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.

1. New Faculty Colloquium

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



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

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


Indian Institute of ManagementTiruchirappalli



3. Entrepreneurship

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



4. Flipping the Classroom

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


Accounting and Information Systems

Bowling Green State University



Workshop Speakers

Dr. Arun Ellias

Associate Dean

Victoria Business School

New Zealand


Dr. G. Raghuram


Indian Institute of Management Bangalore



Dr. Mahesh Gupta


College of Business

University of Louisville



5. Case-based Research

Workshop Chair

Dr. Sriram Narayanan

Kesseler Family Endowed Faculty  Fellowship in Supply Chain Management

Michigan State University



6. Publication in High Quality Journals