3rd International Management Conference Concluded

FIIB organized the 3rd IMC at its campus on 19-20 December 2017 in collaboration with CEREN, Burgundy School of Business, France, Uniglobe College, Nepal, and Sa-Dhan, New Delhi. The theme of the conference was 4G- Inclusive Growth, Good Governance, Globalization and Green Future. This theme has been referred to as 'unique, yet extremely relevant to today's business and management space' by the dignitaries who attended the event.

The delegates had a balanced national and international mix. 45 researchers who presented at the conference had an international affiliation, including submissions from Indonesia, Thailand, France, Nepal, and Korea. The national submissions included papers from leading management and higher education institutions pan India.


About the theme

As humans, we do everything for our wellbeing and happiness, whether it's performing a certain task at our workplace or cooking food at home. To create such well-being, multiple processes are in place but the way these are carried out needs urgent attention. Most often, the less fortunate or the people at bottom of the pyramid do not get to be a part of any wellbeing measure, reflecting a need for 'Inclusive Growth'. Even when the planning is inclusive, there can be leakages in implementation and execution, thus demanding 'Good Governance'. Growth and governance are not matters of individual or national importance, they matter at the global level, particularly with the current pace of 'Globalization'. Lastly, the wellbeing that we create today at the individual, national and global level must be available to the future generations as well. Thus, we must ensure a 'Green Future' through sustainable development.

Key Highlights

  • Five technical sessions, a panel discussion, inaugural and valedictory session across the two days with 18 resource persons.
  • The inaugural session included four international speakers on the dais, one each from USA, France, South Korea, and Nepal.
  • Technical sessions were across the domains of Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, General Management, and Economic Growth & Good Governance.
  • An incredibly informative and interactive panel discussion on 'Innovation and Entrepreneurship,' with panel members from Portugal, France, Chandigarh and IIFT, Delhi.
  • 110 registrations received, including researchers from 9 countries- France, South Korea, USA, Portugal, Nepal, UK, Bangladesh, Indonesia & Mexico.
  • A total of 104 abstracts received, out of which 74 comprised of full papers, with 138 total contributors.
  • Submitted research papers were reviewed by the panel of experts & editors who selected 52 of them to be published in two books of Bloomsbury Publication- Management in the New Millennium, and Good Governance and Growth in the Global Economy.

Day 1

The first day of the conference commenced with the inaugural session. Dr. Anil, Director at FIIB delivered the welcome address, extending hospitality to the guests, speakers, and participants. This was followed by an address by Dr. Amiya K. Mohapatra, Conference Chair and Associate Professor at FIIB, explaining the relevance and importance of the theme in detail.

Dr. S.B. Bharti, Assistant Professor, SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea delivered a special address. He spoke about how the 4Gs are the foundation of leadership and technology. He also mentioned that leadership can succeed or fail, but its success is assured when the 4Gs are followed, and this is what India & Korea should do to take advantage of the 'Asian century'. Another special address was delivered by Dr. Arvind Ashta, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France. He talked about the nature, methods, and parameters of research. He shared that research requires dedication as well as passion, and these can be achieved by attending inspiring conferences or seminars. 'FIIB provides a platform for such events to learn and connect,' he added.


This was followed by the keynote address by Dr. Shyam S. Lodha, Professor, Southern Connecticut State University, USA. He had a crucial message that we as humans need to understand- as prosperity increases, so do waste and scarcity in terms of resources. We need to stop wasting resources and focus on products that require fewer resources and more human capital. Dr. Radhe S. Pradhan, Academic Director, Uniglobe College, Nepal, then delivered the Chief Guest's address. He discussed the importance such conferences for young researchers to help them meet dignitaries from different parts of the world, to provide immense exposure and grow. It was marked as a landmark event when the Chief Guest, honored the organizers with a token of thanks and certificates of appreciation. He shared that "there are bridges and there are walls. While bridges join and connect, walls divide. FIIB is a bridge and it has always enabled our students to grow and learn."

After the inaugural sessions, two technical sessions were conducted. Prof. Sudhir K. Jain, Adjunct Professor & Former Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi and Dr. Surender Mor, Professor, Department of Economics, BPS Women University, Haryana were the session chairs for the technical session on Economic Growth & Good Governance. Dr. Ankur Saxena, Professor, SAGE University, Indore and Mr. Ashok Ashta, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University, UK chaired the session on Marketing. In addition, a panel discussion on Innovation and Entrepreneurship was also conducted, with distinguished panel members-
Dr. Arvind Ashta, Panel Chair, Professor, Burgundy School of Business, France
Prof. Deepak Pandit, Panel Co-Chair & Moderator, Professor, FIIB, New Delhi
Dr. Aneesh Zutshi, UNIDEMI, FCT, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. O P Wali, Professor & Head-CITT, IIFT, New Delhi
Mr. Rajeev Ranjan Roy, Senior Journalist, Daily Post, Chandigarh, Punjab


Day 2

The second day of International Management Conference on 20 December 2017 had three technical sessions. Dr. Alok Pandey, Professor, LBSIM, New Delhi and Dr. Amit Kumar Singh, Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, were the session chairs for the technical round on Finance. The technical session on Human Resource Management was chaired by Dr. S.B. Bharti, Assistant Professor, SolBridge International School of Business, South Korea and Dr. Urvashi Sharma, Associate Professor, Dept. of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics. Dr. Radhe S. Pradhan, Academic Director, Uniglobe College, Nepal and Dr. Subhash Sharma, Director, Indus Business Academy, Bangalore were the session chairs for the technical round of General Management.

The valedictory session began with Dr. Sinha's address on session outcomes of the event. He shared that with the brilliant response received, the conference was fruitful with all its objectives met. Dr. Subhash Sharma, Director, Indus Business Academy, Bangalore was the valedictory speaker and he shared his views on the theme of this conference, giving it a broader perspective. He explained how the world economy has been functioning based on the interaction between the state/government and the market/corporate. However, there is a need to focus on the ecological, spiritual concerns & business ethics as well as social entrepreneurship/capillary action.


This was followed by the Guest of Honor address by Dr. Nar Bahadur Bista, Principal, Uniglobe College, Nepal. He shared how crucial it is to divert our attention from the quantitative statistics of GDP and growth rates to the more significant issues of preserving the environment and ensuring sustainable development. Dr. P Satish, Executive Director, Sa-Dhan, the Chief Guest for the event, also conveyed his perspective on the theme of the conference, its relevance, and the noteworthy participation.

The conference concluded with the best paper prize awarded to Ms. Sujata Kumar, a student of Uniglobe College, Nepal. This event received an exceptional response from research scholars, distinguished academicians and industry leaders from all over. The dignitaries from India and abroad who attended the conference as speakers, session chairs, and panelists had a profound impact on the participants and audience.


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