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Theme: Sustainable Development Goals in the post-pandemic world

As opposed to the traditionalist management view, which highlighted the difficulties in achieving the conflicting goals of “economic benefit” versus “environmental benefits”, the revisionist management view proposes that both can be achieved together, in fact the triple target of “people, profit and planet” are complimentary to each other in the long run. The need of the hour is to align these goal at individual, corporate, country and supranational level. A combination of well-planned environmental friendly policies by regulators and adoption of environmental friendly practices by corporates and individuals or households is the only hope to provide a habitable ecosystem for the next generations.

The COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill with the travel restrictions and lockdowns imposed by governments worldwide to curb the spread of the deadly virus. The only positive impact of the pandemic is perhaps the drop (although severely insufficient) in pollution across the world with improved air and water quality, clean beaches and environmental noise reduction. As the world restart their economic engines to reach the pre-pandemic levels of productivity, we need to pause and design a greener route this time to ensure a stronger, resilient and sustainable post-pandemic world. As COP26 summit reaffirms the common commitment of the parties across the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, we Rajagiri School of Business, Rajagiri School of Social Sciences and Fiji National University (FNU), dedicate this conference to the theme of the greening the recovery from the pandemic through development of sustainable policies and adoption of sustainable practices.

Triple-category submissions:

The conference has three categories of submissions;

  1. Research papers from academia
  2. Case Studies and practice papers from industry
  3. Research proposal from doctoral students

Hybrid-mode of participation:

The conference allows the participants to choose between the two modes

  1. Online paper presentation
  2. Paper presentation in person

Pre-Conference Workshop:

The conference also comes with a pre-conference workshop on research methods and data analysis on 20th and 21st April 2022.

Publication possibilities:

The conference provides you with an opportunity to publish your papers in the special/regular issue of the following journals. Although the selection of the paper for the conference does not ensure acceptance for the journals. To increase the chances of publication, submit papers matching the scope of the journals. Refer to each journal’s homepage for more details.

  1. Sustainability (Scopus Q2, WoS SCIE|SSCI)
  2. Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC-B, Scopus Q3)
  3. Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ABDC-B , WoS ESCI)
  4. Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice (UGC CARE)
  5. Energies (Scopus Q2 , WoS SCIE)
  6. Environmental Quality Management (Scopus Q3)
  7. Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment (Scopus Q2 , WoS ESCI)
  8. Rajagiri Management Journal (UGC CARE)

Keynote Speakers 

  • Prof. Arun Elias  
    • Dean College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Fiji National University
  • Prof. Ronald De Marco
    • Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation at Fiji National University
  • Dr Pat Obi
    • White Lodging Professor of Finance Purdue University, NorthWest. USA

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. All papers should be submitted through EasyChair.

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Please note you need to have an EasyChair account to upload your paper. (If you don’t have an account CLICK HERE to create one).

  • Please select the appropriate category a) Research paper b) Case studies or practice papers c) Research Proposals while submitting the paper.
  • The title page should contain paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s),
  • JEL classification codes, and e-mail address of corresponding author.
  • The paper must accompany an abstract (strictly between 250 and300 words) and 5-6 keywords.
  • The main document should be double-spaced, with one inch margins on all sides, and all pages should be numbered consecutively.
  • Text should appear in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Papers must be submitted in PDF file format.

Pre-Conference Workshop:

The conference also comes with a pre-conference workshop on research methods and data analysis on 20th and 21st April 2022.

Important Dates

  • Start of submission                                       : 10th February, 2022
  • Deadline for Submissions                             : 31st March, 2022
  • Pre-Conference Workshop                           : 20th-21st April, 2022
  • Conference Date                                          : 22nd-23rd April, 2022

 

For More details about Conference, Subthemes, Important Dates, Registration Fee etc.., Please view the conference Brochure: Download

 

Conference Convenor

  • Prof. Garima Sisodia
    • Assistant Professor
    • garima@rajagiri.edu
  • Prof. Minimol M.C.
    • Associate Professor & Dean Research
    • minimol@rajagiri.edu

We are pleased to inform you that the registrations are now open for the Pre-Conference Research Workshop preceding conference dated 20-21st April 2022. We have gathered experts from diverse backgrounds with exceptional passion and extensive research capabilities as the resource persons to deliver a value-enriching learning experience. The workshop is targeted at research scholars and faculties who intend to learn novel tools to convert their research ideas into publications. The first day of the workshop is focused on the tools and techniques used for research in finance and economics, whereas the second day is focused on marketing, operations, HR, and OB. The participants can choose to attend either one or both of the days to receive the certificates.

 

 

  Pre-Conference Workshop  for 3rd Rajagiri Management Conference
 

Resource Person

Topic(s)

Concepts covered

Pre-Conference Research Workshop Day 01

Dr. Ronny Thomas,

Rajagiri Business School

Panel Data

  • Structure of Panel Data

  • Types of variations in Panel Data

  • Fixed effect and Random effect Models

  • Hausman Test

Dr. Aviral Kumar Tiwari,

IIM Bodh Gaya

Time Series

  •  Linear Unit Root Tests 
  • Non-linear Unit Root Tests 
  • Linear Cointegration Tests 
  • Non-linear Cointegration Tests

Pre-Conference Research Workshop Day 02

Dr. Aby Abraham,

Rajagiri College of

Social Sciences

Fundamentals of

Qualitative Research

  • Basics of qualitative research

  • Possibilities and limitations of various qualitative approaches

  • Prominent data collection methods,  analysis tactics

  • Application of software packages

Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Das,

IIM Shillong

Structural

Equation

Modeling

  • Structural equation modeling

  • Multi-group analysis

  • Mediation and Moderation analysis

  • All these analyses using open-source software

 

Brief profile of the resource persons

Dr. Ronny Thomas is an Assistant Professor at Rajagiri Business School. He has a Ph.D. in economics and M.Phil in Planning and development from IIT Bombay, Mumbai. He completed his masters in economics from the University of Hyderabad. Prior to joining Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, he has one and half years of teaching experience at the School of Management Studies, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode. His research interests include international trade and FDI inter-linkage with econometric application and productivity analysis. He has presented his research papers in conferences held at the University of Nottingham, Delhi School of Economics, IIM Bangalore, and IIT Bombay and also published his research work. His teaching interests are managerial economics, microeconomics, applied industrial organization, and applied econometrics.

Dr. Aviral Kumar Tiwari is an Associate Professor at IIM Bodhgaya. Before joining IIM, he served at Rajagiri Business Scholl, Montpellier Business School, France, and at IBS Hyderabad, India. After graduating with a degree in Economics from Lucknow University, India, he received his M.Phil (in Labour Economics) and Ph.D. (in Energy and Environment) from ICFAI University Tripura. His research tends to cross the boundaries of narrowly defined fields as he constantly looks for promising ideas from several perspectives. The majority of his work contributes to the areas of energy economics, environmental economics, international trade, international economics, commodity markets, resources market, tourism, FDI, institutional quality, governance, and many more.  He applies a variety of time-series and panel data approaches, both linear and nonlinear, to validate economic theoretical approaches. He has published in various journals of international repute including top-ranked journals in the prestigious Financial Times 50 list. His previous research has featured in journals such as Journal of Business Ethics, Tourism Management, Annals of Tourism Research, Economics Letters, Energy Economics, International Review of Financial Analysis, Economic Modelling, etc. He has been conferred the Best Researcher Award, in 2015 by GRABS Educational Charitable Trust, Chennai, and a prestigious Prof. M J Manohar Rao Award in 2014 from The Indian Econometric Society for his outstanding research contributions. He is also actively engaged as Editors (and Guest Editors) at different positions at several international journals (indexed in Scopus and ranked by ABDC) published by Wiley, Elsevier, Emerald, Sage, Springer.

Dr. Aby Abraham entered academics with 23 years of professional experience, starting as an engineer on the shop floor to Area Manager to Regional Contracts Manager to Heading Country Operations, with various International firms; like Lloyd’s Register, ABS Group, Bureau Veritas, Velosi etc. This enabled him to have a broad view of real-life business scenarios that is useful in understanding ground realities. He taught as an adjunct faculty at the Business Administration Department of Dubai University College, ICFAI, Dubai campus, AIT, Dubai, and as a TA at XLRI.

Dr. Aby Abraham left the industry to pursue doctoral research at XLRI and submitted his thesis. He looks for ‘meanings of possessions’, leading to the process of meaning-making. Thus, his area of interest covers semiotics to social anthropology in the consumer behavior side of marketing. The cultural changes due to social class change, the impact of technology, and media, do change consumer’s taste, and the resultant possessions and meanings derived; thus making it imperative to understand the process and direction. Country of Origin effects and entry strategies to culturally diverse markets are also of interest.

A pioneer in research and experimental study, Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Das works with IIM Shillong. Before joining IIM, he served as an Assistant Professor at Rajagiri Business School. He served at IIT Kharagpur as a Research Associate from where he was awarded his Doctoral degree in Management (OB & HR). He always extended his interest in research in topics related to Leadership, Personality, Subjective well-being, Anxiety, Depression and always delivered world-class articles. His urge for finding the least discussed topic and presenting it with a 360-degree view is one of the remarkable qualities that every researcher should look for.

He has conducted and facilitated workshops for students, faculty, and corporate trainees on diverse topics including research methodology, structural equation modeling (SEM), and interpersonal relationship.  He has also presented papers at national and international conferences. He was a part of the team that was responsible for the human resource planning of South Eastern Coalfield Limited (SECL a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd.) for the year 2019-2024

 

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About the Conference
International Conference on “Sustainable Development Challenges, Opportunities and the Future” The International Conference on Sustainable Development, to be organized jointly by Rajagiri Business School, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) Kochi, India and Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA. ICSD will provide an opportunity to academicians, doctoral students, and practitioners to share and exchange ideas in the area of Sustainable Management. Given the new normal, the participants will have the opportunity to present their paper virtually.

Objectives of the conference: 
The conference is expected to:

  • Provide a platform for the young researchers, academicians, analysists, and policy makers to present their views, research results, trends and concerns, opportunities and challenges, and best recovery practices in the context of sustainable developments.
  • Explore novel ideas, exposed practical applications of theories through real life examples.
  • Feature inspiring talks by sustainable development experts and academicians that complement the theme of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

  • Prof. Timothy B Palmer (Director, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)
  • Prof. Phil Harris (Executive Director of University of Chester Business Research Institute and Westminster Chair of Marketing and Public Affairs)
  • Prof. Vinod Mishra (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University, Australia)

Opportunity to publish in reputed journals:
The conference entitled “Sustainable Development: Challenges, Opportunities and the Future” provides you an opportunity to publish your papers in the special/regular issue of the following journals. Refer to each journal’s homepage for more details.

  • Special issue on “Green and Sustainable Corporate Finance” in International Journal of Managerial Finance, (ABDC-A, In consultation with the Guest-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Special issue on Zero Waste and Circular Economy: A path to sustainable future” in Environmental Quality Management Journal (Scopus, In consultation with the Guest-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Prague Economic Papers(ABDC-C, In consultation with the Co-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC-B, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • International Journal of Emerging Markets (ABDC-B, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment (Scopus, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies (ABDC–C, Scopus, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief
  • Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (ABDC-C, In consultation with the Associate-Editor Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
  • Management of Environmental Quality (Scopus, In consultation with the Board Member Dr Aviral Tiwari and Editor in Chief)
     

Conference Theme and Subthemes:
The theme of the conference is aligned with but not limited to the challenges and opportunities in the context of 

Sustainable Marketing Practices 

  • Customer Experience, Engagement and Relationship Management
  • Marketing Analytics, Business Intelligence and Automation
  • Brands Development in Digital Marketing Age
  • Retail Marketing and Shoppers’ Experience
  • Social and Digital Media Marketing
  • Green Marketing and Consumerism
  • Sustainable Tourism and Sports Marketing
  • E-Commerce Marketing and Digital Platforms
  • Emojis and Non-Verbal Marketing Communication
  • Rural Consumers and Marketing Strategies

Sustainable HR and OB 

  • Employee Retention in Dynamic Environment
  • Sustainable Retention Strategies in Dynamic Environment
  • Sustainable Green HRM practices
  • Role of Foreign Assignments in Social Innovation
  • Sustainable Talent Management and Acquisition
  • Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Work-life Balance and Stress Management
  • HR-Analytics for Sustainable Business
  • Spirituality and Religious Practices in Sustainable Work Culture
  • Artificial Intelligence in HR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and HR

Sustainable IT, Operations and SCM

  • Green Manufacturing 
  • Sustainable Supply Chain management and Reverse Logistics
  • Scheduling Problems in Manufacturing and service organizations
  • Quantity Control and Six Sigma Management
  • Eco design and Green manufacturing
  • Behavioural Operation Management and Industry 4.0
  • Smart City and Urban Planning 
  • New Product and Service Management
  • Data Science and Machine Learning
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Sustainable Finance and Accounting

  • Sustainable finance - the roles and impacts of different financial services actors and institutions 
  • Sustainable Micro –Finance and Rural Development
  • Social and human rights dimensions of sustainable finance
  • Sustainable/Green Investing
  • Innovative Economic Strategies for Financial Inclusion
  • Sustainable Financial Performance and Accounting Practices
  • Sustainable investment in and by emerging market actors 
  • Green Finance 
  • Green Accounting
  • Financial Innovation, Engineering and Analytics
  • Crypto Currency and Block Chain
  • Digital Banking Practices and E-wallet
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Finance

 

Important Dates:

  • Start of submission: January 26, 2021
  • Deadline for Submissions: March 28, 2021
  • Conference Date: April 9-10, 2021

 

Registration Fees:

Role

Fee

Faculty and Other Researchers from Other Institutes

   2000 INR

Students (India)

  1500 INR

Corporate

 3000 INR

Students (International)

100 USD

International Participants including NRIs

150 USD

 

Guidelines for Paper Submission:

  • The title page should contain paper title, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), JEL classification codes, and e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  • The paper must accompany an abstract (strictly between 250 and300 words) and 5-6 keywords.
  • The main document should be double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides, and all pages should be numbered consecutively.
  • The text should appear in 12-point Times New Roman or Arial.
  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format.

 

Paper submission link:


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For queries: rmc@rajagiri.edu

About the Conference:

The conference committee invites papers for the Annual Conference on Operations Management, Systems and Business Analytics. The conference provides a platform for academicians and practitioners to exchange knowledge and gain insights on the current technologies, techniques and solutions in Operations Management, Systems and Business Analytics.
Papers are invited from academicians and practitioners on any topic mentioned in the list of conference topics and related areas. The conference will be held online
and selected articles will be called for presentation on March 26 2021.

Keynote Speaker:

Abraham Thomas is the co-founder and Chief Data Officer of Quandl, a technology company that empowers institutional investors to make better
decisions through data. Abraham helped lead Quandl from its inception to its successful acquisition by Nasdaq (NDAQ) in 2018. He currently oversees
all data-related operations for Quandl: data acquisition, data engineering, data science and research, and data delivery.
Abraham was previously a senior portfolio manager and head of US investments at Simplex Asset Management, a multi-billion-dollar
a quantitative hedge fund with offices in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Princeton. He has a degree in Engineering Physics from IIT Bombay.
Abraham lives in Toronto with his family. He writes at @athomasq and at www.abrahamthomas.info.


Submission Invited :

We invite submissions from a broad range of topics in the area of Operations Management, Systems and Business Analytics that include but not limited to the following themes

  • Digital Transformation
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Operations Research
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Digital supply chain
  • Agri-business supply chain
  • Project ,Programme and Portfolio
  • Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Humanitarian Operations Management
  • Online and Hybrid Learning Systems
  • Inventory Management
  • Machine learning
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Deep technologies
  • Blockchain technologies
  • Internet of Things
  • Information systems: Governance and Ethics
  • E-Commerce
  • Travel and tourism management
  • Health Care Operations
  • Robots, Cobots & Drones
  • Business Dynamics

We invite extended abstracts for conference presentations.

Important Dates:
Start of abstract submission: January 25, 2021
Last date for abstract submission: February 28, 2021

---Details regarding article submission will be updated soon.----

Rajagiri College and Social Sciences and Rajagiri Business School invite papers for the  International Conference on Insights in Marketing (ICIM 2021) to be held on 5th February 2021. The theme of the conference is “Marketing: Review and Future Directions. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this edition of the conference will be held virtually through webinars. Academicians, researchers, doctoral students, and practitioners are invited to submit full research papers in the area of broad areas of Marketing.

Publication Possibilities

  • Paper presented in the conference will be considered for publication in the following journals:
  • International Journal of Emerging Markets (ABDC -B: in consultation with the Senior Editor Prof. Aviral Kumar Tiwari and Editor-in-chief)
  • Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC-B, in consultation with the South-East-Asia Regional Editor-  Prof. Aviral Kumar Tiwari and Editors-in-Chief)
  • Chapter in Edited Volume Book with ISBN No.
  • Conference Proceedings

The conference organizing committee will send few of the selected papers for the fast-track review as suggested by the Editor, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief of respective journals. Those papers must mention that paper was presented in the conference and has been revised based on the comments received from the reviewers during the conference. Also papers must adhere to the guidelines (including publication or submission fees as the case may be) of respective journals in which they will be selected for evaluation and may be eventual publication. Sending out for review means no Guarantee for publications.

Best Paper Award

International Journal of Emerging Markets will give the best paper award for the best research in the area of Emerging Markets that are selected by conference organizing committee, in consultation with Senior Editor and Editor in Chief of International Journal of Emerging Markets. However, getting best paper award gives no guarantee for publication in International Journal of Emerging Markets.

 

  • Please submit the papers to ncim@rajagiri.edu
  • The conference abstract submission deadline: 5 January 2021

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Carving out a New Future: Resilience & Recovery    

The global business landscape has witnessed unprecedented changes, especially in the last couple of decades. There has been a gradual shift  of power towards emerging economies, with many of such economies exhibiting superior growth rates when compared to developed economies. Sustainability and green practices have become buzzwords for the business world, with industries taking a more serious note of the adverse effects of climate change. The world is also witnessing technological revolutions like never before, specifically with the advent of digital economy, and advancements made in fields like artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, block chains, etc. Further, the recent pandemic has also added to the woes of the business community. All of this makes it even more vital for organizations to be agile as well as resilient. It also has several implications for firms, which spans across the strategies & business models they adopt, their operations, culture & mindset and governance & leadership to name a few. The conference strives to explore these issues and the ways and means by which organizations tackle them.

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About the Conference

The 1st Rajagiri Management Conference (RMC), to be organized jointly by Rajagiri Business School, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences Kochi, India and Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. RMC will provide an opportunity to academicians, doctoral students, and practitioners to share and exchange ideas in the area of management. Given the new normal, the participants will have the opportunity to present their paper either virtually or in-person as per their convenience. 

Opportunity to publish in reputed journals
The Rajagiri Management Conference provides you with an opportunity to publish your papers in the special/regular issue of the following journals. Refer to each journal’s homepage for more details.
1. Journal of Strategic Marketing (ABDC-A)
2. Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ABDC-B, In consultation with the special issue Editor)
3. Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC-B, In consultation with the SE Asia Regional Editor)
4. International Journal of Emerging Markets (ABDC-B, In consultation with the senior editor Prof. Aviral Kumar Tiwari and Editor-in-chief)
5. Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice (UGC care list, In consultation with the associate editor Prof. Aviral Kumar Tiwari and Editor-in-chief)
6. (ABDC-C, In consultation with the editorial member Prof. Aviral Kumar Tiwari and Editor-in-chief)

 


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Theme: Marketing in an economic downturn

After enjoying market success for a number of years, it’s easy to dismiss changes in the market, over-hire, and spend too much. In a slowing economy, overconfidence can lead a firm into all kinds of trouble, even disaster. The marketing strategy, should be adaptive, responsive and agile to the changed circumstances of downturn, but at the same time enable the firm to stay focused for the long term.

 Sub-themes

Contributions are invited in the following area but not limited to.

  • Insight driven Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social media Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing

 

Marketing in Recession

  • Client retention
  • Enhancing brand awareness and reputation
  • Managing an increasing sales cycles
  • E-commerce
  • Retailing
  • Branding
  • Causal Marketing
  • Ethical issues in Marketing

 

  • Developing measurable campaigns
  • Increasing direct marketing investments
  • No Cost, Low cost marketing

 

Pre-Conference workshop-Feb 07, 2020

One-Day Workshop on 'Philosophical Underpinning and Qualitative Research Methodology' is to provide participants with an essential knowledge and overall understanding about philosophical basis and qualitative approaches in social science research.


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AICTE Sponsored One Week Short Term Training Programme On "Business Research and Data Analysis using SPSS and Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) using AMOS" on 25th - 30th November 2019 Organised by, Rajagiri School of Management, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous). Participation of short term training programme (STTP) will be considered for career advancement scheme.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Registration: 16.11.2019
  • Intimation of Acceptance: 18.11.2019

Address for Communication

  • Rajagiri School of Management Rajagiri Valley, Kakkanad Kochi - 682 039
  • Phone: +91 484 - 2426554
  • Email: sttp@rajagiri.edu

 

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