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XLRI to Host National Conference on “Promoting Business Opportunities in North-East India” in Manipur

Invites submission for paper presentation at the conference; Last date for submission of abstract September 30th, 2017

5th September, 2017: India's North East has long been neglected in terms of both economic and social development despite the richness of natural resources in the region. The North East presents a huge opportunity for investment and growth of business enterprises in the region. A critical appraisal of key economic indicators along with a detailed sketch of the individual strengths of these states is necessary to achieve a holistic framework to target growth in the region.

It is in this context that the Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership at XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur and the Manipur Institute of Management Studies, Manipur University, Imphal are jointly organizing a National Conference from November 14th – 16th, 2017 at the Manipur Institute of Management, Manipur University, Imphal.

A Pre-Conference Case Workshop is being organized on November 14th, 2017 with the purpose of introducing case teaching methods and the importance of writing business cases for teaching purposes to faculty and doctoral students of North-East and also to guide in drawing out action plan for the region. The main conference is to be held on November 15th – 16th, 2017.

The objective of the conference is to draw out strategies for ‘Promoting Business Opportunities’ for the North-East India in the light of India’s ‘Act East’ policy.

The Conference is to be co-chaired by Prof. Ibohal Meitei (Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development, Manipur University), Prof. Pingali Venugopal (Chairperson, Centre for Global Management & Responsible Leadership, XLRI, Jamshedpur), Prof. Teidor Lyngdoh (Professor, Marketing Area, XLRI, Jamshedpur) and Prof. David F Marbaniang (Department of Business Administration, St Anthony's College, Shillong, Meghalaya).

The conference aims to provide a platform to policy makers, researchers and practitioners to present their understanding on how business opportunities could be promoted in the North Eastern states of India. Last date for submission of abstract is September 30th, 2017.

“We aim to aim to draw out strategies for ‘Promoting Business Opportunities for the North-East India’ at the conference. We invite practitioners and experts to present papers on how business opportunities could be promoted in the region. Some topics important for North East have been identified, however we welcome papers on any topic focusing on the development of the region,” said Dr. Pingali Venugopal, Coordinator, Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership at XLRI.

Manipur University

Manipur University, established in 1980 and later converted into a Central University in 2005, provides an excellent academic environment for high quality education. The University offers an array of courses which help the students to learn in a holistic environment that will inculcate the best qualities in them.

Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership (CGMRL), XLRI

CGMRL; with the objective of promoting global, ethical, and sustainable business practices through the development of the requisite academic, curricular and outreach support for students and executives interested in global ethical business; was formed in 2010 at XLRI, Jamshedpur, India. CGMRL conducted two National Conventions during 2012 and 2013 to ‘share case studies on Responsible Leadership’. Case studies from the two conventions were analyzed to develop a framework for Responsible Leadership. Subsequent to the insights gained from the two National Conventions on Responsible Leadership, conferences focusing on sectorial issues were conducted; the first on “Agri-input Management strategies for Sustainable Agriculture” was held in 2014-15 followed by a conference on e-waste management in 2015-16 and an International Conference on Responsible Marketing in 2016-17.

XLRI- Xavier School of Management  

XLRI-Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur is a premier, private management institute in India founded in 1949 by Fr Quinn Enright, S.J. in the ‘steel city’ of Jamshedpur ( Over the last six decades, the institute has grown into a top-ranking business management school of international repute with a wide portfolio of management programs and research publications. Its alumni are spread around the globe and have demonstrated responsible business leadership in their organizations. XLRI continually strives to contribute its mite to the professional growth and management of numerous organizations and institutions across industry sectors. XLRI has been awarded two prestigious International Accreditations, viz., AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and AMBA - Association of MBAs. XLRI has also earned the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation.