2nd International Conference on Management, IBSA - ICON 07 (IBSA - ICON 07)

Venue: SPIPA Premises

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Event Date/Time: Dec 27, 2007 End Date/Time: Dec 29, 2007
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 16, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Oct 01, 2007
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Conference Theme :


Whether we like it or not, globalization is the order of the day. Globalization is affecting all of the social, political and economic structures and processes. One critical issue that emerges from all the restructuring processes is the central role of knowledge, education and learning for the success of the global information society and global information economy. Knowledge is becoming an increasingly important factor of production; more important than land, labor and capital.

Globalization has profound implications for developing countries. It creates new opportunities. The new opportunities are accompanied by tough new challenges of economic management which are well worth pursuing.

With this perspective, IBS Ahmedabad, throws its doors open to a lively 3-day 2nd International Conference on Management – IBSA-ICON 07 – at Ahmedabad between 27th and 29th December 2007 for a constructive dialogue on the issues related to Opportunities and Challenges emerging out of globalization.

The Conference offers an opportunity for researchers, policy makers and industry practitioners from across the globe to engage in a constructive dialogue on globalization and emerging issues. The Conference program is designed to offer a mix of research papers, presentations including case studies, invited lectures and roundtable/panel discussions.

Themes and sub-themes of relevance of the Conference are mentioned in the Annexure.


As an integral part of the Conference, papers on the theme – both conceptual as also empirical 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.


Abstracts :
Abstracts must not exceed 1,000 words. Papers will be selected based on the abstracts submitted. The abstract must include :

• Title of presentation
• Three to five key words
• General topic of relevance for the Conference selected
• Author’s name, title, organization affiliation, addresses (postal and email), phone/fax numbers, and
• Clearly delineated objective, scope, developments, and conclusions are to be covered.

The deadline for submission of Abstracts is : 16th August 2007.

Contributors whose papers abstracts are selected for full paper submission and presentation will be intimated by 1st September 2007. The deadline for submission of full papers/presentations is October 1, 2007. Only electronic submission in the form of a PDF/MS Word version of the paper should be mailed to : ibsa.icon07@ibsindia.org or pankaj.madhani@gmail.com

All paper submissions will be subject to blind review by multiple reviewers. Authors should avoid identifying themselves in the text or title. The Conference organizers will have the final authority over the review process and all decisions relating to acceptance of papers. Review criteria include originality of ideas, managerial and technical soundness, significance of results, and quality of presentation. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted papers will be communicated to the corresponding author.

Conference proceedings consisting of papers which the committee would find to be enriching, would be published in the form of a book which will be released during the inaugural session of the Conference. All accepted papers will be published in the hard copy and CD-ROM versions of the IBSA-ICON 07 provided at least one author registers for the Conference by November 1, 2007. The best papers may also be published in the appropriate ICFAI Publications.

Those who cannot come to the Conference for reasons beyond their control, but wish to present a paper in absentia are encouraged to send in full paper by October 1, 2007. Such papers, if fit in 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.

Selected papers from the accepted entries will be invited for presentation in a 20 minute period including time for questions at the Conference Venue.

Outstanding paper awards will be given to the best papers, one in each of the three categories viz., research, conceptual and student categories presented at the conference.

For Indian Participants/Delegates:
• Delegates from Academic Institutions (India) Rs.2,500/- each
• Corporate/Industry Delegates (India) Rs.3,500/- each
• Students from Institutions within India Rs.1,000/- each

For Foreign Participants/Delegates: US$ 200 or equivalent in Indian Rupees.

All participants attending the conference are required to register for the conference by November 1, 2007. 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 (December 27-29, 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 (December 27-29, 2007), the welcome reception dinner and other social events.

The Conference Committee will be making all efforts to provide good and affordable accommodation to all participants on cost basis, in hotels/hostels close to the conference venue . Payments to be made in advance.

The conference will also have invited presentations on major themes by eminent personalities/industry leaders, and academicians. Besides this, the plenary sessions will be chaired/conducted by experts in the respective fields.

• Chairman : Dr. Pramod Verma
• Patron : Prof. P. Balabhaskaran
• Convener : Prof. Pankaj Madhani

• Dr. V.V. Rama Subba Rao, I.A.S. (Retd.), Gandhinagar.
• Prof. T.V. Rao, Director, T.V.Rao Learning Systems, Ahmedabad
• Dr. Binod C. Agrawal, Director, TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad
• Mr. Ashok Garde, Ex-Director, ATIRA.
• Mr. Sunil Parekh, Advisor, Zydus Cadila, Ahmedabad
• Mr. Alan D’Souza, Executive Director, Mudra Communications Ltd.

Please address all queries regarding papers and other conference details to
Conference Convener
(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: ibsa.icon07@ibsindia.org or pankaj.madhani@gmail.com


 Talent Management
 Retention Management
 Training and Development
 Strategic HR
 Organization Dynamics
 Workforce Diversity & Work Culture
 Knowledge Worker
 Changing Nature of HR
 Learning Organizations
 Performance Management
 Value Based Management
 New Managerial Practices
 Corporate Social Responsibility
 Organization Culture and Motivation
 Creating High Performance Organization
 HR Issues in M & A

 India-Emerging Knowledge Hub
 Foreign Universities in India
 Educational Infrastructure
 Educational Reforms
 Emerging Branches in Global Economy
 Quality Enhancement in Education
 Education Standards and Accreditation
 Vocational Education
 Ethics in Education
 India: Major Source of Skilled Work Force
 Role of IT in Education
 Distance Learning

 Financial Sector Reforms
 Micro Finance
 Financial Services
 Financial Reporting and Disclosure practices
 Towards Unified Accounting Practices
 Transparency and Voluntary Disclosure
 Accounting Standards and practices
 Transfer Pricing
 Intangible Assets: Measurement and Evaluation
 Global Integration of Capital Market
 Enterprise Risk Management

 Changing Role of Government
 Emerging Markets in Developing Countries
 Emergence of SMEs
 Infrastructure and Development
 Inflation and Growth
 Trade, Exchange Rate and BOP
 Growth With Equity

 Product Innovations
 Global Service Marketing
 Diffusion of Creativity
 Global Branding and Positioning
 Retailing and Globalize Economy
 Global Supply Chain Management
 Emerging Countries in Globalize Economy
 High Performance Culture
 Socio-Cultural Issues in Marketing
 Internet & Social marketing
 Customer Value Creation
 Product Lifecycle Management
 Network Marketing
 Retail Management: Mall Vs Hyper Market

 Business Competitiveness and Strategy
 Strategies in Global Integration
 Globalization and Social Welfare
 Collaboration Vs Competition
 Project Management
 Strategic Decision Making for Competitive Advantage
 Strategic Management Control
 Business and IT
 Mergers and Acquisitions
 Business Process Management
 Strategies for Sustainable Performance
 Next Practices
 Corporate Restructuring

 Cyber Laws and Network Security
 E-Commerce and M- Commerce
 E- Governance
 Wireless Applications
 Knowledge Management
 Emerging Technologies
 Technology Transfer and Absorption
 Data Warehousing and Data Mining
 Business Intelligence
 Technology Convergence and Integration
 Technology and Health Care
 Technology and Retailing Sector
 IT Driven Education and Training

 RFID Enabled Supply Chain
 Warehouse Management
 Logistics Management
 Inventory Management
 E-Procurement and Web-based Supply Chain Management
 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) / 4PL

 Outsourcing and Off shoring
 Knowledge Industry and KPO
 Tourism
 Health Tourism
 Eco-Tourism
 Clinical Research and Global Pharma Industry
 Contract Research
 Ecology and Environmental Issues
 Role of UN
 Sustainable Development
 Intellectual Property Rights

 Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
 Forms of Government
 Terrorism
 Role of Judiciary


SPIPA Premises, Opp. ISRO, Satellite Rd, Ahmedabad 380 015. Gujarat. India