From: Yugayatri <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 3:39 AM
Subject: Seminar :::Towards a New Paradigm of Business Management :: on 12th December 2009, Saturday :: @ Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce
Presents a Seminar
Towards a New Paradigm of Business Management
Alternative Perspectives from
Ancient Indian Wisdom
12th December 2009, Saturday,9.30am to 4.00pm
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Bannerghatta Road Bangalore 560 076
Globally, corporate entities are in a melting pot. On one hand they face serious challenges of growth and sustainability. On the other hand, several intra-firm challenges remain despite evolution in management theories and practice. Creating "high performing organizations" that can be proud of nurturing highly inspired and self-driven individuals who can manage sustainable institutions that can harmoniously exist with the natural eco-system and at the same time enjoy quality of work life as well as personal life still remain a distant dream.
Today, India has caught the attention of global business for its market, services, people, and products. It is an appropriate time to ask "Can India leverage this global attention to help the corporate world with a new paradigm of corporate governance and management?" Indian Tradition has considered "Dharma" as the pivot of all human endeavor. Enterprises and organizations were successfully run on the basis of Dharma in India. Kingdoms of Janaka, Rama, Yamahas, Yudhishtira down to Hakka and Bukka and Krishna Deva Raya, ran such large public enterprises.
The philosophical part of Dharma has been discussed in various scriptures and the operative part has been enunciated in various Smrithis, the two epics and texts such as Bhagavadgita. Collectively, the scriptures have covered various aspects of enterprise management including the management of people and relationships. One of the distinguishing aspects of our tradition has been that the earth, environment and the entire cosmos have been treated as an intrinsic and integral part of all systems, including business enterprises. As a result, environmental and sustainability issues became an integral part of the approach.
The seminar provides a forum for discussion on these issues. It specifically seeks to focus on the following aspects of interest to today's corporate leaders and business managers:
· What are the fundamental problems that business entities face today?
· Is there an overarching framework that we can develop from the ancient Indian wisdom that would help us construct alternative perspectives to address these problems?
· Are there some specific ideas from our scriptures that may be of interest to today's business?
· Are there any attempts by some of our industry leaders to borrow ideas from ancient Indian wisdom? What has been the experience and what do we have to learn from these?
Invited Dignitaries (Partial List)
Mr. H R Nagendra,
Dean Svyasa former space scientist at NASA, established the internationally famous Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation (or V K YOGAS)
Prof B Mahadevan,
Dean, IIM Bangalore ,has more than 15 years of experience in teaching, Specialized in sourcing, supply and Manufacturing management.
Dr. Shatavadhani R Ganesh,
Scholar, has a deep and intimate knowledge of various forms of Indian classical music, He has also served as the Director of Sanskrit Department in the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavana, Bangalore. He has worked with the Jain International Residential School in Bangalore.
Dr. T V Subramanian,
Chairman, Education committee CII Institute of Logistics Faculty, IFMR, Chennai; Chairman Board of Studies; Visiting Professor; management consultant from Chennai
Mr. Anant Koppar,
CEO, K2 Technologies, He has Successfully worn many hats and is a recognized achiever in Academia (PMI Bangalore Chapter), Technocrat (recognized Indian IT leader), Businessman.
Mr. K R Girish,
President,BCIC/Partner BSR & Co.
Head of Computer Science and Automation Dept IISc,The focus of his current research is to apply Game Theory and Mechanism Design to Internet and Network Economics
Prof S K Sinha,
Associate Professor, Centre for electronics design and technology, IISc
Mr. T R Parasuraman,
Sr. Vice President, HR /IS Toyota Kirloskar Auto parts Pvt Ltd. Chairman, Industry & Manufacturing expert committee BCIC
Dr. S Shamasundar,
Yugayatri/Managing Director ProSIM R&D Pvt Ltd
Prof C Manohar Reddy,
Professor OB & HR Management , IIM Bangalore
Yugayatri is a non-profit trust working for promotion and adaptation of Indian culture in contemporary life and practices. Yugayatri has conducted several workshops and training programs for benefit of working professionals, students, and academics. Yugayatri has conducted research on science technology heritage and published extensively. Yugayatri has executed projects from DRDO, IGNCA, ISRO, Karnataka Govt, Rajiv Gandhi Health University, Tirupathi University, Rashtriya Samskrita Prathishtan, and so on. Yugayatri is developing a theme park based on Ramayana on Bangalore-Mysore Road near Sriranga Patna.
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Industry -Rs.500/- Student-250/-
For More Details Contact :
G R Santhosh—9448891472
Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) is the apex Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the State of Karnataka representing large and medium industry. The Chamber's membership represents 95% of the capital investment and 90% of the labour employed in the State of Karnataka. BCIC, at present, has a membership of around 650 Leading companies like Infosys, Wipro, Cisco, Biocon, ITC, Toyota, ABB, BOSCH, Bharti Telecom, TVS, L & T , KPMG, PwC, Deloitte to name a few, are members of BCIC.BCIC plays an active and important role in promoting trade and investment in the State and has an excellent domestic and international network with MoUs with the leading Chambers of Commerce across the globe. BCIC organizes seminars / workshops and interactions with Government Officials on critical issues concerning trade and industry from time to time.
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