The School of Business and Economics at the University of Management and Technology (UMT) is ranked in the top few business schools of Pakistan. The corporate world at home and abroad testifies the quality of its programs by readily absorbing the SBE graduates in various commercial activities of their organizations. Established in 1990 as a project of ILM Trust, the University of Management and Technology, then known as the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), has evolved into a premier institution of higher learning in the country. This success rests on the high teaching and research standards maintained by the University over the years. Recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) as a “W4” category (highest rank) university, UMT is also the first in the Punjab amongst medium sized universities in the general category.
Research topic: Inside Regulated Organisations: How Banks Respond To Regulatory Change
Supervisors: Prof Julia Black and Prof Bridget Hutter
Description: This project explores how regulated organisations experience regulation in a period of considerable regulatory change. It examines organisational responses to change through the lens of neo-institutionalist organisational theory and sociological work on risk and organisations. The thesis considers the material practices of regulatory work and the construction of regulatory identities for the purpose of rebuilding or maintaining legitimacy in the eye of the regulator. It uses a case study of UK banks and prudential regulatory reform in the context of the post-financial crisis environment.
Research interests: Sociology of risk and regulation, Social Studies of Finance, Economic Sociology, Organisational Theory
Contact : @ @SianLewin