XLRI to Host National Conference on “Promoting Business Opportunities in North-East India”

5th September, 2017: India's North East has long been neglected in terms of both economic and social development despite the richness of natural resources in the region. The North East presents a huge opportunity for investment and growth of business enterprises in the region. A critical appraisal of key economic indicators along with a detailed sketch of the individual strengths of these states is necessary to achieve a holistic framework to target growth in the region.

It is inthis context that the Centre for Global Management andResponsible Leadership at XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur andthe Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University,Imphal are jointly organizing a National Conference from November14th – 16th, 2017 at the Manipur Instituteof Management, Manipur University, Imphal.

 APre-Conference Case Workshop is being organized on November 14th, 2017 withthe purpose of introducing case teaching methods and the importance of writingbusiness cases for teaching purposes to faculty and doctoral students ofNorth-East and also to guide in drawing out action plan for the region. Themain conference is to be held on November 15th – 16th,2017

Theobjective of the conference is to draw out strategies for ‘Promoting BusinessOpportunities’ for the North-East India in the light of India’s ‘Act East’policy. 

TheConference is to be co-chaired by Prof. Ibohal Meitei (Director, Center forEntrepreneurship and Skill Development, Manipur University), Prof. PingaliVenugopal (Chairperson, Centre for Global Management & ResponsibleLeadership, XLRI, Jamshedpur), Prof. Teidor Lyngdoh (Professor, Marketing Area,XLRI, Jamshedpur) and Prof. David F Marbaniang (Department of BusinessAdministration, St Anthony's College, Shillong, Meghalaya). 

Theconference aims to provide a platform to policy makers, researchers andpractitioners to present their understanding on how business opportunitiescould be promoted in the North Eastern states of India. Last date forsubmission of abstract is September 30th, 2017

“We aimto aim to draw out strategies for ‘Promoting Business Opportunities forthe North-East India’ at the conference. We invite practitioners and experts to present paperson how business opportunities could be promoted in the region. Some topicsimportant for North East have been identified, however we welcome papers on anytopic focusing on the development of the region,” said Dr. PingaliVenugopal, Coordinator, Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadershipat XLRI. 

Details ofthe conference are available at https://ncpbone.wixsite.com/2017


ManipurUniversity, established in 1980 and later converted into a Central Universityin 2005, provides an excellent academic environment for high quality education.The University offers an array of courses which help the students to learn in aholistic environment that will inculcate the best qualities in them. 

Centrefor Global Management and Responsible Leadership (CGMRL), XLRI

CGMRL; withthe objective of promoting global, ethical, and sustainable business practicesthrough the development of the requisite academic, curricular and outreachsupport for students and executives interested in global ethical business; wasformed in 2010 at XLRI, Jamshedpur, India. CGMRL conducted two NationalConventions during 2012 and 2013 to ‘share case studies on ResponsibleLeadership’. Case studies from the two conventions were analyzed to develop aframework for Responsible Leadership. Subsequent to the insights gained fromthe two National Conventions on Responsible Leadership, conferences focusing onsectorial issues were conducted; the first on “Agri-input Management strategiesfor Sustainable Agriculture” was held in 2014-15 followed by a conference one-waste management in 2015-16 and an International Conference on ResponsibleMarketing in 2016-17. 

XLRI-Xavier School of Management 

XLRI-XavierSchool of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute inIndia founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ ofJamshedpur (www.xlri.ac.in).Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking businessmanagement school of international repute with a wide portfolio of managementprograms and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe andhave demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRIcontinually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth andmanagement of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors.XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA -Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation(NBA) accreditation.

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