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International Conference on Management in the New World Order

IIM Ranchi, August 13 - 15, 2012 - “Indian Businesses – clusters, communities and business groups”

Guest Editors: G R Chandrashekhar, & M J Xavier, IIM Ranchi

The emerging new world order points to a power shift to the East where the growing markets of China and India are likely to propel these countries towards economic power houses. Hence the business practices of the orient are likely to assume greater importance in future. The recent economic downturn and the corporate scandals in the West have also led to a creditability gap in the management theories and practices. Consequently, there is an increasingly felt need for new management paradigms for business which do not necessarily originate either from North America or Western Europe.

The ‘India Way’  published recently brings the Indian business models into acute focus wherein it identifies some aspects of doing business in India which are distinctly 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 on this 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. The best papers from this conference shall be considered for publication in the Journal of Indian Business Research. 

The various tracks of this conference relevant to this special issue are:

 Track III: Lessons from Indian Business Communities
 Track IV: Impact of Business Clusters/ Ecosystems in India
 Track V: Practises of Indian Businesses
 Track VI: Growing Indian Multinationals

Submission Information:

 All papers will be subjected to double-blind peer review
 Authors should follow APA standards for paper submission
 Contributions should be submitted in English language in a Microsoft or Acrobat format via the conference website www.iimranchi.ac.in/icmnwo

Submission deadlines:

Deadlines to Submit Abstracts: January  9, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: March  19, 2012
Deadline to Submit Full papers: June 18 2012
The review process will take approx. 3 - 4 months.

Full papers which are to be considered for publication in the Journal of Indian Business Research should be made via the ScholarOne portal at - http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jibr

Full details of the conference are available at - http://www.iimranchi.ac.in/icmnwo/?page_id=15

About the Guest Editors

G R Chandrashekhar is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management – Ranchi. He has published in Asian Business and Management, Competition Forum, and New England Journal of Entrepreneurship. He has numerous papers in conference proceedings, field cases, and a book so far. 

M J Xavier is a Professor and Director of the Indian Institute of Management – Ranchi. He has published more than 100 articles  in journals, has  numerous conference proceedings and three books so far. The books include the award winning `Marketing in the New Millennium‘. He is an Emerald author and has published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society UK