Volume 2 | Issue 2 | 2018
Does Clustering of Same-Brand Outlets Generate
More Sales?

The 2018 Franchise Business Outlook published by the International Franchise Association shows that the franchise industry is set to grow for the eighth year in a row. As franchise systems expand, the clustering of same-brand outlets... + more

The Third Gender Category in Pakistan
Is there a choice?
Can Islamic Risk-Sharing Stabilise Economic Growth?

Legal recognition of gender non-conforming individuals remains an important unresolved policy issue because there is no singular approach to accommodate the unique identity of such individuals legally. In the last decade, some countries (like Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) have opted to create a third legal gender category to recognise the unique identity of gender non-conforming and/or intersex individuals. + more

A slowdown in the economic system can create havoc to an indebted economy. Countries affected by economic recession are more likely to experience debt servicing difficulties. Syed Aun Raza Rizvi’s and Shaista Arshad’s article in The World Economy explores the use of a GDP-linked sovereign paper as an instrument in providing economic stability to developing economies. + more

Mediterranean Textile Company: Negotiating For The Release Of Hostages The First Meat Sector IPO: Al Shaheer Corporation

Mediterranean Textile Company: Negotiating for the Release of Hostages is a unique case study that touches upon multiple dimensions of the operations of a multinational corporation in foreign countries. + more

This case examines the June 2015 decision of Muhammad Asad, a fund manager at Al Meezan Investment Management Limited, to participate in the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Al Shaheer Corporation, a leading meat sector company of Pakistan. + more

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