IIMs organise first ever pan-IIM world management conference in Goa

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An Indian Institute of Management (IIM) fraternity, including all 13 IIMs, is for the first time organising a pan-IIM world management conference on “Emerging Issues in Management” at Goa from May 30 to June 1. IIM Calcutta is the lead coordinator of this conference, which is being facilitated by a team of senior faculty members and administrative staff.

“IIMs have started the experiment of jointly organising conference with India Finance Conference hosted by IIM Calcutta, IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad two years back. This time it is all thirteen IIMs coming together – it is a great experience and challenging too,” Prof Ashok Banerjee, dean of new initiatives and external relations of IIM Calcutta and the programme chair of the conference, said in a press statement.

Minister of Human Resource Development M Mangapati Pallam Raju inaugurated the conference on Friday in the presence of deans and directors of some of the IIMs. Minister of State, ministry of human resource development, Shashi Tharoor will be present at the conference as guest of honour and the Ambassador of France to India Francois Richier will be the special guest. Other prominent keynote speakers include Geet Sethi, World professional billiards champion and Prof Srikant M Datar, professor of Harvard Business School, among others.

“The conference will focus on broader themes like the firm of the future, looking beyond profits, inclusive growth, managing people and future of management education,” the statement said.

The participants, including professors, researchers, doctoral students, industry professionals and alumni of various IIMs, will have open-ended discussions on topics of their respective domains. There will be 29 paper presentations by leading research scholars from India and abroad and 12 poster sessions by PhD scholars.

The conference will also host two panel discussions. The first one on the topic “Innovation and Inclusive Growth” will be moderated by Prof Rishikesh T. Krishnan of IIM Bangalore and the members of the panel include Anil K. Gupta, IIM Ahmedabad, D. Shivkumar, head – operations, Nokia India and Suerie Moon, Harvard Kennedy School. The other panel discussion will be on “Government and Business”. It will be moderated by Prof Anup K. Sinha of IIM Calcutta and the members of the panel include Ravi Kant, Chairman-BoG, IIM Rohtak, M. Damodaran, chairman- BoG, IIM Trichy, Hemant M. Nerurkar, MD, Tata Stee and Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati.

Courtesy : ET