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Full Paper Submission November 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance December 10, 2016
Last Date for Registration January 10, 2017
Conference Dates February 10 – 11, 2017


Publication in Edited Volume: Abridged version of all selected papers for the conference shall be published in the edited volume with Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd., an international publisher (with ISBN number).

Publication in Journal: Papers will be eligible for publication in refereed journals associated with the conference on their acceptance.

Associated Journals:

International Journal of Emerging Markets (EMERALD)
South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (EMERALD)
International Journal of Management Development (INDERSCIENCE)
South Asian Journal of Management (AMDISA)
Asia Pacific Journal of Management (SPRINGER)
Management Dynamics (Jaipuria, Lucknow)
Jaipuria International Journal of Management Research (Jaipuria, Noida)
ADR Publications Management Journals

Best Paper Award: A panel of jury, consisting of renowned academicians and corporate experts will decide on the best paper award in each track. One Overall Best Paper Award will also be given. Each award will consist of a certificate and cash prize.

Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Chief Guest

Dr. Rajiv Kumar, senior fellow at Centre for Policy Research (CPR), is an economist and the author of several books on the Indian economy and India’s national security. Dr Kumar is also chancellor of the Gokhale Institute of Economics and Politics in Pune and the founding director of Pahle India Foundation, a non-profit research organisation that specialises in policy-oriented research and analysis.

Before coming to CPR, he was Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He has also served asDirector & Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and chief economist of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), as well as in positions with the Asian Development Bank, the Indian Ministry of Industries, and the Ministry of Finance.

He presently sits on the boards of several international and national institutions, including the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and Asia in Jakarta, the State Bank of India, and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He was a member of the Government of India’s National Security Advisory Board between 2006 and 2008.

Dr Kumar holds a DPhil in economics from Oxford and a PhD from Lucknow University.

Prof. Rajan Saxena

Guest of Honour

Prof. Rajan Saxena is an Indian management expert, academic, writer and the Vice-Chancellor of the NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), a deemed university in Mumbai. He is former Director of Indian Institute of Management, Indore, S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research and ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon. He is also a recipient of the BERG Education Award for 2014.

Dr. Saxena did his college studies at Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University and secured his PhD from the Delhi School of Economics and started his career as a member of faculty at XLRI, Jamshedpur. Later, he served as the director of S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research and ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon. When the Indian Institute of Management, Indore was established in 1996, Dr. Saxena was appointed as its founder director. Later, he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor of NarseeMonjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai and then again appointed for a second term in 2014.

Prof. Saxena has been credited with the establishment of NMIMS business schools in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. He is also a former faculty member of University of Calgary,has taught at University of Stirling as a British Council visitor and at Pace University as a visiting professor. He is a former chairman of the National Academy for Training and Development (NATAD) and has been the government nominee ofMahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). He has served as the senior vice president of the Education Promotion Society of India, Board of Directors of the Lodha Developers Limited, Mumbai and Anuvi Chemicals Limited and the president of the Indian Society for Training & Development. He has also worked as a management consultant to several Indian firms including Reliance Energy. Larsen and Toubro, Parle Exports, Jindal Steel among others.

Besides publishing 60 articles in national and international journals, he has authored Marketing Management, which is a prescribed text on the subject in many Indian universities. He has also delivered keynote addresses and presentations, including at the t EFMD‐CEIBS Conference in Shanghai, in 2010.

Prof. Saxena is an elected Fellow and life member of the Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTDand a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI).He is a recipient of many honours such as Dr. Suresh Ghai Memorial Award (2013), DNA Hall of Fame Award and ET NowVisionary Leadership Award (2013) and he received the BERG Education Award in 2014.

Mr. Abheek Barua

Key Note Speaker

Mr. Abheek Barua is Chief Economist at HDFC Bank Ltd since 2007. Prior to joining the current posting, he was employed as a Strategist by ABN AMRO Asia Equities. He has about two decades of solid academic professional background having worked with SSKI Securities, Merrill Lynch Asian Economics Team and CRISIL. He holds Masters’ Degrees in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and University of Maryland at College Park.