the 3rd International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices (IFIMP2014)

Organization: National University of Laos

Venue: Laos-Japan Human Resource Development Institute, National University of Laos

Location: Vientiane, Vientiaine, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Event Date/Time: Mar 16, 2014 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +7:00 hours) End Date/Time: Mar 19, 2014 / 5:00 pm - (GMT +7:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 20, 2013 Time: 23:59:00(GMT +7:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2014 Time: 23:59:00(GMT +7:00 hours)
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Following the success of the first and second  Bangkok International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices (BIFIMP) conference in 2009 and 2011 which attracted participants from several countries in Asian, Middle-East, North America and European countries. Faculty of Business Administration, Kasetsart University; Laos-Japn Institution (JLI); and Faculty of Economics and Management, National University of Laos, Vientiane, are jointly hosting the 3rd  International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices, commencing March  16st to 19st, 2014 at LJI, National University of Laos,  Lao People's Democratic Republic.

The concept of Indigenous management has arisen in contrast to the Western and especially American ideas on business and management which are often held to be universally applicable, but which are often met with skepticism in less developed and emerging economies. The increasingly scholarly interest in indigenous management reflects the important conviction that management as a practice takes many forms and that many defining facets are simply not accommodated in Western schemes and models. The goal of this timely forum is to provide a lively and informal venue where a variety of questions and fresh ideas regarding Indigenous or local management and the blend of local wisdom and western knowledge can be presented and discussed by academics and other professionals in an interdisciplinary and creative environment.

The conference will focus on the following issues:-

- ASEAN management and business practices

- Practical problems experienced by developing countries in applying western

  management theories

- Business model and management practice approach developed from local wisdom,  values, and norms

- Blending between globalization and localization or "Glocal" approaches in business  operations

- Spirituality at workplace

- Influences of local values and belief such as cultural mythology, proverbs,  

  metaphors and religion on business/management practices

-The role of indigenous wisdom in business and management education



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