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  • Announcement: Registration Fee Waived off for Papers with Average Review Score >= 3.5 Authors of Full papers/WIP with average review score of 3.5 and above within first two reviews are eligible for free registration. This provision is available for maximum up to two authors in such papers. | ATHENAEUM for Young Scholars, 9-10 Feb 2018 Venue: IC&SR Building, IIT Madras Campus, Chennai.



In a world of constant change, shifting paradigms can quickly change the business environment. While transformation to data-driven, smart and digital business has turned out to be a new world order, understanding the broader environment in which the business operates has become the foundation for holistic strategy development. With interdependent business ecosystems, management of assets – human, intellectual, operational, capital and financial – that cross traditional enterprise boundaries emerged as one of the major problems for management and leadership. Sudden dialogue on the trendy acronym, VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world – which the present scenario rightly reflects, is questioning the preparedness while creating a sense of urge to rethink how management practice should be altered. Influences of institutional and customers’ behaviours has become more intense and therefore, effective analysis of individual and managerial psychology has emerged as critical for organisational management and performance. Adding to these, shifting patterns in globalisation are raising new concerns about future of global trade and economy.

In such accelerating business environment, strategy-making involves having an awareness of the big picture and finding ways to play a role in it. Insights into the changing business environment can capture true value and benefit their strategic positions in the future, if organisations can convert them into action. Exhaustive research, therefore, has to be carried out to explore how theory and research can be integrated into business academics and management practice suitable for this shifting global environment.

Sub Themes

The conference will broadly focus on following contemporary themes for research across various disciplines of Management and allied areas:

1. Navigating the Shifting Tides of Globalization 4. Transforming Dynamics 7. Sustainability, Governance and Leadership
2. Strategies and Leadership in VUCA World 5. Interdependent Business Ecosystems 8. Technology Driven Business
3. Managing in the Digital, Smart & Analytics Age 6. Innovation and Entrepreneurship Trends 9. Influence of Human Psychology

The conference will be inviting papers from academicians, research scholars, business consultants and practitioners in the following categories. Apart from the above mentioned categories, DELEGATES from India and Abroad will also be invited to attend the conference.


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  • 1st January, 2017Call for Papers

    Conference theme for Athenaeum 2018 is SHIFTS IN GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. Papers (Full Paper (or) Work-in-Progress (or) Extended Abstract) are invited from academicians, research scholars, business consultants and practitioners from India and abroad. Click here to see the Announcement.

  • 31st August, 2017Abstract submission [Full Paper (or) Work-in-Progress (or) Extended Abstract] Deadline

    Authors are invited to submit an Abstract (not exceeding 250 words) for Full Paper (or) Work-in-Progress (or) Extended Abstract (WIP) categories before 31st August, 2017. No author information should appear on any page of the abstract, as Abstracts will undergo blind review. If you submit an abstract that contains any information identifying you or a co-author, the abstract may be removed from the system, and you will be invited to resubmit. The Abstract should be submitted in Pdf format and only in the prescribed structure given in the ‘Guidelines for Abstract Submission.” Abstract layout, formatting and referencing instructions are provided in ‘Guidelines for Abstract Submission.’ An abstract exceeding the specified limit or not submitted in the prescribed structure will not be considered for the review process. Read Guidelines for Abstract Submission before submission. Submit Abstract

  • 15th Jan – 15th Sep 2017Notification of Acceptance

    Submitted Abstracts will be evaluated through a blind review process and authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection during 15th Jan - 15th Sep, 2017 by e-mail. The notification will include feedback to author(s). The decisions of the Athenaeum 2018 Conference Chair/Co-Chair are final. Authors of accepted Abstracts will be invited to prepare a final paper or Extended Abstract.

  • 20th May – 5th Nov 2017Last Date for Submission of Paper for Consideration

    Authors of accepted Abstracts ( Full Paper (or) Work-in-Progress (or) Extended Abstract) shall prepare the final paper or Extended Abstract. Authors submitting Full Paper shall submit full paper in PDF format for review during 20th May – 5th Nov 2017. Full Paper layout, formatting, referencing styles & standards and other instructions are provided in the Full Paper Template. Maximum length of Full Paper can be 20 pages including Data Sheets, Annexures, etc. Work-in-Progress (WIP)/Extended Abstracts also shall be submitted during 20th May – 5th Nov 2017. Submit Full Paper / WIP / Extended Abstract

  • 5th Dec 2017Last Date for Submitting Revised Full Papers

    Authors who have submitted Full Paper on or before stipulated date will be notified of acceptance of Full Papers during 20th May - 5th Nov 2017 along with review comments or inputs. Accepted full papers will be allowed for conference registration and oral presentation at the Conference to be held during 9-10 Feb 2018. However, authors can register (on or before 3rd Oct 2017) even if acceptance notification is not received, to avail early bird offer. Inclusion of the final paper in the conference is subject to the registration(s) by corresponding author(s) before deadline. Authors should submit final version of the paper implementing the reviewer inputs on or before 5th Dec 2017. Submit Full Paper (Revised and Final) Rejected full papers can be resubmitted as WIP Paper before last date of submission.

  • 28th Jan 2018Last Date for Submitting Presentation

    Authors attending conference to present their paper should prepare their presentation in advance using MS PowerPoint and e-mail the same to athenaeum2018@bim.edu. PPTs should reach latest by 28th Jan 2018.


  • 1st Jun 2017Registration Commencement

    Authors can register for the conference by paying prescribed fee once their abstracts are accepted. Delegates can also register for attending the conference. Conference fee includes registration, participant kit, two lunches and snacks. Please refer Conference Fee section to know about registration fee for various categories and other offers. Registration Fee can be paid through Demand Draft, or NEFT or Online Payment. Conference registration opens on 1st Jun 2017 and will be open till 15th Dec 2017. In case paper is not accepted for presentation in the conference and any registration fee, if paid will be reimbursed.

  • 3rd Oct 2017Last Date to Avail Early Bird Offer

    Early Bird offer: Conference registrations on or before 3rd Oct 2017 can avail 40% waiver in Conference Fee in all categories.

  • 10th Jan 2018Registration Closes

    Registration for the conference will be open till 10th Jan 2018.

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