India Strategy Conference| IIM Bangalore

Day One of India Strategy Conference 2023 sees global strategy experts discuss strategic opportunities and challenges of the 21 st century

 IIM Bangalore hosts iconic conference jointly with IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad and CII Chief Strategy Officers’ Forum

 15 December, 2023, Bengaluru: IIM Bangalore, jointly with IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad and Confederation of Indian Industry Chief Strategy Officers’ Forum (CII CSO Forum), is hosting the India Strategy Conference 2023 (ISC 2023), from 14 th December to 17 th December 2023, at the IIM Bangalore campus. The Co-chairs of the India Strategy Conference 2023 are Prof. Rejie George Pallathitta, IIM Bangalore; Prof. Prateek Raj, IIM Bangalore; Prof. Amit Karna, IIM Ahmedabad, and Prof. Chitra Singla, IIM Ahmedabad, all faculty from the Strategy area.

 In the inaugural address, Dr. Michael Hitt said “There is a new age of globalization, where countries are more parochial, the distribution of economic power is dynamic and there is greater digitalization. History has shown that creativity and ingenuity born of entrepreneurship are often enhanced in challenging times, contributing to positive market opportunities and stronger competitive advantage over time.”

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 How to Successfully Navigate a Doctoral Program

 Dr. Sumit K. Kundu, James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business, Florida International University, Miami, US, took the audience through a session on, ‘Successfully Navigating a Doctoral Program: A Personal Reflection’. He focused his talk on both the research and teaching aspects.

 He listed the must-haves of research as what he termed the Five ‘I’s of Research. “Research has to be impactful, insightful, innovative, interdisciplinary and integrative. To publish in top tier journals, the key components are strong, logical argument and consistency with norms of target journal. Acceptance and rejection are based more on argument, when compared to analysis.” Prof. Kundu also highlighted the key considerations for publishing and how to choose a journal.

 The session was followed by the comprehensive ‘Methods in Management’ workshop which focused on workshops teaching and discussing the state-of-the-art qualitative as well as quantitative methods used in management scholarship.

 Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIMB, and the Co-chairs of the conference formally inaugurated the evening session. The evening session was followed by a ‘Panel of Veteran Scholars’, including Dr. Raveendra Chittoor, Dean, School of Professional Studies & Executive Education, Jio Institute, Prof. S Raghunath, former faculty of the Strategy area, IIMB, Prof. J Ramachandran, former faculty of the Strategy area, IIMB, Prof. Sougata Ray, faculty, Indian School of Business, and Prof. Chitra Singla, IIM Ahmedabad.

 Highlights of upcoming sessions

 On the second day, CII CSO will conduct the sessions during which prominent industry leaders would share insights on shaping strategies in a disruptive world. The key themes will include Turbocharging Technology and Digital Disruption, Embracing Sustainability and Capitalizing on Global Opportunities.

 The last two days of the conference will include over 150 academic presentations across six tracks including technology, innovation and digital transformation, ESG and non-market strategy, business and corporate strategy, internationalization and global strategy, family business and entrepreneurship, and leadership and human capital.

 As part of the event, on 16 th December, there will be a Carnatic flute SPICMACAY concert by Vidwan Sri Mysore A Chandan Kumar. SPICMACAY, which stands for Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of Indian classical music, dance and culture among the youth of India.