IMT Ghaziabad, the AACSB accredited management school with a distinct focus on Innovation, Execution and Social Responsibility, concluded on Friday, July 29 its 2 days international conference on “Facets of Doing Business in Emerging Markets” in collaboration with College of Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) – with deliberations spanning topics such as Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in the context of unique challenges and opportunities in the emerging markets.
The conference witnessed participation in the form of research paper presentation from delegates representing many countries and also brought together an Industry Panel as well as an Academic Roundtable. The inaugural session was addressed by R Gopalan, Former Secretary, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Sanjeev Agarwal, Senior MD and Co-founder of Helicon ventures. The Industry Conclave witnessed talks from Lars Reuter from SAP, Manish Sinha from Vectus, Mamta Saikia – Vice President, Bharti Foundation, Santosh Kumar Pattanayak from Heavy Engineering Corporation, Swati Pandey from the Confederation of Indian Industry, and Gopal Chandra Mondal, Director-finance, IDFC foundation who shared their views on sustainability and inclusive growth as an underlying factor in all business domains.
The Academic Roundtable comprised a panel of illustrious academicians from several domains. T Gopinath, Director, Department of Economic and Policy research, RBI, spoke of the economic viability of doing business in emerging markets vis-à-vis developed countries. He shared insights on the role of macro-economic stability in sustainable development. Other panellists, such as Kallol Baghchi, College of Business Administration, UTEP shared his insights on criticality of computer ethics and Rajesh Chakrabarti from the Wadhwani Foundation spoke on inclusive and sustainable management through the public policy lens. Manoj Chakarbarti from IIM Bangalore spoke of developing a pedagogy on inclusive growth as a subject in B-school, Rashmi Aggarwal shared her views on legal aspects of sustainability development, and Kampan Mukherjee spoke about changing management programs to inculcate the concept of sustainable business.
The conference brought about an amalgamation of multi-dimensional views on business development and concluded with academicians and students gaining diverse perspectives from several business as well as academia.
IMT Ghaziabad is a top ranked business school with more than 35 years of legacy. It has been consistently ranked among top 10 by various credible ranking agencies like Business Today, Business World, CRISIL among others. It has the most extensive and exclusive industry partnerships in the B-school arena today. IMT offers its students the best-in-class management education and industry knowledge. The Institute transforms its students into global business leaders who are capable of handling big roles within business, social, economic, political, and cultural contexts.
The academic and research environment at IMT Ghaziabad attracts the most competent, qualified and experienced faculty from both academia and industry. The institute today has a strong team of 60 highly qualified, research-oriented, full-time faculty members with a strong desire for learning. To enhance the cross-cultural learning of the students, IMT also has 9 adjunct faculty members from the USA, UK and India. The faculty at IMT Ghaziabad keep themselves abreast of the latest developments in content and pedagogy of management education and Executive Learning and Development (ELD).
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