Dr. Talat Afza
Professor / Head of Academics & Research, Management Sciences
Area of Interest: Corporate Finance, Money and Banking, International Finance, Entrepreneurship, Economics
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Dr. Talat Afza holds a Ph.D. in International Trade and Finance from Wayne State University, Detroit USA and also has a master’s degree in Economics from the same university. She holds Master of Business Administration degree with major in Finance from B.Z. University, Multan Pakistan.

 

Her areas of research interests include International Trade and Finance, Working Capital Management, Women Entrepreneurship, Mutual Funds, Corporate Governance and Foreign Direct Investment.

 

She has more than 80 publications in national and international journals to her credit and is a member of Editorial Board of a number of national and international journals.

She is HEC approved Supervisor and supervised a number of MS and Ph.D students successfully in the areas of Finance and Economics. She also won HEC Best Teacher Award in 2010.

 

She has extensive experience of teaching in the areas of International Finance, Investment and Portfolio Analysis, Financial Management, Economics and Money & Banking. She has taught at various prestigious universities including University of Michigan Dearborn (USA), Wayne State University, Detroit (USA), B.Z. University (Multan), University of Lahore (Lahore) and Virtual University of Pakistan.

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. Talat Afza, Naseem Habib (2013), "Pakistan, Capitalism Realties", Capitalism and its Challenges across Borders: Perspective from the Asian, African and American Countries, edited by: Bahaudin G. Mujtaba , published by: ILEAD Academy: Davie, Florida, pp: 121-132   
2. Talat Afza (2013), "Case 13", Managerial Skills and Practices for Global Leadership, edited by: Mujtaba, B. G, published by: ILEAD Academy: Davie, Florida, pp: 285-287   
3. Afza, T. (2013), "Establishing and managing a virtual university "Case 13"", Managerial Skills and Practices for Global Leadership, edited by: Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, published by: ILEAD Academy: Davie, Florida., pp: 285-287   
4. Afza, Talat and Mahmood A. Bodla (2004), "Pakistan – Japan Economic and Trade Relations, in Globalization: WTO, Trade and Economic Liberalization In Pakistan", , published by: Ferozsons (Pvt.) Ltd., pp: 123-134   
Journal Papers:
1. Ahad, M., Afza, T. and Shahbaz, M. (2017), "Financial Development and Estimation of Import Demand Function in Pakistan: Evidence from Combined Cointegration and Causality Tests", Global Business Review, Vol: 18, Issue: 2, Standard: 0972-1509   
2. Afza, T., Ahmed, K., Shahbaz, M. (2016), "Does Harberger-Laursen-Metzler (HLM) Exist in Pakistan? Cointegration, Causality and Forecast Error Variance Decomposition Tests", Global Business Review, Vol: 17, Issue: 5, Standard: 0972-1509   
3. Afza, Talat., Zeshan Anwar (2015), "Impact of Governance Indicators on FDI Inflows: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan", Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, pp: 16-23, Vol: 3, Issue: 2  Abstract 
4. Bodla, M. A., Afza, T., & Danish, R. Q., (2015), "Perceived Organizational Politics and Employee Morale: Mediatsing Role of Social Exchange Perceptions", European online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, pp: 66-75, Vol: 4, Issue: 1   
5. Bodla, M. A., Talat Afza., Huma Ali*., & Basharat Naeem., (2015), "Role of Psychological Sense of Community in Enhancing Employee’s Well-Being", European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences, pp: 256-259, Vol: 4, Issue: 2   
6. Shahbaz, M., Loganathan, N., Sbia, R. and Afza, T., (2015), "The Effect of Urbanization, Affluence and Trade Openness on Energy Consumption: A Time Series Analysis in Malaysia", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, pp: 683-693, Vol: 47, Issue: 7, Impact Factor: 5.510   
7. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2014), "Audit Quality and firm value a case of Pakistan", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, pp: 1803-1810, Vol: 7, Issue: 9    (External URL)
8. Hammad Hassan Mirza, Talat Afza (2014), "Does Investor Protection Affect Managements’ Decision to Pay Dividend? Evidence from South Asia", Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, pp: 26-38, Vol: 2, Issue: 11   
9. Shahbaz M. Samia Nasreen., and Talat Afza (2014), "Environmental Consequences of Economic Growth and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis", Bulletin of Energy Economics, pp: 14-27, Vol: 2, Issue: 2   
10. T, Afza., and A, Alam., (2014), "Foreign Currency Derivatives: Hedging or Speculation", Vidyabharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, pp: 24-34, Vol: 3, Issue: 2   
11. Hammad Hassan Mirza, Talat Afza (2014), "Impact of Corporate Cash Flows on Dividend Payouts: Evidence from South Asia", Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, pp: 472-478, Vol: 19, Issue: 04   
12. Zeshan Anwar., and Afza, Talat., (2014), "Impact Of Terrorism, Gas Shortage and Political Instability on FDI Inflows in Pakistan", Sciences International – Lahore, pp: 507-511, Vol: 26, Issue: 1   
13. Afza, Talat. and Bushra Rashid., (2014), "Opportunistic Earnings Management, Debt and Diversification: Empirical Evidence for Manufacturing Firms of Pakistan", Sciences International – Lahore, pp: 2489-2494, Vol: 25, Issue: 5   
14. Hammad Hassan Mirza., Talat Afza., and Muhammad Qaiser Shahbaz., (2014), "Ownership Structure and Dividend Policy: Evidence from South Asia", Vidyabharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, pp: 13-23, Vol: 3, Issue: 2   
15. S. Jabbaar., and T. Afza., (2014), "Relationship between Intellectual Capital and Financial Performance of Pakistani Non-financial Firms and a Comparative Study of Textile and Chemical Industry", Vidyabharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, pp: 67-80, Vol: 3, Issue: 1   
16. T. Afza., and B. Nafees., (2014), "Relationship between NAV of Equity Funds and Macroeconomic Variables in Pakistan", Vidyabharati International Interdisciplinary Research Journal, pp: 118-134, Vol: 3, Issue: 1   
17. Bodla. M. A., Talat Afza and Danish. R. Q., (2014), "Relationship between Organizational Politics Perceptions and Employees’ Performance; Mediating Role of Social Exchange Perceptions", Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences, pp: 426-444, Vol: 8, Issue: 2   
18. Afza, Talat and Usman Yousaf (2014), "The Impact of Mergers on Efficiency of Mutual Funds in Pakistan", Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, pp: 69-76, Vol: 2, Issue: 10   
19. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2014), "Theoretical perspective of Corporate Governance: A Review", European Journal of Scientific Research, pp: 255-264, Vol: 119, Issue: 2   
20. Alam Atia, Talat Afza and M. A. Bodla (2013), "Capital Market Imperfections and Equity Derivatives: A Case of Malaysian Non-Financial Firms", Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, pp: 110-116, Vol: 17, Issue: 1, Standard: 1990-9233, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed    (External URL)
21. Afza, Talat and Jam-e-Kausar (2013), "Determinants of Performance in the General Insurers of Pakistan", Actual Problems of Economics, pp: 286-292, Vol: 12, Issue: 38   
22. Shahbaz M., Talat Afza and M. Shahbaz Shabir (2013), "Does Defence Spending Impede Economic Growth? Cointegration and Causality Analysis for Pakistan", Defence and Peace Economics, pp: 105, Vol: 24, Issue: 2, Standard: 120, Impact Factor: 0.380    (External URL)
23. Jam-e-Kausar and Talat Afza (2013), "Efficiency of Modaraba and Leasing Companies in Pakistan", Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, pp: 305-314, Vol: 17, Issue: 3, Standard: 1990-9233, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed    (External URL)
24. Jam-e-Kausar. Talat Afza and M. A. Bodla., (2013), "Efficiency of the Mutual Funds in Pakistan", Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, pp: 1055-1064, Vol: 18, Issue: 5   
25. Shahbaz M. and Talat Afza (2013), "Environmental Consequences of Economic Growth and Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Panel Data Analysis", International Journal of Green Energy, Vol: Under Review, Impact Factor: 0.733   
26. Shahbaz M., Talat Afza and M. Shahbaz Shabir (2013), "Financial Development, Domestic Savings and Poverty Reduction in Pakistan: Using Cointegration and Granger Causality Analysis", International Journal of Social Economics, pp: 59-73, Vol: 1, Issue: 5   
27. Afza, Talat., Zeshan Anwar (2013), "Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Pakistan: Measuring Impact of Cost of War Against Terrorism, Political Instability and Electricity Generation", Caspian Journal of Applied Sciences Research, pp: 117-127, Vol: 2, Issue: 3, Standard: 2251-9114, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed    (External URL)
28. Afza, Talat., Hira Yousaf and Atia Alam (2013), "Information Asymmetry, Corporate Governance and IPO Under-Pricing", Sciences International – Lahore, pp: 989-997, Vol: 25, Issue: 4, Standard: 1013-5316, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed   
29. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2013), "Institutional Shareholders’ Activism: Do it make a Difference?", International Journal of Management and Computing Sciences, pp: 146-159, Vol: 3, Issue: 2   
30. Afza, Talat and Jam-e-Kausar (2013), "Performance Determinants of General Insurers of Pakistan", Actual Problems of Economics, pp: 286-292, Vol: 12, Issue: 138, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed   
31. Shahbaz M. Ilhan Ozturk, Talat Afza and Amjad Ali (2013), "Revisiting the Environmental Kuznets Curve in a Global Economy", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, pp: 494-502, Vol: 25, Impact Factor: 6.018    (External URL)
32. Mujtaba, B. G. and Afza, T. (2013), "Virtual Leaps in Distance Education: A Conversation with Dr. Naveed A. Malik, Founding Rector of the Virtual University of Pakistan", Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, pp: 113-122, Vol: 18, Issue: 3   
33. Mujtaba, B. G., Sikander, A., Akhtar, N., and Afza, T. (2012), "Business Ethics of Pakistanis in Islamabad and Lahore: Do Age, Gender and Data Collection Processes Make a Difference?", International Journal of Learning & Development, pp: 325-341, Vol: 2, Issue: 3, Standard: 2164-4063    (External URL)
34. Afza, Talat., Samya Tahir., (2012), "Determinants of Price-Earnings Ratio: The Case of Chemical Sector of Pakistan", International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, pp: 331-343, Vol: 2, Issue: 8, Standard: 2222-6990    (External URL)
35. Afza, Talat and Jam-e-Kausar (2012), "Financial Reforms and Efficiency in the Insurance Companies of Pakistan", African Journal of Business Management , pp: 8957 - 8963, Vol: 6, Issue: 30, Impact Factor: 1.105    (External URL)
36. Shahbaz M., Muhammad Zeshan., Talat Afza (2012), "Is Energy Consumption Effective to Spur Economic Growth in Pakistan? New Evidence from Bounds Test to Level Relationships and Granger Causality Tests", Economic Modelling, pp: 2310–2319, Vol: 29, Issue: 06, Impact Factor: 0.787    (External URL)
37. Afza, Talat., Ahsan Masood (2012), "Relationship between Ownership Structure and Capital Structure: A Case of Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan", Wulfenia Journal , pp: forthcoming, Vol: 16, Issue: 10, Standard: 1561-882X, Impact Factor: 0.267   
38. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2012), "Role of Corporate Governance in Operating Performance Enhancement of Mergers and Acquisitions in Pakistan", Elixir Online Journal, pp: 6447- 6556, Issue: 42, Standard: 2229-712X  Abstract 
39. Arif Sikander, Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Talat Afza (2012), "Stress, Task, and Relationship Orientations: Analysis Across Two Culturally Diverse Countries", International Business and Management, pp: 33-40, Vol: 4, Issue: 2, Standard: 1923-8428   
40. Afza, Talat and Usman Yousaf (2012), "The Impact of Mergers on Efficiency of Banks in Pakistan", Financial Management, pp: 9158-9163, Vol: 48, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed    (External URL)
41. Mujtaba, Bahadudin., and Talat Afza, (2011), "Business Ethics Perceptions of Public and Private Sector Respondents in Pakistan", Far East Journal for Psychology and Business, pp: 1-11, Vol: 3, Issue: 1  Abstract  (External URL)
42. Afza, Talat and Atia Alam (2011), "Corporate derivatives and foreign exchange risk management: A case study of non-financial firms of Pakistan", Journal of Risk Finance, pp: 409-420, Vol: 12, Issue: 5    (External URL)
43. Afza, Talat and Naveed Ahmad (2011), "Debt-Equity Choice of Life and Non-life Insurers: Evidence from Pakistan", Interdisciplinary Journal of Research in Business, pp: Accepted for publication, Vol: 1, Issue: 10   
44. Afza, Talat and Amer Hussain (2011), "Determinants of Capital Structure across Selected Manufacturing Sectors of Pakistan", International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, pp: 254-262, Vol: 1, Issue: 12  Abstract  (External URL)
45. Afza, Talat and Amer Hussain (2011), "Determinants of Capital Structure: A Case Study of Automobile Sector of Pakistan", Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, pp: 219-230, Vol: 2, Issue: 10, Standard: 2073-7122    (External URL)
46. Afza, Talat and Atia Alam (2011), "Determinants of Corporate Hedging Policies: A Case of Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Derivative Usage", African Journal of Business Management, pp: 5792-5797, Vol: 5, Issue: 14, Impact Factor: 1.105  Abstract  (External URL)
47. Afza, Talat and Atia Alam (2011), "Determinants of Extent of Financial Derivative Usage", African Journal of Business Management, pp: 8331-8336, Vol: 5, Issue: 20, Impact Factor: 1.105  Abstract  (External URL)
48. Afza, Talat and Hammad Hassan (2011), "Do Mature Companies Pay More Dividends: Evidence from Pakistani Stock Market", Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, pp: 152-161, Vol: 2, Issue: 2, Standard: (Print-2039-9340, online-2039-2117)     (External URL)
49. Afza, Talat and Hammad Hassan (2011), "Institutional shareholdings and corporate dividend policy in Pakistan", African Journal of Business Management, pp: 8941-8951, Vol: 5, Issue: 22, Impact Factor: 1.105    (External URL)
50. Mujtaba, Bahadudin., Talat Afza, and Naseem Habib (2011), "Leadership Tendencies of Pakistanis: Exploring Similarities and Differences based on Age and Gender", Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, pp: 199-212, Vol: 2, Issue: 5, Standard: 2220-6140    (External URL)
51. Abdul Rehman, Abdul Qayyum, and Talat Afza (2011), "Sector-wise Performance of Working Capital Management Measures and Profitability Using Ratio Analysis", Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research In Business, pp: 285-310, Vol: 3, Issue: 8, Standard: 2073-7122  Abstract  (External URL)
52. Afza, T., Mujtaba, B. G., and Habib, N. (2011), "Stress Perceptions of Working Adult Pakistanis and Americans", International Journal of Business and Social Science, pp: 32-40, Vol: 2, Issue: 5, Standard: 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online),    (External URL)
53. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2011), "Working Capital Management Efficiency of Cement Sector of Pakistan", Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, pp: 223-235, Vol: 2, Issue: 5, Standard: 2220-6140    (External URL)
54. Afza, Talat and Naveed Ahmad (2010), "Determinants of Capital Structure: A Case of Non-Life Insurance Sector of Pakistan", Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, pp: 133-142, Vol: 2, Issue: 8, Standard: 2073-7122    (External URL)
55. Abdul Raheman , Abdul Qayyum, and Talat Afza (2010), "Efficiency Dynamics of Sugar Industry of Pakistan", The Pakistan Development Review, pp: 921-938, Vol: 48, Issue: 4    (External URL)
56. Afza, Talat and Jam-e-Kausar (2010), "Efficiency of the Insurance Industry in Pakistan: An Application of Non-parametric Approach", Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, pp: 84-98, Vol: 2, Issue: 8, Standard: 2073-7122    (External URL)
57. Afza, Talat, Mohd Hassan Bin Mohd Osman and Amir Rashid (2010), "Enterprising Behaviour of Enterprise-less Rural Women Entrepreneurs of Khyber Pukhtan Khawa of Pakistan", European Journal of Social Sciences, pp: 109-119, Vol: 18, Issue: 1, Standard: 1450-2267    (External URL)
58. Afza, Talat and Jam-e-Kausar (2010), "Firm Size and Efficiency in the Non-life Insurers of Pakistan", Journal of Quality and Technology Management, pp: 165-183, Vol: VI, Issue: II    (External URL)
59. Afza, Talat and Hammad Hassan (2010), "Ownership Structure and Cash Flows as Determinants of Corporate Dividend Policy in Pakistan", Journal of International Business Research, pp: 210-221, Vol: 3, Issue: 3, Standard: ISSN 1913-9004 E-ISSN 1913-9012    (External URL)
60. Abdul Rehman, Abdul Qayyum, Talat Afza and Mahmood Ahmed Bodla (2010), "Sector Wise Analysis of Working Capital Management and Firm Performance in The manufacturing Sector of Pakistan", Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, pp: 412-437, Vol: 2, Issue: 7, Standard: 2073-7122    (External URL)
61. Abdul Rehman, Talat Afza, Abdul Qayyum and Mahmood Ahmed Bodla (2010), "Working Capital Management and Corporate Performance of Manufacturing Sector in Pakistan", International Research Journal of Finance and Economics , pp: 151-163, Issue: 47, Standard: 1450-2887    (External URL)
62. Nazir, Mian Sajid and Talat Afza (2009), "A Panel Data Analysis of Working Capital Management Policies", Business Review , pp: 143-158, Vol: 4, Issue: 1    (External URL)
63. Afza, Talat and Mahmood Shah Khan (2009), "Greenfield in Pakistan: Is It Really Green? An Empirical Study", American Journal of Scientific Research, pp: 59-71, Issue: 4    (External URL)
64. Nazir, M.S and Talat Afza (2009), "Impact of Aggressive Working Capital Management Policy on Firms’ Profitability", The ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, pp: 19-30, Vol: 15, Issue: 8    (External URL)
65. Afza, Talat and Choudhary Slahudin (2009), "Management Ownership and Firm Performance: Evidence from an Emerging Economy", Corporate Ownership and Control Journal, pp: 88-95, Vol: 6, Issue: 4    (External URL)
66. Afza, Talat and Amir Rashid (2009), "Marginalized Women Social Wellbeing through Enterprise Development: A Glimpse of Remote Women Status in Pakistan", Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, pp: 248-267, Vol: 1, Issue: 3    (External URL)
67. Afza, Talat and Choudhary Slahudin (2009), "Ownership Concentration And Firm Performance In Pakistan", South Asian Journal of Management, Standard: under review   
68. Afza, Talat and Ali Rauf (2009), "Performance Evaluation of Pakistani Mutual Funds", Pakistan Social and Economic Journal, pp: 199-214, Vol: 47, Issue: 2    (External URL)
69. Nazir, Mian Sajid and Talat Afza (2009), "Working Capital Requirements and the Determining Factors in Pakistan", ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance, pp: 28-38, Vol: 15, Issue: 4    (External URL)
70. Afza, Talat, Mian Sajid Nazir and Ch. Salahuddin (2008), "Diversification and Corporate Performance: An Evaluation of Pakistani Firms", South Asian Journal of Management, pp: 7-18, Vol: 15, Issue: 3    (External URL)
71. Abdul Rehman, Talat Afza, Abdul Qayyum and Mahmood Ahmed Bodla (2008), "Estimating Total Factor Productivity and its Components: Evidence from Major Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan", Pakistan Development Review, pp: 677-694, Vol: 47, Issue: 4    (External URL)
72. Mahmood, Ammara and Talat Afza (2008), "Total Factor Productivity Growth in East Asia: A Two Pronged Approach", European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, pp: 93-113, Vol: 14    (External URL)
73. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2008), "Working Capital Approaches and Firms’ Returns", Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences, pp: 25-36, Vol: 1, Issue: 1    (External URL)
74. Afza, Talat, and Mian Sajid Nazir (2007), "Economic Competitiveness and Human Resource Development: An FDI Perspective", Pakistan Economic and Social Review, pp: 167-180, Vol: 45, Issue: 2    (External URL)
75. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2007), "Is it Better to be Aggressive or Conservative in Managing Working Capital?", Journal of Quality and Technology Management, pp: 11-21, Vol: 3, Issue: 2    (External URL)
76. Afza, Talat (2002), "Equity Market of Pakistan: A Historical Perspective", The Journal of Research (Humanities) Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, pp: 45-54, Vol: 19   
77. Afza, Talat (2000), "Ethical Behavior and Allocative Efficiency", Pakistan Economics and Social Review, The University of Punjab, Lahore, pp: 129-144, Vol: xxxviii, Issue: 2    (External URL)
78. Afza, Talat and Ali Salman (2000), "Impact of Reduction in the Lending Rates", Pakistan & Gulf Economist, pp: 37-38, Vol: XIX, Issue: 21    (External URL)
79. Afza, Tala (2000), "Pakistan-Japan Trade: Current Scenario and Future Prospects", Pakistan & Gulf Economist, pp: 33-35, Vol: XIX, Issue: 48    (External URL)
80. Afza, Talat (1998), "Structural Adjustment Package of IMF and Pakistan", Journal of Research (Social Sciences), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, pp: 56-57, Vol: 15   
81. Bodla M. A. and Talat Afza (1997), "Status and Prospects of the Informal Sector of Pakistan", Pakistan Economic and Social Review, The University of Punjab, pp: 153-181, Vol: XXXV, Issue: 2    (External URL)
82. Afza, Talat (1992), "The US- Canadian Auto pact of 1965: Free Trade in Perspective", Journal of Research (Humanities) Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan, pp: 55-64, Vol: 9   
83. Afza, Talat and M.A. Bodla (1991), "Production Efficiency in the US – Canadian Automobile Industry", Govt. College Economic Journal, Department of Economics, Government College Lahore, Pakistan, pp: 27-58, Vol: XXIII, Issue: 1 & 2   
84. Afza, Talat (1989), "Scale Economies, Factor Substitution, Technical change and Unit Production Cost in the North American Auto Industry", Journal of Research (Humanities), Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan Pakistan, pp: 69-95, Vol: 5&6   
Conference Papers:
1. Mujtaba, B.G., Afza, T., et al., (2013) "Capitalism and Corruption across the African, Asian, and North American Economies", Professional Development Workshop/ Symposium, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, Florida. Sunday, August 11, 2013   
2. Afza, Talat, Hira Yousaf and Atia Alam (2013) "Information Asymmetry, Corporate Governance and IPO Under-pricing", 3rd Annual Conference of Entrepreneurship and International Business, 01-03 February, 2013, Oxford, UK   
3. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (2013) "Institutional Shareholders’ Activism: Do it make a Difference?", 8th International Conference of Management and Behavioural Sciences, July 6-7, 2013, Toronto, Canada   
4. Afza, Talat and Hammad Hassan (2011) "Does Investor Protection Affect Managements’ Decision to Pay Dividend? Evidence from South Asia", 18th International Business Research Conference, 28-30 October, 2012,   
5. Afza, Talat and Naveed Ahmad (2011) "Leverage Choice and its Determinants: An Empirical Investigation from Insurance Sector of Pakistan", The 2011 SIBR Conference on Interdisciplinary Business and Economics Research, 16-18 June 2011,    
6. Afza, Talat and Usman Yousaf (2011) "The Impact of Mergers on Efficiency of Banks in Pakistan", Global Economics, Finance and Management Conference, Organized by World Academy of Social Sciences, June 9-10, 2011,   
7. Chudry, F.A, Ahmad Jamal and Talat Afza (Jul 2010) "An Exploratory Study of Consumer Attitudes Towards Debt Borrowing in Pakistan", 2nd International Conference of the South Asian Chapter of AGBA SAICON-2010   
8. Afza, Talat and Naveed Ahmad (Jul 2010) "Determinants of Capital Structure: A Case of Non-Life Insurance Sector of Pakistan", 2nd International Conference of the South Asian Chapter of AGBA SAICON-2010    
9. Rehman Abdul, Abdul Qayyum and Talat Afza (Mar 2010) "Efficiency Dynamics of Sugar Industry of Pakistan", The 25th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economist, org   
10. Afza, Talat and Jame-Kausar (Sep 2010) "Efficiency of the Insurance Companies in Pakistan", 2nd Annual “Sustainable Enterprises of the Future International Conference”, Pittsburg, USA   
11. Afza, Talat and Hammad Hassan (Jan 2010) "Impact of Ownership Structure and Cash Flows on Corporate Dividend Payout Behavior in Pakistan", 3rd International Colloquium on Business and Management (ICBM) conference, Bangkok, Thailand   
12. Afza, Talat, and Hammad Hassan Mirza (2010) "Institutional Ownership, Growth and Dividend Policy in Pakistan", 17th Annual South Dakota International Business Conference held from 30th September 2010 to 3rd October 2010 in Radisson Hotel, Rapid City   
13. Afza, Talat and Atia Alam (Jul 2010) "Is Hedging a Value Maximizing Activity?", 2nd International Conference of the South Asian Chapter of AGBA SAICON-2010   
14. Rehman Abdul, Talat Afza and Abdul Qayyum (2010) "Sector-wise Performance Efficiency of Working Capital Management Measures in Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan", The 26th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economist, org   
15. Afza, Talat and Jam-e-Kausar (Jan 2010) "Technical Efficiency of Non-Life Insurance Companies in Pakistan", at 3rd International Colloquium on Business and Management (ICBM) conference, Bangkok, Thailand   
16. Afza, Talat and Atia Alam (Nov 2009) "Corporate Derivatives and Exchange Rate Exposure: Does a Relationship Exist?", COMSATS International Business Research Conference: A Conference for Business, Economics and Behavio   
17. Rehman, Abdul, Talat Afza, Abdul Qayyum and Mahmood Ahmed Bodla (Mar 2009) "Estimating Total Factor Productivity and its Components: Evidence from Major Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan", The 24th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economist, org   
18. Afza, Talat and Mahmood Shah Khan (Aug 2009) "Greenfield in Pakistan: Is It Really Green? An empirical Study", the Second Annual International Business Conference, organized by Global Strategic Management Inc, D   
19. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (Mar 2009) "Impact of Working Capital Aggressiveness on firms’ profitability", International Applied Business Research Conference, Sana Ntonio, USA   
20. Afza, Talat and Sajid Nazir (Jan 2008) "A Panel Data Analysis of Working Capital Management Policies", COMSATS International Conference on Management (CICM), Organized by COMSATS Institute of Information, pp: 115-123   
21. Afza, Talat and Amir Rashid (Sep 2008) "Marginalized Women Social Wellbeing through Enterprise Development: A Glimpse of Remote Women Status in Pakistan", of International Conference on Well-Being: are we Happy with Our Standard of Living, organized by Di   
22. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (Feb 2008) "On the Factors Determining Working Capital Requirements", proceedings of 15th Annual Conference of American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Las V   
23. Afza, Talat and Ali Rauf (Sep 2008) "Performance Evaluation of Pakistani Mutual Funds", Fourth International Conference on Global Research in Business and Economics, organized by Global Ac   
24. Afza, Talat and Muhammad Amir Rashid (Jan 2008) "Women Entrepreneurship: Problems and Prospects", COMSATS International Conference on Management (CICM), Organized by COMSATS Institute of Information, pp: 374-381   
25. Afza, Talat and Sh. Muhammad Adnan (Aug 2007) "Determinants of Corporate Cash Holdings: A Case Study of Pakistan", Singapore Economic Review Conference (SERC), , Organized by Singapore Economics Review and The Unive, pp: 164-165   
26. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (Jan 2007) "Economic Competitiveness and Human Resource Development: An FDI Perspective", at Conference on WTO, Trade and Human Development, Organized by Department of Economics, University    
27. Afza, Talat and Chaudhary Salaudin (Aug 2007) "Ownership Concentration and Firm Performance in Pakistan", INFORMS Midwest Regional Conference, , Illinois, USA   
28. Afza, Talat and Choudhary Slahudin (Aug 2007) "Role of Institutional Investors and Firm Performance in an Emerging Market", Singapore Economic Review Conference (SERC), Organized by Singapore Economics Review and The Univers, pp: 98-99   
29. Afza, Talat and Mian Sajid Nazir (Feb 2007) "Working Capital Management Practices of Firms: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan", 9th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF), North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh   
30. Afza, Talat, Mian Sajid Nazir and Ch. Salahuddin (Jun 2006) "Diversification and Firm’s Financial Performance: Evidence from a Developing Economy", First International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics (ICoMS-1), pp: 911-922   
31. Afza, Talat and Ammara Mahmood (Jun 2006) "Effects of Financial Liberalization on the Cost efficiency of Pakistani Banks: A Stochastic Frontier Approach", International Accounting Conference III (INTAC-III), International Islamic University Malaysia   
32. Bodla, M. A. and Talat Afza (Jun 2006) "IV-Modified Non-Nested Tests: Power Comparison", Proceedings of The First International Conference on Mathematics and Statistics (ICoMS-1), pp: 512-525   
33. Afza, Talat (Dec 2005) "Gulf European Free Trade Agreement: A Case for Regional Trade Cooperation", 8th Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences (ICCS-VIII) organized by Islamic Society of, pp: 393-404, Vol: 13, Standard: 969-8858-01-6   
34. Bodla, M.A. and Talat Afza (Dec 2002) "Asymptotic Powers of IV-Modified Non-Nested Tests", South East Asia Meeting of the Econometric Society   
35. Afza, Talat (Jan 2001) "Exogeneity Test of Automobile Industry", Seventh Islamic Countries Conference on Statistical Sciences, organized by Islamic Society of Statis   
36. Bodla, M. A. and Talat Afza (Jul 2001) "Modified Non-nested Tests for Errors in Variable Models", Eighth Statistics Seminar – 2001 University of Karachi, pp: 139-148, Vol: VIII   
37. Afza, Talat and Bodla (Oct 2000) "Pakistan – Japan Economic and Trade Relations", International Conference on Globalization: Pakistan – Japan Economic and Trade Relations organized b   
38. Afza, Talat (1999) "Equity Markets of Pakistan: Entering into the NEW Millenium", 12th All Pakistan Statistical Conference, (PSA.XXII) Lahore, Pakistan Statistical Association, insti, pp: 261-270, Vol: XIX, Issue: 2   
39. Afza, Talat (1998) "Ethical Behaviour and Allocative Efficiency", National Conference on Professional Ethics organized by the Pak- American Institute of Management Sc   
40. Afza, Talat (Jul 1996) "Structural Adjustment Package of IMF and Pakistan", National Conference on Business Administration and Economics   

Qualification

PhD
Wayne State University, USA
Sep 1984 to May 1988
Master of Arts in Economics
Wayne State University, USA
May 1984
Master of Business Administration
B.Z. University, Multan, Pakistan
Aug 1980

Experience

Head of Academics
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Dec 2010 to Date
Dean, Faculty of Business Administration
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Jan 2008 to Nov 2010
HOD, Department of Management Sciences
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Oct 2007 to Jan 2008
Professor
Virtual University of Pakistan
Jan 2004 to Dec 2007
Professor and Incharge Post Graduate Program
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology
Sep 2003 to Sep 2007
Professor and Head of Academics
NUST Institute of Management Sciences (NIMS), HQ NUST, Rawalpindi
Apr 2001 to Aug 2003
Professor and Incharge MBA-IT Program
Institute of Management Sciences, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Jan 2000 to Apr 2001
Associate Professor and Incharge Finance and Accounting Department
The Pak-American Institute of Management Science, Lahore, Pakistan
Jan 1997 to Dec 1999
Assistant Professor
The Pak-American Institute of Management Science, Lahore, Pakistan
Jan 1992 to Dec 1997
Lecturer
Department of Business Administration, B.Z. University, Multan, Pakistan
Jan 1989 to Dec 1991
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Social Sciences, University of Michigan, USA
Jan 1988 to Dec 1989
Adjunct Lecturer
Department of Economics, Wayne State University, USA
Dec 1987 to Dec 1989
1982-87 Teaching / Research Assistant
Department of Economics
Jan 1982 to Jul 1987
Lecturer
Department of Business Administration, B.Z. University, Multan, Pakistan
Jan 1980 to Jun 1982

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