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The Institute of Business Administration , Karachi is a regionally acclaimed and distinguished, business administration university in Karachi, Pakistan. According to the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, The IBA was set up in 1955 in collaboration with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is the first business school in South Asia set up on the US MBA model. The school has alumni who are leaders in industry, government, and academia in Pakistan. It started as a business school within the University of Karachi. IBA's status was elevated to become an independent, degree-granting institution in Pakistan in 1994 when it received a charter from the Sindh government. In 2011, the Institute of Business Administration joined a group of seven other top business schools in South Asia, six from India and LUMS from Pakistan when it was awarded the coveted certification by the South Asian Quality Assurance System . Wikipedia.

Chalikias M.S.,Institute of Business Administration
Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment | Year: 2010

The present paper studies the views of the citizens of Pella prefecture concerning the overall development of their region, the priorities that should be given to forest management and the measures required for the establishment of new forests. The sample consists of 370 citizens of Pella prefecture. The non-parametric tests of Friedman, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney were used for the data analysis. Most of the respondents believed that agriculture is the primary sector supporting the development of their region, closely followed by livestock. When asked about the sectors that may contribute towards the future development of the Pella prefecture, the majority emphasized the prevailing role of tourism. Source

Neumann M.,Institute of Business Administration
JASSS | Year: 2015

This paper investigates the contribution of evidence-based modelling to grounded theory (GT). It is argued that evidence-based modelling provides additional sources to truly arrive at a theory through the inductive process of a Grounded Theory approach. This is shown by two examples. One example concerns the development of software ontologies of criminal organisations. The other example is a simulation model of escalation of ethno-nationalist conflicts. The first example concerns early to middle stages of the research process. The development of an ontology provides a tool for the process of theoretical coding in a GT approach. The second example shows stylised facts resulting from a simulation model of the escalation of ethno-nationalist conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. These reveal mechanisms of nationalist radicalisation. This provides additional credibility for the claim that evidence-based modelling assists to inductively generate a theory in a GT approach. © 2015 JASSS. Source

Chuu S.-J.,Institute of Business Administration
Knowledge-Based Systems | Year: 2014

Selection of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is important to improving supply chain competitiveness. The objective of this paper is to develop a group decision-making model using fuzzy multiple attributes analysis to evaluate the suitability of supply chain RFID technology. Since numerous attributes have been considered in evaluating the RFID technology suitability, most information available in this stage exhibits imprecise, subjective and vague. Fuzzy set theory appears as an essential tool to provide a decision framework for modeling imprecision and vagueness inherent in the RFID technology selection process. In this paper, a fuzzy multiple attributes group decision-making algorithm using the principles of fusion of fuzzy information, 2-tuple linguistic representation model, and maximum entropy ordered weighted averaging operator is developed. The proposed method is apt to manage evaluation information assessed using both linguistic and numerical scales in group decision making problem with multiple information sources. The aggregation process is based on the unification of fuzzy information by means of fuzzy sets on a basic linguistic term set. Then, the unified information is transformed into linguistic 2-tuple in a way to rectify the problem of loss information of other fuzzy linguistic approaches. The proposed method can facilitate the complex RFID technology selection process and consolidate efforts to enhance group decision-making process. Additionally, this study presents an example using a case study to illustrate the availability of the proposed method and its advantages. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source

Anwar N.H.,Institute of Business Administration
Antipode | Year: 2012

A martial state's neoliberal policies opened the nation's frontiers to new forms of globalization. This article investigates the political process that undergirded the military and global capital's sequestration of common land in Karachi and the concomitant contestation by a key civil society organization. Using Foucault's conception of sovereignty and government as an assemblage of authority and strategies of rationalization, this paper analyses the role of state and non-state actors and changing power configurations in a conflict that surrounded the enclosure of a common and its transformation into a securitized zone of consumption in Karachi's Civil Lines. The conflict highlights the nature of the politics of space and citizenship in Pakistan's primary metropolis. © 2011 The Author Antipode © 2011 Antipode Foundation Ltd. Source

Ekerhovd N.-A.,Institute of Business Administration
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | Year: 2010

How would the formation, stability, and success of an agreement on cooperative management between neighbouring coastal states for a climate-sensitive fishery resource be affected by changes in the distribution and accessibility of the resource within the exclusive economic zones (EEZs)? In scenario 1, the blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) is harvestable in the EEZs of Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and the European Union (EU), as well as in the international waters of the Northeast Atlantic and the Norwegian Sea. The Barents Sea is a fringe area for the species, and there are no fisheries for blue whiting there. Hence, Russia is not regarded as a coastal state with respect to the blue whiting fishery. This severely weakens the stability of the coastal state agreement. In scenario 2, the area of distribution of the harvestable stock expands into the Russian EEZ, giving it status as a coastal state with respect to the resource and, thus, a partner in the management agreement. This secures the coastal state coalition the maximum attainable cooperative value and increases the likelihood of a stable coastal state agreement. Source

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