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Situating New Management Philosophy
Nature – Mind – Technology

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Few Participants of 6th International Conference

  • Google India
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • TCS
  • Ministry of Urban Development, Government Of Karnataka
  • Janagraaha
  • Center for Science and Environment (CSE)
  • United Nations University
  • Knowledge Era Enterprising– Germany
  • IIM – Lucknow
  • IIM – Bangalore
  • IIT – Bombay
  • IISc- Bangalore
  • Greenpeace
  • Madras Institute of Development Studies
  • ZED Habitats
  • National Institute of Advance Studies
  • Banasthali Vidyapith


Few of the Speakers for International Conference

Few of the Speakers for International Conference

Dr. Ronald Berenbeim, Senior Fellow at The Conference Board Inc. and Adjunct Faculty, NYU Stern



Dr. Charles M. Savage, President and Mentor, Knowledge Era Enterprising International



John Clammer – Visiting Professor at the United Nations University, Tokyo



Shehzaad Shams – Multilingual Digital Project Manager

Shehzaad Shams


Ravikiran Annaswamy – CEO and Co-founder at Teritree Technologies

Ravikiran Annaswamy


Mr. Shivendra Singh Chauhan – India Against Corruption



Mr. Shibayan Raha – Seasoned Community Organizer

Shibayan Raha


Dr. K.B. Akhilesh – Professor of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

K.B. Akhilesh


Mr.Ranjan Malik innovation consultant and facilitator at Erehwon Innovation Consulting



Mr. Vikas Malpani – Founder, CommonFloor

Vikas Malpani


Ms. Anita Ahuja, co-founder Conserve India

Anita Ahuja


Mr. R. Sampath, CEO, Bewo Technologies



Ms. Gita Kavarana – Executive Director – Research & Development CSE

Gita Kavarana


Mr. Pavan Soni, Innovation Evangelist



Dr. A. Ravindra – Adviser (Urban Affairs) to Chief Minister of Karnataka

Dr. A Ravindra


Dr. Aravind Chinchure – AVP-Innovations, Reliance Innovation Leadership Centre

Aravind Chinchure


Dr. Yellappa Reddy – Well known Environmentalist

Yellapa Reddy


Dr. Chandrashekar Hariharan- Director, BCIL Bangalore

Chandrashekar Hariharan


Dr. Narayanan, Vice President at TCS


Mr. Hilma Quraishi, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Technology Officer of ZMQ Mobile




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Registration Fees Registration on or before

Jan. 31, 2013

(Early Bird)

Registration after

Jan. 31, 2013


For Faculty Members Rs. 2750 Rs. 3500
For Full time Doctrol Students/ Research Scholars/Students Rs. 750 Rs. 1000
For Industry Delegates Rs. 3000 Rs. 4000


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Important Dates

Important Dates

Last date for submission of Abstract January 4, 2013
Last date for submission of Full papers January 31, 2013
Last date for Registration for the Conference (Early Bird) January 31, 2013
Last date for Registration for the Conference (Late) February 20, 2013

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Conference Paper Submission and Review

  • Contributions should be original research work not published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • An abstract of around 200 words should be uploaded on the conference website on or before January 4, 2013. If you face any difficulty, contact us at
  • The authors of the short listed papers will be communicated by January 8, 2013
  • The authors have to upload the full paper on the conference website on or before January 31, 2013.

Submission Guidelines

  • The abstract should clearly indicate the contribution made by the paper to the existing body of knowledge.
  • All manuscripts should be in English, typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 in double space, only on one side of the paper with a wide margin on both the sides. All tables must be consecutively numbered using Arabic numerals with appropriate titles. Footnotes should be listed consecutively in the text with super script Arabic numerals. Bibliographic references should be on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Only word (.doc or .docx) and pdf files can be uploaded.
  • Fill all the details and indicate the category and the group for which the paper is being submitted. In case of a doubt regarding the group and subject area of the paper, contact us at
  • Manuscripts should not exceed 4000 words
  • The cover page should contain the title of the paper, abstract of not more than 200 words, full authorship, author’s professional titles and e-mail addresses.

Review and Acceptance: All contributions submitted for the conference are subject to double blind review. They will be reviewed for their originality, clarity and relevance to the theme. The authors also have to ensure it is their original work. Contributions will be tested for plagiarism.

About International Conference

Situating New Management Philosophy




As communism died and capitalism is falling apart, as human relations and corporate connections have leaped over national boundaries, as environmental concerns and economic challenges worry the global population, it is for the science, art and wisdom of management to take centre stage to find intelligent solutions for humanity in 21st century. The timely theme chosen for the purpose is Nature, Mind and Technology.


As technology is used to manage and govern human affairs as never before, serious questions are raised of its impact on both Nature and Human Beings. The most significant question is: How to manage the relationship between these so that both man and his place in nature are not only sustained but enhanced and developed to a higher degree resulting in a better quality of life marked by general well-being and happiness for all?


Further, traditional industrial information mass media centric economy reflects elitist form of social and economic discourse. Intellectual property battles in pharmaceutical industry (TRIPS), copyright regimes (SOPA, shrinking public domain, battles against ‘pirates’), and knowledge cartels stand testimony to this. At any point of view, the societal discourses get rooted in three forms. Challenges to public sphere through generative internet based business models and the Arab Spring present limits on the extent of societal tolerance for top down approaches. Sharing based production models (Wikipedia), open innovation models (PnG, IBM), user driven innovations (Google Maps, Lego Toy) and other online business models (Intuit, Amazon, E-bay) present a new wave in business thinking at the intersections of nature, mind and technology.


A further fundamental change on the horizon is the rise of India’s soft power. India’s unique contribution to Global society in general and US in particular, from Swami Vivekananda (Spiritual tradition) to Mahatma Gandhi (Social action) the Emergence of Knowledge Professionals in the current era, is witnessing a revived and heightened interest. As a model of soft power, essentially rooted in the Mind, trickling up to the upper echelons of the society, Indian Management thoughts are now attracting serious attention even among the Western thinkers.


Though the transition is full of glorious uncertainties, it is our duty in attempting to map the future directions of the interfaces of the global society; economy and polity. This calls for the need for a new ‘Earth Shastra’.  The current edition of the conference therefore creates a common platform for scholars, students, corporate practitioners and activists to discuss and disseminate the thought currents and thought leadership that will shape the coming years.



The significance of the conference theme and image are rooted in the following

  • Nature – Image of the Earth, the outer circle – Management by Sustainability Principle
  • Technology – Higgs Boson, the inner circle, one of man’s highest scientific achievements – discovery of the very origin of the universe – Technology as management tool
  • Mind – Nataraja, the dancing Shiva, the innermost circle – symbol of ever creative, ever inventive, ever renewing intelligence – Mind controlled responsible management


International Conference Themes

International Conference Themes


Nature, in the current context, encompasses not merely natural environment related issues but goes beyond to the terrain of the very culture that we live in flourish/ perish.

  • Anti corruption ,environmental  and anti corporate activism
  • Land Acquisitions- Corporation-Society Conflicts and Interfaces
  • Naxalism and the Development Paradigm
  • Terrorism and Social Turbulence
  • Dignity Struggle and Social Reengineering
  • Urbanization, Identity Struggle and Slum/Squatter management
  • Underground Economy, Crime and Societal Impact
  • Contestations in  the Cyber Domain: Arab Spring; Twitter, Facebook phenomenon
  • Extra-constitutional social bodies and individual and societal choices
  • Climate change, Pollution, Environmental Valuations and Conservation
  • Democracy, Human Rights, Human Values and Culture
  • Poverty Alleviation, Employment and Social Security
  • Food security, genetic engineering, biotechnology
  • Sustainable Development and agriculture, intensive farming, land degradation


Given the dynamics that are unfolding in the society, the track looks at management response to these scenarios. Further the functional implications are sought to be discussed.

  • Theoretical advancements-  Classical,  Marxian, Neo-classical, and  New Age
  • Relevance of traditional business models
  • Spirituality, Governance and Management
  • Forward Engineering, Capillary Action, Rotating the Pyramid
  • Corporate Rishi Model of Management
  • Organizational Theories, Changing People Behavior, Cross Cultural Dimensions and Decision Making
  • Character Competence, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sectoral Studies and Implications- IT, Financial Sector, Biotechnology, Entertainment, Publishing, Retail, Aviation, Transport , Manufacturing, Services, Small and Medium Enterprises etc.
  • Functional Implications and New Business Models in areas like Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations etc.


Social turbulences aided by changing corporate-nation dynamics has led to the need of redefining the existing notions of the balance of power between the state and society. The objective of the track is to identify the indicators that signal the overturning of the existing notions and the future of the state.

  • Digital Pluralism, Social Justice, Inclusive Growth
  • Redefining National Power, Societal Power and Corporate Power
  • Military Industrial Complex, NGO-Industry Complex and Economic Globalization
  • Geopolitics and International Finance- Role of IMF and World Bank and Foreign Direct Investment
  • Corporate Power and International Trade Regime- TRIPS, GATS and WTO
  • Nation State, Private Actors, Information Flows ,Control and Regulation
  • Energy Security and International Geopolitics
  • Sweatshops, Labour Standards , Occupational Safety and Changing Socio-Political Equations
  • Corporations, Profitability, Public Health And Communities
  • Transformation of the Public Sphere and Social Structures
  • Public Services Delivery, Citizen empowerment, Transparency and Accountability
  • Art, Literature and Sports as Soft Power
  • Cognitive Cultural Economy


As couple of leading scholars put it, every business is a knowledge business. Given the increasing role of knowledge, information, creativity, culture etc in business, the track seeks to explore these dimensions. Further it also explores the challenges and sustainability of these models.

  • Information Power,  Economics, Business Obsolescence and Transformation
  • Networked Business Models, Commons Based Peer Production and Open Source Models
  • Open Business Models, User Driven Innovations and  Technological Standardization
  • Internet and  Generativity and Cyber Security
  • Privacy, Data Protection and Big Data
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Piracy, Copyrights and Creativity
  • Virtual organizations, Outsourcing, Off-shoring, Remote Work, Virtual Workplaces
  • Affiliation, Richness and Reach based Competition
  • Industry/Sector Specific Analysis like Music, Entertainment, Publishing, Pharmaceutical, IT. Telecom, Fashion etc.
  • Changing Consumer and Producer Preferences
  • Technology, Digital Wisdom, Collective Intelligence and Crowdsourcing
  • Internet Governance
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloning, biotechnology and genetic engineering based business models
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