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Continuing Education

Management Conclave 2017 "Business, Innovation & Sustainability"
7th - 8th Jan, 2017

Conclave Theme :
Innovation for sustainability has become the call of time as it involves making intentional changes to organizational products or processes that produce environmental and/ or social benefits as well as economic value. The business leaders of this era believe innovation will help their companies make dramatic improvements to their environmental and social impacts. And they want academic insights into the mechanisms and best practices that drive innovation and sustainable development. Sustainability is a mother lode of organizational and technological innovations that yield both bottom-line and top-line returns. Hence we find that smart companies now treat sustainability as innovation’s new frontier. As said by Grete Bridgewater, Director, Environmental Services for Canadian Pacific “The combination of innovation, sustainability and profitability is powerful.”: If research can unlock the potential in our organizations to view our business models differently and encourage sustainable innovation in a meaningful way, then we will learn, adapt and lead change. Sustainable companies think long term. They forge strong relationships with employees and members of the community. They find ways to reduce the amount of natural resources they consume and the amount of waste and pollution they produce. As a result, sustainable companies survive shocks like global recessions, worker strikes, executive scandals and boycotts by environmental activists.
The researchers and practioners from diverse disciplines have focused their attention to understand the interplay between business, innovation & sustainability. This will address the issues related to the rational management of human, natural, and economic resources that aims to satisfy the essential needs of humanity in the very long term.
This management conclave on “Business, Innovation & Sustainability” will attempt to answer the issues and concerns by bringing together the eminent management experts, business leaders and panel of speakers from around the world to share their views and discuss the theories and practices related to the present business scenario around the globe.

Conclave Objectives :
  • To provide an open forum to present and discuss research in business and interdisciplinary area in the framework of and pertinent to Business, Innovation & Sustainability
  • To facilitate sharing management research based ideas and views among academicians and practitioners.

  • This can be achieved through multi-disciplinary research-based idea generation and discussions. The attempt is to bring about richness in discussion by encouraging contributions from researchers across academic institutions and industry worldwide. The research papers should broadly address the conclave theme and issues related to the theme. Academicians and professionals working on this theme are encouraged to contribute new ideas, concepts, and paradigms.

    Key Subtheme areas :
    We welcome papers and posters on a wide variety of topics that address issues of importance to managers, marketers, consumers, and policy makers. All papers will be reviewed by respected scholars in a double-blind review process. Full papers or extended abstracts may be published in the conclave proceedings.
  • Marketing strategies for innovative and sustainable business
  • Innovative paradigms in banking and finance sector
  • Managing human resource in innovative and sustainable business
  • Agribusiness Management for innovative and sustainable markets
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation for sustainable markets
  • Managing information technology for sustainable innovation
  • Managing manufacturing and operations in innovative and sustainable markets
  • Managing intellectual properties in innovative and sustainable markets
  • Business analytics for smarter market place.

  • Best Paper Award: To recognize the outstanding contribution with a particular focus on the theme of the conclave, one paper shall be selected for the Best Paper award. The criteria for review and evaluation would be Rationale, Applicability, Methodology, Originality, Conclusions, Managerial Implications and relevance etc.

    Guidelines for Abstract Submission :
    Selection of papers for presentation will be based on detailed abstracts of up to 1,000 words. Abstracts must include a clear indication of the purpose of research, methodology, major results, implications, and key references. The author(s) should clearly mention under what area of interest of the conclave the abstract is to be included. They should adhere to the following for both abstract and full paper :
    Abstract: 500 - 1,000 words
    Full Paper: Max 6,000 words excluding title/cover page and references
    2.5 cm. or 1 inch
    Times New Roman, 12 point
    Title page
    Title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details
    Key words
    Four to Five

    Abstracts will be blind reviewed and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers will be selected. A soft copy of the abstract in Microsoft Word should reach the conclave coordination committee not later than November 20, 2016 addressing to mcbis2017@gmail.com with subject line as “Abstract Submission”. Authors will be notified of acceptance by November 25, 2016. Acceptance of the abstract implies that at least one of the authors will attend the conclave and present the paper. In case a paper is submitted for presentation in absentia, a processing fee of Rs. 1000/- would be charged.

    Guidelines for Full Paper Submission :
    One soft copy in MS-Word format of the paper selected for presentation at the conclave will have to be submitted to the conclave coordination committee by December 15, 2016 addressing to mcbis2017@gmail.com with subject line as “Full Paper Submission”. Papers must include a clear indication of the purpose of research, methodology, major results, implications, and key references. For references and footnotes, authors should use the style followed by APA.

    Registration fee of Rs 2,500 per academic participant and Rs 5,000 per industry participant should be sent latest by December 15, 2016 through a demand draft in favour of Convener, MCBIS-2017, payable at Rourkela to the address mentioned below. For students, the fee would be Rs 1,500. You may choose to pay the amount through NEFT with the details mentioned below and send us a mail citing payment details.
    Account Number
    Account Name
    Convener, MCBIS 2017
    IFSC Code
    SWIFT Code
    MICR Code
    Bank Name
    State Bank of India, NIT Campus, Rourkela
    Registration fee will include inaugural dinner, lunch and tea for the conclave days, and a copy of the conclave proceedings. Registration form is attached with the conclave brochure. The registration form should be sent along with the demand draft.

    Accommodation :
    The conclave is being held in the campus of the Institute. Limited number of rooms is available at the Institute Guest Houses located in the campus for conclave participants on payment on first come first basis. Request for reservation of room should be sent along with full payment by December 15, 2016. Alternatively, you could reserve a room at any of the leading hotels in Rourkela.

    Key Dates :
    Last Date for Abstract Submission
    November 20, 2016
    Notification of Acceptance of the Abstract
    November 25, 2016
    Last Date for Submission of Selected Papers
    December 15, 2016
    Last Date for Registration Fees
    December 15, 2016
    Conclave Dates
    January 07-08, 2017

    Conclave Committees :
    Prof. Ranjit Kumar Sahoo, Director, Patron

    Local Organizing Committee :
    Prof. Dinabandhu Bag–Chairman Prof. Rajeev K. Panda - Convener
    Prof. Chandan K. Sahoo – Co-convener
    Dr. P. K. Mohanty, Co-convener
    Prof. N.M. Leepsa, SM
    Prof. S.H. Uzma, SM
    Prof. Nihar Ranjan Mishra, HS
    Prof. A. K. Rath, HS

    Conclave Advisory Committee :
    Prof. Ilan Alon, Rollins College, USA
    Prof. Duane Windsor, Rice University, USA
    Prof. Neharika Vohra, Professor, IIMA
    Prof. Pingali Venugopal, Professor, XLRI
    Prof. Tridib Chakraborty, Retd. Prof, IIMC
    Prof. Sanjay Patro, Professor, Professor, XLRI
    Prof. G.K. Panda, Dean (SRICCE), NIT RKL
    Prof. P.C.Padhan, Ass. Professor, XLRI
    Prof. B.B. Biswal, Dean (FW), NIT Rourkela
    Prof. S. K. Rath, Professor, NIT Rourkela

    Conclave Secretariat :
    Dr. Rajeev Kumar Panda, Convener
    School of Management
    National Institute of Technology Rourkela
    Rourkela, Odisha-769008, India
    Phone: 0661-2462804
    Email: mcbis2017@gmail.com
    For more information please visit our website: www.nitrkl.ac.in/Academic/6ShortTermCourse/Default.aspx
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