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2nd International Conference- Call for papers 


 Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM) 

March 2013  


at Kathmandu, Nepal


International Interdisciplinary Conference on:

Reshaping Organizations to Develop Responsible Global Leadership



Conference Tracks included but not limited to:


1)      HRM and Cross Cultural Study: Strategic HRM/ Strategic International HRM/ Cross- Cultural Management of HR/ Human Resource Development/ HRM-Performance Linkage/ Talent Management/ Quality of Work Life/ Labour Productivity/ Labour Relations/ Unionism/ Reward and Performance/ Multi Cultural Work Teams/ Careers/  Cross-national Diversity/ Employment system/; Expatriates/ Foreign assignment/; Global mindsets/ Global leader competencies/ HRM strategies and practices across countries/ Intra-national Diversity/ Multicultural work teams/ War for talent.

2)       MNCs and International Business: Adaptation to local contexts/ Entry strategy/ Global networks of operations/ Institutional perspectives on FDI/ Interactions between foreign-owned and indigenous firms/ Internalization theory/ Internationalization processes/ Local linkages; FDI; strategy/ MNE theory/  MNEs and local economic development/ Global-Multi-domestic- International-Transnational Strategies/ International joint ventures and alliances/ Social capital/ Parent-subsidiary relationships/Transnational-Meta-national-Geographic Location/ Regional- Local embeddedness/Power- Influence/ Competitive advantage- disadvantages of MNCs/ Competition and Performance management. 


3)      Organizational Leadership and Change: Public Relation Management/ Organizational Change and Development/ Challenges of Organizations/ Organizational and Individual Behaviour/ Logistics management/ Tourism Management/ Leadership/ Changing Business Environments/ Organization and Information Technology/ Corporate Performance/ Group and work Teams/ Virtual Organizations/ Decision Making/ Competitiveness/ Organization-Configuratio-Structure Systems/  Culture/ Network/; Teams/  Autonomy- Control/ Coordination/ R&D- Innovation/ Learning/ Capability/ Evolution/ Communication/ Strategic Management/ Global Strategy/ Competitiveness of Firms/ Competitive Advantages/ Proactive and Risk Bearing Behaviour/

4)      SMEs, and Entrepreneurship: National-International SME/new ventures-incubation/ Global start-ups/International entrepreneurship/Early internationalization/ Rapid internationalization; strategy for SMEs; Exporting-Importing by SMEs/ SMEs versus large MNEs/ Globalization and SMEs/ Advanced technologies and SMEs/ Economic geography and location for SMEs/ value chain organization and configuration/ Offshoring- Outsourcing/ National and regional innovation systems. Young and Women Entrepreneurship/ Family Business.

5)      Innovation and Knowledge Management: Innovation/ Organizational Learning/ Exploration vs. Exploitation/ Knowledge Strategies/ Global and Local Knowledge/ Knowledge Seeking- Search- Access- Creation- Acquisition- Sharing- Exchange-, Transfer/ Governance Mechanism/ Knowledge Productivity and Spillovers/ Intra-firm and inter-firm networks for innovation/ MNCs and global innovation- regional innovation systems/ Internationalization of R&D/ Learning across borders/ Learning alliances/ Reverse knowledge transfer. 

6)      Economics, Finance and Accounts: Bailout/ Capital market developmen/ Capital structure/ Comparative accounting systems and practice/ Cost of capital/ Ownership structure/ Corporate performance/ Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)/ Cross-border M&As/ Institutional investors/ Current account adjustment/ Econometrics/ Economic theor/; Exchange rate exposure/  Exporting-Importing/ International macroeconomics/ Financial risk management/ Fiscal policy/ Foreign portfolio investment/ Game theory/ Government intervention/ International accounting-asset pricing-cross-listin/ International economics-finance and taxation/ financial integration-reporting/ Economic development/ International investment-migration-trade flows/ Mergers and acquisitions/ Monetary policy/Policy coordination/ Quantitative research methods/ Short-term capital movements/Trade environment/ Transfer pricing/ WTO.


7)      Marketing Management: Market orientation/ Branding/ Advertisement/ New product development/ Global logistics/ Cross-border marketing activities/ Multinational marketing operations/ Operations management/ Buyer behavior/ Buyer-Supplier relations/ distribution and  supply chain management/ service marketing/ pricing strategies/ integrated marketing communication/ national-international retailing/ green marketing/ quality and ethical sourcing/ customer relation management.  


8)      Corporate Social Responsibility: Business Partnership/ Business and Legislations/ Accountability and Transparency/ Corporate Governance/ Business and environment/ Business-government interaction/ Corporate political strategy/ Civil society/ International legal domain/  Triple bottom line/ Environment and strategy/ Green management/ White collar


Key Note Speakers- 2013


(A) International Business Perspectives

Prof. Dr. Farok J. Contractor 

Professor in the Management and Global Business department at Rutgers Business School, Prof. Farok has also taught at the Wharton School, Copenhagen Business School, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Nanyang Technological University, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, XLRI (India), Lubin School of Business, Theseus, EDHEC and conducted executive seminars in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He has served Rutgers University in many capacities such as Department Chair for the International Business, Research Director of Center for International Business Education and Research, Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in International Business, the Dean’s Leadership Council, and several other key school and university initiatives.


He is a graduate of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Ph.D. and MBA, and the University of Michigan, where he received an M.S. in Industrial Engineering. Dr. Contractor has written well over a hundred scholarly papers and has among the highest citation counts amongst scholars in the field of International Management (Academy of International Business (AIB), or Academy of Management (AOM)) counting Google Scholar citations.  Dr. Contractor has chaired or been on the supervisory committees of 14 doctoral dissertations, and served on the faculty of several Doctoral and Junior Faculty Consortiums organized by AOM, AIB, and CIBERs, has served on the Executive Board of the AOB’s International Management Division, was Chair of the division and Program Chair at the AOM, was elected a permanent Fellow of the AIB, and has also held other term fellowships such as the Fulbright Fellowship and Unilever Fellowship. 


Prof. Dr. Rajesh Narula 

 Professor of International Business Regulation and Director of the John H. Dunning Center for International Business at Henley Business School, Professor Narula is also a Non-Residential Fellow at the OECD Development Centre, Paris and the United Nations University - MERIT in the Netherlands, and Editor-in-chief of The European Journal of Development Research. He obtained an MBA and PhD from Rutgers University, USA and has previously held posts at at the Copenhagen Business School, University of Oslo, BI Norwegian School of Management and the University of Maastricht. Before academia, Professor Narula worked as an Engineer in Nigeria, and later as a Planning Analyst at IBM Asia/Pacific Headquarters in Hong Kong. He regularly acts as a consultant for UNCTAD, UNIDO, the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD. He has undertaken research and consultancy projects or taught in Tanzania, Uganda, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Russia, India, Qatar, UAE, in addition to almost all the countries of the EU. 


(B) Corporate Culture and People Management Perspectives


Prof. Dr. Tony Fang 

Tony Fang is Professor of Business Administration at School of Business Stockholm University, Sweden. He is also Visiting Professor at Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School. He holds his PhD in International Management/Industrial Marketing from Linköping Institute of Technology, Sweden. He earlier worked as Director of International Graduate Program in the Institute of International Business, Stockholm School of Economics. He is an internationally respected scholar well-known for his research on Chinese business negotiating style and his debates on Geert Hofstede's culture theory and served as visiting scholar in Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The emerging Yin Yang perspective on culture which Tony Fang has been developing makes important contribution to academia. His research and teaching interests include global cross-cultural management, industrial marketing and purchasing/sourcing, international business negotiation, and China business studies. He is the author of the books Chinese Business negotiation style (Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1999) and Doing Business in Today's China.  
Tony Fang's academic writings have also appeared in the form of book chapters, book reviews, conference papers, and peer-reviewed articles published.  Tony Fang serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management (IJCCM), the International Business Review (IBR) and Journal of Intercultural Communication (JIC). 


Prof. Dr. Michael J. Morley 

Michael J. Morley is Professor of Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland, where he teaches international and cross-cultural management. In conjunction with his collaborators, he has published some 20 books, 22 guest-edited journal special issues and over 140 journal articles and book chapters. Among his recent contributions are: International Human Resource Management: Policy & Practice (Routledge, 2011); Managing Human Resources in Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2009); New Directions in Expatriate Research (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); and Global Industrial Relations (Routledge, 2006). He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Managerial Psychology, Regional Editor of the European Journal of International Management and is a member of the Editorial Board of 12 other international journals including the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Human Resource Management Review, Leadership and Organization Development Journal and the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He is Past-President of the Irish Academy of Management and President-Elect of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management.


(C) Organization and Changes in Asian Emerging Countries 

Prof. Dr. Wang  Guo-An (Andrew Wang)

Dr. Wang  Guo-An (Andrew Wang) is a professor of International Trade at Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou in China. He was Secretary General of IAUP ( <> Northeast Asia Council during March 2007-March 2010, Forei gn Assistant to President and Director of the International Affairs Office during May 2006-May 2009. As a visiting professor, he taught to both graduate and undergraduate students in Pakistan (Feb. 2011), Australia (2010), South Korea (2009) and the USA (2003 and 1999). He was also invited to deliver seminars on Doing Business with China in the following universities: University of Canterbury in New Zealand (2010), T.C. Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey (2009),Southeast University in Bangladesh (2008), European Business School and Glyndr University (NEWI) in the UK (2007); Far Eastern University (2006) and University of Santo Tomas (2008) in the Philippines; the University of Sydney (2004) in Australia; the University of Guelph (2003) in Canada; Yongsei University (2009), Dongguk University, Chung-ang University (2007), Yeungnam University (2005) and Kunsan National University (2001) in South Korea; and Southeast Missouri State University in the USA (1999). He is the coauthor of two books, World Economy Research and International Service Trade, and has published more than forty papers in academic journals organized and hosted several international conferences. 


Prof. Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar

Dr. Jyotsna Bhatnagar, Professor of management at Management Development Institute Gurgaon is elected board of governor for Asia Academy of Management, and Treasurer, Indian Academy of Management. She was associated with XLRI Fellow programme in HRD 1996-2000, and completed GCPCL at Harvard Business School, in 2010 -2011. She earned Masters in Psychology from Lucknow University, Ph. D from Indian Institute of Technology¸ and launched her academic career at IIM-Ahmedabad in 1990. Jyotsna received the Best Faculty Award, Students Choice-PGHR-2011; Excellence in Teaching Award-2008¸ The Best Faculty award students’ choice (PG 2004-2006). Best Research Paper for Practical Implications¸ 2009-Emerald Literati¸ UK at AOM Conference, Montréal , Canada, 2010. Jyotsna has published Over 60 International & National level Cutting edge research papers and Practitioner oriented Case Studies on Innovative HRM in India. Presented her papers at Academy of Management¸ 2010; 2008¸ USA; Apros 12 (2007); APROS 11 (Austrlaia-2005); ECLO¸ UK (2005) Academy of HRD¸ Leeds¸ Toulouse¸ France; Edinburgh¸ UK (2004¸ 2003¸ 2001¸ 2000); knowledge management conference¸ 2000-Netherlands.


Conference Patrons


Prof. Dr. Chris Brewster

Chris Brewster is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading. He gained substantial experience in trade unions, Government, specialist journals, personnel management in construction and air transport, and consultancy, before becoming an academic twenty years ago. He is a frequent speaker at Universities around the world. He has acted as editor of several special editions of journals, and is a reviewer to many of the leading journals in the field including International Journal of HRM, HRM Policy and Practices, Journal of Professional HRM , Journal of World Business. He is the author or joint author of some 20 books; has contributed chapters to around 30 others and has had over 100 articles published.Amongst practitioners, Prof. Brewster is a Board Member of the Association of Human Resource Managers in International Organizations and an Associate Director of the Center for Research into the Management of Expatriates. In 2002 Chris he was awarded the Georges Petitpas Memorial Award by the practitioner body, the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to international human resource management. In 2005, a University of Chicago survey found he was one of the most published authors in the international business journals, one of only a handful of non-US authors and a handful of human resource management specialists in the list. In 2006 Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vaasa in Finland.


Prof. Dr. Garry D. Bruton

Garry Bruton, is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University where he holds Fehmi Zeko Faculty Fellowship. Garry was one of the founders of the entrepreneurship program at TCU which is ranked as one of the top 20 in the United States by US News & World Report - 2009. Professor Bruton’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in emerging economies and he has published or has forthcoming over 75 academic articles in leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. In addition, Garry has co-authored three text books –small business management (McGraw-Hill), technology and innovation management (Cengage), and international management (Cengage). In 2005 Professor Bruton was the first holder of the Hall Chair in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets offered by the Fulbright Foundation. He is currently the President of the Asia Academy of Management and editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. Garry in addition serves on the editorial board of five other academic journals


Important Dates

Abstract submission ( full paper can be submitted with abstract) : 

Opens till June 20,  2012 

Last day for Full paper submission :

September 20, 2012 

Notification of acceptance:

November  10, 2012

Early Registration (with discounted fee): 

Till  January 30, 2013

Conference Date:

March 10-12, 2013


Submission of papers 

All abstracts and full papers submitted for the 2nd international conference should be sent to:

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For further details, please check the web page of Nepalese Academy of Management:   


Dhruba Kumar Gautam (Ph. D.)

Conference Coordinator,

Nepalese Academy of Management <> 

P. O. Box 12719, Kathmandu, Nepal

00977 9813 304401



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