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 Kautilya to Modi, from Mahaveera to Buddha to Aurobindo and beyond, from Indus valley to India in ‘US’ have been significantly 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 to 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 center 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 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

Indus Business Academy (IBA- formerly Indian Business Academy) has beenRanked '12th' by Competition Success Review (CSR) - GHRDC All India Survey in 2010, rated 'A++' Category B-School by Business India All India Survey in 2010 and ranked '30th' by SiliconIndia in 2010, comprehensive salary and career growth survey of management graduates from TOP 200 B-Schools of India. IBA’s founding mission was to bring excellence in Teaching, Training, Corporate Networking and in Placements. At IBA, students are groomed, not just as managers but as holistic individuals. It ensures emergence of positively charged individuals, ready to contribute to the growth of corporations and the welfare of the society. ‘IBA’ stands for three success mantras viz. Inspiration, Breakthrough and Achievement. At IBA, these three success mantras are represented by success formula viz. Success = Inspiration X Breakthrough X Achievement (S = I X B X A). Students of IBA imbibe these fundamental values and this has led to their success in various walks of life at the national and global levels.Learning at IBA is rooted in the 3 D model of Discussion, Dialogue and Discoursefacilitatingthe development of Creative, Enlightened and Organic (CEO) leaders. Today IBA stands tall in the comity of B-Schools. Step-by-step in a decade’s time, it has made significant contributions to the field of management and management education. The success of IBA is rooted in the nurturing academic environment, use of latest technologies, creative curriculum design and excellent industry interface and placements.



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
  • 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, & papers are welcome in other related areas. Please indicate in your abstract to which theme you would like to contribute. The Conference committee withholds the final right to arrange the track allocation depending on the popularity of each theme.

    Conference Paper

    Conference Paper Submission and Review

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

    Conference Paper Submission and Review

    • Contributions should be original research work not published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
    • An abstract of around 200 words should be uploaded at the conference website (http://iba.ac.in/11th-iba-international-conference/) on or before February 15, 2018. If you face any difficulty, contact us at ibaconf@ibaintl.org
    • The authors of the shortlisted papers will be informed by February 20, 2018
    • The selected authors have to upload the full paper at the conference website on or before March 15, 2018.
    • Review and Acceptance:

      All contributions submitted for the conference are subject to double blind review. They will be reviewed for their originality, clarity and relevance to the theme. The authors also have to ensure it is their original work. Contributions will be tested for plagiarism.

      Publication of papers

      Selected papers that are presented at the conference will be considered for publication in the half-yearly journal 3-D- IBA Journal of Management and Leadership published by IBA. Accepted conference papers will be published as proceedings in a CD-ROM and will be provided to all registered participants.

      Conference Awards

      It is proposed to award a cash prize of ₹25,000 for Best Paper, ₹15,000 for Best Doctoral paper and ₹8000 for Best Student paper. The conference committee reserves the right not to award any prize.


      The participants will have to make their own arrangements for their stay. Pick up and drop facility will be provided from select points in the city to the conference venue.

    Submit Your Paper

    • The abstract should clearly indicate the contribution made by the paper to the existing body of knowledge.
    • All manuscripts should be in English, typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 in double space, only on one side of the paper with a wide margin on both the sides. All tables must be consecutively numbered using Arabic numerals with appropriate titles. Footnotes should be listed consecutively in the text with super script Arabic numerals. Bibliographic references should be on a separate sheet of paper.
    • Only MSWord (.doc or .docx) and pdf formatted files can be uploaded.
    • Fill all the details and indicate the category and the group for which the paper is being submitted. In case of any doubt regarding the group and subject area of the indicated paper, contact us at ibaconf@ibaintl.org
    • Manuscripts should not exceed 4000 words

    Review and Acceptance: All contributions submitted for the conference are subject to double blind review. They will be reviewed for their originality, clarity and relevance to the theme. The authors also have to ensure it is their original work. Contributions will be tested for plagiarism.


    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



    Registration on or before February 25, 2018 (Early Bird)

    Registration after February 25,, 2018 (Regular)

    For Faculty Members ₹1500 ₹1800
    For Full time Doctoral Students / Research Scholars / Students ₹400 ₹600
    For Industry Delegates ₹2000 ₹2500


    Note: All institutions/individuals who are members of industry bodies like CII, BCIC, FKCII, BMA, AIMA, AIMS etc will get a discount of 20% on registration fees

    The conference registration fees will include the conference kit, lunch, refreshments and dinner. Registration fees will be per participant and not per paper. If the co-authors want to participate, they have to register separately.

    The conference participants will have to send the demand draft drawn in favor of ‘Arihant Education and Research Foundation’ payable at Bangalore along with the registration form. At least one author has to register for the conference to be eligible for the inclusion of the paper in the conference proceedings and programme.

    The registration can also be done through online banking/net transfer. The details are as follows






    ACCOUNT NUMBER : 333010100008099


    IFSC CODE : UTIB0000333

    SWIFT CODE (for Intl. txn) : AXISINBB333


    We will refund 50% of the registration fee if a written request for withdrawal is received on or before March 10, 2018. No refund will be given after March 10, 2018. If a participant wishes to present in absentia, he/she should indicate at time of submission. Any participant dropping out after this will not be issued certificates.