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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

Interdependent Business Ecosystems

Modern firms like Alibaba are moving towards ecosystem thinking, which enables them to operate without needing to engage in direct sales, compete with their merchants or hold inventory. It is now imperative for modern organisations to consider themselves as part of a wider ecosystem, and thus gain the most comprehensive understanding of who else is in their ecosystem and how they can capitalise on their role within the network and generate value. The rise of this thinking has implications for how companies develop strategy as the universe of options grows exponentially when considering business ecosystems.

Indicative Areas for Research:

1.Smart City Ecosystems
2.Collaborative Enterprises
3.Collaborative and Flexible Workplaces
4.Digital Business Ecosystems
5.Complex and Adaptive Business Environments
6.Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Business Ecosystems
7.Conceptual Model for Business Ecosystems
8.Evaluation of Business Ecosystem Health
9.Creating Value in Business Ecosystem
10.Modelling a Business Ecosystem
11.Inclusive Business Ecosystem
12.Service Innovation in the Context of Business Ecosystem
13.Entrepreneurial and Business Ecosystems
14.Technology Ecosystems
15.IoT Ecosystem
16.Service-oriented Business Ecosystem
17.Technological Drivers behind Business Ecosystems
18.Business Ecosystems and Platforms for Innovations
19.Business Models and Business Ecosystem
20.Business Ecosystem “Reliability”
21.Cluster, Value Network and Business Ecosystem
22.Open Innovation and Business Ecosystem
23.Mapping Business Ecosystem
24.Enabling Extended Business Ecosystems
25.Value Co-Creation Process in Business Ecosystem
26.Business Ecosystems Classifications
27.Business Ecosystems Constructs
28.Information Integration in Digital Business Ecosystem
29.Success Factors of Innovation Ecosystems
30.Governing a Business Ecosystem
31.Interfirm Relationships in Business Ecosystems
32.Business Model Topology in Emerging Business Ecosystem
33.Business Models in the Mobile Ecosystem
34.innovation-driven business 'ecosystem'
35.Business Ecosystems for SMEs
36.Measuring the Strength of Small Business Ecosystems
37.Strategic Thinking in Business Ecosystems
38.Coopetition and Business Ecosystems
39.Managing a Digital Business Ecosystem
40.Modern Business Ecosystem
41.Creating and Sustaining Successful Business Ecosystems
42.Mobile Money Ecosystem
43.Dynamics of Business Ecosystem
44.Servitization in the Business Ecosystem
45.From Smart Grid to Smart City Business Ecosystem
46.Culture within the Business Ecosystem
47.Leadership & Strategy in the Age of Business Ecosystems
48.Strategic HRM towards Ecological Sustainability
49.Work Design and Business Ecosystems
50.Green HRM
51.Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
52.Industry clusters and business ecosystems
53.Strategic Alignment across Business Ecosystem
54.Supply Ecosystems – Next Generation Supply Chains
55.Collaborative Business Ecosystems and Virtual Enterprises
56.Emergence of Supply Network Ecosystems
57.Evaluating Ecological Sustainable Performance
58.Enriching the Ecosystem – Forging the Missing Links
59.The e-Business Ecosystem
60.Business Ecosystem in Knowledge Economy

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