KSOM Conducts 4th International Conference on Management Research

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KIIT School of Management (KSOM) hosted its 4th International Conference on Management Research (ICMR) on February 22-23, 2024. ICMR stands as a premier platform facilitating the dissemination of groundbreaking theories, innovative research findings, and impactful insights spanning a diverse spectrum of disciplines including business management, marketing, finance, economics, technology, decision science, human resources, and organizational behaviour.

The conference received over 150 abstracts and more than 100 full papers from India and five other countries.  As many as 70 papers were presented during the conference.

At the outset, Prof. Tapan Panda, Pro-VC, KSOM & KSRM, gave the welcome address, followed by Prof. K. K. Ray, KSOM, Conference Convenor who set the context. Prof Saranjit Singh, VC, KIIT-DU, delivered the conference address, while Mr. Ramesh Chandra Joshi, Director (Finance), Nalco Ltd. presented the keynote address. The Book of Abstracts was unveiled by Prof. Saranjit Singh.

In his address, Shri Ramesh Chandra Joshi underscored the imperative role of sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity in shaping the future of management. He stressed the necessity for organizations to embrace these principles to ensure competitiveness and resilience.

The panel discussion was expertly moderated by Dr. Mrinal Chatterjee, a seasoned journalist turned media academician, with a keen interest in sustainability. The panel included Mr. Bibhu Prasad Mishra, Vice President at Jindal Steel and Power Ltd., Mr. Sanjog Sahu, co-founder of Mati Farms, and Dr. Supriti Mishra, a distinguished expert in Corporate Strategy and CSR.

Dr. Jyoti Prasad Mukhopadhyay, Associate Professor of Economics at IFMR Graduate School of Business, took centre stage as the guest speaker for the Research Workshop on ‘Panel Data Analysis’, conducted post lunch. This comprehensive session covered a spectrum of topics, including Panel Data types, Models (Fixed and Random Effect Models), the Selection of Appropriate Models, and their practical applications.

Presenters from across the globe presented papers on various themes on the second day of the conference. The papers were related to Circular Economy & Environmental Sustainability, Ethical AI and Technology & Stakeholder Engagement and Environment-Social-Governance (ESG), Empowering Marginalized Communities, Social Impact & Sustainable Innovation, Sustainable Business Practices & Green Initiatives Organizational Culture and Environment-Social-Governance.

The valedictory session of the 4th International Conference on Management Research (ICMR) was conducted on 23rd February 2024. The welcome address was delivered by Dr. Bhuwandeep, Associate Professor & Co-Convenor, followed by the address of the Chief Speaker Ms. Sujata Praharaj, Columnist. Felicitation of the Chief Speaker was done by Prof. Tapan Panda, Pro VC, KSOM & KSRM and Prof. Suvasis Ghosh, Dean, BBA program of KSOM.

Vote of Thanks was delivered by Prof. K. K. Ray, Convenor ICMR 2024. The International Conference on Management Research 2024 proved to be a platform for meaningful discussions, insights, and collaboration, setting the stage for future academic and industry endeavours.

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