A two day International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Management is going to be held at ISME on 27th and 28th of February, 2020.

About the Conference

About the Conference

Business organization today are undergoing rapid transformation intensified by technological innovation, changing demographics, altering consumer paradigms, rise of the new data economy – all against the backdrop of a constant and deepening economic integration. In the face of such an accelerated transition, existing management theories and frameworks are not always effective in driving successful outcomes. There is a need to evaluate these developments from a multidisciplinary perspective. It is vital that management scholarship evolves at an equal pace to support the economy in the face of unparalleled opportunities as well as disruption. This conference provides a platform for wide-ranging issues, which capture contemporary developments in business, management and the social sciences. The conference aims to nurture synergies from diverse ideas, concepts and collaborations among stakeholders.

We invite original papers from interested professionals and researchers to present and participate in the conference. The conference will have parallel sessions on different tracks. Keynote addresses will be by eminent speakers from industry & academia focusing on the conference theme. Parallel sessions will have paper presentations by delegates, chaired by distinguished experts representing each track.

Conference highlights


  • Pre-conference workshop on‘Conducting an effective literature review – An overview of tools, terms and techniques’
  • Accepted papers would be published in a peer- reviewed journal with ISSN
  • Virtual presentation for accepted papers from international participants
  • Post conference mentoring for scopus indexed journals

Conference Tracks

Conference Tracks

TRACK-1: Issues in Political and Economic Environment

  • Regulatory and tax implications
  • Macroeconomic trends and indicators
  • Circular and shared – economy issues and challenges
  • Balance of Trade and External Debt
  • Human Development and Economic Growth
  • Issues & Challenges in Government policies
  • National and International Political Climate

TRACK-2: Issues in Manufacturing, Services and Agricultural Sector

  • Agility in manufacturing systems
  • Labor problems associated with a large labor force
  • Industrial revolution 4.0
  • Economic issues in manufacturing , services and agriculture
  • Impact of regulation and policy on sectors of the economy
  • Human capital and innovation

TRACK-3: Issues in Management of Technology

  • Strategies for sustainable business models
  • Block chain technology for business
  • Role of AI in Data, Learning and Education
  • Application of Analytics/Machine learning /NLP for business
  • Automation and workforce
  • Innovation in Business Intelligence

TRACK-4: Functional Areas of Business

  • Human Resources: Employee Engagement, Leadership Challenges, Technological and workforce, HR Analytics, Spirituality and leadership, Dark side of leadership, HRM in VUCA environment, and Workplace ethics.
  • Finance: Influence of leverage on profitability of companies, Financial Analytics, Financial Technology, Green Finance Market, Financial Innovation and technology in the securities market, Sustainable Finance – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Marketing: Marketing Analytics, Guerilla Marketing, Stealth Marketing, Customer Lifetime Value (CLV), Digital/online marketing practices, Fragmenting and frictionless markets, Supply chain management, Marketing to millennials and Genz
  • Operations: Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Project Implementation and Control, Quality Standard Measurements, Capability Maturity Model, Sustainable Energy Management

TRACK-5: Business Excellence and Business Risk Management

  • Strategic leadership for excellence
  • Quality frameworks for Business excellence
  • Innovation Management
  • Process and productivity analysis
  • Blue ocean strategies for new opportunities
  • Corporate Sustainability and Business excellence
  • Forensic Accounting and Risk Management
  • Default risk in real estate and household debt
  • Enhancing Business excellence through Business Analytics

TRACK-6: Redefining Management Education

  • International benchmarking, ranking and challenges in setting up world class B-schools
  • Management Education for Inculcating Entrepreneurship
  • Integrating AI and ICT in management education
  • Different approaches to management education-Traditional vs Modern, Formal vs Informal
  • Innovations in curriculum design
  • Indian case studies in management

Guidelines for full paper Submission


Selection of papers for presentation and discussion will be based on the abstract submitted. The abstract of about 300 words must include the purpose, methodology, major findings of the research and the keywords. It should follow the guidelines given below:

  • Length and reference : 300 words; Font: Times New Roman; Font Size: 12 points; 1.5 space
  • Title Page: Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Contact Details
  • Abstracts are to be submitted to


  1. Spacing: 1.5 ,Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12 Points , Margin of one inch all around
  2. Title page: The title page of manuscript must include the title of the theme, names of authors including the corresponding author, affiliations, keywords (maximum 5), phone numbers & email.
  3. References: APA formatting style. All tables, charts and graphs should be given on separate sheets with title.
  4. Paper must have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere an undertaking to this effect should appear in the cover letter / email.
  5. Abstracts and full paper are to be submitted to


Abstracts Submission 20th December 2019
Abstract Approval 26th December 2019
Full Paper Submission 25th January 2020
Registration closes on 31st January 2020
Conference Date 27th & 28th February 2020



Participant Fees
Academicians (with publication) Rs 2000
Academicians Rs 1500
Industry/Corporate delegates (with publication) Rs 2500
Industry/Corporate Delegates Rs 2000
Research Scholars/Students (withpublication) Rs 1000
Research Scholars/Students Rs 500
Foreign Delegates $ 100
  • For registrations visit
  • Registration fee includes Tea, Snacks, Lunch and Conference Kits.
  • Limited Accommodation available

Conference Committee

Conference Committee

Mr. Nitin Garg Director, ISME
Dr. Anand Joshi Mentor, ISME
Dr. Rony Kurien Dean, ISME
Dr. Shampa Nandi HOD, ISME
Dr. Swarnalakshmi U
Assistant Professor,
Business Analytics
Ph: 9582222457
Dr. M Ramesh Kumar
Associate Professor,
Human Resource
Ph: 9742814307
Prof. Sudindra VR
Assistant Professor,
Prof Shurlly Tiwari
Assistant Professor,
Human Resource

Conference Venue

Conference Venue

International School of Management Excellence 88, Chembanahalli, Near Dommasandra Circle, Sarjapura Road, Bangalore Karnataka,
India – 562125




Dr. Prasanna Chandra

Dr. Prasanna Chandra,has over three decades of teaching experience in postgraduate and executive education programmes. He was the former Director of Centre for Financial Management. He was a Professor of Finance at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for nearly two decades. He was a Visiting Professor of Finance at Southern Illinois University, USA for two years. He was appointed as a member of several committees including the Capital Issues Advisory Committee, the High Powered Committee on Insurance Sector Reforms, and the SEBI Committee on Derivatives. He has served on the boards of a number of organizations including Power Finance Corporation, Unit Trust of India Investment Advisory Services Limited, Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India, Bangalore Stock Exchange Limited etc. among others. Including Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, he has published seven books—and has authored 70 articles in professional journals and business periodicals. He has received several honours including the Best Teacher Award from the Association of Indian Management Schools.


Malavika R Harita

Malavika R Harita is Passionate about the power of communication, storytelling and digital marketing. She founded Brand Circle in 2018, a Consultancy Firm working in the areas of Digital Communication, Storytelling, Mentoring Start-ups, Women Entrepreneurs and Corporate Leaders. She has 36 years of experience in communication and entrepreneurship. Malavika was one of the first Gurukul Chevening Scholars, selected by the British Government for a special program under Lord Meghan Desai at the London School of Economics on Globalization. Malavika is the first woman to win the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIM Bangalore. She has worked with brands like HMT, Saatchi & Saatchi Mudra Communications etc., in her tenure she also had association with brands like Bosch, Reliance Polymers, Infosys, Microsoft, Astra Zeneca, and Novo Nordisk amongst others. Malavika teaches Marketing and Communication at various post graduate institutes of management and communication in India and abroad




Agenda on 27th,28th Feb 2020

Agenda on 27th,28th Feb 2020

8th International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Management



Pre-conference workshop

1 8.30 to 08.50 pm Registration
2 9.00 to 12.30 pm “Literature survey – Tools and strategies”
Dr. Ujjal Mukherjee, Jain University
Nitin Garg – Director, ISME



ISME Research Conference on Friday 28th February 2020

1 08.30 to 09.15 am Registration and Tea
2 09.15 to 10.00 am Inauguration
Welcome Address
Release of Proceedings
4 10.00 to 10.30 am Chief Guest
Prof.Dr.Prasanna Chandra

Former Director of Centre for Financial Management,Former member-CIAC,SEBI,PFC,UTI, Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India, Bangalore Stock Exchange Limited etc.

5 10.30 to 10.45 am Guest of Honour and ISME Board Member
Prof. Dr.Anand K Joshi,

Advisor, International Skill Development Corporation,
London, Ex.Pro Chancellor, Atmiya University, Rajkot &
Vice Chancellor, CMR University, Bangalore. Formerly with

6 10.45 to 11.00 am Tea Break
7 11:00 to 12.30 pm Industry, Government and Academia Partnership – Practitioner’s Perspectives
Moderated By

Prof. Dr.Anand K Joshi,

Panel Discussion by
Ms.Gayathri Kalia,
Former Head of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY),Rtd.Civil Servant

Professor Emeritus & Advisor to NMIMS and VIT, Former Vice-Chancellor of Kanchi University & Former Director Bharathidasan Institute of Management

Ms.Malavika Harita,
Former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, India, Member of Advisory Board of the NSRCEL of IIMB

Dr.Manoj Varghese,
Managing Partner of Milliard Reeves Advisory ,Former
director of XIME –Kochi, Former director of Facebook,India

8 12.30 to 01.00 pm Photo session
9 01.00 to 01.45 pm Lunch
10 01.45 to 03.45 pm Paper presentations
11 03.45 to 04.00 pm Tea break
12 04.00 to 04.30 pm Track summarization by track chairs
13 04.30 to 05.00 pm Awards and Valedictory address

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