CMR envisions itself as a torchbearer in promoting case teaching and multidisciplinary research in HSM and other academic institutions of Pakistan.

Our Mission

CMR assumes its role as a facilitator in enabling class teaching and research activities at HSM to serve as a springboard for analyzing the problems of the government, businesses, and social sector enterprises of Pakistan with a multidisciplinary angle, and vis-à-vis proposing solutions. The center will perform this role by developing case studies on real-time issues for discussion in classes and sharing these issues with students and faculty as research problems, needing a multidisciplinary approach. It will also assist HSM faculty and students in conducting research, and would disseminate their findings with internal and external stakeholders.

Our Values

Integration: We believe that HSM research programs and faculty are doing a great job. CMR will synergize these contributions through integration and knowledge exploitation.

Facilitation: CMR believes in facilitating faculty members and researchers. We will ensure that our initiatives are demand-driven and owned by faculty. It is also our job to ensure the appropriate promotion of the research output of HSM with internal and external stakeholders.

Collaboration: All our initiatives will ensure the spirit of collaboration among faculty from different departments of HSM and other schools and universities.

Our Team

      • Imran Akbar Saifi – Director CMR  

Imran Akbar Saifi is serving as an Assistant Professor at Hasan Murad School of Management (HSM), he has been affiliated with HSM for the last thirteen years with a wide national and international experience in academic as well as corporate sectors in United Kingdom and Pakistan. His education includes a BE in Textile Engineering from National Textile University, Faisalabad, an MBA in MIS/IT from London Institute of Technology, London, MS Management from UMT, Lahore, and P.hD. Management from Putra Business School (UPM) Malaysia (awaiting thesis defense). He also served as Director MHRM program till 2009 and Director of MBA Eve Professional from 2016 to 2018. Prior to his services at UMT he acted as a consultant and Head of the Department of Textile Engineering at BUITEMS, Quetta for five years. 

      • Shiza Kazmi – Research Associate CMR  

Shiza Kazmi is currently working as a Research Associate at the Center for Multidisciplinary Research Unit, Dr. Hasan Murad school of Management (HSM), University of Management and Technology Pakistan. She has two years of experience working with the Editorial team of UMT Research journals. She has completed a Master in Philosophy (MPhil) degree in the field of Management from the University of Punjab. Her focus of research is mainly on Management, Organizational leadership, organizational learning, and green practices. Besides teaching, she also published various papers in national and international journals.


Contact Us


Dr. Hasan Murad School of Management

University of Management and Technology

C-II, Johar Town, Lahore.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +92 42 111 300 200 Ext: 3388

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