SOCIAL MEDIA APPLICATION IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
The note demonstrates that social media applications are used minimally to supplement communications for tracking leads for jobs, employee-training or to search for clients. Conventional forms of communication, such as face-to-face or via emails and telephone calls, continue to be the preferred method for connecting with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors.
Author:Zainab Riaz, Fahad Mehmood, Omair Haroon
BUSINESS FAMILY CONSTITUTION: AN OVERVIEW
This note explores the concept of the business family constitution “what” a family constitution is and its significance in the dynamic environment surrounding family firms; and its components. Next it addresses “why” businesses need to develop a constitution, and how forming and implementing a family constitution can enhance the governance of the family firm and consequently increase its chances of survival and growth in the coming generations.
Author:Muhammad Shakeel Sadiq Jajja
SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES (SEZS) UNDER CPEC – OPPORTUNITIES FOR PAKISTAN’S ECONOMIC REVIVAL
This paper discusses the SEZs, which have been planned under CPEC, and focuses on the advantages that these SEZs enjoy with respect to their location and the proximity to the various resources that they have, connectivity to the infrastructure, etc. This would be done to identify the potential for various industries based on the natural endowment of the regional environment of these respective SEZs.
Author:Salar Malik , Asad A. Alam
ETHICS AND GOVERNANCE NORMS IN CROSS-CULTURAL PROJECTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR CPEC AND OTHER CHINA-PAKISTAN PROJECTS
This note highlights the important role of ethics and governance norms in multi-country and cross-cultural contexts and illustrates this discussion by focusing on the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The note contrasts Islamic and Chinese concepts in ethics and discusses their implications for CPEC and governance
CORRUPTION IN PAKISTAN: A POLICY REVIEW
This policy note reviews the context and and anti-corruption policies in Pakistan. Loopholes identified in the formulation and implementation of anti-corruption laws will provide direction to decision makers, politicians, researchers, activists and media persons and other stakeholders towards addressing the issues that need immediate attention.
Author:Anam Naeem, Jawad Syed
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF WHEAT PROCUREMENT IN PUNJAB
The objective of this Note is to familiarise students with the wheat subsidy regime in Punjab, particularly the micro-processes of procurement that exclude small farmers and tenants from benefiting from this large subsidy maintained in their name.
Author:M. Ahsan Rana