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MDI Global Conference on “Managing in Recovering Markets”

MDI, Gurgaon INDIA

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is organizing a

Global Conference on Managing in Recovering Markets


During: Postponed due to Ebola Crisis – Fresh dates
to be announced soon


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University of the Witwatersrand (WITS)

Professional Development Hub


92 Empire Road, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

South Africa

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MDI Global Conference

About the Global Conference:

The global economic shift has presented multiple challenges for economies across continents, yet has also provided opportunities and drivers for growth.

In view of these challenges and emerging opportunities, MDI (, Gurgaon INDIA, a leading business school in India, is organizing a series of international conferences, commencing with the 3 day curtain raiser event, a global conference at its campus at Gurgaon in India from 5th - 7th March 2014. At that event, eminent researchers, academia, practitioners and policy makers deliberated and presented their viewpoints on a number of global concerns, with more than 120 research papers being presented. The conference proceedings will be published by Springer.

Carrying the agenda forward, MDI announces the next conference in the series of the same theme ‘Managing in Recovering Markets’ in Johannesburg, South Africa (Fresh dates to be announced soon). This conference is intended to serve as a platform for researchers, business practitioners, academics, policy-makers, entrepreneurs and media-persons to deliberate upon the causes and consequences of the evolving environment, the challenges emanating there from and the strategic responses to these challenges in cross country markets. The conference will set the agenda for the forthcoming global conferences planned for 2015 and 2016. More details about the conference can be obtained from

About MDI:

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, established in 1973, a top ranking business school in India with the vision to be a ‘global business school’, is a center of excellence in management education, high quality research, executive development, and value added consultancy. It is the first Indian Business School and second in Asia to be accredited by the ‘Association of MBAs’ (AMBA), UK. MDI was also South Asian Quality Systems (SAQS) accredited by AMDISA in 2005. Various surveys have consistently ranked MDI amongst the top B-Schools in the country.

Suggested Tracks:

You are invited to submit your paper on the following suggested tracks (The tracks are indicative and not exhaustive)

Track Track Chair

01. Healthcare and Environment

  • Collaborative Community in Health Management
  • Collaborative Community in Health Management
  • Inclusive Innovation in Health Care Management
  • Climate Change and Innovation
  • Strategies for Healthcare Startups
  • Digital Health and Health Systems
  • Emotional Meaning and Understanding Health Related Challenges
Prof. Trevr Robin Carmichael

02. Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Strategic and Sustainable Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Talent Management and Engagement
  • Strategic Industrial Relations
  • Employer-Employee Value Proposition
  • Human Capital Management-Systems and Processes
  • Human Resource Analytics
Prof. Jyotsna Bhatnagar

03. Leadership and Governance

  • Resilient Leadership
  • Empowerment Leadership
  • Talent Pipeline Development, Succession Planning and Governance
  • Relational Power and Emotional Agility
  • Changing Psychological Contract between Leader and Follower
  • Organizational Design and Governance
Prof. Edward Rankhumise

04. Entrepreneurship

  • Managing Entrepreneurial Teams, Roles and Rewards
  • E-tail and Entrepreneurship
  • Market Sensitivity and Opportunity Sensing in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Collective Efficacy
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Prof. Ajay Garg / Prof. Stefan B. Salej

05. Sustainable Growth and Development

  • Sustainable Strategies for Environmental Challenges
  • Local, Rural Grass Roots Challenges
  • Technology Development and Sustainability
  • Promoting Sustainable Consumption
  • Policy Initiatives for Fostering Sustainability
  • Best Practices in Sustainable Growth and Development
Prof. Karuna Mohan

06. Financial performance & Economic Growth

  • Measurement Challenges in Financial Performance & Economic Growth
  • Strategic Aspects of Financial Management & Economic Growth
  • Financial Performance & Economic Growth across Industries
  • Impact of Globalization in Financial Performance & Economic Growth
  • Innovations in Financial Management & Economic Growth
Prof. Uma Kollamparambil

07. Cross Cultural Communication

  • Challenges in Addressing Global Audiences
  • Solving the Problems of Recipient Diversity
  • Internet and its Impact on Communication
  • Business vs Personal Communication
  • Best Practices in Cross Cultural Communication
  • Communication Strategy in Handling Global Crisis
  • Integrated Marketing Communication for Global Brands
Ms. Luci Abrahams / Prof. Koffi Kouakou

08. Customer Centricity

  • Sensing Consumer Needs
  • Responding to Consumer Needs
  • Managing the Needs of Long Tail
  • Best Practices in Customer Care
  • Data Analytics for Customer Relationship Management
Prof. Jaydeep Mukherjee

09. Strategic Innovation and Globalization

  • Services-led Industrialization
  • Innovation in Product/Process Design
  • Co-opetition
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Democratizing Innovation
  • International Product Rollout
  • Market Convergence
Prof. Gillian Marcelle / Ms. Luci Abrahams

10. Operations Excellence

  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Design for Environment
  • Quality Robustness
  • Rightsizing Inventory
  • Layout Optmization
  • Failure Prevention and Detection
  • Wearable Technology
Prof. Manoj Srivastava

11. Supply Chain Management

  • Logistic Excellence
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Agile Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Alignment
  • Service Response Logistics
  • Supply Chain Resiliency
  • Green Logistics
  • Spare Parts Management
  • Store & Warehouse Management System
Prof. Richard Chinomona / Prof. Manoj Srivastava

12. Information Systems and e-Business

  • Virtual Collaboration
  • Cloud Computing
  • Location Based Services
  • Connective Technologies
  • Internet of Things
  • IS Planning & Implementation Issues
Prof. Barry Dwolatsky

Important Dates:

Call for Papers
Submission of Full Length Paper ................
Paper Acceptance Notification ...............

One of the author/s needs to register by November 24, 2014 for inclusion of their accepted paper in the conference proceedings.

Author’s Guideline:

You are invited to submit your paper on the above suggested tracks

(The tracks are indicative and not exhaustive The paper should be typed in Times New Roman font, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing and title in 14 font size and should include the abstract, references etc. For more details about the author’s guideline please visit

Paper Submission Process:

The paper may be submitted in APA format at [email protected].in and [email protected]. Please include a separate title page indicating the title of the Paper, Name(s) of the Author(s), Affiliation(s), Mailing Address(es), Telephone No.(s), Email Address(es) and Key Words that describe the paper.

The text of the full paper should include the title but not include the name(s) of the author(s) etc. to facilitate blind review.


Registration Fees:

Early Bird registration (Upto.........):

Academics & Practitioners.................................................................................US$ 250

Research Scholars / Students .............................................................................US$ 150

Registration Fee (From.........)..........................................................................US$ 400

On the spot Registration..................................................................................US$ 400

This registration fees is not inclusive of air travel cost and accommodation costs etc., and other charges.

The fees may be paid through NEFT or Demand Draft in favor of Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

Other details about fees and mode of payment are available at conference link provided on our website

Conference Organizing Committee:

  • Chief Patron: Director, MDI, Gurgaon
  • Mentor: Dr. D. P. Goyal, Dean - Executive Graduate Programmes, MDI Gurgaon
  • Conference Chair: Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar, MDI, Gurgaon
  • Conference Coordinators: Dr. Jaydeep Mukherjee & Dr. Manoj Srivastava, MDI Gurgaon
  • Prof Helena Van Zyl, Director of the School of Management at the University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa
  • Prof Ajay Garg, Tshwane University of Technology Business School, South Africa
  • Ms. Lucienne Abrahams, Director, LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Johannesburg
  • Dr Len Konar, Independent, Non-Executive Director of Companies, Johannesburg
  • Eminent Academicians and Practitioners from South Africa and India may join this committee

Technical Committee Members:

  • Prof. Varun Grover, William S. Lee (Duke Energy) Distinguished Professor of Information Systems, Department of Management, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA
  • Prof. Padma kumar Nair, Director, LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar University, Patiala, Punjab
  • Prof. D K Banwet, Professor, Department of Management Studies, IIT, Delhi
  • Prof. Mohan Thite, Associate Professor in HRM, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
  • Prof. Madhu Vij, Professor, FMS, Delhi University
  • Prof. Tanuja Aggarwal, Professor, FMS, Delhi University
  • Prof. Manjari Singh, Associate Professor, Faculty of Personnel & Industrial Relations, IIM, Ahmadabad

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