Conference in 2016-17

Inauguration of the 5th International HR Conference

SDMIMD has organized the 5th International Conference on “Managing Human Resources at the workplace” on December 9 & 10, 2016. The inauguration ceremony was held today at the institute auditorium. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD welcomed the participants and guests. He outlined the significance of HRM in developing organizational competitiveness. Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Conference Chair, spoke about the role of HRM as a strategic business partner in developing and maintaining organizational sustainability. Dr. Ashly Pinnington, Dean-Research from British University in Dubai, delivered the key note address. In his speech, he spoke about the globalization and its effects on the developments in HRM areas and business schools. He compared the state of art business schools 50 years ago and the present scenario in the Business schools. He mentioned the contribution of these business schools to our future and predicted that the Business schools will become networked, stratified and segmented. He also spoke about work-life balance, HRIS, Big Data Analytics, Industrial relations, Talent management and Ethical HRM. His speech included views on employer branding, change management, corporate social responsibility & HRM. Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Conference Co-chair, proposed the vote of thanks.  More than 250 participants from India, and countries, such as, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and UAE, are participating in the conference. 

International Economics Conference (IEC) 2016

  
The 2nd International Economics Conference was held on November 18 &19, 2016 on the overreaching theme of “Inclusive Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”. The Conference was inaugurated by Dr Kaliappa Kalirajan, Professor of Economics at Australian National University, Canberra. After formally inaugurating the conference, Prof. Kalirajan delivered the keynote address. His talk centred around Asia emerging as an economic power of the 21st century. Emphasising on the need for regional co-operation among the Asian countries, Dr.Kaliragan advocated that such co-operation would facilitate better trade relations, sharing of technological resources which in turn could help each other in becoming the economic powers of tomorrow. 
 
Shri. Ashok Balaram, Senior Vice President, SysInformation while delivering his invited lecture, provided valuable insights on the role of health sector in the inclusive growth and sustainable development. Shri. Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head-CSR and Sustainability of Brillio Technology stressed that CSR is the mechanism towards sustainability and such practices should be implemented in all business processes which would help enhance operational efficiency, labour satisfaction, create a brand value and recognition and create a greener supply chain.
 
In his technical session, Dr Stephen Aro-Gordon, Professor of Finance, Baze University, Nigeria spoke on “Green Banking in Nigeria: The first steps”.He also provided insight on ramifications of green banking, green patterns and the need for green banking in agriculture in Nigeria. 
 
Shri. K.N Janardhana, National Director, RSETIs, spoke on the role of rural self-employment institutes in inclusive economic growth and sustainable development. He narrated the success story of RSETIs in meeting the objectives of inclusive growth. Dr.Stuart Locke, Professor of Finance, Waikato University, New Zealand delivered the valedictory address. He analysed the empirical results reflecting how environmental factors, social factors and corporate governance would impact financial performance of the corporate organisations
 
The conference was attended by more than 250 delegates from several countries including Australia, New Zealand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Fiji, Iran and other Middle East countries. More than 180 research papers and case studies were presented, discussed and deliberated across the two days. Various issues pertaining to the conference theme were debated in parallel track sessions. green energy, FDI, green practices, micro-finance, third sector initiatives for grass root growth were few among major topics discussed which has created foundation for further research. 
 
Dr. B. Venkatraja, Assistant Professor of Economics, Conference Chair, coordinated the proceedings.
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