Pakistan Business Review (PBR) is the premier journal of Institute of Business Management (IoBM) which has been in continuous publication since April 1999. It is Pakistan’s first refereed academic research quarterly focused on areas related to business and industry. PBR is an HEC approved Y category journal. It is abstracted and indexed by the American Economic Association’s EconLit, the Journal of Economic Literature, USA, and EBSCO, New York. It is supervised by an international advisory board of academics from national and international organizations such as the London School of Economics, the University of Sussex, the University of San Diego and Indiana University, USA, Bochun University, Germany, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the International Association for Clean Technology, Austria. International advisory board members are also drawn from China, Spain, Columbia, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Lithuania, and Nepal. The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, the Applied Economic Research Centre, the University of Karachi and the Aga Khan University faculty are also represented on the board.

Scope & Mission

PBR encourages research in areas related to business and industry through quality articles. It is a double blind peer-reviewed journal edited by IoBM, Karachi, Pakistan. The journal is an academic resource for research articles and research based case studies in areas such as strategy, marketing, management, human resource management, finance, accounting, business ethics, entrepreneurship, economics, business psychology, social marketing, business analytics and other related functional areas. It provides a platform to academics and researchers for sharing their original and unpublished work globally.


Mr. Talib Syed Karim

Mrs. Sabina Mohsin

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Kashif

Dr. Arsalan Haneef Malik

Mr. Shuaib Ahmed

Dr. Abdur Rahman Aleemi (Finance)
Dr. Muhammad Adnan Bashir (Marketing)
Dr. Muhammad Azeem Qureshi (HR/ Management)
Dr. Nayeem Ul Hassan Ansari (Finance)

Mr. Muhammad Naveed Khan (Editorial Assistant)


International Members

Distinguished Professor Dato Dr. Raja Rasiah, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr. Aijaz A. Shaikh, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Dr. Aznida Abu Bakar Sajak, , Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Badr Alsolami, Umm Al-Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Chin Hong Puah, University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Dr. Eiad Yafi, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Faizan Ali, University of South Florida, USA
Dr. Hanudin Amin, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia
Dr. Imran Khan, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Imran Qureshi, University Teknology Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Mohamad Ismail bin Sulaiman, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dr. Muhammad Tahir Suleman, University of Otago, New Zealand
Dr. Sobia Irum, University of Bahrain, Bahrain

National Members

Dr. Amir Manzoor, Bahria University Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Imran Hameed, Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan
Dr. Isma Zaigham, Bahria University Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Faisal Qadeer, University of Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Niaz Ahmed Bhutto, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan
Dr. Sadia Khurram, Benazir School of Business Karachi, Pakistan
Dr. Sana Malik, University of Management and Technology Lahore, Pakistan
Dr. Tariq Jalees, KIET Karachi, Pakistan


  • HEC recognized journal in “Y” category
  • BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine)
  • Central and East European Index (CEE Index)
  • EconLit
  • Eurasian Scientific Journal Index
  • EuroPub
  • Google Scholar
  • Miar
  • Scientific Indexing Services (SIS)
  • ZDB
  • ProQuest (Under Evaluation)


All research articles published in PBR go through an initial editor screening followed by a rigorous double-blind peer review by three referees. Articles of PBR are available online through the Journal Management System. The process of submission, editing, refereeing, review and correspondence with authors is also online through the Journal Management System.


Editor PBR

Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Korangi Creek,

Karachi-75190, Pakistan

UAN: (+92-21)

FAX: (+92-21)