Workshops

 

 

The following workshops will be held over the duration of the conference (from 28th to 30th December 2017.) An entry to any of these workshops is complimentary for registered participants.
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1. Doctoral Student Colloquium

Date: Wednesday, 27th December 2017
Time: 16:00 - 18:00 Hours

Target Audience : Doctoral Candidates/Students


This workshop will focus more on research-related activities. It will cover some of the key aspects of conceptualizing as well as executing high quality research within operations and supply chain management. The workshop will also focus on how researchers could achieve synergy between the two key pillars of academia – research and teaching. Apart from presentation and discussion sessions led by the coordinators, the workshop will also include break-out session(s) that will help the participants to understand the various research topics as well as approaches adopted by their peers that are participating in the colloquium.


                                                                  Workshop Speakers



Dr. Sriram Narayanan

Associate Professor 
Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty
Fellowship in
Supply Chain Management
Michigan State University
USA



Dr. Antony Paulraj

Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in
Information Systems and Operations Management
Nottingham University Business School China
University of Nottingham
China


 

                                                                                    Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman

                                                                                    Distinguished Professor, Principal & Associate Dean

                                                                                    Great Lakes Institute of Management

                                                                                    India

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2. New Faculty Colloquium

Date: Thursday, 28th December 2017
Time: 15:30 - 18:30 Hours

Target Audience : Entry level faculty members (with less 3 years of experience)


This colloquium is designed to provide junior faculty useful information to help successfully navigate their academic careers. The aim of this colloquium is also to introduce junior faculty to the traits needed to become a world-class faculty. The colloquium will have four sessions: Research Publication, Effective Teaching, Writing a Research Proposal and Funding Opportunities.

The first session, on Research Publication, will provide a perspective on productivity in this area of various countries around the world and tips for being successful in research publication. The second session, on Teaching, will dwell on how to be an effective teacher in this age of multi-media. The third session, on Writing a Research Proposal, will provide insights into writing a proposal for sponsored research. The last session, on Funding Opportunities, will provide the participants knowledge about funding agencies that exist in India, and about potential growth of sponsored research in India.

The participants will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and interact with peers and senior faculty.

                                                                            Workshop Chair



                                                                          Dr. Subhash Sarin
                                                                         
Paul T. Norton Endowed Professor
                                                                          Virginia Tech
                                                                          USA

 

                                                                                      


                                                                     Workshop Speakers



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Head-School of Management
National Institute of Technology Calicut
NIT Campus
Kozhikode 
India


Dr.V Madhusudanan Pillai                         
Head-School of Management

National Institute of Technology Calicut
NIT Campus
Kozhikode
India


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3. Academic Leadership in a World of Digital Disruption: Perspectives of Academic Leaders

Date: Thursday, 28th December 2017
Time: 15:30 - 18:30 Hours

Target Audience : Senior Faculty  Members and Academic leaders (HoDs, Deans, Principals, Directors & Vice Chancellors)

In a hyper competitive business world, Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top business schools all over the world are moving towards ecosystem leadership as they develop strategies that pivots around digital disruption. Making this transition requires academic leaders to understand the dynamics of disruptive innovation and how to envision their digital transformation from the inside-out.

In this Academic Leadership briefing, more than 10 IIM Directors and Academic Leaders from leading Business Schools and Universities abroad, will discuss how academic leaders need to develop key capabilities for orchestrating academic ecosystems whilst harnessing the power of digital platforms. Further, they will share their views on how institutions of higher education need to develop a culture of innovation and understand how innovation can shape the identity of an institute/university.

                                                                                Workshop Chair



                                                                             Dr.Bhimaraya Metri
                                                                             Director

                                                                             Indian Institute of ManagementTiruchirappalli
                                                                             India

 
                                                                               Workshop Speakers


Dr. Ramachandran (Nat) Natarajan

Associate Dean & Mayberry Chair Professor 
College of Business Administration
Tennessee Tech University
USA



Dr. Rajeev Sharma
Associate Dean - Strategic Projects
Waikato Management School
The University of Waikato
New Zealand



Dr. Raghunathan Srinivasan

Ashbel Smith Professor of Information Systems
Naveen Jindal School of Management
University of Texas at Dallas
USA



Dr. G. Raghuram

Director
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
India



Dr. Arun Ellias

Associate Dean
Victoria Business School
New Zealand



Dr.Ajit Prasad 

Director
Indian Institute of Management
Lucknow
India



Dr. Lekshmi N. Pillai

Executive Dean - School of Business and Public Policy
University of Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

 


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4. Field-based Research

Date: Thursday, 28th December 2017
Time: 15:30 - 18:30 Hours


Target Audience : Doctoral Candidates/Students and Faculty  Members (Interested in Field-based Research)


In this workshop we will present examples of practice based research where we generated questions from firms and started research projects that resulted in publications. The emphasis will be on doing research with firms, case-based, or empirical in addition to identifying questions that resulted in large-scale survey studies. The interactive workshop will follow a question and answer pattern in addition to short presentations that will enable the participants to interact with the panellists.

                                                                               Workshop Chair


                                                                        Dr.Sriram Narayanan
                                                                        Associate Professor

                                                                        Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty  Fellowship in
                                                                        Supply Chain Management
                                                                        Michigan State University
                                                                        USA
 

 
                                                                                     
                                                                                Workshop Speakers




Dr. Vaidy Jayaraman

Distinguished Professor, Principal & Associate Dean
Great Lakes Institute of Management
India




Dr. Haritha Saranga

Professor
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
India

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5. Publication in High Quality Journals

Date: Friday, 29th December 2017
Time: 11:15 - 13:00 Hours

Publication of scholarly work is an essential aspect of academic life. However, publication in high quality journals demands novelty and rigor in the work presented, and the work that makes a significant contribution to knowledge base. In this workshop, the panel will provide insights into what it takes to bring scholarly work to such a level of accomplishment.

                                                                      Workshop Chair


                                                                  Dr. Jatinder (Jeet) N. D. Gupta

                                                                  President, Decision Sciences Institute
                                                                  Director, Integrated Enterprise Lab
                                                                  Eminent Scholar and Professor
                                                                  College of Business
                                                                  The University of Alabama in Huntsville
                                                                  USA

 


                                                                                     
                                                                         Workshop Speakers



Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Professor 
Department of Management
College of Business
University of Louisville, 
USA


Rajendran C

Professor
RAGS Family Foundation Institute Chair
Department Of Management Studies
IIT Madras
India


Dr. Antony Paulraj

Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in 
Information Systems and Operations Management
Nottingham University Business School China
University of Nottingham
China


Dr. Sriram Narayanan
Associate Professor

Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty 
Fellowship in Supply Chain Management
Michig

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6. Flipping the Classroom

Date: Friday, 29th December 2017
Time: 17:30 - 19:15 Hours


The practice of flipping the classroom has been gaining popularity as an innovation in teaching aided by technology.  It involves students gaining factual knowledge outside of class – usually through reading a textbook, watching video lectures, and online interactive learning.  The classroom time is utilized in helping the students assimilate knowledge using practices such as in-class discussion, collaborative/individual projects, and problem solving.  Flipping the classroom provides a rich learning experience with the instructor guiding students in grasping difficult concepts while students apply knowledge and cultivate critical thinking.

                                                                   Workshop Chair


                                                             Dr. Sachidanandam Sakthivel

                                                             Professor

                                                             Accounting and Information Systems

                                                             Bowling Green State University

                                                             USA

 

                                                         
                                                           Workshop Speakers





Dr. Arun Ellias
Associate Dean
Victoria Business School
New Zealand

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Dr. G. Raghuram

Director
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
India






Dr. Mahesh Gupta

Professor
College of Business
University of Louisville
USA

 






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7. Entrepreneurship

Date: Saturday, 30th December 2017
Time: 10:45 - 12:15 Hours


Entrepreneurship has been a risky occupational choice, even a risky trait, in the past. However there are ample signs that signal, not being entrepreneurial enough today, may be bigger risk in the future. Communities, organizations and individuals need to be more entrepreneurial not just to succeed, but even to survive and become sustainable. Managers need to understand the imperative of entrepreneurship in the decision making process. In an imperfect social universe with many gaps in available data and real time lapses, the entrepreneurship mindset to bridge the gaps, take risks, develop laser focus and dedication to ensure results becomes a winning edge.

The need for promoting an entrepreneurship culture in our society and how incubators become the institutional cynosure for entrepreneurial venture initiatives with sediments of decision making experiences, including errors as well as providing necessary escape velocity to reach newer orbits is an interesting shareware to explore. The panel consisting of experienced entrepreneurial developers and also successful entrepreneurs and incubation managers, explores this emerging knowledge space, before the audience interactively. This will be a unique opportunity to understand how decision sciences and entrepreneurship can become very enabling twining processes in order to generate more momentum for our growth ambitions.

 
                                                                                          Workshop Chair


                                                                              Mr.R. M. P. Jawahar
                                                                              Executive Director
                                                                              Tiruchirappalli Regional Engineering College -Science &
                                                                              Technology Entrepreneurs Park

                                                                              (TREC-STEP)
                                                                              India

 

                                                                                         Workshop Speakers



Dr. Geoffrey Clements
Chairman
Commonwealth 
Association for Infrastructure Development
London
UK



Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain

Vice President
Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute
Professor and Director
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
Hyderabad, India



Dr. E. B. Khedkar

Officiating Vice Chancellor
Ajeenkya DY Patil University Pune 
Maharashtra 
India

 


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