International Business Research Conference

Theme: Emerging Trends in Management

Organized by

International Management Institute (IMI), Bhubaneswar, India

February 6-7, 2015


The objective of this conference is to focus on the emerging and innovative dimensions of the business research. It will enable the researchers to showcase their path-breaking research in different disciplines of management. The conference will also provide a platform to researchers around the world to put forth their ideas, share their experiences and network with their counterparts. The conference will provide a novel forum to the researchers and academicians to present papers in the areas of economics, finance & accounting, IT & E-commerce, law & business ethics, organizational behavior & HR, operations management, marketing, and strategy & entrepreneurship.

Conference Tracks

IMI Bhubaneswar invites papers from authors from different areas of management. All the contributions should be original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication. Papers are invited in the following areas*:

  • Developmental Economics
  • Global Economic Crisis
  • Financial Economics
  • Green Economics
  • Tourism Economics
Law & Business Ethics
  • Business and Society
  • CSR
  • Business Security and Privacy Issues
  • Corporate Governance
  • Legal Aspects of Business
IT & E-Commerce
  • Management Information Systems
  • ERP
  • Green Technologies
  • Technological Innovations
  • Mobile Commerce
  • Electronic Data Interchange
  • Business Analytics and Big Data
Finance & Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • GAAP and IFRS
  • Project Finance
  • E-Accounting
  • Banking and Regulations
Organizational Behavior & HR
  • Leading with Impact
  • Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Diversity in Workplace
  • Behavioral Engineering
  • Strategic Negotiations
Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality and Reliability Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • International Production Management
  • Innovative Advertising Techniques
  • Online Marketing
  • Green Marketing
  • Sustainable Consumption Behavior
  • International Marketing
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Venturing
  • CSR
  • Entrepreneurial Cognition & Expertise
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • LBusiness Strategy for Emerging Markets
  • Cross-Border Strategy

*The list is only indicative. Papers on other aspects of management are also welcome

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline October 15, 2014
Abstract Acceptance Confirmation October 23, 2014
Full Paper Submission Deadline November 20, 2014
Paper Acceptance Confirmation December 10, 2014
Registration Deadline January 31, 2015

* Selected and acclaimed papers of the conference will be published in the form of an edited book. Participants may, therefore, be requested to submit the revised paper as per the guidelines of the publisher by December 31, 2014.


In addition to the conference, IMI Bhubaneswar will also organize the following workshop:

A half-day workshop on Multivariate Research Methods: February 6, 2015

Registration Details

Category Residential Non-Residential
Research Scholars/ Students Rs. 2000 Rs. 1500
Academicians Rs. 4000 Rs. 2500
Corporate delegates Rs. 4000 Rs. 2500
Note: The fee for foreign delegates will be USD 100 across both the categories.

Registration is mandatory to present a paper. Registration fee includes admission to the conference, conference kit, attending the workshop, hi-tea, lunch for two days, which will be common for both residential and non-residential participants. For residential participants, rooms will be provided at IMI-B campus on single occupancy basis. Breakfast & dinner will be served to all the residential participants of the conference.

Registration fee can be paid by demand draft in favor of ‘International Management Institute Bhubaneswar’ payable at Bhubaneswar. Fee can also be paid through electronic fund transfer (NEFT) to IMI Bhubaneswar account with intimation via email to [email protected] / [email protected] :

Allahabad Bank A/C No: 50071252726

MICR Code: 751010002

IFSC Code: ALLA0210329


Registration fee is non-refundable. Participants in a block of 2 or more from a single institution will get 10 % discount on the registration fee.

Guidelines for Submitting Abstract

Abstract not exceeding 300 words on any of the aforesaid themes should be sent to the Conference Coordinator through email at [email protected] / [email protected]. Please include personal details in the following order: name of the author(s), title of the paper, name of the conference track, affiliation of author(s), email, mobile number and postal address on the first page of the abstract.

Guidelines for Submitting Full Paper

Full length paper, not exceeding 5000 words, should be submitted in Times New Roman; 1.5 spacing; 12 Font size as a Word document to [email protected] / [email protected]. Participants should follow APA style for referencing.

Best Paper Awards

A cash prize and a citation will be given to one paper from each track based on the recommendation by the Review Committee. These awards will be announced on the last day of the conference. The decision of the committee will be final and binding.

About IMI Bhubaneswar

IMI is India’s first corporate sponsored Business School founded in 1981 in collaboration with IMI Geneva (now IMD Lausanne). International Management Institute Bhubaneswar Campus was established in 2011 to carry forward the legacy of IMI Delhi. IMI Bhubaneswar draws sustenance through creation; dissemination and application of knowledge which integrate seamlessly with each other to translate into research, teaching and training for our stakeholders. Nested in an ecologically invigorating ambience and sculpted by a renowned architect, IMI Bhubaneswar epitomizes a gurukul. IMI Bhubaneswar is a true meritocracy.

About Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, the capital of the Indian state of Odisha, is often referred to as a Temple City of India and together with Puri and Konark it forms the Swarna Tribhuja ("Golden Triangle"), one of eastern India's most visited destinations. The major tourist attractions of Bhubaneswar include: Lingaraj, Rajarani, and Mukteshwar temples, Khandagiri & Udayagiri caves, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Regional Plant Resource Center, popularly known as Ekamra Kanan, and Dhauli Shanti Stupa. Puri, also known as Jagannath Puri, is one of the Char Dham pilgrimages of Hindus. It is situated on the Bay of Bengal, 60 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. The beach at Puri offers an enduring opportunity to experience the striking sunrise and sunset. Konark is around 65 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, and 35 kilometers from Puri and is known for its Sun Temple which shows the marvelous architecture of India. The temple is a World Heritage Site.

Organizing Committee

Conference Coordinators Conference Administration Members
Prof. Padmini Jindal Mr. Santjee Sharma
Prof. Santanu Das Mr. Nitin Bhushan
Prof. Bindu Chhabra  

Conference Advisory Board

Prof. Sudhanshu Rai
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Prof. Ashish Sadh
IIM, Indore
Prof.  Debasis Pradhan
XLRI Jamshedpur
Prof. A.K. Rath
International Management Institute, Delhi
Corporate Governance
Prof. S. S. Khanka
National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad
Prof. Sonu Goyal
International Management Institute, Delhi
Prof. Shailendra Nigam
International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar
Prof. B. Metri
International Management Institute, Delhi
Prof. A.K. Sharan
National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad
Finance & Economics
Prof. T. Lahiri
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
Prof. Ramesh Behl
Director,  International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar