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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

Sustainability, Governance and Leadership

Firms which make the most progress towards sustainable practices have leaders who believe that the right thing to do is good for business. The key factors influencing the degree to which an organisation integrates sustainability: the strength of commitment and leadership qualities of the CEO; The level of the Board’s understanding of the relevance of sustainability to strategy and risk; and a senior leader with the expertise, leadership skills and authority to make it happen. Competent, committed business leaders will face significant challenges. For instance, solving sustainability problems requires working across functions. This can only happen if the senior team have collaborative leadership styles.

Indicative Areas for Research:

1.Values and Longevity in Family Business
2.Environmental Sustainability
3.zero-waste strategies
4.Designing Sustainable Products
5.Green HRM
7.Reputation Insurance
8.Sustainable Marketing
9.Sustainable Management
10.Principle-Based Stakeholder Marketing
11.Sustainable Consumption Behaviour
12.Corporate Culture and Sustainability
13.Triple-Bottom-Line Firms
14.Collective Commitment to Sustainability
15.Corporate Citizenship
16.Materialism and Sustainability
17.Consumers and the Future of Sustainability
18.Sustainable communications
19.Corporate Sustainability
20.Sustainability Leadership
21.Green Procurement
22.Enterprise Sustainability Management (ESM)
23.Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
24.Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S)
25.Sustainable Operations
26.Management Systems for Sustainability
27.Operational Risk Management
28.Product Stewardship
29.Sustainability Reporting
30.Sustainable Infrastructure
31.Corporate Sustainability Accounting
32.Sustainable Supply Chain Management
33.Learning for Sustainability
34.Sustainable Human Resource Management
35.Green Logistics
36.Gender Diversity
37.Activist Investors (shareholder activism)
38.Board Refreshment
39.Corporate Governance and Financial Integration
40.Transparency and Accountability
41.Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets
42.Risk Governance and Control
43.Corporate Ownership and Control
44.Corporate Governance and Sustainability
45.Corporate Finance and Governance
46.Corporate governance and Ethics Management
47.Humanitarian Logistics
48.Carbon Finance
49.Green Investing
50.Corporate Law & Corporate Governance
51.Accountability, Regulation and Governance
52.Corporate Governance in Family Businesses
53.Corporate Governance and Auditing
54.Corporate Governance Practices Model
55.Mechanisms to Ensure the Best Possible People in the Boardroom
56.Staggered Board
57.Board Evaluations
58.Corporate Governance 2.0
59.Director Evaluations
60.Shareholder Proxy Access
61.Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation
62.Governance, Compliance and Risk
63.Corporate Governance, Incentives, and Tax Avoidance
64.Governance and Executive Compensation
65.Corporate Governance and the Business Life Cycle
66.Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
67.Corporate Governance: Political and Legal Perspectives
68.Governance and the Public Sector
69.Governance and Expropriation
70.Governance: An International Perspective
71.Life Cycle of Corporate Governance
72.Governance, Directors and Boards
73.Governance and Ownership
74.Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance
75.Compensation Committees
76.Women on Boards
77.Corporate Governance and Organizational Structure
78.Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance
79.Corporate Governance in Listed Firms
80.Islamic Accounting, Ethics, and Governance
81.Sustainability Transition‎
82.Corporate Governance and Financial Performance
83.Social Entrepreneurship
84.Diversity Conflict and Leadership
85.Leadership and Innovation
86.Social Intelligence and Leadership
87.Leadership, Morale and Employee Turnover
88.Truth, Authenticity and Leadership
89.Leadership in a Boss-less Company
90.Project Leadership
91.Development of Leadership Skills
92.Leadership in a Global Economy
93.Introverts and Leadership
94.Changing Dynamics of Leadership
95.Leadership and Its Role in Building Psychological Contract
96.Leadership styles
97.Participative Leadership
98.Organizational Behaviour Leadership
99.Leadership Style and Employee Performance
100. Leadership Styles and Organizational Performance
101.Leadership Styles and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour
102. Leadership Style and Organizational Culture
103.Transactional and Transformational Leadership Style
104.Measuring the Impact of Leadership Style
105.Leadership style and organizational commitment
106.Leadership Styles and Organizational Learning
107. Business Strategy and Leadership Style
108. Paternalistic Leadership
109.Leadership Styles and Value Systems
110.Mediating Role of Leadership Styles

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