2015

Guest lecture by Mr.JOHNSON Olawale David

Mr. JOHNSON Olawale David, Department of Economics, Covenant University, Nigeria, in his talk to SDMIMD students said that Nigeria has proven that though she was seen as corrupt, mismanaged, and seemingly hopeless, she can rise above the negativism to become the largest economy in Africa with over $574 billion in Gross Domestic Product. With over 80% of its fiscal revenue from Crude Oil, the recent fall in oil price means that the largest economy in Africa could be in dire strait. Haven maintained a growth rate of about 6%, many have argued that Nigeria's growth has not carried Nigerians along as inequality of wealth distribution is extreme. With similarities in terms of large population and economic structure, Nigeria and India have grown to be great trading partners. He affirms that India is Nigeria's largest trading partner importing the largest amount of Nigeria's crude oil. He emphasized that, as developing economies with the hope of leapfrogging the stages of development, the two countries must create jobs, strengthen their macroeconomic framework, improve their investment climate, complete structural reforms and so on.

Invited Talk by Dr. Md. Shah Alam of Bangladesh

Dr. Md. Shah Alam, Professor, Rajshashi University, Bangladesh delivered a lecture to the students on November 20, 2015 on the topic of “Incentives for Attracting Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh.”. Developed nations will not invest in developing nations like India or Bangladesh unless there was a personal interest or motive.” Since production costs are very low in developing nations like India and Bangladesh, developed nations set up production units and make investments in such countries. To attract more FDI to Bangladesh, fiscal incentives such as corporate tax holiday of 5 to 7 years, and reduced tariff on import of raw materials are extended. This is in addition to several financial incentives by the Bangladeshi Government.  Additional facilities like granting of 100 percent foreign equity in identified sectors, unrestricted exit policy are also being implemented. Despite the Government incentives, FDI inflows to Bangladesh are still inadequate.

B-School Partner for NHRD Conclave

The academic events at SDMIMD has always focused on far-reaching impact on management education and business. To continue this in the out-reach activity SDMIMD collaborated with the National Human Resource Development (NHRD) Network as 'B-School Partner' in organizing 19th NHRD Conclave at New Delhi during November 19 & 20, 2015. The event was a platform for interacting with HR professionals. The B-School Partner Stall of SDMIMD at the conclave attracted the participants for information exchange.

SDMites stood 2nd in ‘Effectus’ @ XIMERA 2015

Nabeel Iqbal Mogral and Kidiyoor Nihal Saheb of PGDM 2015-17 bagged second place in the Operations Management event 'Effectus' organized as a part of XIMERA 15 - the National level B-School Management fest. The ‘Effectus’ comprised of seven rounds, SDMites secured second place betting 15 teams from various B-schools cross India. XIMERA 15 was organized by Xavier Institute for Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bengaluru, during November 6 & 7, 2015 at Bengaluru

CSR Conference 2015

  
A 2-Day Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility – Approaches and Practices for Inclusive Growth” was organized by SDMIMD during November 5 & 6, 2015. The conference provided a platform for academics, practitioners, researchers and students to deliberate and reflect on issues pertaining to CSR strategies and building socially responsible businesses. 
 
Mr. Muthuraman, Former Vice Chairman, Tata Steel, in his keynote address during the inaugural session of the conference, called for affirmative action by the industry to bridge the gap in the unequal opportunity society.  It is regrettable that the government should mandate CSR spending, he felt. Tracing the history of CSR, Mr. Muthuraman said that the earth is four to five billion years old but the corporate, which is the product of industrial revolution, is about four centuries old and systems are just evolving. But the contribution of corporates to the GDP is exponential.  Even the purpose of business, which was earlier considered as generating profit for the investors, is being challenged. Is the purpose of business mere profit or, improving the quality of life, he asked.. Further, Mr. Muthuraman opined that business is meant for the society and urged the business to choose between profit and human face to doing business. Read More>

International Economics Conference 2015

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru, is organizing “International Conference on Global Economic Growth and Sustainability” on November 20 & 21, 2015 at its campus. The Global Economic Conference will be witnessing participation from researchers, academicians, and corporate executives presenting research papers and case studies on varied themes on Economic Growth and Sustainability from India and abroad.
Dr. Stephen ARO-GORDON, Professor & Head, Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria will inaugurate the two days conference. Mr. Francis Kurian, Asst. Vice President, Navia Markets Ltd (Trade Plus), Chennai will also grace the occasion and delivering invited talk.
Mr. Shekar Viswanathan, Vice Chairman & Whole-time Director, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd will deliver a special address on November 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Dr. B. S. Suran, Managing Director of NABARD Financial Services Ltd, Dr. M. Indira, Professor of Economics at University of Mysore, Dr. Md. Shah Alam Professor, Rajshashi University from Bangladesh, Dr. K.S. Madhava Rao, Professor of Statistics, Botswana University, Botswana are the prominent invited speakers of the conference. 
Mr. Ajay Nanavati, Former Managing Director of 3M India & President of Grey Gurus Management Advisors LLP will be the Chief Guest for the valedictory session which will be held at 4:00 PM on November 21. Interested persons may contact Dr. B. Venkatraja, Conference Chairperson at 9480342652.
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National Conference on Consumer Behaviour

Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysuru conducted the First National Conference on Consumer behaviour - Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends on October 30th 2015. The Conference was inaugurated by Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan, Director- HR, Cognizant Technology solutions. While delivering the Key note address Mr. Srikanth Srinivasan focused on various aspects of Consumer behaviour, its multidisciplinary nature and the emerging trends in consumer behaviour across industry sectors like financial services, retail etc. The Conference witnessed participation from academics research scholars and industry analysts from various parts of the country. The one day conference has research papers which are conceptual and empirical focusing on contemporary developments in consumer behaviour. The valedictory special address was delivered by Dr. Stephen Aro-Gordon, Dept. Chair of Financial Mathematics, Baze University, Nigeria.

Dr. N.R Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, Interview in Higher Education Review

Interview with Dr. N.R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD by The Higher Education Review magazine published in October 2015 issue. Click here to Read more

Dubai Conference 2015

The 3rd Middle East Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance & Banking was organized at Dubai, UAE during October 16 to 18, 2015 jointly by SDMIMD, Mysore and J.A. Alpha Business Research & Publishers. The theme of the conference ‘Financial Markets-The Catalysts for Growth!’ attracted academic and corporate nominations across the globe.
 
Mr. Bruce Powers, CMT, President, Wide Vision, Information Technology Solutions, Chief Market Technician, MarketsToday.net, Co-Chair, Market Technicians Association-Dubai Chapter, inaugurated the conference at Al Murooj Rotana Hotel and delivered the keynote address. 
 
Dr. M. R. Suresh, Professor – Marketing, SDMIMD, delivered an invited talk during the technical session on Leadership and Company Growth. During the conference Dr. Suresh presented the paper ‘Strategic responses of successful enterprises: an analysis across ownership forms’ and chaired a session.