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International Conference Themes

International Conference Themes

NATURE, CONFLICT, COOPERATION & SYMBIOSIS

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

PUSHING THE NEW FRONTIERS OF MANAGEMENT RESPONSES

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.

TOWARDS BALANCING FOUR LIONS: MARKET; STATE;SOCIETY AND SELF

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

VIVISECTING THE KNOWLEDGE ORIENTED BUSINESS MODELS

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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