COVID – 19 Pandemic has proved to be the biggest disruptor for the 21st century. While it has thrown some sectors into oblivion, it has led to the emergence of new sectors. Even in the existing sectors, the way business is done has undergone a complete overhaul. While the pandemic led lockdown resulted in job losses in some sectors, other sectors saw an upsurge in hiring. However, in the midst of all these churns the one factor that stood out is agility. Sectors, industries, and businesses that were agile exhibited greater sustainability and resilience. Adapt, change, improvise and innovate has become the new mantra.
To discuss these emerging trends Shanti Business School (SBS) in association with Sau. Leena Kishor Mamdiwar Institute of Management Studies & Research is conducting a Webinar followed by an International Conference on Impact of COVID – 19 Pandemic on Global Business. In the webinar, we have eminent speakers from the field of academics, industry, and policymaking. The list for the same is as follows:
- Dr. Harald Beschorner, Chancellor of FOM, Germany
- Michaela Schonherr M.A, Head of International Office FOM, Germany
- Dr. A.P. Mittal, Former Member Secretary AICTE, New Delhi (Chief Guest)
- Dr. Samir Barua, Former Director, IIM Ahmedabad (Guest of Honour)
- Dr. M.H. Bala Subrahmanya, Professor Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore. He will address on global value chain of MNCs & Indian SMEs on why and how linkages can be promoted.
- Dr. Sunder Ram Korivi, Senior Consultant, Department of Economic Affairs and National Institute of Financial Management Research Programme, Mumbai. He will address the Financial impact of COVID – 19 and how the industry can prepare itself?
- Dr. Anil Pande, Associate Professor, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He will address on Digital Marketing in COVID – 19 times.
For the International Conference, we are looking forward to extended abstracts of original research papers (2500 – 3000 words) based on the conference theme. However, researches that are still in the ideation process are also welcome. The following are the seven major themes and the subthemes associated with them: