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11th IBA International Conference

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11th IBA International Conference

Towards new vision for globally extended India

March 22-24, 2018

Indus Business Academy Bangalore




Conference Chair:

Prof. Subhash Sharma

Director, Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru



Chief Patron

Shri. B.M.L.Jain

Chairman, Arihant Educational Research Foundation



Conference Co-Chair

Prof. Prashant Kulkarni

Asst. Professor, Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru




Shri. Manish Jain

Founder and CEO

Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru



Organizing Committee

Prof. A V Ramana Acharyulu, Professor, Indus Business Academy

Prof. Geetha M. Rajaram, Professor, Indus Business Academy

Prof. Vaishali Agrawal, Assoc.Professor, Indus Business Academy

Prof. B. M. Gourish, Asst. Professor, Indus Business Academy

Prof. Nagendra Hegde, Asst. Professor, Indus Business Academy

Prof. M.S. Prathibha Raj, Asst. Professor, Indus Business Academy


About the Conference

For 8000 year old Indian civilization which preceded the creation of Westphalian state by centuries, the colonial struggle was one small yet significant episode  Indian achievements in the era from Ganga to Gandhi and beyond, from Kaytilya to Modi, from Mahavira to Buddha to Aurobindo and beyond, from Indus valley to India in ‘US’ haven been significant underrated in the global power matrix. As we move towards digital knowledge underpinned socio economic structures, it is pertinent to draw up a vision for globally extended India

As India seeks to rediscover its rightful place as a global player and restore the knowledge stocks accumulated over centuries, it is imperative to decode the likely responses. India’s response can manifest itself in multiple forms. The manifestation could perhaps at broader level be political, economic, social or technological but at a deeper level, the approach might be holistic or spiritual in nature

To state or rather restate India’s capability building needs a catalyst be it in terms of countering national security threats or answering economic globalization or delocalization or counter currents to answer socio-ethnic challenges is rather stating the obvious. It depends to be seen how capacity building or new capacity creation across fronts evolve over the near future.

Aside of the hard power, it might involve strong push in exercise of soft power and perhaps going beyond supra-soft power. Furthermore, Indian cultural philosophical and ideological thoughts are getting renewed interest across different parts of the world. Indian talent, youth demographics etc. have literally placed India on the centre stage. No doubt, exciting times are ahead.

Given this background, the conference seeks to be forerunner in constructing a vision for what is being termed as New Era in Modernity (NEMO). NEMO would entail incorporating the socio-political- economic contours being crafted to adapt to dynamic requirements for global world.

Conference Theme:      towards new vision for globally extended india 



In the seemingly perennial battles of economic ideologies, it would be pertinent to discern thoughts in the economic arena rooted in Indian context. Furthermore, India given its potential trajectory of being one of the top five economies in the world should be exercising its power relative to the strength. Perhaps an underperformance is observed in exercise of power.

  • Towards Holistic Development- Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas
  • Towards Common Tax-GST- and Common Markets
  • New Vision for Infrastructure
  • Management Theory for Unorganized Sector
  • Organizational Theories, Changing People Behavior, Cross Cultural Dimensions and Decision Making
  • Sectoral Studies and Implications- Agriculture, IT, Financial Sector, Biotechnology, Entertainment, Publishing, Retail, Aviation, Transport , Manufacturing, Services, Small and Medium Enterprises, Mergers etc.
  • Functional Implications and New Business Models in areas of Marketing, HR, Finance & Operations etc.
  • New Dimensions in Macro and Microeconomics Theories and Policy Applications
  • Forward Engineering, Capillary Action, Rotating the Pyramid
  • New Business Theories



Indian soft power is seemingly rooted in its ability to integrate ethnicity with modernity. Are we in a scenario of incorporating olive tree in our vision for lexus?

  • Economic, Environmental and Energy Diplomacy
  • India , UN, Cross Border and Transnational Terrorism
  • Diaspora Outreach
  • India and Digital Pluralism
  • Redefining National Power, Societal Power and Corporate Power in the era of Globalization
  • Geopolitics and International Finance- Role of IMF and World Bank and FDIt
  • India and International Trade Regime- TRIPS, GATS and WTO
  • Nation State, Private Actors, Information Flows ,Control and Regulation
  • Energy, Food and Water Security
  • Sweatshops, Labour Standards , Occupational Safety and Changing Socio-Political Equations
  • India as Cultural Superpower


As some prominent scholars opine, every business is a knowledge business. This track seeks to explore the increasing role of knowledge, information, creativity, culture etc. in business. It further explores the challenges and sustainability of these models.

  • Innovation, Intellectural Property and Business Climate in the Digital Domain
  • Social Media and Big Data Analytics
  • Networked Business Models, Crowdsourcing, Commons Based Peer Production and Open Source Models
  • Open Business Models, User Driven Innovations and Technological Standardization
  • Ingenious Roots of Indian Scientific Power
  • Internet, Generativity, Cyber Security, Governance, Privacy, Data Protection
  • Industry/Sector specific Analysis such as Media, Entertainment, Publishing, Pharmaceutical, Telecom and Fashion
  • Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Cyber Communities and Social Upheaval – Virtual cultures, cyber cultures and social movements
  • Cloning, biotechnology and genetic engineering based business models



Is India driven the new generation breaking away from the socialism inspired socio-economic order of the past? Have the old governance models become archaic and are they entrenched deeply in the mindset witnessing in all probability a long drawn battle of attrition. What does this imply to practitioners of management and corporate?

  • States as Drivers of Indian Vision
  • Ease of Business
  • Extra-constitutional governance organs and individual and societal choices
  • Internal Security Challenges- Naxalism, Maoism, Radical Activism
  1. Socio-political Turbulence and Government Interventions
  • Legislative Interventions and Social Engineering
  • Revisiting Public Private Partnerships
  • Public Services Delivery, Citizen empowerment, Transparency and Accountability
  • State Driven Job Creation and Labour Reforms
  • Financial Inclusion and Social Security
  • Labour Reforms
  • Smart Cities and Urbanization
  • Rural Sector Transformation



As India marches ahead, an area worth examination is the emergence of new socio-political contours

  • Media induced social and economic distortions
  • Reclaiming Commons- Namami Ganga to Highway Afforestation
  • Yoga and Management- International Yoga Day
  • Social Engineering and Public Health
  • Sustainable Development
  • Democracy, Human Rights, Human Values
  • Locating Spirituality and Tradition in Emergence Socio-Political Contours
  • Holistic Perspectives on Harmony
  • Corporate Rishi Model of Management


This is not an exhaustive list, and papers are welcome in other related areas. Please indicate in your abstract to which theme you would like to contribute. The Conference committee holds the right to arrange the track allocation depending on the popularity of each theme.


Important Dates


Last date for submission of abstract February 15,  2018
Last date for submission of full papers March  15, 2018
Last date for registration for the conference (Early Bird) February 25,, 2018
Last date for registration for the conference (Regular) March 22, 2018


Submit Your Paper


Conference Venue

Indus Business Academy,

Lakshmipura Village,

Kanakapura Main Road,

Bangalore-560 062


Conference Contacts:

Prof. Prashant Kulkarni,

Conference Co-Chair

Indus Business Academy,

Lakshmipura Village,

Kanakapura Main Road,

Bangalore-560 062


Phone: 080-26083756


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    Where is can I register can you share me the process


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