Research presentation

Afnan Zafar

Afnan Zafar

Research presentation

Afnan Zafar

Postdoktor

Research subject: Industriell ekonomi
Research domain: Industriell ekonomi

E-post: afnan.zafar@hig.se
Telefon: 026-64 85 00 (växel)

CURRENT RESEARCH

Afnan Zafar is currently a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in CLIP at the University of Gävle. Prior to pursuing his Post-Doc, he has completed his master’s in industrial management and a Ph.D. in Product Development and Innovations from the School of Technology and Innovations at the University of Vaasa, Finland. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Punjab majoring in production. With knowledge from both the science and business aspect of the pharmaceutical industry, Afnan is able to take a holistic approach in innovating throughout the lifecycle of any product development. He is able to understand the market needs and develop a product that the market wants with the Axiomatic design.

Before moving to Sweden, Afnan spent 6 years in research and industry-related activities in Finland, 5 years in the pharmaceutical industry, working in Lahore, Bangkok, and Dubai. Afnan understands the value chain of the pharmaceutical industry and has production experience from his time with Zeb Laboratories, product management experience as a product specialist in GlaxoSmithKline, and retail management experience at Al-Shafar Group of Companies (Aster Group).Areas of Research: Product development & design, Innovations, Knowledge creation, Axiomatic designs, SMEs.

Afnan worked for this EU project from 2017-2019.

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Doctoral thesis

Zafar, A. (2019). The Outsourcing Innovation Paradox : A Company’s Growth Option or a Risk to R&D Capabilities. Diss. , 2019University of Vaasa. (Acta Wasaensia 418) External link [More information]

Book chapters

Kwegyir-Afful, E., Lotchi, K. & Zafar, A. (2019). An axiomatic design approach towards optimizing collaboration amongst SMES. Pienikin iskussa : Näkemyksiä mikro- ja pk-yritysten työhyvinvoinnin kehittämiseen työn muotoilun keinoin. Lapin Amki. P. 71-85. External link [More information]
Lotchi, K., Ebo, K., Zafar, A., Sivula, A. & Kantola, J. (2019). Intermediary Organization and Collaboration Platform for SMEs. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership. AHFE 2019. : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 961. Springer. P. 115-123. 10.1007/978-3-030-20154-8_11 [More information]
Lotchi, K., Kwegyir-Afful, E. & Zafar, A. (2019). Pisku inter-firm e-collaboration platform for SMES. Pienikin iskussa : Näkemyksiä mikro- ja pk-yritysten työhyvinvoinnin kehittämiseen työn muotoilun keinoin. Lapin Amki. P. 87-95. External link [More information]
Zafar, A., Kwegyir-Afful, E. & Lotchi, K. (2019). The complexity and fragmentation of work : Towards a collaborative platform. Pienikin iskussa : Näkemyksiä mikro- ja pk-yritysten työhyvinvoinnin kehittämiseen työn muotoilun keinoin. Lapin Amki. P. 25-29. External link [More information]
Zafar, A. & Kantola, J. (2019). The Effect of Macro Environmental and Firm-Level Factors on Open Innovations in Product Development and Their Impact on Firms’ Performance. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Leadership. AHFE 2019 : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 961. Springer. P. 61-71. 10.1007/978-3-030-20154-8_6 [More information]
Zafar, A. & Kantola, J. (2018). Relationship between firm's performance and factors involved in the selection of innovation providers. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management and Society. AHFE 2018 : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 783. Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-94709-9_20 [More information]
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