Ranchi, Jharkhand: The Indian Institute of Management Ranchi concluded the 16th edition of the International Symposium on Decision Sciences and Innovation in Governance (ISDSI-G) Conference, hosting four days of intellectual exchange and collaborative engagement themed around “Reimagining Globalization: The Power of Digital Interconnection in a Deglobalizing World.” The valedictory session marked the end of a stimulating event that brought together scholars, researchers, and practitioners from various esteemed institutions.
The conference garnered an impressive response, receiving 593 submissions authored by 1078 contributors from 217 prestigious institutions, including all the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and other top management institutes.
The conference, which took place from 26th December 2023 to 29th December 2023, boasted a rich variety of activities. Day 0 of the event consisted of a doctorate consortium with 5 engaging sessions on topics such as SEM, Advanced Modelling, and Research Productivity. Inaugurating Day 1 of the conference were the chief guests, Prof. Jagdish Sheth of the Goizueta Business School, Emory University, and Shri D. Shivkumar, Operating Partner at Advent International. 200 papers were presented in 15 parallel tracks on the first day. There were also sessions on social impact and governance, a Director Panel on “Two-way Internationalization: Making India a Global Hub for Higher Education.” and a CEO panel on “Navigating the New Normal: Digital Innovation Strategies for Sustainable Growth in a Deglobalizing World.”
On the second day of the event were sessions on accreditation by AACSB, developing and publishing in high-impact journals, and women entrepreneurship in tribal areas. The day ended with an interactive drum circle.
On the final day, discussions were held on startups, entrepreneurship, and internationalization of Indian B-schools. The Chief Guest of the valedictory ceremony, Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director of IIM Ahmedabad, congratulated Prof. Deepak Kumar Srivastava, Director of IIM Ranchi, and the conference chairs and participants. He spoke passionately about the conference’s theme. He traced the evolution of globalization, the lessons learnt, and the way ahead in deglobalisation. He said that education institutes should lead the way for the industry to move forward for Make in India while being globally competitive.
Prof. Gaurav Marathe announced the Social Impact Conference, the signature conference of IIM Ranchi to be held on 26 December 2024. The theme of the conference would be “Unleashing Business Harmony: The Profitability, Impact and Sustainability”. It aims to catalyse change and present a transformative journey where businesses transform from passive observers to active changemakers.
The event concluded with the presenting awards to the three winners of each of the best paper awards in the doctoral track and the academic category. Prof. Rajesh Jain, co-chair of the conference, delivered the vote of thanks to all the stakeholders, sponsors and volunteers. The success of the conference reaffirms IIM Ranchi’s dedication to advancing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and contributing to the academic and professional development of the decision sciences community.