IMRA IIMB International Conference, Bengaluru, India

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IMRA-IIMB International Conference, Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

IMRA-IIMB International Conference was organized jointly by the International Management Research Academy, London, United Kingdom and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Bengaluru, India, represented by 195 participants coming from 15 countries including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, France, China, Indonesia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, making this as a truly international conference.

“Inclusive Growth & Profits with Purpose: New Management Paradigm”

Indian Insitute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Main Building, L Block,
Ground floor,
Bannerghatta Road, Bilekahalli,
Bengaluru (Bangalore): 560 076

16th to 18th December 2015

Countries Represented
Participants & Presenters
Technical Sessions
Accepted Submissions
Keynote Speakers

Conference Theme
“Inclusive Growth & profits with Purpose:
New Management Paradigm

The main theme of this conference is ‘Inclusive Growth & Profits with Purpose: New Management Paradigm’. The policy makers of several nations have been expressing the concern that the benefit of economic growth is not being equally distributed among all sections of the society. Inclusive growth is the need of the hour for the pace and the pattern of economic growth. It is more than just productive employment and increasing incomes of excluded groups. Inclusive growth allows people to “contribute to and benefit from economic growth”.

Inclusive growth includes growth of economy that reduces poverty and creates employment opportunities, access to essential services in health and education especially for the poor, equality of opportunity, empowerment through education and skill development, environmental sustainability, recognition of women’s agency and good governance. Towards the goal of achieving inclusive growth, the corporate sector need to revisit and recognize that sustainable strategies not only fulfill a higher purpose but increased wealth can be generated by doing good things. Thus the conference theme is two sides of the same coin inclusive growth and profits with purpose.

Contributions are invited in the areas of the following sub-themes and tracks:

  • Corporate and environmental sustainability
  • Corporate governance and sustainability
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and accounting
  • Financial Inclusion: Access to Credit and other Financial Services
  • Gender Equity and Women Empowerment
  • General management
  • Health and healthcare management
  • Human Resource management
  • Innovative Business Models to reach the “Bottom of the Pyramid”
  • International management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Law, society and ethics
  • Management in Emerging & Frontier Markets
  • Management of educational services
  • Marketing Management and consumer behavior
  • Natural Resources management
  • Operations Management
  • Organization behavior
  • Public and not-for-profit management
  • Skill Development
  • Strategic management
  • Sustainable growth and risk management
  • Technology & Innovations management
  • Tourism and hospitality management

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About IMRA, London, UK

IMRA Mission:

International Management Research Academy (IMRA) is a global academy dedicated to the continuous and effective development of management theory and practice. IMRA’s mission is to be a collaborative catalyst between academics and practitioners in fostering relationships via creation, assistance and dissemination of cutting-edge management thinking.

IMRA aims to become a collaborative catalyst between academics and practitioners in fostering relationships via creation, assistance and dissemination of cutting-edge management thinking.

Based in London, United Kingdom, IMRA has more than 800 members spread across in more than 50 countries of the world.

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IMRA accomplishes this by:

1. Organizing conferences and events which bring people from academia, research organizations, government, social sector and private sector, together on a single platform and paving a path for networking and fruitful stakeholder interaction.
2. Publishing cutting edge academic and professional articles via academic journals and magazines in the field of management.
3. Developing an online forum
providing an opportunity for members to interact and network and thus build mutually beneficial collaborations.

About Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), Bengaluru, India

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India (IIMB) is a public institution of national importance that is autonomous, standalone management school and
not part of any university. It was established in 1973 by the Government of India through the creation of an IIMB Society which is the legal entity behind the institution. The school works within the national policy guidelines established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. A Board of
Governors oversees the management of the school and provides strategic directions.

IIMB is the only Indian B-school in Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) list that features Yale, LSE, INSEAD and other top B-schools in the world. GNAM fosters substantive ties among the world’s leading business schools, providing opportunities for faculty to exchange ideas and for students to experience the complexity that will characterize any environment in which they will lead.

IIMB generates knowledge through cutting-edge research in all functional areas of management that would benefit public and private sector companies, the government and the society in general. The knowledge generated by faculty at IIMB, has appeared in leading academic journals listed in Financial Times 45, Business Week 20, UT Dallas etc.

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Who can attend the conference

The maximum benefit of attending this international conference shall be to researchers, academics, management consultants, corporate professionals, corporate trainers, government officials, representatives of think tanks, social service organizations, entrepreneurs, doctoral and master’s students.

Conference Chairs

  • M. JAYADEV, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India
  • Jatin PANCHOLI, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
  • Paurav SHUKLA, Glasgow Caledonian University, London, United Kingdom
  • Suresh BHAGAVATULA, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India
  • P. D. JOSE, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India

Committee & Track Chairs

  • Amit SHAH, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, United States of America
  • Bernadett KOLES, Central European University Business School, Budapest, Hungary
  • Bipin DIKSHIT, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India
  • Ernie STARK, Logikos and Experientia, Consulting, Bellevue, United States of America
  • H. K. N. RAGHAVAN, Equitas Microfinance, India
  • K. BALAKRISHNAN, Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna, India
  • Michael CHATTALAS, Kean University, United States of America
  • Shawn STURGEON, RIT-ACMT, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Suresh BHAGAVATULA, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India
  • Venkateshwarlu M, NITIE, Mumbai, India
  • Xuanwei CAO, Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool Universit, Suzhou, China

Benefits to the Participants

  • Learn and acquire cutting edge international knowledge in various disciplines of management from internationally reputed experts.

  • Recognition of your work on international platform as a participant or paper/poster/book presenter.

  • ISBN based Conference Proceedings.

  • In the heart of the Silicon Valley of India: Bangalore, Karnataka in India

  • Potentially identify your future collaborative partner among international, vibrant and scholarly IMRA Members community.

  • International platform to meet corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers, government & policy makers from various countries.

  • Pre-Conference activities including Research Workshops / Peer Review Meetings and Special Insights with industry leaders.

  • Sight Seeing / Excursion / Industrial Visits (to be paid separately).

Conference Highlights

Plenary Sessions

Thulasiraj Ravilla

Executive Director, LAICO & Director-Operations, Aravind Eye Care System, India

“Paradigm for inclusive growth and challenges”

Ravi Seethamraju

University of Sydney Business School, Australia

“Adoption of Information Technology Systems in Small & Medium Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges”

Key Speakers

  • Thulasiraj RAVILLA
  • Phani Tej ADIDAM
  • Jaywant Singh

Research Output Submission Categories
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These represent the summary up to 1,000 words of the research work. It can be a fully completed work or work in progress. All submissions will pass through the double-blind review process and once reviewed, accepted and registered (in-person / in absentia), will be included in the published conference proceedings (International Standard Book Number: 978-0-9573841-1-5).

These represent the completed original work by the authors. The full-papers in this category once reviewed, accepted and registered (in-person / in absentia) will be included in the competition for the awards.

These represent findings from a current working paper. Authors display posters of their research, distribute their papers, and are available to discuss and answer questions during the assigned poster session.

These represent fully published textbooks, reference books and any other relevant books authored / co-authored by the participant(s). The book must be published already. The books in progress or books reviewed but not yet published will not be considered. The in-house books for limited audience such shall NOT be accepted in this category.

Inauguration Ceremony
Key Note Address

Chief Guest:
Divisional Chief Executive
of the ITC Agri Business Division, India

Bernadett Koles

Keynote Speaker:
Darden Business School,
University of Virginia, USA

Bernadett Koles

Research Training &
Workshop on Strategic

Session Chair:
Jaywant SINGH
Kingston University,

Bernadett Koles

Key Speaker:
Phani Tej ADIDAM
University of Nebraska at Omaha,

Bernadett Koles

Special Session:

Brands and social responsibility
insights and future directions)

Session Chair:
Kean University, New Jersey,

Bernadett Koles

Key Speaker:
Jaywant Singh
Kingston University,

Bernadett Koles

Book Presentation:

“Potential of The Silver Economy In Ageing Europe Dealing With Persistent Debt Crisis And Problems In The Labor Market”

Session Chair:
Hari Govind MISHRA
Shri Mata Vaishno
Devi University, India

Bernadett Koles

Research Round Table Discussion:
Sustainable Agri-Food
Supply Chains in India

Gopal NAIK
IIM Bangalore,

Bernadett Koles

Managing Director & CEO,
Rashtriya e Market Services
Pvt. Ltd., India

Bernadett Koles

Sri Sri Institute of
Agricultural Sciences &
Technology Trust, India

Bernadett Koles

Hull University
Business School,

Bernadett Koles

Vice President,
Global Green Group,
Bangalore, India

Bernadett Koles

Valedictory &
Award Ceremony:

Session Chair:
Kean University, New Jersey,

Bernadett Koles

Key Note Speaker:
Cass Business School, City University,
London, UK

Bernadett Koles

Conference Gala Dinner
at MDC Woods, IIMB Campus

MDC Woods, IIMB Campus
Indian Institute of Management,
Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560 076,


Conference Call for Submissions Brochure


Conference Programme Brochure


Conference Proceedings (ISBN: 978-0-9573841-3-2)

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