China-Pakistan Management Initiative (CPMI)

China–Pakistan Economic Corridor is part of One Belt, One Road project and has created a tremendous amount of interest for Chinese firms wishing to invest in Pakistan and Pakistani firms desiring increased relations in China. As the leading business school in Pakistan, we are keen on developing a center for collaborative research, exploring business avenues and exchange of ideas between China and Pakistan. We are calling it ‘China Pakistan Management Initiative (CPMI)’.

The commencement of activities under CPEC has resulted in business interest from both China and Pakistan. However, cultural and legal issues are a major hindrance in the smooth operations of cross- border business. Suleman Dawood School of Business is actively interested in developing and disseminating knowledge relating to economic, management, social and cultural issues surrounding CPEC. We would also like to help Chinese businesses become familiar with business, cultural and legal environment in Pakistan and also help Pakistani businesses gain knowledge of Chinese culture, business norms and legal frameworks. Our Executive Education Center is capable of carrying out some of the intended objectives of this Initiative through executive education and training.

The CPMI’s mission is to promote world-class research, education and training on Chinese and Pakistani business, policy and management.

Based at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), CPMI will work with organizations in China and Pakistan, including businesses, academic institutions, government departments and non-governmental organizations. The rapid growth of China in economy, scientific research and education provides unique opportunities for Pakistan. China is playing an increasingly important role in world economics and in the Pakistani society and economy, and there are exciting opportunities for reciprocal learning and enrichment in business and management.

CPMI is a collaboration-oriented business and research initiative set up to achieve the following aims:

  •     To promote joint research on business and management in China and Pakistan
  •     To develop joint education and training programmes with Chinese partners
  •     To apply for research funding and jointly recruit research students.
  •     To organise and deliver management development programmes for managers and policy makers in China and Pakistan
  •     To capitalize on the potential for management development, research, teaching, and consultancy in the wake of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)
  •     To create a knowledge corridor to serve the needs of and steer the direction of the economic corridor
  •     To develop and impart training programmes and academic courses on Chinese language, culture, Confucian and Buddhist values, laws, business norms and management techniques in Pakistan.
  •     To impart similar training on Pakistani culture, Islamic values, Urdu language, laws, business norms and management techniques to Chinese professionals in Pakistan and China
  •     To document and critically review the policies and activities of CPEC and examine their implications for Pakistan and China
  •     To study, assess, forecast and support logistics, supply chain, energy, security and infrastructure needed for or related to CPEC
  • China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being presented as a framework of connectivity and a journey towards economic regionalization in the globalized world. To explore in detail and unveil Myths and Realities, Northern Regional Committee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP... Read more

  • Dr. (Frank) Yung-Hsiang Ying  (Dean and Professor, College of Management) and Dr. (David) De-Wai Chou (Director and Professor, NTNU-USC DIMBA Program, College of Management) from the National Taiwan Normal University visited SDSB from the 7th February to the 11th of February 2018. Their visit... Read more

  • Dr. Omair Haroon, Director of CPMI recently moderated a panel discussion titled “Leveraging Karachi for CPEC” during the 5th Deans and Directors conference held in Karachi by National Business Education Accreditation Council held on 5 and 6 February 2018. The theme of the conference was “Business... Read more

  • Implementing the Initiative to Build a Belt and Road Initiative to Promote the Establishment of the "China-Pakistan Alliance Mechanism" and the First Meeting of the "China-Pakistan Economic Corridor University Alliance" Exchange Mechanism at Fudan University Source: Foreign Office Published: 2017-... Read more

  • Dr. Jawad Syed, The dean of Suleman Dawood School of Business and Dr. Omair Haroon visited Shanghai Jiao Tong University on September 22, 2017 for meeting with their representatives. The meeting was held at Antai College of Economics and Management's (ACEM) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. :... Read more

  • Co-founded by Shanghai University (SHU) and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1994, SHU-UTS SILC Business School (SILC) was one of the earliest Sino-foreign joint business schools in China. Representatives from Lahore University of Management Sciences: Dr. Jawwad Syed, Dean of Suleman... Read more

  • Dr. Jawad Syed and Dr. Omair Haroon visited Dunghua University in Shanghai on 24 September 2017. They met with Pakistani PhD students from various universities in Shanghai. The students introduced their schools and their research projects. They were invited and encouraged by Dr. Jawad Syed to... Read more

  • Dr Salman Shah, former minister of finance and advisor on finance to the Prime Minister, spoke to a packed audience on Friday, 22 September, 2017 at the Suleman Dawood School of Business at LUMS.  He spoke about the role of business in creating a manufacturing base in the region and the... Read more



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