MoU between IBA and ICMA Pakistan
Center for Business and Research Center at IBA has signed a MOU with The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan to to collaborate for research, development, innovative and publication activities including (i) collaboration in the areas of mutual interest; (ii) exchange of information, scholastic material, development material, sharing and advancing innovations and ideas and undertake publications; and (iii) other such related works and for this purpose share intellectual and physical resources, hold meetings and initiate projects. The MOU was signed by Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Dean and Director, IBA and Mr. Muhammad Iqbal Ghori, Vice President ICMA Pakistan.
The ceremony was attended by IBA faculty members and ICMA Research & Publications team. Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Ishrat stressed on the importance of industry-academia linkage whereby the research faculty at IBA can carry out rigorous analytics to industrial data collected by the ICMA. He said that the dearth of reliable industry data has resulted in policies that have led to various industries shrinking instead of growing. The joint research undertaken under this collaboration will produce robust policy recommendations for the industrial sector in Pakistan and contribute to economic growth.