About Case Research Unit

The primary goal of any leading research university is to produce high quality and meaningful scholarship. The Case Research Unit is the hub of pedagogical research at the Suleman Dawood School of Business. The Centre has produced more than 800 Pakistani specific cases and notes that are drawn from real life issues in organizations experienced first-hand by our faculty through research or consultation. This rich material is available for use by other institutions for training and learning purposes. Please visit https://crc.lums.edu.pk/crcsearch/register to become a member.

Asian Journal of Management Cases is published biannually by the Case Research Unit and Sage Publications, India. This journal aims at providing high-quality teaching material to academics and consultants through focus on case-based research on management practices in the socio-economic context of developing Asian countries. AJMC publishes teaching cases and research cases drawn from real life issues in organisations in all administration disciplines.  The journal draws its Editorial Advisory Board and ad hoc reviewers from a distinguished panel of academics of international acclaim. AJMC has been abstracted/indexed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), DeepDyve, Dutch-KB, EBSCO, J-Gate, OCLC, Ohio, Portico, Pro-Quest-RSP, ProQuest-Illustrata, Scopus, and UGC. It has been recognised and approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. Please visit https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ajc for more information on AJMC and how to subscribe.

The annual Asian Management Research and Case Conference is organised by the Case Research Unit and the Research Unit at the SDSB. This international conference is a collaboration between SDSB-LUMS, IIM Bangalore, UAE University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, University of Dhaka and University of Wollongong Dubai. It aims to bring together scholars and industry practitioners from Pakistan and the region to discuss the unique business models and practices prevalent in Asia. These regional conferences have gradually taken root and the School's collaborations have gained a strong foothold as a network that annually hosts an intellectual gathering of scholars. 

In order to facilitate knowledge sharing and dialogue between the academia and the industry, thereby bringing LUMS one-step closer to its goal of creating synergy between theory and practice, the CRU launched SDSB Impact – the research newsletter of the School. SDSB faculty engages in cutting-edge research in all major fields of business studies. SDSB Impact summarises the findings of the faculty’s research for the benefit of the larger public—especially managers, executives, entrepreneurs, and policy-makers. These findings emerge from pioneering research conducted by the SDSB faculty and published in the world’s best journals and case hubs. The newsletter attempts to distill the most important or practically relevant lessons from these findings and share them with its readers.

For more information on the activities of the Case Research Unit, please email cru@lums.edu.pk