3rd International Conference of Nepalese Academy of
Transforming Management System for Innovation, Development and
March 27-29, 2015
Conference Chair 
·         Prof. Dev Raj
Adhikari, Dean of the Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University,  and Founding
President of Nepalese Academy of Management
Co- Chair
·         Prof. Geoffrey
Wood, University of Warwick, Associate Dean of Warwick Business School
Key note Speakers 
·         Prof. Chris
Brewster, University of Reading, Henley Business School.
·         Prof. Garry Bruton,
Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business.
·         Prof. Farok J.
Contractor, Rutgers Business School, Management and Global Business Department.
·         Prof.
TojoThatchenkery, George Mason University, School of Public Policy.
·         Prof. Igor
Filatotchev, City University, Associate Dean at Cass Business School.
Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM)
Nepalese Academy
of Management (NAM) is an independent, not for profit association of
academicians and professionals, established to create and disseminate knowledge
required for managing organizations regionally as well as globally. The Academy
organizes international conferencebiennially with international/national university/business school collaboration aiming to
bring together academics and practitioners from diverse backgrounds and
interests to meet, discuss and debate issues that will affect the future
direction of research and practice. 
The 1st international conference (March 2011)
attracted almost 200 participants from 33 countries with 61 research papers,
three workshops, three plenary sessions, and 16 technical sessions. The 2nd international conference (March 2013)
had 300 participants, 101 research papers from 30 countries. The conference is
characterized by a strong developmental focus, providing participants with a
supportive and collegial platform to discuss and develop ideas, and helping
authors enhance their papers for publication. It provides opportunities to
interact and network with academic scholars, business practitioners and peers
from around the world and helps to publish works in leading international
journals. There will be a special issue of the best papers and conference
proceedings are issued.
The 3rd international
conference of Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM) will be held at the heart of
Kathmandu city on March 27-29, 2015. We invite faculty,
research scholars, doctoral students as well as business practitioners to
submit papers and panels addressing all areas of management, development, and
economics relating to the theme: Transforming
Management system for Innovations, Development and Governance. The theme of the conference opens an interesting and fruitful dialogue on all
the issues of management and economics and stimulates a sustainable view of
competitiveness in our institutions.  It
aims to stimulate scholars to question existing paradigms and accepted
practices and bridges the gaps in innovating ideas, developing new models for
institutions and suggesting new competencies. 

Full Paper Submission deadline:              September 20, 2014
                Blind Review comments: Returned by October 05, 2014  
Re-submission deadline after comments: December 10, 2014               Registration deadline:                            January 31, 2015 
Conference Dates:                                        March 27-29, 2015   

All papers must be submitted with word file
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following tracks and plenary sessions are welcomed although papers that do not
fit precisely into these tracks may also be submitted:
·         Innovations
Topics related to
standardization and innovation, business model innovation; organizing
creativity for innovation; multidisciplinary perspectives, theories, and
practices on innovations; methods, tools, barriers, competencies, and
measurements; rethinking the design paradigm in management; theories,
activities, and organizations; grounded in institutional theory, and innovation
related to developed and emerging economies, evolutionary approaches in
business and management research; novel approaches to organizational project,
research, and cultural management; entrepreneurship and
innovation in family firms.
     ·         Institutions and Corporate Culture                                                                                                                             Topics
related to national institutional configurations and firm level practice;
composition of boards of directors; top management teams and business ethics; women
directors on corporate boards; gender and succession in family business,
entrepreneurship education: bridging the gap between theory and practices,
balancing entrepreneurial spirit and management in family firms along
generations, entrepreneurship and societal changes, accounting and controlling
for sustainability; finance, economy and society; explorations of the nature
and characteristics of business ecosystems; transforming social networks to
value chains through business model innovation; strategic processes, practices
and implementation; competitive dynamics- the changing fabrics of competition
between firms and industrial clusters, corporate strategy; management of
M&A, alliance and divestitures; crisis, emergency management and recovery;
comparative capitalism and institutional comparisons across countries.
        ·         Competencies
Topics related to
expatriate management; work motivation in public and nonprofit sector; raising
future leaders, training and development; institutions and change, leadership
for organizational change and resistance, towards a responsible management or
cultural diversity; realizing competitiveness and sustainability through human
factor and human resource management, rewards, employee
relations, diversity management, team management, global talent management,
performance management and HR development, community-based and market-based HRM
approaches;, organizational
behaviour, organizational learning & knowledge management; strategic
management; managing finance and financial institutes; healthcare &
hospital management; manufacturing & service, production & operations,
project, product, service, supply
chain, transportation, and  consumer
      ·         Good Governance                                                                                                                                                   Topics
related to: behavioural perspectives on corporate governance, family business
governance, governance of public and nonprofit organizations; management and
governance of culture and heritage; transparency and accountability, management
information system, workforce diversity, dynamics, and employee commitment, civil
society pressure, anti- corruption efforts, complaint mechanism, the role of
social movements and local community for effectiveness and accountability
      ·         Sustainable Development:  
Topics related to
corporate social responsibility and sustainability, social responsibility and
sustainability in public and nonprofit organizations, responsible management
for global value chain, corporate governance; competitiveness and strategic
advantages, globalization and sustainability, strategies to increase
sustainable competitiveness; accounting and control for
sustainability, finance, economy & society; institutions and change,
organizational change and resistance; performance management, competitive
advantages and national competitiveness. 

Papers should
follow the style recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA)
Publication Manual. The language of the conference and related publications is
English. Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference and be
accompanied by paid registration. Each submitted paper must include an abstract
and must conform to the following format: First Page: title, authors, mailing
address, phone, fax, e-mail address, and abstract. Second and subsequent pages of
the paper should be limited to 2500 to 5000 words.
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	* Submitted papers must NOT have been previously published and, if under review, must NOT appear in print before the NAM 2015 international Conference.
	* The entire paper (title page, abstract, main text, figures, tables, references, etc.) must be in ONE document created in word (doc) format.
	* Each manuscript  in English should be accompanied by an abstract, not to exceed 250-300 words
	* When accepted after blind review and resubmission, the authors or one of the co-author must register and be available to present the paper at the conference.
	* One author can submit only one paper in any one track and selected papers will be scheduled in different tracks and plenary sessions.  
Participants of the Conference
·         Presenters: authors
of papers accepted for presentation after double blind peer reviewed and
registered can
attend the Conference. Each presenter will receive a Certificate of
Presentation and will automatically become a member of the Academy for two
years. Faculty at undergraduate/or post graduate level, research scholars,
senior students, consultants, practitioners, executives, entrepreneurs, self
employed professionals, civil servants engaged in research are the prospective
delegates for presenters.     
·         Non-presenters: interested academician, professional and researchers,
managers, and all those who are interested in academic and research field can attend in the Conference as an
observer to listen to the presentations of papers without presenting a paper of
their own, if they have paid the registration fee.  Each presenter will receive a Certificate of
Participation and will automatically become a member of the Academy for two
Friendly Conference
offers fabulous attractions including many world heritage sites, Darbar squares,
Pashupatinath, Boudhha, Lumbani-the birth place of Lord Buddha, Mountain
Flights, paragliding, boating/white water rafting, bungi jumping… So making it
a great place bringing your family. To make the conference more enjoyable for
all, NAM will offer excursions for family members during the conference. These
excursions will be offered at net cost and require advance registration.
Publication Opportunities 
All manuscript submissions will be subject to a
blind review process by NAM executives, advisors and other members. Evaluated
is based on relevance to the theme, analytical and conceptual rigor,
quantitative and qualitative methods (if applicable), innovativeness, and
significance of conclusions. The editorial board
will make the final determination as to whether the accepted papers are
published in the NAM international conference proceedings 2015. Besides
proceedings the editors of the following journals will select best papers;
authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their work for consideration
for publication in the following journals:
·         TheInternational Journal of the Nepalese Academy of Management
·         British Journal of Management
·         South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management(SAGE Publication)
·         Emerging Market Case Study Series (Emerald)
·         Journal of Shinawatra University (Shinawatra
·         Journal of Management ( Tribhuvan University)
·         SIU Journal of
·         South Asian
Journal of Business and Management Cases (SAGE Publication). 

Key note speakers
Prof. Chris Brewster
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. Garry Bruton
	Garry Bruton is a professor of entrepreneurship at the Neeley
School of Business at Texas Christian University where he helped to start the
entrepreneurship program. Garry’s research focuses on entrepreneurship in
emerging economies and he has published or has forthcoming academic articles in
leading journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Strategic
Management Journal, and Journal of Business Venturing. In addition, Garry has
co-authored three text books –small business management (McGraw-Hill),
technology and innovation management (Cengage), and international management
(Cengage). Gary is Co-director - Institute for Global Innovation and Chinese
Entrepreneurship at Tongji University (China), Honorary Professor - Department
of Business, Administration at Sun Yat-sen Business School (China), honorary
professor at South China University of Technology (China), and serves on the
international advisory board of the Entrepreneurship Center Nankai University
(China). Garry is also the past president of the Asia Academy of Management and
past editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. Professor Bruton is
currently an associate editor at the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and
serves on four other editorial boards.
Prof. Farok J. Contractor 
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. Tojo Thatchenkery
Tojo Thatchenkery (Ph.D. Weatherhead
School of Management, Case Western Reserve University) is Professor and
Director of  M. S. in Organization
Development and Knowledge Management at the School of Public Policy. He is also
a member of the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science and the Taos
Institute. He has over twenty five years of experience in teaching at various
Public Policy, MBA, Organization Development, and executive development
programs in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Australia, and
Asia. His recent books include Organizational
Transformation: Change Management Perspectives (2014), Strategic Initiatives for
Competitive Advantage in the Knowledge Society (2014), Reframing Human Capital
for Organizational Excellence (2013), Capability Building for
Organizational Transformation (2013), Positive Initiatives for
Organizational Change (2012),Building
Competencies for Sustainability and Organizational Excellence(2012), Making the Invisible
Visible: Understanding Leadership Contributions of Asian Minorities in the
Workplace (2011), Positive Design and Appreciative Construction: From
Sustainable Development to Sustainable Value (2010), Leveraging Global Competiveness for
Organizational Excellence (2010),Enhancing
Organizational Performance through Strategic Initiatives (2009),Handbook on Management Cases (2008), Appreciative Inquiry and
Knowledge Management (2007), and Appreciative Intelligence:
Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn (2006). He has also researched
contemporary themes such as technological culture and globalization which
resulted in another book, Information Communication Technology and Economic
Development: Learning from the Indian Experience (2006). Thatchenkery is on the
editorial board of the Journal
of Applied Behavioral Sciences and
the Journal of Organizational
Change Management and is the
past Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. 
 Prof. Igor Filatotchev
	Igor Filatotchev is an Associate Dean for Research and
Enterprise and Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business
School, City University London. He is also a Visiting Professor at Vienna
University of Economics and Business (Austria). Before joining Cass he held
various academic positions at Nottingham University Business School, Bradford
University School of Management, King’s College and Birkbeck College
(University of London). He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics
from Moscow’s Institute of Physics and Technology followed by a PhD in
Economics from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations
(Moscow). His research examines corporate governance, entrepreneurship and
strategic decisions. He has published more than 100 articles in leading
journals including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal,
Organization Science, Journal of Management and Journal of International
Business Studies. He is an Associate Editor of Corporate Governance: An
International Review and Journal of Management and Governance.

Chair of the Conference

Dev Raj Adhikari, Dean, Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Management and
Secretary, Nepalese Academy of Management
Prof. Dr. Dev Raj
Adhikari is a Dean of Faculty of Management at Tribhuvan University. He is the
Founding President of Nepalese Academy of Management, Chairman of Nepal Bank
Limited (the oldest bank of Nepal), Chairman of National Insurance Corporation
and advisors of many business colleges of Nepal and abroad. He has been
involved in various researches on human resource management, institutional
development, knowledge management, strategic Management and organizational
behavior for the last 20 years. He received post doctoral degree (1999-2000)
from the Department of Human Resource Management, University of Innsbruck,
Austria. He worked as Visiting Professor at Michael G. DeGroote School of
Business Administration, McMaster University, Canada, in 2001 and worked as
visiting Researcher (July 2004- March 2005), at Japan Institute of Labour
Policy and Training, Tokyo, Japan. He is an official representative of Cranet-
Network to Nepal. Recipient of North-South-Dialogue Fellowship- Austria, 1989,
Research fellowship from European Academy- Bolzano and Institute of Public
Sector Management, 1999, Mahendra Bidhaya Bhushan 'Ka' from His Majesty King
Birendra, 1993, and “outstanding performance” award in the auspicious occasion
of 49th anniversary of Tribhuvan University, 2008, Professor Adhikari published
many research articles in National and International journals.

Co- Chair of the Conference
Prof. Geoffrey Wood, Associate
Dean of Warwick Business School, 
University of Warwick. 
Geoffrey Wood is Professor of International
Business at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. Previously, he was
Professor in the School of Management at the University of Sheffield, and
Associate Dean of the School, and before that Professor and Director of
Research at Middlesex University Business School, and previously taught at
Rhodes University, South Africa (where he attained the rank of Associate
Professor). He has also held visiting fellowships at Cranfield University,
Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the American University in
Cairo, Cornell University and Rhodes University. He currently is Honorary
Professor of the University of the Witwatersrand, and Visiting Professor at
Nelson Mandela University, both in South Africa, and Adjunct Professor at
Griffith University, Australia. Geoffrey Wood has served as Commissioned
Researcher for the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He has authored/co-authored/edited
seven books, and over one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals (including
journals such as Work and Occupations, Work Employment and Society,
Organization Studies, Human Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations,
Human Resource Management (US), etc.). He has had numerous research grants from
funding councils (e.g. ESRC), government departments (e.g. US Department of
Labour), charities (e.g. Nuffield Foundation) and the labour movement (e.g. the
Workshops: During
the conference days, workshops in different issues will be organized with the
support of world renounced Professors and Institutions for the benefit to the
Ø  ACase Writing Workshopwill be held during the conference. Gopal P. Mahapatra, Senior
Director, HR- organization and talent development at Oracle, India; Prof.
Pavithra Kailasapathy of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka; Prof. Katsuhiko
Hirasawa of Nihon University, Japan and Prof. G. D. Sardana of Birala Institute
of Management Technology (BIMTECH) will be on the panel. Prof. John Walsh of Shinwatra
University, Thailand will lead the session along with others. In this workshop,
selected cases will be evaluated, and provided one on one feedback, declared
best cases and encouraged to submit in different journal of case studies with
the expertise ideas of these resources.   
John Walsh is Director of the SIU Research Centre at Shinawatra University in Thailand and editor of the SIU Journal of Management and the Journal of Shinawatra University. He is Regional Editor (Southeast Asia) for Emerald's Emerging Market Case Study Series. He has lived and worked in Sudan, Greece, Korea, Australia, Abu Dhabi and his native UK. These days he research focuses on the social and economic development of the Mekong Region and his most recently published book is The Greater Mekong Sub-region. Prof. Walsh will lead this workshop along with other reputed professors of different universities.   
Ø  Paper Development Workshopwill be held during the conference involving the Editors of the British
Journal of Management, South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management,
Journal of Shinawatra University and others. Prof. Marc
Goergen of Cardiff Business School and ECGI, UK; Prof.  Romie F. Littrell of AUT Business School,
Center for Cross Cultural Comparison, New Zealand; Prof. Tony Fang of Stockholm
University, School of Business, Sweden; Prof. Yutaka Takakubo of Nihon
University, Japan  and other eminent
professors will be the panel for the workshop.  
Director of the Emerging Market Internationalization Research Group (EMIRG),
The University of Sydney Business School, Prof. Vikas Kumar will lead the
workshop.Scholars who have papers that are not
fully developed are encouraged to participate. Authors will be given detailed
feedback in how to develop the paper to bring it to a publishable quality. The
workshop will also focus on how to utilize the “emerging market context” as a
distinctive aspect in developing papers. 
Vikas is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy in the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. His previous appointments were at Bocconi University (2004-09), and as Visiting Scholars at Stanford University (2008-09) and University of Reading (2012-13). He has been elected as the Representative-at-large (2013-14) for the Global Strategy Interest Group in the Strategic Management Society. He obtained his doctoral degree in International Business in 2004 from Saint Louis University. Vikas's research interests include Internationalization, Emerging Market Firms, Emerging Markets, Business Groups, and Outsourcing/Offshoring. He has been co-guest editor of the special issues in Journal of Management Studies (2010), Journal of International Management (2013), Management International Review (2014). Vikas serves on the Editorial Review Board of JMS, MIR, TIBR and the Global Strategy Journal (GSJ). 
      Conference Prizes
There are several prizes awarded at the conference: 
·         Nepalese Academy of
Management Prizefor the best empirical
research paper.
·         The British College
prizefor the best paper in international business
·         Asian Institute
of  Technology and Management prizefor new or under-researched topic which contributes
to the society.
·         School of Business,
Tribhuvan University Doctoral Prizefor the best paper by a doctoral scholar. 
·         DAV Business School
Prizefor Young
Academic Excellence. 
 Dhruba Kumar Gautam
Founding secretary and Executive Director,
Nepalese Academy of Management

Associate Professor, Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Management
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P. O. Box 12719, Kathmandu, Nepal
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00977 9841 367451 Dr. Dhruba Kumar Gautam, Associate Professor of Management at Tribhuvan University (TU), did Ph. D. in Strategic HRM, obtained dual degree in Master’s Level-MBA and MPA, and diploma in Changing Perspectives on Culture from Stockholm University, School of Business, Sweden. He has been teaching to MBA, M. Phil students supervising their dissertations along with Ph. D. scholars. Recipient of research scholar from TU, University Grants Commission (UGC), he involved on cross cultural research with Neeley School of Business (USA), Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (UK), has published few text books in management and some articles in peer reviewed International Journals, and in national journals. Dr. Gautam- founding secretary cum executive director of Nepalese Academy of Management (NAM) coordinated   1st  and  2nd international conference of NAMand is coordinating 3rd international conference. He is serving being a
 Managing Editor of International Journal of Nepalese Academy of Management, editorial board member of an International Journal – Asian Journal of Business and Management Science; and Advisory Editorial Board Member SIU Journal of Management. He actively participated and presented some papers in International conferences including ILO, APROS, ISLE, IAM, ICBC, ICMC, IFSAM, AIB, IHRM and much interested to involve in international research / cross cultural research in collaboration with international researchers and associations. He served as a budget expert, expert member of revenue advisory committee, and member expert of economic policy advisory committee of Government of Nepal (2010-14).  

Dhruba Kumar Gautam (Ph. D.)
Founding Secretary- Nepalese Academy of Management

Associate Professor,
Tribhuvan University, Faculty of Management
P. O. Box  12719, Kathmandu, Nepal

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