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International Conference 2024


About ISME

ISME is a leading business school offering excellent education through a student-focused culture of excellence, international outlook, entrepreneurial thinking and industry alignment. It was founded in 2006 by alumni from Carnegie Mellon University, Purdue, and Wharton, USA. ISME has always been at the forefront of quality education, with the vision of nurturing holistic, socially responsible and competent professionals. ISME has been ranked as one of the top B-Schools in Bangalore and top 1% B-Schools in India. At present ISME offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs in Management. Our lush green campus at Sarjapur Main Road is an ideal ambience for study and research. The institute constantly endeavours to expose its students to various methods of learning like industry visits, interaction with industry experts, participation in seminars, case study etc. so that they become successful in their journey as they move from campus to the next phase of their career.

ISME Bangalore is the recognized Research Centre of University of Mysore. It also offers a Fellow Program in Management recognized by AICTE. The doctoral programs at ISME are designed to cater the scholarly needs of working executives, managers, faculty members, researchers and entrepreneurs. The objective of the programs is to develop scholars for higher level careers in management research, teaching, practice, consulting, training and development and also in new business creation. The faculty members and scholars of ISME undertake industry focused research that has a meaningful impact on academia and international business environment.

About the Conference

Contemporary issues in management refer to the current and relevant challenges, trends, and developments that affect organizations, leaders, and managers in today’s dynamic business environment. The current business environment is facing issues like geopolitical instability, trade tensions, increasing inflation and declining GDP in many nations. Further, organizations across the world are increasingly emphasizing on digital innovation, inclusive growth and sustainability. The conference will deliberate on such key issues and discuss the solutions thereof.¬†This conference will provide a platform for researchers, academicians, practitioners, entrepreneurs and industry experts to share their latest research findings, discuss emerging trends in management, and exchange knowledge with thought leaders, technologists, and learning experts. This would be a great knowledge sharing event for a diverse audience embracing international and national participants. The event will feature keynote speeches from renowned scholars and industry leaders and practitioner-led workshop sessions. The goal is to foster collaboration, exchange ideas, and inspire further research and practical implementations in the field of management. We invite original research papers for presentation from industry practitioners, doctoral scholars, and academicians on the impact of these contemporary issues on business sustainability and excellence.

  • Paper Development Workshop by Prof. Kirankumar Momaya, Editor-in-Chief – International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness (JGBC, co-published by GIFT Society and Springer); Chair Professor, Competitiveness, SJMSOM, IIT Bombay
  • Conference will be held in hybrid mode.
  • Publication opportunities for selected papers in Scopus and ABDC indexed journals.
  • Abstracts of all accepted papers will be published as a part of Conference Proceedings/ Book of Abstracts with ISBN number.
  • Selected good quality papers will be invited for submission, review and potential publication in
    • International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness (ABDC-C)
    • ¬†International Journal of Economics and Management (Scopus)
    • Indian Journal of Industrial Relations (ABDC-C)
    • International Journal of Management and Sustainability (Scopus)
    • Rajagiri Management Journal (Emerald; UGC Care List)
    • ISME Management Journal- Xplore‚Äô (ISSN 2583-4355)
  • For publication, the submission, review and processing will strictly adhere to the norms of publishing journals. Further, please refer to journal‚Äôs website to understand their submission fee and APC charges. Authors are requested to go through the journal guidelines before it is accepted for publication.
  • First Prize Rs.25000¬† ‚ÄúMandatory CSR and firm performance: Evidence from India‚ÄĚ by Mr. Atul Ghorpade from IIT Madras.
  • Second Prize Rs.15000 ¬† ‚ÄúSegmenting the Virtual Realm: Exploring Attitudinal Clusters in Virtual Influencer Marketing‚ÄĚ by Dr. Anand Thakur and team from Central University Punjab.
  • Third Prize Rs.10000 ‚ÄúExploring Peer influences on Working Capital Investment Policies: Empirical insights from the Indian context‚ÄĚ by Roshan Siddiqui from IIFT Delhi.

Paper Development Workshop by Prof. Kirankumar S Momaya, Professor at SJSOM, IIT Bombay. Prof. Kirankumar provided valuable insights into various aspects of competitiveness in the contemporary context. The workshop aimed to enhance participants’ understanding of competitiveness, its measurement, structured abstracts, trends in competitiveness concerning India, and the process of writing a paper article and abstract. Prof. Kirankumar S. Momaya commenced the workshop by discussing the contemporary context of competitiveness. He highlighted the evolving nature of competitiveness in today’s globalized world, where organizations, industries, and nations compete on various fronts to achieve sustainable growth and success. The workshop delved into the definition of competitiveness and various methodologies to measure it. Prof. Momaya elucidated that competitiveness encompasses the ability of individuals, organizations, and nations to produce goods and services efficiently while maintaining or enhancing their living standards. He discussed quantitative and qualitative indicators used to measure competitiveness, including productivity, innovation, market share, and comparative advantage. Structured abstracts play a crucial role in academic and research publications. Prof. Momaya emphasized the importance of structured abstracts in effectively summarizing research findings, methodology, and implications. He provided guidelines on structuring abstracts, including sections such as purpose, methodology, findings, and implications, to ensure clarity and conciseness. The workshop addressed the trends in competitiveness specific to India. Prof. Momaya analyzed key factors influencing India’s competitiveness, such as technological advancements, policy reforms, demographic trends, and global economic dynamics. Participants gained insights into India’s position in the global competitiveness landscape and potential strategies for enhancing competitiveness. Prof. Kirankumar S. Momaya concluded the workshop by guiding participants through the process of writing a paper article and abstract. He emphasized the importance of clear and structured writing, adherence to academic conventions, and effective communication of research findings. Participants learned practical tips for crafting compelling paper articles and abstracts that resonate with academic and industry audiences.

The paper development workshop provided a comprehensive overview of competitiveness in the contemporary context. Participants gained valuable insights into the definition, measurement, and trends in competitiveness, along with practical guidance on writing structured abstracts and paper articles. The workshop served as a platform for enhancing participants’ research and writing skills, contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of competitiveness.

Paper Development Workshop

Conference Tracks

Track 1: Political and Economic Environment

  • Reverse Globalisation
  • Impact of geo-political issues on the economy
  • Monetary, Fiscal and Regulatory changes
  • Circular Economy
  • Green Economy
  • Net Zero Economy
  • Post Pandemic Tourism as the new GDP Driver
  • Future of Multilateralism

TRACK 2: Business Excellence, Competitiveness & Sustainability: Manufacturing, Services and Agricultural Sector

  • Firm International Competitiveness
  • Frameworks of Business Excellence & CMM
  • Technovation and Business Sustainability
  • Enterprise Sustainability
  • Industrial Revolution 5.0
  • Carbon Neutrality and Business Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Revival of industries post pandemic
  • Social value creation by new enterprises
  • Disruption in global supply chain
  • China Plus One Policy
  • Supply Chain Management in Agriculture

TRACK 3: Functional Areas of Business

  • Strategies facilitating competitiveness in different functional areas of business
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Operational / Financial / HR Excellence and Competitiveness
  • New Marketing Practices: Quantum Marketing, Phygital Marketing, Neuro Marketing, Interactive Marketing, Proximity Marketing
  • Hybrid work model
  • AR, VR & AI, ChatBot in marketing
  • Marketing to Digital Natives
  • Shift in Media Practices
  • Paradigm Shift in HRM: Soft and Loud Quitting, Moonlighting, Gig Working
  • Rethinking HR Practices through Neuro Lens
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Labor Code 2020 and its Implications
  • New forms of Leadership: Remote Leadership, Crisis Leadership, Transformational Leadership and others
  • Emotional and Psychological Health
  • Changing landscape of FinTechs – P2P Lending, Crowdfunding, Payments, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
  • Artificial liquidity and its impact on financial markets
  • Trends in Start-up Financing
  • ESG- Environment sustainability and Governance in finance
  • Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Sustainable and green operations

TRACK-4: Management of Technology

  • Management of Technology and Innovation for Competitiveness
  • Digital Platforms, Fintech and Industry 5.0
  • Appropriate technologies for sustainability
  • Generative AI
  • Metaverse and AI Powered Technologies
  • Data Engineering and Governance
  • Cyber Security
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Snowflake

TRACK-5: Redefining Management Education

  • Impact of Online Learning- Social, Psychological and Communication
  • EdTech
  • Learning models for technology and innovation management
  • Innovative pedagogy practices in business management
  • Transformation in academic ecosystem
  • Adaptive Teaching and Learning
  • Accreditation and Ranking in Management Education
  1. Paper should have an abstract of about 300 words including the purpose, methodology, major findings of the research and the keywords (Maximum 5).
  2. The title page of the manuscript must include the track number, title of the manuscript, name(s) of author(s) including the corresponding author, affiliations, phone numbers and email for correspondence.
  3. The word limit of full paper is 3000 to 6000 words.
  4. APA 7 style of referencing for citation should be followed to maintain uniformity.
  5. All tables, charts and graphs should be given on separate sheets with titles.
  6. Full paper must be typed in MS Word in Times New Roman with font size 12 and 1.5-line spacing. All pages of the paper shall be numbered. The paper must not have been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. An undertaking to this effect should appear in the cover letter/email.
  7. Full papers should be submitted at
  8. For any queries, please mail at


Academicians:INR 2000
Industry/Corporate delegates:INR 2500
Research Scholars:INR 1500
Students:INR 500
Foreign Delegates:USD 50
Dr Nitin GargDirector, ISME
Mr. Vivek GargDirector, ISME
Prof. Dr. Anand K JoshiNominee from AICTE to Board of Governors, ISME
Country Policy Advisor - ISDC Global; Advisor-Education, JSW Steels
Founder Pro Chancellor, Atmiya University
Founder Vice Chancellor, CMR University
 Conference Chairs
Conference ChairDr. Rony G Kurien, Dean, ISME
Conference Co-ChairDr. Nisha Mary Thomas, Head- Department of Research, ISME
Conference Co-ChairDr. Shampa Nandi, Principal, PGDM ISME
 Advisory Committee
Dr. Gopakumar ThampiAdvisor, The Asia Foundation
Dr. Jitendra MishraRegistrar, Jain (Deemed to be) University
Dr. Nandeesh V. HiremathProfessor, Jagdish Sheth School of Management (JAGSoM) &
Registrar Vijaybhoomi University, Karjat, Greater Mumbai
 Organizing Committee
Dr. Haritha SCoordinator, Department of Research, ISME
Dr. Aradhana YadavPrincipal, UG Department, ISME
Dr. S. Shyam Prasad Professor, PG Programs, ISME
Dr. Shurlly TiwariProfessor, PG Program, ISME

Conference Venue

International School of Management Excellence 88, Chembanahalli, Near Dommasandra Circle, Sarjapura Road,
Bangalore, Karnataka www.  080-28019800/9741777081

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Dr. Harald Bolsinger

Dr. Harald Bolsinger (TBC) is a Micro Economist, Business Ethicist and Professor at the Wurzburg-Schweinfurt University of Technology, Germany. In 2001, he completed his degree in Business Administration and an additional certificate in Sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. He was awarded his doctorate there in 2006. He has taught in Nuremberg for four years as the Chair of Economic and Development Policy. Since March 2012 he has been teaching as a Professor of Business Ethics and Economics at the Wurzburg-Schweinfurt University of Technology, Germany. His interests include ethics, CSR and sustainability. He deals intensively with questions of Sustainable and Value-oriented Corporate Management, Applied Ethics and Digitalization, Spirituality and the Transformation towards a sustainable economy.


Dr. Rajesh Bagchi

Dr. Rajesh Bagchi is a Professor of Marketing at the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, USA. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Mumbai and a Masters from the University of Cincinnati in Environmental Engineering. His research interests include marketing, psychology, economics, finance, and education to understand consumer decision-making. He identifies gaps in numerical information processing, proposes interventions, examines market mechanisms, and examines post-purchase evaluations’ impact on disposal decisions, affecting societal and environmental implications. He is a highly productive scholar, consistently ranked among the Top 30 globally. He has published papers in various journals and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology.


Dr. Macario Fernandes

Dr. Macario Fernandes is the CEO and President of H&H Search Partners (UK) Ltd. and HAH Consultants GmbH. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and multiple Master‚Äôs degrees from the University of Mumbai. He received his Doctoral degree in integrated management from the University of Missouri, USA. He has over four decades of experience in strategy, integrated marketing, marketing analytics, branding, new product development, and corporate training, and has also served as a visiting faculty at International Business Management Programs of London School of Economics, University of London and others. He has authored five books on wisdom management and leadership. He has also worked in corporate management and academic education, serving as a wisdom management consultant and family business coach.


Paper Submission Date30th January 2024
Registration Date:2nd February 2024
Conference Date: 23rd & 24th February, 2024


23rd Feb and 24th Feb 2024
Time Event Venue 
9:00 Р10:00 Conference Registration + Kit Distribution Reception 
10:00-11:30 Inauguration NaVaTara Auditorium
11:30 Р12:00 Break 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1M121F 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1M203F 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1M204F 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1M205F 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1MAd1F 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1MAd3F 
12:00-13:00 Paper Presentations D1MBRF 
13:00-14:00 Lunch Terrace
14:00 Р14:30 Keynote Speech 1: Dr. Macario Fernandes NaVaTara Auditorium 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1M121E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1M201E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1M202E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1M203E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1M204E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1MAd1E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1MAd3E 
14:30-16:15 Paper Presentations D1MBRE 
16:30 Р17:00 Keynote Speech 2: Dr. Rajesh Bagchi NaVaTara Auditorium 
17:00-17:15 Signing of MoU NaVaTara Auditorium 
17:15 Р17:45 Cultural Program NaVaTara Auditorium 
17:45 -18:00 Tea and Snacks Terrace 




23rd Feb and 24th Feb 2024
Time Event Venue 
8:30-9:00 Conference Registration + Kit Distribution Reception 
9:00 Р10:30 JGBC Paper Development Workshop Room 205 (Hybrid) 
10:30 Р11:00 Break 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2M201F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2M202F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2M203F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2M204F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2M205F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2MAd1F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2MAd3F 
11:00-12:30 Paper Presentations D2MBRF 
12:30-13:30 Lunch Terrace 
13:30-14:00 Distribution of Certificates and Awards NaVaTara Auditorium 
14:00-14:15 Vote of Thanks NaVaTara Auditorium