2nd International Conference on Business Management (2nd ICoBM)
Venue: Hotel Pearl Continental
|Event Date/Time: Mar 28, 2012||End Date/Time: Mar 29, 2012|
|Registration Date: Mar 10, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: Feb 15, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 30, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Jan 30, 2012|
Technological innovation is actually very specific and businesses and societies are remendously affected by it. As specific technologies are developed, businesses grow around it, the entire corporate enterprises progress, and the society adapts accordingly.
In this scenario, it is difficult to predict which countries or nations will benefit more from this three- dimensional relationship. China for example, has taken the lead in photovoltaic cell development and wind energy. We probably need a lead in IT technology required to combine these into smart grids to deliver electricity to large populations in a safe, reliable and cost effective manner. The growth potential for organizations selling safe, reliable energy is enormous with huge benefits for the society at large.
And it is not only in specific technological areas that innovation can help business; organizations can be designed to take advantage of the huge possibilities afforded by the information technology, providing new insights into leadership and organizational structure. Business organizations of the 21st century will shape, and in turn be shaped, by scientific development. The relationship between business organizations and society is increasingly being determined by science and technology.
This sometimes volatile relationship also calls for effective management of the resulting environmental and technological risks, exploration of new horizons in terms of developing both leaders and the workforce for the 21st century, and much more.
It is in this context that the 2nd International Conference on Business Management (ICoBM) is being organized as one of the pillars of the UMT Idea Exchange 2012. It aims to invite researchers, educators, doctoral students, corporate leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and practitioners from Pakistan and across the world to share their knowledge, insight and expertise over a myriad range of topics based on the broad guidelines given by the conference theme.
The sessions of the 2nd ICoBM 2012 include theoretical, conceptual and applied papers as well as well formulated teaching cases. The conference tracks have been chosen to ensure that all those who attend have ample opportunities to interact with a diverse array of leaders in the field of business management and find out who is doing what in their diversified disciplines.
We invite researchers, practitioners, academics, policy makers, PhD students to submit papers on subjects pertaining to business management and allied disciplines of their choice, including but not limited to, the following focus areas:
- General Management
- Organizational development
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems
- Supply Chain Management
Papers can deal with both theoretical and methodological approaches, implementation and case studies.
The success of the 1st ICoBM which invited thirty-five scholarly research presenters, fifty corporate speakers and ten MS & PhD scholars from fifteen countries, has certainly raised the bar for the upcoming conference. We hope that the 2nd ICoBM will far exceed its predecessors in terms of the level of participation and the general body of knowledge resulting from it.