2nd Bangkok International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices (BIFIMP' 11)

Venue: Faculty of Business Administration Hall, Kasetsart University

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Aug 28, 2011 End Date/Time: Aug 31, 2011
Registration Date: Aug 01, 2011
Early Registration Date: Jul 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: May 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jul 31, 2011
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Following the success of the first BIFIMP conference in 2009 which attracted participants from more than 10 Asian, Middle-East, African and European countries, Kasetsart International MBA Program and Department of Management, Faculty of Business Administration, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand are jointly hosting the 2nd Bangkok International Forum on Indigenous Management Practices, commencing August, 28th –31st, 2011 at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand. 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 ideas regarding Indigenous management can be presented and discussed by academics and other professionals in an interdisciplinary and creative environment.

The conference will focus on the following issues:-
- Practical problems experienced by developing countries in applying western management theories
- Business model and management practice approach developed from local wisdom, values, and norms
- ‘Glocal’ approaches in business operations
- Spirituality at work
- Influences of local values and belief such as cultural mythology, proverbs, metaphors and religion on business/management practices