Paper Submissions are Invited for Various Tracks in the following Sectors

  • Hospitality
  • Health Care Management
  • Tourism
  • Retalling and Real Estate Management
  • Public Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Information Technology and ITES
  • Education
  • Financial and Insurance Management

Track I: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Areas in Services Industry

This track explores the dynamics of entrepreneurship in emerging areas such as ITES, Retailing, Real Estate Management, Biotechnology and Hospitality among other service sectors. The papers could be empirical or theoretical contributions. Papers reflecting best practices and submission of case studies on excellence are welcome. Studies based on impact of globalization branding, creation/death of enterprises, alliances, mergers and acquisitions across various areas are invited.

Some of the areas which would be explored in this track are:

National innovation systems for growth of entrepreneurship across countries
What have been the driving mechanisms for emergence of entrepreneurship in segments such 
   as biotechnology, ITES, telecommunication, real estate management, hospitality?
The emergence of multinationals with Asian origins
Forms of entrepreneurship initiated by developed countries to expand in emerging economies
Impact of culture on entrepreneurship in emerging areas such as ITES, biotechnology, and
   Research across various segments.
Why have certain countries been able to leapfrog in certain service industry categories sector
   wise or focused industry research papers are welcome
Role of technology and its impact on entrepreneurship in emerging service sectors
Dynamics of entrepreneurship in high tech areas.

Track II: Public Private Partnerships in the Service Sector

Best Practices across various service sectors are invited. The track explores nature of such partnerships, critical success factors, role of the private sector, role of government across various economies.

Some of the research questions which can be explored are:

What is the role of various institutions on emergence of public private partnerships studies
   across various service sectors are welcome.
What is the nature and form of such organizations?
What is the nature and source of funding of such partnerships?
Case studies across various industry sectors across developed and developing countries are

Track III: Sustainable Entrepreneurship Practices in Services Industry

Cases are invited for sustainable entrepreneurship practices in services sector. Papers are invited on use of development of sustainable services, sustainable technologies, challenges faced by such firms and documentation on outstanding business practices on sustainable entrepreneurship, environmental concerns, concerns for society.

Some of the research questions which can be explored are:

How can the corporate firms move towards the sustainable development paradigm?
Exploration of factors which could help the firms make a shift towards this segment.
Role of international organizations such as World Bank, UNIDO, UN, ADB to facilitate movement
   towards sustainable development approach for the corporate firms.
Role of financial institutions industry associations, civil society, NGO's to initiate a shift towards
   sustainable development paradigm
Case studies documenting test practices across various service sectors and services related with
   manufacturing segments are invited.

Track IV: Innovation Across Various Service Sectors

This track explores innovation in services industry across various functional areas such as marketing, finance, HR, supply chain practices, production, and technology. The track also explores issues related with models of funding of these innovations. Papers are also invited on the role of government, venture capitalists, public and the private sector. Models of managing innovation in both nascent and mature industry sectors are invited.

This track invites submissions on some of the following areas of services industry:

Innovations across various functional areas such as marketing, finance, HR, operations,
   technology strategy in services industry and service businesses associated with manufacturing
Managing of innovation in old and established firms corporate entrepreneurship and its
Paradigms of management of innovation in mature industry
Paradigms of management of innovation in emerging industry
Mechanisms of institutionalizing innovation in a country, industry and firm level

Track V: Emergence of Clusters in the Services Sector

The clusters are geographical proximate groups of inter connected companies, suppliers, services providers and associated institutions in a particular field, linked by commonalities and complementarities. Papers are invited on the following aspects:

Impact of clusters on productivity of the firms/industries
Impact of clusters on capacity for innovation
Impact on new business formation
The role of the government and the private sector in emergence of such clusters.
Role of science parks
Academic - Industry partnership and relationship with clusters
Innovation in Services in the Manufacturing Sector Value added services in automobiles sector
Interaction of clusters with R&D organisation, corporate firms and academic institutions.

Track VI: Ethics and Entrepreneurship

This track explores the relationship of ethics and entrepreneurship. The track would assess issues related with emergence of new forms of organization, management paradigm and role played by various institutions such as the government, society, religious groups, NGO's.

Some of the research questions which could be addressed in this track are:

Emerging paradigm/models for ethical entrepreneurship
Exploring the need for ethical practices
Regulatory mechanism and implementation of ethical models of businesses
Recognition and reward for implementing ethical businesses
Factors facilitating and impeding shift to ethics based businesses.
Spiritual interface to Business The New Paradigm

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