Ahmed Imran Hunjra (PhD)
Assistant Professor (Finance)
University Institute of Management Sciences
PMAS - Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
- Strong record of higher degree by research supervision.
- Passion for developing student’s critical thinking and academic writing skills.
- Enjoy a challenging work environment that requires a constant reinvention of oneself.
- Finance academic with research interests in corporate finance, corporate governance, banking and risk management.
Dr. Ahmed Imran Hunjra is serving as an Assistant Professor at University Institute of Management Sciences-PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan. His areas of research interest are Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Financial Risk Management, Behavioral Finance and Quantitative Techniques. Ahmed’s graduation is in Mathematics and Economics from Bahauddin Zakariya University in 2006. Ahmed earned his MBA, MS & PhD (Finance) from Iqra University, Pakistan in 2008, 2010 and 2015 respectively. Besides of this, he has done MSc. Economics from Allama Iqba Open University. Furthermore, Ahmed has completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in October 2018 at The University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Ahmed has served as a research advisor and external examiner at various universities of Islamabad & Rawalpindi. Ahmed has already supervised 02 PhD and 47 MS/MPhil students to the successful culmination of their degree. Furthermore, curently four PhD scholars are working under his supervision. Ahmed has published in a varity of research papers in national and international journals, He is a reviewer of eleven refereed journals. He won the Thematic Research Grant-2017 having the worth of Rs. 4.0/- million by HEC Pakistan. Ahmed has also received a scholarship for his Post-Doctoral Research from Punjab Higher Commission (PHEC) Pakistan in 2017. He is also associated with different National and International Research Societies. Ahmed’s research orientation and sound analytical skills have been further strengthening by his ability in Statistical Package of Social Sciences (SPSS), AMOS, Eviews, Stata, and Microfit.
External examiner at National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad, Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad, Islamic International University Islamabad (IIUI), Iqra University Islamabad (IUI), Riphah International University Islamabad, SZABIST Islamabad, National College of Business Administration and Economics (NCBE&E) Lahore, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad, National University of Modern Languages (NUML) Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Rawalpindi and Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Islamabad at MBA, MS/MPhil. & PhD level.
Member of Faculty Board Meeting and Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASAR) at PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Islamic International University Islamabad, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad.
- Finance Research Letters (SSCI)
- R&D Management (SSCI)
- Journal of Asia Business Studies (ESCI)
- Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (ESCI)
- HELIYON (ESCI)
- International Economic Journal (Scopus & ABDC)
- Journal of Business and Economics (X-Category)
- South Asian Journal of Management Studies (X-Category)
- NUML International Journal of Business & Management (Y-Category)
- Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Y-Category)
Research Coordinator at University Institute of Management Sciences-PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan from October 2016 to date.
Membership of Research Societies:
- Global Development Network (GDNET)
- South Asian Network Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
- Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)
Organized one-day Stakeholders Round Table Conference (RTC) on “Industry-Academia Collaboration: Retreat & Way Forward” Under HEC Thematic Research Grant Program at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, 10th October 2019.
Organized one-day Seminar on “Industry-Academia Collaboration: Commercialization of Academic Research” at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan 7th June 2018.
Organized two days National Seminar on “Promoting the Research Attitude in Pakistan” at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, 27 & 28 August 2016.
Conducted two days Seminar on “Statistical Methods for Business & Economics Research” at PMAS- Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, 23 & 24 December 2015.
Conducted two days’ workshop on Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) & Analysis of a Moment Structures (AMOS) at National Defence University, Islamabad, 12 &13 December 2015.
Session Chair & Discussant at 2019 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, Banking Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam October 24-26, 2019.
Session Chair at 21st International Research Conference, SZABIST Islamabad, Pakistan, April 23, 2019
Discussant at 2018 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance, Hue College of Economics – Hue University, Vietnam, October 25-27, 2018.
Discussant in “Staff/Student seminar” at School of Accounting, Finance & Economics, The University of Waikato, New Zealand, July 17 & August 22, 2018.
Discussant in 2nd International Social Sciences in Post Modern Times (ISSC 2016)” held in Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad – Pakistan, December 28 & 29, 2016.
Discussant in 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Management (ICETM 2013)” held in Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad – Pakistan, June 6, 2013.
Conference Organizer Committee Member for Research/ Editorial/ Contribution in International Conference on Business, Technology and Engineering (ICBTE) Iqra University-Islamabad, Pakistan, January 23 & 24, 2010.
Five days workshop on Eviews, Stata, RATS, LATEX, SPSS in August 2015 (School of Economics, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
One-month workshop on SPSS & AMOS in 2010 (Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan)
06 months diploma in the English language from National University of Modren Language (NUML), Paksiatn.
I have taught at both graduate and postgraduate (research and executive) programs. These include courses in finance, econometrics, and data analysis.
- Introduction to Business Finance
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Risk Management
- Financial Management
- Research Methods & Skills
- Advanced Quantitative Techniques
- Business Mathematics
- Business Statistics
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Butt, B. Z. and Rehman, K.U. (2010). Financial Management Practices in Pakistani Corporate Sector and their Impact on Organization Performance: Theory and Application, LAMBART ACADEMIC PUBLICATION (Germany), ISBN-978-3-8433-8453-7.
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Bakari, H., and Ahmed, A., Batool, I. (2019). Investment Options and Preferences of Small Investors from Salaried Class. City Research Journal, 09(02): 415-426. (Y-Category).
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Chani, M. I. and A. Asim (2019). Credit Risk Analysis in Islamic and Conventional Banks in Regulated Banking Environment. Al-Qalam, 9(03): 41-56. (Y-Category).
Awan, H. M. A., Hussain, H., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and Saeed, A. (2019). Determinants of Liquidity Risk Management Across the Asian Countries. City Research Journal, 09(01): --- (Y-Category).
Mehmood, R, Ahmed Imran Hunjra and Chani, M. I. (2019). The Impact of Corporate Diversification, Financial Structure on Firm Performance: Evidence from South Asian Countries. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 12(1): 01-17. (ISI listed Journal).
Ahmed Imran Hunjra. (2018). Mediating Role of Dividend Policy among its Determinants and Organizational Financial Performance. Cogent Economics & Finance, 6(1): 1-16. (ISI Listed & B-Category in ABDC list).
Ahmed Imran Hunjra & Bakari, H., (2018). Application of Financial Decisions, their Determinants, and Financial Performance: A Systematic Review of Literature, Economic Empirical Review, 1(2), 91-142.
Ahmed Imran Hunjra; Gulshion, F. & Faisal, F. (2018). The Impact of Cost Leadership Strategy and Financial Management Control System on Organizational Performance: An Empirical Investigation of Pakistani Service Sector. Lahore Journal of Business, 06(1), 01-19. (Y-category journal)
Hussain, A., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Faisal, F. and Baig, I, A. (2018). Working Capital Practices across Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan. Journal of Managerial Sciences, 11(03), 433-452. (Y-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Mehmood, H. and Bakari, H. (2018). Co-movement between Macroeconomic Variables and Capital Flight” Asian Economic and Financial Review, 8(9): 1185-1195. (C-Category in ABDC list)
Shahzad, I., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and Azam, I. R. (2017). Forewarning Bankruptcy: An Indigenous Model for Pakistan. Business and Economic Review, 09(4), 261-288. (Y-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Faisal, F., Abden, Z. U., Kamal, A., Ghufran, M. & Bashir, A. (2017). The Assets Liabilities Gap Management of Conventional and Islamic Banks: An Empirical Study of Pakistan, UAE, Malaysia, and Bahrain. Journal of Islamic Business and Management, 07(2), 266-282. (Y-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Faisal, F. and Khan, Z. A. (2017). Application of Lintner’s Dividend Model in Pakistan: Sector-Wise Analysis. NUML International Journal of Business & Management, 12(2), 01-11. (Y-category journal)
L. Riaz, and Ahmed Imran Hunjra, (2015), Relationship between Psychological Factors and Investment Decision Making Mediating by Risk Perception”. Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Sciences, 09(03), 968-981. (Y-category journal)
Bakari, H., & Ahmed Imran Hunjra, (2018). Access to Higher Education: Source of Graduate Employability and Wellbeing, Journal of Education and Educational Development, 5(2),126-145. (Y-category journal)
Bakari, H., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and Attiq, S. (2017). Measuring Access to Higher Education: Development and validation of Scale. Pakistan Business Review, 19(3), 706-722. (X-category journal)
Ali, T; Azam, R.I. & Ahmed Imran Hunjra (2017). Revision and Validation of Retail Service Quality Scale in Branchless Banking. Business & Economic Review, 9(3): 01-30. (Y-category journal)
Moueed, A., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Asghar, M. U., and Raza, B. (2015). Role of Psychological and Social Factors on Investment Decision of Individual Investors in Islamabad Stock Market. Science International, 27(05): 4697-4706. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Ijaz, M. S., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Hameed, Z., Maqbool, A. and Azam, R. I. (2013). Assessing the Financial Failure Using Z-Score and Current Ratio: A Case of Sugar Sector Listed Companies of KSE. World Applied Sciences Journal, 23(06): 863-870: (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Riaz, L., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and Azam, R. I. (2012). Impact of psychological factors on investment decision making mediating by risk perception: A conceptual study”. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 12(6): 789-795. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Qureshi, S. A., Rehman, K.U., and Ahmed Imran Hunjra. (2012). Factors Affecting Investment Decision Making of Equity Fund Managers. Wulfenia Journal, 19(10): 280-291. (ISI-Impact factor 0.269, W-category journal).
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Batool, I., Niazi, G. S. K., and Rehman K. U. (2012). Investment Appraisal Techniques, and Constraints on Capital Investment”. Actual Problems of Economics, 04(02): 27-33. (ISI-Impact factor 0.039, W-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Bilal M., Shafi, H., Ullah, I. and Rehman, K.U. (2011). Patterns of Capital Structure Decisions and Dividend Policy in Pakistani Corporate Sector and their Impact on organization Performance. African Journal of Business Management, 05(27): 11060-11067. (ISI-Impact factor 1.105, W-category journal)
Akhtar, M. N., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and Rehman, K.U. (2011). The Determinants of Short-Term Investment Decision Making. Actual Problems of Economics, 11, 356-363. (ISI-Impact factor 0.039, W-category journal)
Jasra, J. M., Khan M.A., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Aziz, R. and Azam, R.I. (2011). Determinants of SMEs Success. International Journal of Business and Social Sciences (USA), 02 (20): 274-280. (Y-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Niazi, G. S. K., Akbar, S. W. and Rehman, K.U. (2011). Application of Finance Techniques: An Empirical Evidence of Pakistani Corporate Sector. Actual Problems of Economics, 9, 394-404. (ISI-Impact factor 0.039, W-category journal)
Ahmad, H. M., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Niazi, G. S. K., Rehman, K.U. and Azam, R.I. (2011). Planned Behavior among Young Graduates and Intention to Create New Venture. Management and Marketing Journal, 6(3): 437- 456. (Y-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Azam, M., Niazi, G. S. K., Butt, B. Z., Rehman, K.U. and Azam. R. I. (2011). Risk and Return Relationship in Stock Market and Commodity Prices: A comprehensive study of Pakistani Markets. World Applied Sciences Journal, 13(03): 470-481. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Akhtar, M. N., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Akbar, S. W., Rehman, K.U. and Niazi, G. S. K. (2011). Relationship between Customer Satisfaction and Service Quality of Islamic Banks.” World Applied Sciences Journal, 13(03): 453-459. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Azam, M., Khan, H., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Ahmad, H. M. and Chani, M. I. (2011). Institutions, Macro-economic policy and Foreign Direct Investment: South Asian Countries Case. African Journal of Business Management, 05(11): 4306-4313. (ISI-Impact factor 1.105, W-category journal)
Niazi, G. S. K., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Rashid, M., Akbar, S. W. and Akhtar, M. N. (2011). Practices of Working Capital Policy and Performance Assessment Financial Ratios and their relationship with Organization Performance. World Applied Sciences Journal, 12(11): 67-73. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Azam, R. I., Batool, I., Imran, R., Chani, M.I. Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and Jasra, J. M. (2011). Financial Crisis and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Time Series Analysis. Middle East Journal of Scientific Research, 09(3): 425-430. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Ahmad, H. M., Rehman, K.U. and Safwan, N. (2011). Factors Influencing Intention to Create New Venture among Young Graduates. African Journal of Business Management, 05(1): 121-127. (ISI-Impact factor 1.105, W-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Rehman, K.U., Ahmad, A., Safwan, N. and Rehman, I.U. (2010). Factor Explaining the Choice of Finance Major: Students’ Perception towards Finance Profession. Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business, 02(5): 439-455. (Y-category journal)
Zaheer, B., Ahmed Imran Hunjra and Rehman K.U. (2010). Financial Management Practices and their Impact on in Organization Performance: Theory and Application”. World Applied Sciences Journal, 09(9): 997-1002. (ISI-Listed, X-category journal)
Rehman, K.U., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Safwan, N. and Ahmad, A. (2010). Students’ Attitude towards the Uses of Internet. International Journal of Business and Management, 5(6): 46-55. (Y-category journal)
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Colombage, S. and Rehman, K. U. (2019). Mediating Role of Capital Budgeting between Uncertainty, Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Interest on Firm’s Financial Performance. Paper presented in 2019 Vietnam Symposium of Banking in Finance (VSBF-2019), Vietnam, held in Banking Academy of Vietnam, Hanoi, October 26-26, 2019.
Zaman, W., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Awan, U. A. & Mahmood, M. T. (2019). Ownership Structure and Investment Decision of Non-Financial Firms in Pakistani Stock Exchanges. Paper presented in 15th South Asian Management Forum (SAMF-2019) IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan, held in Sukkur, September 27-29, 2019.
Awan, M. A, Hussain. A., Saeed, A. and Ahmed Imran Hunjra, (2018). A Study on Liquidity Risk Management across Asian Countries. Paper presented at 4th Asia International Conference (AIC-2018) University of Technology, Malaysia, held in Langkawi International Conventional Center, December 08-09, 2018
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, Locke, S. and Wellalage, N. H. (2018). Impact of Competition on Risk in South Asian Banking Industry. Paper presented at 2018 Vietnam Symposium in Banking and Finance Hue College of Economics – Hue University, Vietnam October 25-27, 2018.
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, P. Verhoeven, and Locke, S. (2018). Capital Structure as a Mediating Factor between Uncertainty, CSR, Stakeholder Interest and Financial Performance. Paper presented at 22nd Annual (2018) New Zealand Finance Colloquium, held in the School of Economics and Finance, Massey Business School, Massey University on the Palmerston North, New Zealand February 08-09, 2018.
Hussain, A., Ahmed Imran Hunjra, & Baig, I. (2017). Working Capital Practices across Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan. Paper presented at 3rd ASIA International Conference, (AIC-2017) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia December 09-10, 2017.
Ahmed Imran Hunjra and A. Hussain. (2017). Does working capital management enhance the value of firm? Evidence from firm performance and investments in Pakistan. Paper is presented at 20th SZABIST’s National Research Conference, held in SZABIST, Islamabad Campus, Pakistan on April 07, 2017.
Ahmed Imran Hunjra and A. Hussain, (2017). A Comparative Study of Dividend Policy and Share Price across the South Asian Countries. Paper is presented at 1st National Conference on Business Dynamics, held at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad on February 20, 2017.
Q. Abbas, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, M. S. Ijaz, and E. U. Hassan, (2013). Analysis of Pre and Post Merger and Acquisition Financial Performance of Banks in Pakistan. Paper is presented at 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends in Management (ICETM 2013)” held in Mohammad Ali Jinnah University Islamabad – Pakistan, June 6, 2013.
Q. Abbas, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and R. I. Azam. (2013). Financial Performance of Banks in Pakistan after mergers and Acquisition. Paper presented at 1st Abasyn International Conference on the Technology and Business Management (AiCTM)” held on April 2-4, 2013.
L. Riaz, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and R. I. Azam, (2012). Impact of psychological factors on investment decision making mediating by risk perception: A conceptual study. Paper presented at NUML International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Business & Management (ICBM-2012) held in National University of Modern Language (NUML) Islamabad, Pakistan, at 12-13 December 2012.
S. Ijaz, Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and R. I. Azam, (2012). Accessing the Financial Failure Factor Using Z-Score and Current Ratio: A Case from Sugar Sector Listed Companies of Karachi Stock Exchange. Paper presented at NUML International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Business & Management (ICBM-2012)” held in National University of Modern Language (NUML) Islamabad, Pakistan, at 12-13 December 2012.
Ahmed Imran Hunjra, and G. S. K. Niazi, (2011). Investment Appraisal Techniques and its Constraints on Capital Investment. Paper presented at 8th International Conference of Islamic Countries Society of Statistical Sciences (ISOSS) held in National College of Business Administration & Economics (NCBA&E) Lahore, Pakistan, at 8-9 February 2011.
|Title||Industry- Academia Collaboration: Commercialization of Academic Research|
|Funding Received||Worth Rs. 4.0/- Million|
|Title||Role of Women Empowerment in Household's Human Capital Accumulation:
A Study of Southern Punjab
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Received by Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Pakistan (worth Rs. 2.24/- million) “PHEC Foreign Post-Doctoral Fellowships Program FY 2016-2017 - Phase II for Punjab Public Sector Colleges/University Faculty”. November 2017 to October 2018.
|Student Name||Title of Research||Status||Date|
Impact of Corporate Diversification, Cost of Capital and Financial Policies on Firm Performance.
Comparative Study of Risk-Adjusted Working Capital Management Practices and its Determinants Across the SAARC Countries.
Impact of Psychological and Social Factors on Investment Decisions Mediating Role of Financial Literacy: A case of Institutional Investor
|Thesis Submitted||July - 2019|
Political Risk, Policy Risk, Corporate Risk Strategies and Cost of Debt: A Comparative Analysis of Pakistani, Indian Corporate Sector
|First Draft Submitted||Nov-2019|
Constructing the Index of Asymmetrical Information and Its Impact on the Financing and Investment Decisions of the Pakistani Non-Financial Sector
|First Draft Submitted||Nov-2019|
|Kaleem Ullah||Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Investors Investment Decision
Islamia College Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
|Proposal Approved||June -2019|
|Student Name||Title of Research||Status||Date|
|Habib Ur Rehman||Predictors of Firm and Portfolio Level Returns: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan Equity Market
National University of Modern Languages NUML, Pakistan.
Determinants of Firms’ Acquisition Ability and its Impact on Cost Efficiency, Operational Hedging and Returns of Acquirer Firms in Pakistan
Effect of Exchange Rate & Fiscal Policy on Oil Price Volatility and Its Impact on Economic Growth: Pakistan A Case-In-Point
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