Report: SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE On “INNOVATIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR CREATING VALUE IN GLOBAL ERA” on 30 September 2016
Acropolis believes that research brings innovation and new ideas. Looking upon such need to explore newer areas of innovative practices in business with value creation, Acropolis Faculty of Management & Research, Indore had organized the Sixth International Conference on INNOVATIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR CREATING VALUE IN GLOBAL ERA on September 30, 2016.
The conference was inaugurated by the chief guest Mr Mahadevan Iyer, the Managing Director of IMA-PG (India) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai along with the other dignitaries in the presence of delegates, faculty and students. The chief guest in his inaugural address spoke on the relevance of the theme in the current scenario. He highlighted the importance of innovation for developing sustainability in this competition driven business landscape. He encouraged researchers to come forward with practical solutions that can be implemented to solve business and social problems. Whether it is social or technical research, it should contribute to the society only then the very purpose of research gets fulfilled. The esteemed chief guest was rhetoric about academic -industry linkages. He delineated that academia, industry and research should be geared to each to other so as to drives the society towards sustainability for all. Finally he passed on the baton of research & innovation to the Gen x. Research requires that quintessential eccentricity and curiosity to tread the untreaded path, which the Gen x is replete with.
The welcome speech was delivered by principal of the institute Dr Manish Mittal. He emphasized the importance of innovation in business. What the society and business needs today are not traditional solutions but a total realigned look and universal panacea is required. All this calls for focused research, useful innovations, value driven solutions. He also said that Acropolis is committed to make a difference to the society and this conference is a humble effort to contribute to the society.
Prof Juhi Kamakoty, conference secretary gave a curtain raiser to the sixth conference. She talked about the genesis and the evolution of the conference right from first to the sixth conference. She narrated, the interesting and progressive journey of the conference from good to better and still getting better. Dr Vishal Geete , conference secretary read out the conference report and furnished the details of papers and presentations.
The conference included seven different subthemes to address a broader array of stakeholders and confluence eclectic innovative ideas at a common anvil. Besides innovations in Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations & General Management, the subthemes also included innovations in the area of Life Sciences and Women’s role in social innovations. Out of the 65 papers received from various places, 53 papers were selected for the conference .The selected paper were from Mumbai, Banasthali, IIT Roorkee , UAE and offcourse from, in and around Indore. The conference also included an entire section on student research for the first time in the proceeding volume.
Keeping up with tradition of releasing the Proceeding on the day of the conference, this year also the proceeding with ISSN was released in the conference inaugural by the dignitaries.
After the inaugural the plenary sessions were scheduled. Dr Manish Sitlani and Dr Jyoti Sharma from IIPS were the session chairs. There were about 20 paper presentations from faculty of various institutes like IIT Roorkee, SGSITS, Prestige Institute, Christian Emminent, Alpine Institute Ujjain and so on. Vote of thanks was given by the conference secretaries Prof Juhi Kamakoty & Dr Vishal Geete. The program was conducted by Dr Pragya Jaroliya, Prof Naman Shrivastav, Dr Varun Sarda and Dr Pooja Talreja.