“Organized Retailing- the Wal-Mart way: Growth of Organized Retailing in Emerging Economies: Chall (ORWM)

Venue: Hotel O

Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Event Date/Time: Feb 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Feb 26, 2011
Registration Date: Feb 15, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jan 25, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 10, 2010
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First Ever Symbioses of
Academia & Retailers
Initiated by Indian Business School
International Conference on
“Organized Retailing- the Wal-Mart way: Growth of Organized Retailing in Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities”, at Pune, India on 25th & 26th Feb 2011

Organized by ‘Asian School of Management’

Affiliated to University of Pune
A Member of All India Management Association (AIMA)

Advisory Panel:

 Dr. Mathew Joseph,
Senior Consultant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Ex – Deputy Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
 Prof.(Dr.) W.N. Gade,
Director, Board of College and University Development (BCUD), University of Pune
 Dr. Stephen D'Silva,
Director – Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
 Dr. Bino Paul,
Associate Professor – TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)
 Prof. Pradeep Tupe,
Honorary Secretary, All India Management Association (AIMA), Pune
 T. Pradeep Kumar,
CTO, Suzlon Energy Ltd , MBA - Marketing IIMB
 Kumar Rajagopalan, (Confirmation waited)
CEO, Retailers Association of India

Call for Research Papers

Retailing is as old as direct exchange activity human society evolved to satisfy consumption needs of human beings. Organized retailing however, has been more of 20th century phenomenon. In its mega scale, different formats and ‘chain form’, it’s a recent development of second half of 20th century. For emerging economies, Organized Retailing is taking roots only during past 15-20 years or so.

Retailing – traditional (small store type) and organized one have great relevance for an individual consumer as well as for an economy as a whole. These common place activities of day to day importance however, need to be probed a fresh from business point of view as well as economy’s growth point of view.

In fact, retailing has to be green and clean for material wellbeing of global mankind. Organized retailing, mainly in emerging economies has much to achieve in this respect. As a matter of fact, even as business entity, despite having ample opportunities, organized retailing has been experiencing several challenges. Organized retailers of the emerging economies would therefore, find various measures and strategies evolved through systematic research quite genuine and useful.

It is with a view to serving genuine growth requirements of organized retailers along with material well being of their customers and also to enhance academia’s perception about ongoing smooth functioning of organized retailing that a mega event of symbioses of academia and retailers is organized by way of aforementioned International Conference.

Prospective Participants:

I) Academia II) Research Scholars (Ph. d Students) III) Research Centers IV) Retail Learning Centers V) Retailing Associations VI) Practicing Retailers VII) Consultants VIII) Government Representatives IX) Strategists and X) Delegates.
Sub - themes:

• Growth of organized retail segment vis-à-vis traditional (small store) segment: Issue of competition.
• Consumption effects of organized retailing: A Macro Assessment.
• Employment effects of organized retailing: Effectiveness of HR Functions.
• Customer Service in organized retail segment: A probe into Salespersons / frontline personnel.
• BOP and organized retail – complementary links between the two.
• Government Policies and Organized Retail Segment.
• Problems of organized retail – Labor, Space, Rental, Supply chain, Logistics, Foreign Trade Conditions, Demand – Supply conditions.
• Future growth of organized retail segment - Environmental compulsions and other issues.
• Un-researched areas / aspects of organized retail / segment.
• Effects of the entry of foreign large retail player(s) on the retailers of emerging market.

Abstract and Paper Submission Guidelines

Scholarly presentation of research papers, preferably with empirical methodology, focusing on sub themes (but not strictly limited to given subthemes) will be preceded by logically and clearly worded abstract up to 300 words including up to five key words. Abstract must include the proposed title for the paper, the name of the author(s) (first name and surname, not initials), postal addresses, and email addresses of author(s) and telephone number of the lead author (if there are more authors of a research paper). These abstracts are to be electronically communicated to asomresearch@asianschoolofmanagement.com latest by 15th Dec 2010. Acceptance of the submitted abstracts and confirmation for preparing full research papers will be communicated to concerned researchers on or before 20th Dec 2010.

The selection committee of the Conference will select the abstracts from total abstracts received by submission deadline and will ensure that the proposed papers are relevant to the conference.

The selected papers will be of 5000 words including title, paragraph headings, table headings, references, abstract and keywords. Harvard reference rules need to be followed for references. Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the Conference proceedings subject to author(s) registration and a payment to meet cost of publication.

All accepted papers will be reviewed by the conference expert committee and will ensure that all full papers are in line with their respective abstracts (submitted initially) and will ensure adequate standard of paper formats as given below –

Paper Length: 5000 words

Fonts: Font Type: Times New Roman , Font Size (text): 12, Font Size (Tables and Figures): 10

Line Spacing: 1.5

Paragraph: Alignment: Left, Outline Level: Body Text

Indentation: Left: 0, Right: 0

Spacing: Before: 6, After: 6, Line Spacing: Single

Page Setup

Margins: Top: 2.5 cm, Bottom: 2.5 cm, Left: 1.5 cm, Right: 1.5 cm, Gutter:0

Paper Size: Special Size, Width : 17 cm, Height: 24 cm

Standard of English should be adequately maintained. Research papers will stand rejected on account of a poor standard of English.

Important Dates – International Conference – 25th & 26th Feb 2011

Sr No Particulars Date
1 Abstract Submission 15th Dec 2010 (Saturday)
2 Notification of abstract acceptance 20th Dec 2010 (Monday)
3 Full research paper due 25th Jan 2011 (Tuesday)
4 Notification of paper acceptance (with suitable desired changes) 30th Jan 2011 (Sunday)
5 Early bird registration 25th Jan 2011 (Tuesday)
6 Final paper submission (with required changes) 10th Feb 2011 (Thursday)
7 Final author registration 15th Feb 2011 (Tuesday)
8 Final registration date for general delegates (other than research paper authors) Up to 15th Feb 2011 (Tuesday)
9 International Conference Dates 25th, 26th Feb 2011 (Friday, Saturday)

All enquiries about the conference matters should be addressed to: asom@asianschoolofmanagement.com

Following conference details will be communicated in successive stages –

• Conference registration fee and payment procedures
• Venue
• Logistics, Location Map, Hotel Accommodation
• Conference Program
• Main Sponsors
• Lead Speakers

Dr A. L. Pathre
Director (Research), ASOMR
Chief Convener,
International Conference, (Organized Retailing), Pune
Former Prof – In – Charge, Department of Economics, University of Pune
Email: ashoklukep@yahoo.com


Hotel O
Koregaon Park