Mr. Irfan Siddique

Mr. Irfan Siddique

Assistant Professor

Faculty Of UCP Business School

Mr. Irfan Siddique did his MBA in Marketing from IBA, University of the Punjab and MS in Entrepreneurship & SME management from GCU, Lahore. He has been associated with UCP-Business School as Assistant Professor since February 2011. He started his career as Assistant Manager marketing in Pepsi cola and worked in WAPDA as Revenue Officer for more than six years. In addition to his industry experience, he has more than eight years of teaching, research and training experience with different business schools. He presented papers in international conferences and published his articles in well-reputed journals. His research interest is in Entrepreneurship and SME management.

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and new ventures
  • Idea generation and creativity
  • Business model development and innovation
  • Principles of Management.

Research

  • What makes the SMEs to grow! A study of entrepreneurs’ behavioral, cognitive and expertise impact. United States Association for Small Business and Enterpreneurship (USASBE) Conference at San Diego  8th to 12 th, January 2016. Irfan Siddique & Mariam Bhukari
  • SMEs business growth model and mediating role of market orientation, Pakistan Business Review, 17(4), 845-862.January, 2016. Irfan Siddique , Irfan Saleem and Gohar Abbass.
  • “Impact Assessment of ISO 9000 Series on the Organizational Performance: Empirical Evidence from SME Sector of Pakistan.” By Irfan Saleem and Irfan Siddique, African Journal of Business Management Vol. 5(26), pp. 10885-10892, 28 October, 2011.
  • “Different Customers of SMEs and Market Orientation: A Case of Leather Footwear Manufacturing Units of Pakistan”. Innovative Aspects for Leather Industry Irfan Siddique, Khalil Mohammad, Rasheed Khalid.
  • “Human Capacity Building in Poverty Alleviation – Women Empowerment in Pakistan”. International Symposium on Poverty Alleviation Strategies: Experiences and New Ideas, Istanbul, Turkey, on October 13-15, 2010.By Rasheed Khalid and Irfan Siddique
  •  Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship:Is Market Orientation a missing link?” Youth Conference on  THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PAKISTAN – STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION” In University of Centrral Punjab, Lahore. Dated 11-15 June 2010. By Irfan Siddique.

Main Attributes

  • Having more than eight years of university teaching and research experience with different business schools.
  • Six years of commercial and administrative experience in the Power industry of Pakistan and PEPSI Cola International.
  • More focused on Entrepreneurship & Business model Innovation with quantitative research techniques.
  • Capable and flexible to work under aggressive project time-lines and able to work on all technical aspect of the projects.

Academics

  • 2008-2010 MS
    Entrepreneurship and SME Management, GC University, Lahore. PK
  • 1996 – 1998 MBA
    (Marketing) IBA University of the Punjab, Lahore. PK

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor
    Cluster Head, Entrepreneurship and Innovation division.
    02/2011 – to date
    UCP- Business School, University of Central Punjab, Lahore.
    www.ucp.edu.pk
    Areas of Interest
    Entrepreneurship and SME management.
  • Assistant Professor
    Head, Department of Entrepreneurship
    08/2009 _ 02/2011
    Lahore Business School, University of Lahore.
    www.lbs.edu.pk
    Areas of Interest
    Management , Entrepreneurship and SME management.
  • Sr. Lecturer
    01/2006 –  09/2008
    BUITMS, Faculty of Management Sciences, Quetta.
    www.buitms.edu.pk
    Areas of interest
    Marketing and research 
  • Revenue Officer / Assistant Manager Customer Services
    WAPDA, Water and Power Development Authority, PK.
    09/2000  –  01/2006
    Quetta  And  Loralai,  Pakistan.
    www.qesco.com.pk
    Major Roles involved:

    • Instructed the Technical as well as Commercial Staff  from Grade 1-16  of WAPDA for more than a year at the Regional Training Center ,Quetta.
    • Prompt and accurate Billing as per the meter readings provided by the Engineers to the 20,000 consumers of Loralai Division and 55,000 consumers of Zarghoon Division Quetta.
    • Addition of New connections and Rectification of any Change regarding Name or Address on the Electricity Bill .
    • Applying the Correct Tariff to the Domestic ,Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Consumers
    • Recovery of Billing and Arears from private and Government Consumers.
  • Assistant Sales and Marketing coordinator
    10/1998 – 09/2000
    Pepsi Cola.
    Major Roles involved:

    • Developing and Monitring Pepsi area Distribution systems.
    • Planning and forecasting sales.
    • Developing direct sales in addition to distribution system where necessary.

Extra- curricular activities

  • Deputy Convener UCP Research Conference Secretariate, 2011- todate.
  • Patron IDEAS “Society for encouraging the practice of Entrepreneurship” 2011, UCP.
  • Chief Organizer Pictorial Essay Competition 6th January 2010, UOL, Lahore.
  • Chief Organizer LBS Open Forum 3rd November 2010, UOL, Lahore.
  • Patron IDEAS Society 2009-2010.
  • Organizer of Ideas 2009 “ENTREPRENEURSHIP Day”.UCP, Lahore.
  • Chairman sports committee 2005 at QESCO.
  • Chairman IBA Lahore sports Committee.1998
  • Winner of I.B.A Lahore Table Tennis Championship 1997.
  • Winner of The Punjab University inter departmental Table Tennis Championship.1998
  • Balochistan Divisional Color in Table Tennis.

Published Articles/ Conference papers

  • What makes the SMEs to grow! A study of entrepreneurs’ behavioral, cognitive and expertise impact. United States Association for Small Business and Enterpreneurship (USASBE) Conference at San Diego  8th to 12 th, January 2016. Irfan Siddique & Mariam Bhukari
  • SMEs business growth model and mediating role of market orientation, Pakistan Business Review, 17(4), 845-862.January, 2016. Irfan Siddique , Irfan Saleem and Gohar Abbass.
  • “Impact Assessment of ISO 9000 Series on the Organizational Performance: Empirical Evidence from SME Sector of Pakistan.” By Irfan Saleem and Irfan Siddique, African Journal of Business Management Vol. 5(26), pp. 10885-10892, 28 October, 2011.
  • “Different Customers of SMEs and Market Orientation: A Case of Leather Footwear Manufacturing Units of Pakistan”. Innovative Aspects for Leather Industry Irfan Siddique, Khalil Mohammad, Rasheed Khalid.
  • “Human Capacity Building in Poverty Alleviation – Women Empowerment in Pakistan”. International Symposium on Poverty Alleviation Strategies: Experiences and New Ideas, Istanbul, Turkey, on October 13-15, 2010.By Rasheed Khalid and Irfan Siddique
  •  Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship:Is Market Orientation a missing link?” Youth Conference on  THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN PAKISTAN – STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION” In University of Centrral Punjab, Lahore. Dated 11-15 June 2010. By Irfan Siddique.
  • A special behaviour published in Daily Mirror (News paper).
  • Technology Delimma published in The Balochistan Times (News paper).
  •  Double jeopardy published in The Balochistan Times (News paper).

Projects.

  • Pricipal Trainer and Organizer for Certificate in Entrepreneurship UCP batch#1(July-August 2016)
  • Member USASBE, California 2016
  • Mentor for Mosaic a project of Seed ventures by Princes of Wales.
  • Principal investigator for the feasibility analysis of “ CHAMP” mineral water.
  • Team member in making the business incubation centers for women.
  • Research supervisor for “ Skilled Labour Market Information/Placement System Based on Skill Mapping” (Provincial/District Wise). Project done for TEVTA Punjab.

Other courses/ Workshops

  • Aug 2016 Ten days Faculty Development Course at UCP.
  • Feb 2012 Innovating learning for faculty, by HEC Lahore.
  • Oct 2011 Cash flow management for SMEs by SMEDA Lahore.
  • Dec 2010 Workshop on Research networks by GCU,HEC and British Council.
  • Nov 2010 Pakistan Entrepreneurial Summit by NUTSHELL.
  • Nov 2008 Workshop on SPSS by UCP.
  • Nov 2006 Workshop on project management, NIBAF, Islamabad.
  • April 2006 AMDIP Research, Islamabad.
  • April 2006 Workshop on Research in Hamdard University Islamabad.
  • Sept – Oct 2004 Management and Commercial Procedure Course, WAPDA Staff College, Pk.
  • Feb 2003 One month Project Management course, Quetta.
  • May 2004 Global Marketing , MAP, Karachi.



Faculty Of UCP Business School, University of Central Punjab

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