International Conference “Business Excellence In Turbulent Times”


Managing uncertainty is a new business imperative. Technological incoherence, regulatory disruptions, geopolitical surprises, abrupt swings in consumer tastes or behaviour, and several other factors have emerged or intensified in recent years and together conspire to undermine even the most carefully constructed business strategies. For many business leaders, today’s economic climate is awash with change – volatile, often unpredictable, and always daunting. How do companies, new or established, prosper in an environment where funding is drying up and bankruptcies are on the rise? How to retain existing customers and attract new ones, when people are inclined to save money than to spend it? Equally important, how do executives ensure their employees remain engaged when they are perplexed about their future? This International Conference aims to provide inclusive platform to industry practitioners, academicians and students to share new ideas on managing business in turbulent times.


The conference intends to provide a platform for academicians and business leaders to revisit and reconsider how to function and sustain in turbulent times. Businesses that are able to survive the changing times by identifying and exploiting innovative methods will serve as economic growth engines in the future—and will be the industry leaders of tomorrow. This is a time of unprecedented opportunity to rethink offerings, markets, business processes, and organizational structure—and to improve them to achieve growth. Success will depend on leaders who are able to stabilize as they identify and exploit opportunities, find new market niches, create innovative new offerings, and restructure and reposition. In today’s times the key to sustainable business lies in: Don’t think retrenchment; think growth. The focus of this conference is to attract innovative and best practices in the field of Business Management.


We cordially invite you to contribute research papers and participate in the conference on the theme: “Business Excellence In Turbulent Times”. The subthemes are as follows:

Marketing Management

  • Value Driven Marketing
  • Changing Consumer Behaviour Trends
  • Branding Insights
  • Digital Revolution
  • Sales:The Marketing Pulse

Human Resources

  • Issues & Challenges of Managing a Global Workforce
  • Innovative HR Techniques for Business Excellence
  • Cross Cultural Challenges in HR
  • Green HR
  • HRM as a Strategic tool

International Business & Trade

  • Greening of International Business
  • Internalization of MNEs
  • MNEs as conduits of globalization
  • Global Financial Integration
  • Financial Stability & Crisis in Global Economy

Retail Marketing Management

  • FDI in Retail
  • Changing trends in consumer purchase decision
  • E-commerce Retail
  • Traditional v/s Modern Retail
  • Rural Retailing

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Consumerism and Environmentalism,
  • Global environmental issues
  • Strategic Philanthropy
  • Environmental management systems & Environmental protection
  • Sustainable development & Agenda 21,
  • Corporate sustainability programs


  • Risk Management for Economies
  • Perspectives from Financial and Capital Markets
  • Financial Strategies for growth
  • Emerging form of Business and Industry
  • Business Excellence through Innovative Practices in Finance.

General Management

  • Ethics: An Oxymoron
  • Organizational Democracy
  • Managing Transformation
  • Families in Business
  • Disaster Capitalism

Information Technology & Entrepreneurship

  • E-Commerce & E-Business
  • IT Infrastructure & Cloud Computing
  • Business Analytics & Big Data Analytics
  • Data Warehousing & Data Mining
  • Digital Entrepreneurship

Financial Markets

  • Equity Markets – Impact of Corporate Actions
  • Innovation in Secondary Market Trading – (Traditional, Algorithmic etc.)
  • Innovations in BFSI Segment
  • Product innovation through Financial engineering
  • Financial Risk management in financial markets and Institutions

Operations Management

  • Make in India for World – strategies and challenges.
  • India as a manufacturing hub for electronics and Consumer appliances.
  • Smart manufacturing for competitive advantage -way forward.
  • Quality management – tools, techniques and case studies.
  • Innovation for Business Excellence.


  • Demographic Economics
  • Defence & Peace Economics
  • Market Micro structure
  • Environmental Economics
  • Industrial Economics

Selected papers will be presented during Institute for Technology & Management’s International Conference, 2017. Authors should refer to the following link for Author’s Guidelines in order to prepare their paper accordingly:


Guidelines for paper submission

Pre Conference Workshops

As part of the conference, several workshops will be organized on February 17th, 2017 at ITM. These workshops will provide an opportunity to explore several specific topics in depth and will be linked to sub themes of the conference. The workshop participants will have the privilege to attend the conference, avail opportunities for meeting and talking to industry representatives, prominent speakers and scholars in attendance. Intimation to attend these workshops will be communicated to the participants after completion of their registration.

*** For the first 30 registered paper presenters /delegates from each of the sub theme categories, the conference registration fee would include the fee of workshop.

These workshops would be conducted at our campus on February 17, 2017 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The details of the workshops on different sub themes are as given below:

About Organisers

About ITM

Institute for Technology & Management (ITM): ITM, a premier institution, accredited by NBA, AICTE & AIU, has academic collaboration with Southern New Hampshire university (USA), Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (UK), University of Denver (USA), Queen Margaret University (UK), Group ESSCA (France), EMI Normandy (France), Georgia State University (USA) and the University of Reading (UK) and many more. Recent National B School rankings have placed ITM among the best in India. Founded in 1991, with the mission of providing higher education in management and technology, ITM group has today gained tremendously in size and recognition with thousands of Alumni’s and over 5500 students enrolled in its programs offered at campuses on pan India basis. With the able support of its experienced full time and visiting faculty members to give students the vital global edge, ITM is steadily moving towards fulfilling its vision that of becoming a global leader in professional education. The mission is to impart futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment.

About QCFI:

Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI)- ISO 9001 – 2008 certified, a national body formed under societies act, was established in the year 1982 by Quality practitioners to propagate Quality Circle Philosophy in India, with its Head Quarters at Secunderabad. At present, there are 30 chapters/ subchapters & Quality Centers spread across the length and breadth of the country with large institutional and individual membership. This National Body represents India 13-Nation International Committee set up to organize International Convention on Quality Concepts, every year. This national body organizes National/ International Conventions & Conclaves, workshops, specialized trainings on Quality Concepts and does 5S certification.

Contact Us

ITM Business School

Plot 25 & 26,
Institutional Area,
Sector 4, Kharghar (E),
Navi Mumbai,
Maharashtra 410210
Tel : 022 3383 5518

Convener Details:
Neena Nanda : 09820926977

Geetanjali Pinto : 09820936816


Gangadhar Deshmukh Hall, RCF Colony,
Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400074