IBS Ahmedabad International Conference on Management (IAICM-2007) (IAICM-2007)

Venue: ICFAI Business School

Location: Ahmedabad 380 054, Gujarat, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 05, 2007 End Date/Time: Jan 07, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Oct 31, 2006
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The `Emerging Asian Superpowers' have come to be a force to be
reckoned with as these countries are growing at breakneck speed and
double-digit growth has already become a reality in some of these.
The evolving economic and political landscape in Asia has begun to
have a profound impact all across the globe. Asia's growth continues
to transfix analysts and investors around the world and to alter
business strategies. Thus it is fitting that the issues related to
growth miracle in Asia be discussed in the First IBS Ahmedabad
International Conference on Management. Primarily, the conference
will focus on the various aspects of business and management all
over the world,
given the current dynamic economic, geopolitical, and social
scenario in Asia.

The conference offers an opportunity for researchers, policy makers
and industry practitioners from across the globe to engage in a
constructive dialogue on Growth in Asia and its implications for
Policy, Practice and Research all over the world. The conference
programme is designed to offer a mix of research papers,
presentations including case studies, invited lectures and


Growth and Development in Asia: Implications for Policy

Regional and Country Studies
Politics of Economic Growth: Perspectives
Policies for Development and Growth
Role of Competition, Flexibility and Trade in Economic Growth
Broad Based Growth
Education and Economic Development
Social Development and Growth Perspectives
Trade Blocs and Regional Economic Cooperation
Role of Infrastructure in Development
Agriculture and Economic Growth
Institutions and Intermediation for Growth
Social Capital and its Impact on Growth
Liberalization, Globalization and Growth
Venture Capital and its Linkages with Growth
Inequality, Poverty, and Growth
Issues in Labor and Economic Development

Growth and Development in Asia: Implications for Practice

Role of IT in Fostering Growth
Technology and Development
Integrating Innovation in Practice
Integrated HR and People practices
Social Development Initiatives
Outsourcing and its Implications
Knowledge Management for Growth
Service Sector: Partners in Growth
Newer Paradigms in Manufacturing and Operations
Marketing Practices: Evolving Perspectives
Consumer Behavior Insights for Economic Growth
Organizational Transformation
Entrepreneurship: A Growth Engine
Sustainable Development and Growth
Financial Markets: Reflection of Growth and/or Contributor to Growth
Corporate Governance: New Perspectives
Strategic Managerial Inputs for Growth and Development


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RESEARCH PAPERS/CASE STUDIES ARE INVITED FROM · Researchers including students from educational institutions and universities in India and Abroad · Professionals including executives, practitioners and consultants from industry in India and Abroad · Policy makers, professional bodies and associations. PAPER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE · Abstract (not exceeding 200 words) should be submitted by August 31, 2006. Names of authors, their addresses (postal and email), and phone/fax numbers should be indicated. Only electronic submission in the form of a word file or pdf file as an e-mail attachment is required to be sent. The abstracts should be mailed to the Conference Conveners at iaicm@ibsahmedabad.org · Acceptance of the abstracts along with the guidelines for full paper submission will be notified by September 15, 2006. · The deadline for submission of full papers is October 31, 2006. Only electronic submissions can also be sent. · Papers submitted to the conference will be blind reviewed. Selected papers will be eligible for publication in the conference proceedings provided at least one author registers for the conference by October 31, 2006. PAPER PRESENTATION IN ABSENTIA Those who cannot come to the conference, but wish to present a paper in absentia are encouraged to send in abstract by August 31, 2006 and full paper by October 31, 2006. Such papers, if fit the conference theme and volume, could as an exception, be included in the conference proceedings. A processing fee of US $ 50 (Rs. 500 for scholars in India) should be included for each paper submitted for presentation in absentia. BEST PAPER AWARDS Outstanding paper awards will be given to best papers, one in each of the three categories viz., research, conceptual and student categories presented at the conference. REGISTRATION FEE For Indian Participants/Delegates: • Rs 2000 Academia from Institutions within India • Rs 1000 Students from Institutions within India • Rs 3500 Corporate from India For Foreign Participants/Delegates: US$ 200 or equivalent in Indian Rupees. All participants attending the conference are required to register for the conference by October 31, 2006. Participants who will register after this deadline will be required to pay an additional amount of Rs. 500 in case of Indian registrations and US$ 50 in case of foreign registrations. The registration fee includes admission to all technical sessions, tea breaks, lunches (January 5-7, 2007), the welcome reception dinner and other social events. The participants are welcome to bring guests. A nominal guest registration fee of Rs. 1000/- will include lunches (January 5-7, 2007), the welcome reception dinner and other social events. ACCOMODATION Accomodation will be provided at certain University and Institute Hostels at a nominal rate. In addition, there are a good number of hotels available in Ahmedabad. We are negotiating rates with some of the hotels and information will be available shortly. INVITED PRESENTATIONS/PLENARY SESSIONS The conference would have invited presentations on major themes by eminent personalities. Also, the plenary sessions will be chaired/conducted by experts in the respective fields. ORGANISING COMMITTEE Dr. G.S. Gupta & Dr. Pramod Verma (Conference Chairs) Prof. Bala Bhaskaran (Patron) Prof. Harini Mittal (Convener) Prof. Manjaree Pant (Convener) WELCOME TO AHMEDABAD Ahmedabad is one of the liveliest cities in India, known for its rich past and its association with Mahatma Gandhi. From the mute grandeur of the Shaking Minarets to the noisy prosperity of the country's largest textile empires, Ahmedabad's fascination is its variety. Old and new stand side by side. The modern and eclectic mix with history and tradition offering something for everyone. Popularly known as the "Manchester of the East", it is home to the Sabarmati Ashram, Mahatma Gandhi's famous retreat and the nerve centre of India's freedom movement, and some of the finest examples of the blend of Hindu and lslamic architectural styles known as the Indo- Saracenic architecture like the Jumma Masjid and the Siddi Sayyad Mosque. In and around Ahmedabad, you will also find step wells, a unique feature of this region and ornately carved temples at Modhera and Kumbharia. The newer attractions of the city include Akshardham (a religious temple in Gandhinagar), the Science City, state of the art multiplexes, shopping malls, etc. The famous Gir National Park, the sole habitat of the majestic Asian Lion and other wild life is located nearby. The ruins of a complete township of Indus Valley Civilization have been excavated about 80 Kms from Ahmedabad, at a place known as Lothal. Patan, a city famous for its architectural wonders and Patola sarees and Ambaji, an important place of pilgrimage in Gujarat are also closeby. Most of the places of tourist interest can be conveniently accessed from Ahmedabad by road, rail and air. WELCOME TO ICFAI BUSINESS SCHOOL, AHMEDABAD The ICFAI Business School (IBS) was established in 1995 by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI). The Institute has been a trusted name in higher education for the past 20 years, offering high-quality educational programs in different areas of business and finance to a wide cross-section of students, executives and professionals across India. The Institute has a reputation for innovative program design, up-to-date curricula, quality courseware, personalized instruction, extensive branch network, strong industry interface and, research and publications. Through its four research arms dedicated to research and publications, ICFAI aims to be a nodal point for knowledge creation and dissemination. It is one of the largest contributors of case studies to European Case Clearing House (ECCH), UK. IBS Ahmedabad alone has contributed 63 case studies to ECCH till date. Cases developed by ICFAI are being used by leading business schools all over the world and are included in text books in USA, Canada, UK and Europe. ICFAI University Press has a diversified portfolio of professional magazines and journals in the areas of finance, economics, banking, insurance, law, management and science & technology and brings out 17 professional magazines and 42 research journals regularly. ICFAI Books, one of the research arms of the institute, has published over 600 books till date in management and allied areas with a focus on emerging and frontier themes. Please address all queries regarding papers and other conference details to Organizing Committee IBS Ahmedabad International Conference On Management ICFAI Business School ICFAI House, Nr. GNFC Info. Tower S.G. Road, Bodakdev Ahmedabad 380 054, INDIA Tel: 079-26858632 Fax: 079-26850107 Email: iaicm@ibsahmedabad.org Website: www.ibsahmedabad.org, www.ibsindia.org