ABOUT MERC

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur takes pride in announcing the 4th edition of Doctoral Colloquium, MERC at IIM Kashipur. The flagship event of IIM Kashipur, MERC opens an avenue for doctoral students to present and discuss their research work and gain valuable insights from peers and leading academicians in the realms of management. Along with providing a platform to stimulate discussions and networking, MERC intends to provide an invigorating and rejuvenating experience. The program has a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application ensuring participants gain a comprehensive understanding of various facets of management research. The conference aims to equip emerging researchers with the necessary tools to excel in their roles and make a positive impact in organizations and communities. The 3-days immersive event provides the participants with cutting-edge insights, skills, and the tools necessary to navigate their research journey.

Highlights

  • Keynote Address
  • Workshops
  • Panel Discussions
  • Paper Presentations
  • Excursion
  • Best Paper Awards

ABOUT IIM KASHIPUR

The Indian Institute of Management Kashipur is a second-generation IIM set up by the Government of India in 2011. It aspires to achieve excellence in management education by using innovative teaching methods, promoting high quality research and practicing sustainable leadership.

Celebrating twelve years of serving the education and management sector, IIM Kashipur is committed to its four core values: collegiality, transparency, green consciousness, pro-active engagement with all stakeholders. The institute believes that as an institution of national importance, it has a larger role to play in the field of management education and social transformation. Our strategic goals include improvement of the academic ecosystem; synergy between educational theory, practice, and research; promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship and public service; empowerment of local stakeholders; upliftment of economically challenged sections of the society; and gender diversity.

The institute is bestowed with the stunning beauty of nature, lending a wholesome experience to academic rigour. The 200-acre campus situated just 25 kms away from Jim Corbett National Park, spreads loudness and cheers in the serene town of Kashipur, nested in the lap of Himalayas. The institute is also situated in one of the densest industrialized districts with more than 180 ventures that have set up their plants in and around the region.

For further details on IIM Kashipur, please visit https://www.iimkashipur.ac.in

CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers to be considered include but are not limited to the following list of themes; the conference's commitment is to pioneering advancements, sustainable growth, and the transformative power of technology and strategic thinking in the modern business environment. This theme is meticulously chosen to spotlight the myriad ways in which innovation drives not just technological progress, but also sustainable development, financial ingenuity, operational excellence, policy reform, and organizational evolution. It aims to foster a comprehensive understanding and exploration of cutting-edge practices across diverse sectors, encouraging participants to delve into the depths of innovation in its many forms.

THEMES

Communications
  • Interpersonal Interactions and self-systems
  • Online and Offline self
  • Human-machine interaction, interactivity, and impression management
  • Self-leadership and organizational communication
  • Communication in Social Transition
Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Open-Economy Macroeconomics
  • Sustainability & Economic Development
  • Health & Education Economics
  • Econometrics & current methodological challenges
  • Role of State in Economic Growth & Development
IT and Systems
  • AI-Driven Decision Making and Automation
  • Next-Generation Digital Platforms and Ecosystems
  • Sustainable IT and Green Computing
  • Human-Centered Design for Digital Interactions
  • The IoT and Cloud/Edge Computing for Business Transformation
Marketing
  • Influencer Marketing and Social Commerce (Marketing in the Digitized World)
  • Behavioral Sciences in Marketing
  • Technology and Marketing (AI/ML/Humanoids/Metaverse etc.)
  • Service and Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Social marketing and innovativeness
Operations & Decision Sciences
  • Supply Chain analytics, management & resilience (food, agri, finance, healthcare etc.)
  • Big Data Analytics and machine learning in digital supply chain management usage.
  • Deep learning with an understanding of the black box (Multivariate analysis).
Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Technology-HR Integration: AI, Analytics & Others
  • Diversity, Equality & Inclusion in HR
  • Alternative Work Arrangements & the Future of Work
  • Technology, Ethics, and Innovation in HR
  • Organizational Change Management
  • Changing Employment Relations
Public Policy and Governance
  • Sustainability transition in policies and digital governance.
  • New paradigms in Institutional reforms and globalization
  • Employment, skill development, education, and state's role
  • Local governance, social equity, and NGOs.
  • Methodological challenges in public policy research.
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Transformation and Disruption
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Green Growth
  • Navigating Regulatory Landscapes
  • Niche Markets and Specialization
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems and Collaboration
Sustainability in MSME
  • Sustainable Practices Within Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Responsible Resource Management
  • Climate Change and Industrial Response
  • Regulatory Practices and its Future
  • MSME and Digital Transformation
Finance and Accounting
  • Asset Pricing Dynamics and Derivative Strategies
  • Navigating Financial Risk and Resilience in different markets
  • Finance Transformation: Integrating Sustainability, Ethical Considerations, and Digital Innovations for Sustainable Growth
  • Charting Financial Frontiers: Fixed Incomes, Debt, Commodities and Alternative Investments
  • Orchestrating Financial Ecosystems: Advancements in Accounting Practices, Auditing Standards, and Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • Enhancing Financial Decision Making: Leveraging Behavioral Finance Insights for Informed and Effective Choices

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

VENUE AND ACCOMODATION

MERC will be organized at the beautiful campus of IIM Kashipur. Attendees will be comfortably accommodated at IIM Kashipur campus. Accommodation shall be available on single occupancy basis. Food, accommodation, and excursion trip expenses are covered in the registration fee.

SHAHI DAWAT will be hosted in the campus.

ONE DAY COMPLIMENTARY TRIP to NAINITAL will be arranged.

REGISTRATION

PRESENTATION MODE REGISTRATION LATE REGISTRATION
Offline Presenter INR 3000 INR 3500
Online Presenter INR 3000 INR 3500
Conference Attendee INR 3000 INR 3500
Accompanying family/friends INR 3000 INR 3500

NOTE:

BEST PAPER AWARDS

Three best papers will be awarded cash prizes of INR 25000, 15000 and 10000 respectively based on the criteria laid out by the panel of experts.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Type Submission Date
Paper Submission Opens 10th March, 2024
Paper Submission Closes Submission Extended till 15th April, 2024
Intimation of Acceptance Intimation started on mail
Registration Opens Registration and Payment are open now
Registration Deadline 7th May, 2024
DETAILS Offline Presenter Online Presenter Conference Attendee Accompanying family/friends
MERC Goodies
Certificate
Food and Accommodation
Access to Tracks and Workshops
Excursion

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

IIM Kashipur is nested in the beautiful region of Kumaon, Uttarakhand, just 25kms away from Jim Corbett National Park. Tourist attractions such as Nainital, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Almora, Ranikhet have mesmerizing and breathtaking views of Shivalik range.

Kashipur, nestled in Uttarakhand's Udham Singh Nagar district, embodies a rich blend of natural allure and historical depth. Once called Govishana during King Harsha's era, it thrived on trades such as textiles and metals. Although its twelve lakes have dwindled to three, the beauty and sanctity of places like Govindsham Fort, Tumaria Dam, and ancient temples like Shri Bheemshankar and Chaiti Devi, continue to attract visitors. The Drona Sagar Lake, linked to Guru Dronacharya, is a highlight, symbolizing the area's mythological connections.

Uttarakhand stands out for its picturesque landscapes, mythological narratives, and rich cultural heritage. It's a realm where ancient traditions, spiritual sites, and environmental activism converge.

Beyond Kashipur, Uttarakhand offers a variety of destinations like Nainital, Mussoorie, Rishikesh, Jim Corbett National Park, Kausani, New Tehri, Bhimtal, and Dehradun. These places offer a blend of spirituality, adventure, wildlife, and breathtaking natural beauty, catering to every traveler's desire.

director

Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni
Director, IIM Kashipur

Chief Patron

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

director

Prof. Somnath Chakrabarti

Colloquium Convenor
director

Prof. Sabyasachi Patra

Colloquium Convenor
director

Prof. Preeti Narwal

director

Prof. Kunal

Prof. Jagadish Prasad Sahu

Prof. Jagadish Prasad Sahu

Prof. Gautam Pal

Prof. Gautam Pal

Prof. Shubham Sharma

Prof. Shubham Sharma

Prof. Smarak Samarjeet

Prof. Smarak Samarjeet

Prof. Abu Rehan Abbasi

Prof. Abu Rehan Abbasi

STUDENT TEAM

Divyam

Divyam

Thoyyib

Thoyyib

Nishtha

Nishtha

Ashish

Ashish

Chandan

Chandan

Imran

Imran

Vaishalini

Vaishalini

Sweta

Sweta

Divyansh

Divyansh

Zubair

Zubair

Vivek

Vivek

OFFICE TEAM

ashish

Mr. Ashish Srivastava

Vivek Bhatnagar

Mr. Vivek Bhatnagar

Mr. Naushad Ali

Mr. Naushad Ali

HOW TO REACH

To reach IIM Kashipur from Kashipur Railway Junction, a mere 12 kilometers away, the most efficient choice is to hire a taxi or auto-rickshaw readily available at the station. From Moradabad Junction, situated around 80 kilometers from the institute, taxis outside the station or ride-hailing apps like Ola and Uber can swiftly transport you. For those starting their journey from Delhi, approximately 250 kilometers away, taking a train to Kashipur Junction is an option. Trains from Delhi to Kashipur might not be as frequent, but they offer a direct route. From Kashipur Junction, taxis are accessible for the short 12-kilometer trip to IIM Kashipur, making railway transportation a convenient choice for travelers.

CONTACT US

Doctoral Programmes Office

Tel: 7088270882 (ext. - 501)
7088270882 (ext. - 503)
8200616637

mail

MERC Steering Committee

merc2024[at]iimkashipur[dot]ac[dot]in

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Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM)

Kundeshwari, Kashipur -244713, Uttarakhand www[dot]iimkashipur[dot]ac[dot]in