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Conference Plenary Session                            The conference  witnessed successful and
                                                              energetic participation by the academic fraternity,
          Professor   Sumit    Kundu,    Associate   Dean,    research  scholars  and  students  from  across  the
        International Programs James K. Batten Eminent        globe.
        Scholar Chair in International Business Florida         Professor. G Shainesh, Editor-in-chief of Journal
        International  University  Fellow,  Academy  of       of Indian Business Research, along with Professor
        International Business.                               Elizabeth Rose, Professor Rajesh Upadhyayula and
          He spoke about research avenues in ‘Digitalization   Professor Deepika Gupta as Guest Editors, plan to
        and International Business - Evidence from Latin      publish a Special Issue where selected papers shall
        America and Asia Pacific’.                            be considered for publication, after a double-blind
          Dr Farok Contractor,  Distinguished Professor,      review process.
        Executive Education  / Management & Global              Professor  Shainesh  (Conference Chair)  and
        Business, Rutgers Business School Fellow, Academy     Professor Gupta (Conference Co-Chair)  were
        of International Business                             designated Vice-Presidents  (http://www.aib-india.
          His talk  was about ‘Globalization in the Post-     org/about.html) with the former holding additional
        Pandemic Years’.                                      charge of Treasurer of AIB India Chapter during
                                                              2020-2021 as a token of gratitude towards our
          Valedictory session: Siva Ganapathi, Managing       services rendered to the Profession and AIB-India
        Director of Gokaldas Exports Ltd.                     Chapter Executive Board.
          He explained how the apparel industry  works
        and survived during the COVID-19 pandemic with
        government support, also helping the government
        in its initiatives of providing healthcare facilities in
        these turbulent times.                                    IIMV launches certificate program
                                                                  on R&D with DRDO
          IBS Case  Workshop: Professor Debapratip
        Purakayastha, Director - Case Research Centre,            15 August
        IBS Hyderabad.
          The  workshop showcased the journey of                    On 15 August, 2020, the Institute inaugurated
        producing  a  successful  and  excellent  case  fit       the  Certificate  Program  in  Research  and
        for publication, teaching and further research.           Development  (R&D)  Management  for  the
        He highlighted the minute requirements in                 Scientists  of  Naval  Science  &  Technological
        case-writing to ensure that case-writing creates          Laboratory  (NSTL)/Defence  Research  and
        reading  interest  for  its  students,  who  should       Development  Organisation  (DRDO).  This
        be  able  to  solve  the  jigsaw  puzzle  and  test  their   Program is being offered by IIMV jointly with
        managerial capabilities accordingly. Feedback to          the  Institute  of  Technology  Management
        various questions raised by the participants with         (ITM), DRDO.
        an attempt to encourage faculty and researchers             The program was planned to be conducted
        to experiment  with case-writing techniques  was          for a total of 60 participants in three batches
        provided.                                                 (20 per batch).
                                                                    IIMV successfully completed the certificate
          One-day     Paper    Development      Workshop:         programme on R&D Management for the first
        Professor Elizabeth Rose, University of Leeds, UK         and second batch of participants. This program
        and AIB Fellow.                                           had  nine  teaching  modules  across  various
                                                                  foundational  and  functional  areas,  and  one
          Professor    Rajesh    S    Upadhyayula,     IIM        module for project. Participants presented the
        Kozhikode, provided insights for publication of           project at the end of the classroom modules.
        the selected papers to help the authors develop             Sessions for the third batch commenced on
        them further for publication in the Special Issue         28  December,  2020.  The  participants  will  be
        of the Journal of Indian Business Research.               awarded  a  ‘Certificate  in  R&D  Management’
                                                                  after successful completion of the course.
          Best  Paper  Award:  Honourable  Mention:
        Professor Rohit  Malhotra, NMIMS, Centre of
        Excellence in Analytics and Data Science, Mumbai.
          His paper was titled ‘How South-Asian economies
        Managed their  Trade-risks Collaboratively:  An
        Empirical Enquiry’.

          Promising     Doctoral    Research     Award    -
        Honourable Mention: Bhawna Sahu  (Doctoral
        Student) and Professor Siddharth K Rastogi, IIM
          Their paper  was titled ‘India’s  Trade Linkages
        with Africa: A Gravity Model Approach’.

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