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Article Published in Accounting History Journal “Islamic Banking in Pakistan: A history of Emergent Accountability and Regulation”

Article Published in Accounting History Journal “Islamic Banking in Pakistan: A history of Emergent Accountability and Regulation” This study presents a history of the Islamic banking sector, its accountability and regulation in Pakistan, set in its contexts of the rise … Continue reading Article Published in Accounting History Journal “Islamic Banking in Pakistan: A history of Emergent Accountability and Regulation”

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“Culture and business networks”. Article on International Business Negotiations with Arab Managers published in International Business Review

“Culture and business networks”. Article on International Business Negotiations with Arab Managers published in International Business Review The Arab world is an important economic region due to its natural resources, geographic location and political influence. However, limited attention has been … Continue reading “Culture and business networks”. Article on International Business Negotiations with Arab Managers published in International Business Review

Geely’s Acquisition of Volvo: The “Made in” versus “Made by” Argument

Geely’s acquisition of Volvo is another example of the growing trend of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and cross-ownership in the automobile industry. Not many would have predicted that the Ford owned Volvo would one day be owned by a Chinese car manufacturer. Similarly, not many would have predicted the acquisition of Jaguar and Land Rover by India’s Tata Motors a few years ago. The investment across brands and ownership of brand portfolio by the large automobile manufacturers can make it difficult for consumers to identify “who owns what”. For example Volkswagen recently acquired a 49.9% stake in Porsche AG … Continue reading Geely’s Acquisition of Volvo: The “Made in” versus “Made by” Argument

Averting a Greek Tragedy

With debts in excess of 300 billion Euros, Greece is at the mercy of “outsiders” for financial aid. It is no longer a question of “if” Greece will need foreign help but more a question of “who” will help out. While Greece has raised some funds through the issuance of government bonds, it cannot handle this crisis alone. The million dollar (or 300 billion Euros) question is whether the European Union (EU) will come to Greece’s aid? To answer this one needs to look at some facts: –          The EU is an economic union with high levels of integration. Therefore … Continue reading Averting a Greek Tragedy