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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

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Trends

Various global trends in entrepreneurship and innovation are driving and shaping the world economy. Shift from a "managed" to an "entrepreneurial economy"; rise in the importance of intangible assets over physical capital and land; transition from the vertically integrated organisation to the strategically networked one for innovation; recognition that innovation is not just about high-technology; growing importance of the 'social economy' within society; etc., have changed the outlook of managing innovation and scope, opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship.

Indicative Areas for Research:

1.Crowdsourcing and co-delivery
2.Social – digital social innovation
3.Business Incubation as an Instrument of Innovation
4.High Performance Work Systems on Innovation Performance
5.Strategic Technology and Innovation Management
6.Design Thinking
7.Start-up Innovation
8.Open Innovation
9.Product Evolution (Forward Thinking Innovation)
10.Open Source Patents
11.Virtual Prototyping
12.Concurrent Engineering
13.Start-ups and Small Businesses
14.Disruptive Innovation
15.Open source Communities
17.Market-based Innovation
18.Network-based Innovation
19.Collaborative Innovation
20.Service Innovation
21.Product Innovation
22.Business Model Innovation
23.Managing Innovation
24.Technology Innovation Management
25.Intellectual Property Rights in Innovation Management
26.Small Business Innovation Management
27.Innovation Management and Creativity
28.Strategic Directions on Innovation Management
29.Design Innovation Management
30.Ethics & Innovative Management
31.Convergence of Innovation Management
32.Process-Culture-Link in Innovation Management
33.Innovation Ecosystems
34.Humanitarian Innovation
35.Enhancing Innovation at Workplace
36.Human Resource Management and Innovation
37.Roles of HRM in Front End Innovation
38.Leading Product Innovation
39.Innovation Leadership and Management
40.Management Innovation
41.Involving HRM in Innovation
42.Human Resource Management, Innovation and Performance
43.Building Workforce Innovation Capacity
44.Human-Centred Innovation
45.Sustained Innovativeness and Human Resource Management
46.Innovation Management and Performance Framework
47.High Performance Work Systems Influence on Organizational Innovation
48.Managing People to Promote Innovation
49.Knowledge Management the Pillar for Innovation
50.Brand Innovation
51.Interplay between Brand and Innovation
52.Green brand in an Emerging Innovative Market
53.Marketing Strategy and Innovation
54.Radical Innovation
55.Innovation and New Product Development (NDP)
56.Innovation Management to Market Performance
57.Sustainable brand-based innovation
58.Entrepreneurship and Institutional Economics
59.Entrepreneurship and Environmental Factors
60.Formal Institutions and Optimal Policy Promotion of Entrepreneurship
61.Diversity Approach in Entrepreneurship
62.Environments for Entrepreneurship Development
63.International Entrepreneurship (global entrepreneurship)
64.Women Entrepreneurship (Female Entrepreneurs)
65.Research Gap in Social Entrepreneurship
66.Technology Entrepreneurship (TEN)
67.Entrepreneurship and Small Business
68.Strategy and Entrepreneurship
69.Corporate Entrepreneurship
70.Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Information Systems
71.Migrants Entrepreneurship
72.Youth Entrepreneurship
73.Rural and Small Scale Entrepreneurs
74.New Venture Growth
75.Entrepreneurial Opportunity Development
76.Drivers and Inhibitors of Entrepreneurial Growth
77.Cloud Technology and Entrepreneurship
78.Creativity and Innovation Training
79.Venture Capital Financing
80.Family Business and Wealth Management
81.Entrepreneurship in Family Firms, Business Families, Family Business Groups
82.Family Business Strategy
83.Family Business Governance
84.Succession Planning in Family-owned Businesses
85.Corporate Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses
86.Rural Entrepreneurship
87.Intellectual Capital Reporting Practices
88.Immigrant Entrepreneurship
89.Social Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship
90.Independent Innovation

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