Friday, November 04, 2011

CFP: International Conference on Management in the New World Order, IIM Ranchi (August 13-15, 2012)

4 Nov 2011 CE
 
very interesting conference announcement at IIM Ranchi.

indian experiences in management may be quite unique -- sort of like 'american exceptionalism'. here is a place to explore these.

[the website/URL does not seem to be working, though]

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Dear Madam / Sir,


We are pleased to announce an International Conference on Management in the New World Order to be held at Ranchi, India during August 13 -15, 2012.

www.iimranchi.ac.in/icmnwo

 

 What is the emerging new world order? Power shift to the east where the growing markets of China and India are likely to propel these countries towards economic powerhouses.  Hence the business practices of the orient are likely to assume greater importance in future. There is an increasingly felt need for new management paradigms for business which do not necessarily originate either from North America or Western Europe given the corporate scandals of the recent past.

 The ‘India Way’[1] published recently brings the Indian business models into acute focus wherein it identifies some aspects of doing business in India which aredistinctly different from the way business is conducted in the USA.  While this work could be an important pointer towards India and the Indian way of doing business, there is a lot about Indian way of doing business that could be harnessed by an all-inclusive conference onthis theme. Hence a conference dwelling on the concepts and practises from India along several dimensions including - philosophical, mythological, sociological,organizational, entrepreneurial and strategic aspects of business is being organized. 

 This conference aims at exploring areas such as, wisdom from Indian literature, Indian philosophical orientation, lessons from Indian business communities, impact of business clusters in India, etc. which have been drawn into various tracks. Papers are invited from academicians, practitioners and research scholars who have explored aspects of Indian ethos, culture, business and management.

 
 Track I: Wisdom from Indian Literature

 Papers in this track should focus on distilling and interpreting the wisdom from Indian epics and treatises for use in modern management. It would be preferable if structured qualitative analyses are adopted for papers in this track. Some examples of Indian epics and treatises follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider other similar treatises:

 ·               Vedas/ Upanishads / Bhagwad Gita

·               Epics– Mahabharata / Ramayana

·               Treatises--- Arthashastra, Bijaganita, Charaka Samhita, Natya Shastra, Siddhanta Siromani, Sushruta Samhita, Thirukural etc.

 

Track II: Indian Philosophical Orientation

 Papers in this track should focus on distilling and interpreting the wisdom from Indian schools of thought for use in modern management. It would be preferable if structured qualitative analyses are adopted for papers in this track. Some examples of Indian schools of thought follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider other schools:

·               Treatises from Astika schools of thought -Advaita / Samkhya / Vaisesika etc. (e.g.Bhajagovindam)

·               Treatises from Nastika schools --- Charvaka /Jainism / Buddhism

 

Track III: Lessons from Indian Business Communities

Papers in this track should focus on drawing lessons from Indian business communities for use in modern management. Some examples of Indian business communities follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider othercommunities: 

·               Marwaris

·               Parsees

·               Nadars

·               Chettiars

 

Track IV: Impact of Business Clusters in India

 Some examples of Indian business clusters follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider other clusters: 

 ·               AutoCluster

·               TextileCluster

·               LeatherCluster

·               DieselEngine Cluster

 

 Track V: Practises of Indian Businesses

 Some examples of practises follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider other practises: 

 ·               Human Resource practises and Ethical issues

·               Accounting practises and the Partha System

·               Family business practises --- keeping the family& business separate; successionplanning; outsider

                                                               intervention etc.

·               Business grouping practises --- appropriateness of holding structure, cross subsidization of

                                                                   efficiencies, Angeling new ventures by groups etc.

 

Track VI: Growing Indian Multinationals

Papers in this track should focus on drawing lessons from the emergence and growth of Indian multinationals for use in modern management. Some examples of Indian sectors follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider other sectors: 

 

·               Experiences from Indian IT sector

·               Experiences from Indian Pharmaceutical sector

·               Competitiveness of Indian Exports

 

Track VII: Leadership lessons from India

Papers in this track should focus on drawing lessons from Indian businesses as a whole from a leadership perspective for use in modern management. It would be preferable if structured qualitative analyses / case studies / empirical approaches are adopted for papers in this track. Some examples of leadership perspectives follow, however these are not exclusive and authors could consider other perspectives:

 

·               India Way – finding a socio-capitalistic model

·               Venturing with limited resources

·               Jugaad and not structured innovation

·               Thriving diversity of operating models

 

[1] Cappelli,P., Singh, H., Singh, J., Useem, M., 2010, The India Way: Lessons from theU.S.; Academy of Management Perspectives, May 6 – 24

Key Dates:

 
January 9, 2012        – Abstract submission deadline
March 19, 2012         – Notification of acceptance
June 18, 2012            – Deadline to submit full papers

 
Please do visit the conference website www.iimranchi.ac.in/icmnwo to download the conference brochure and the JIBR special issue call for papers associated with this conference. 

 

Convenor,

International Conference on Management in the NewWorld Order

Indian Institute of Management – Ranchi

 

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G R Chandrashekhar

Associate Professor

Strategic Management

Indian Institute of Management - Ranchi

 

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