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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.


The conference will broadly focus on following major contemporary research areas across various areas of Management and allied fields:
Accounting, Finance, HR, Organisation Behaviour, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain, Project Management, Innovation, Corporate/Business Strategy, Corporate Governance, Leadership, Information Systems, Analytics, Data and Knowledge Management, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Banking, Business Law and Economics, Sustainability, etc.,


  • Research Paper: This category covers papers which report on any type of research undertaken by the author(s). The research may involve the construction or testing of a model or framework, action research, testing of data, market research or surveys, empirical, scientific or clinical research.
  • Conceptual Paper: These papers will not be based on research but will develop hypotheses. The papers are likely to be discursive and will cover philosophical discussions and comparative studies of others' work and thinking.
  • Case Study: Case studies describe actual interventions or experiences within organizations. They may well be subjective and will not generally report on research. A description of a legal case or a hypothetical case study used as a teaching exercise would also fit into this category.
  • Literature Review: It is expected that all types of paper cite any relevant literature so this category should only be used if the main purpose of the paper is to annotate and/or critique the literature in a particular subject area. It may be a selective bibliography providing advice on information sources or it may be comprehensive in that the paper's aim is to cover the main contributors to the development of a topic and explore their different views.
  • General Review: This category covers those papers which provide an overview or historical examination of some concept, technique or phenomenon. The papers are likely to be more descriptive or instructional ("how to" papers) than discursive.
  • Experience Papers: Papers that describe completed or ongoing innovations in management or practice with proven or potential capability to advance the state of practice in the field, including critical success factors, challenges encountered and how they were addressed.
  • Poster Papers: papers that present new ideas and initiatives with potential to contribute for research or management

Managing in the Digital, Smart & Analytics Age

We are headed towards a future where everything that can be will be digitized. Nobody knows for certain where the Digital Revolution will take us. Some believe it may lead to digital cities, economies, and societies sometime in the future. Others believe the day will come when artificial intelligence will supersede human intelligence and computers will control the world. The massive increase of smart devices in our daily lives has changed every aspect of it, from the way we work to how we enjoy our free time, we find ourselves relying on connected devices more and more every day. As enormous data can lead to insights, business owners and managers are leveraging those insights into decisions and actions that improve the business. But, the entire challenge for managers is all about how to effectively manage and analyse information in order to make better business decisions. In such information-centered digital environment, firms should adapt how they manage and operate their businesses.

Indicative Areas for Research:

1. Managing Knowledge in Smart Networks
2. Smart Grids
3. Smart Network Companies
4. Collaborative Innovation in Smart Networks
5. Business Process Management in a Smart Business Network
6. Smart Approach to Project Management
7. Digital Marketing
8. Smart Products and Services
9. Machine Intelligence
10. Excelling in the Smart Machine Age
11. Smart Office
12. The Millennials
13. Employee Engagement in the Digital Age
14. Motivating Employees in the Digital Age
15. Managing Talent in the Digital Age
16. Managing the Employee Experience in the Digital Age
17. Managing Customer Experience
18. Digital Company and Culture
19. Primacy of People in the Digital Age
20. Blended Learning – Developing Employees in the Digital Age
21. Serving Digital Customers
22. Workplace Information Security in Digital Age
23. Understanding Customer Motivation in the Digital Age
24. Understanding Employee Privacy Rights in the Digital Age
25. Competitiveness in the Digital Age
26. Leadership Style for the Digital Age
27. The Workforce for the Digital Age
28. Managing Change in the Digital Age
29. Bridging the Digital Talent Gap
30. Influence of Digital Age on HR and Culture
31. Hiring in the Digital Age
32. Diversity in Digital Age
33. Migration in the Digital Age
34. Reward Strategy in the Digital Age
35. Digital Workplace
36. Thriving Productivity in the Digital Age
37. Catching Workers Compensation Fraud in the Digital Age
38. Winning in the Digital Age
39. Demystifying Data and Business Analytics
40. Rush for Artificial Intelligence in Business Systems
41. Management in the Post-Digital Era
42. Decision Theory with the Emergence of Analytics
43. People Analytics
45. Generation Z and the Workforce for Digital Era
46. Bridging Skill Gaps in the Digital Age
47. Work-life Balance and Flexible Workplaces
48. Smart Supply Chains
49. Digital Supply Network
50. Smart Cities
51. Digital Organizations
52. Maturity Model for Digital Enterprise (Digitally maturing organizations)
53. Digital strategy and innovation
54. Engaging Customer using Digital Technologies
55. Innovating with Career Analytics and Big Data
56. Digitisation
57. Digital Channels Vs. Traditional Channels
59. Big Data, Linked Data and Data analytics
60. Information Networks
61. Digital Enterprise: Competencies and Frameworks
62. Digital Collaborative Accountability
63. Digital oversight institutions
64. Digital Culture and Inclusion
65. Digital Healthcare and Education
66. Digital commerce
67. Digital Currencies
68. Digital Empowerment
69. Digital Rights Management
70. Digital security and privacy
71. Smart Communities
72. Competing on Business Analytics and Big Data
73. Digital Trash Can
74. Economics of Online Attention
75. Reshaping the Workforce with the New Analytics

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