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Post COVID Management Strategies: Recovery, Resilience & Adaptation

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In his 1986 magnum opus Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity, Ulrich Beck, in an almost prophetic vision, speaks about the emergence of a modernity that is increasingly structured around and effected by new qualities of risk which are predominantly undetectable, inescapable, and irreversible. The Covid-19 pandemic, which has completely blindsided societies, economies, organisations, and governments worldwide, would certainly qualify as one. Chief among its major impacts has been the exponential rise of perceived risk and uncertainty in diverse domains of human activity. With a sensational slowdown in the global economy, the pandemic has compelled businesses to rethink their modus operandi. Amidst a plethora of such colossal challenges, business leaders, policy maker and management gurus are under extraordinary pressure to rethink strategies for recovery, building resilience, and adaptation to new normal.

Good tidings, however, are on their way. The world economy is reviving, businesses are bouncing back, workplaces are rejuvenating, governments and people are snapping out of the slumber. With truncated oil prices concomitant with low interest rates worldwide, opportunities are abundant for countries like India to tap into global markets and attain a brisk growth. There are bountiful prospects to achieve self-reliance, by prudent implementation of ventures like Make in India along with innovation and reform in economy, infrastructure, and technology. A post-pandemic world bequeaths to us the unique opportunity of revisiting our policies, realigning our goals, and reimagining our institutions.

As the world habituates itself with the ‘new normal’, what might be some of the unexplored avenues of innovation in the field of management and its allied practices that will help generate the necessary momentum and propel an equitable and sustainable growth?

IIM Bodh Gaya invites research papers in English, around the aforementioned theme, covering all major management domains, and without any specific limitation to research methodology. Manuscripts that develop new ideas or theories, attempt to advance our understanding of real-world phenomena, and/or address pressing managerial and policy issues will be encouraged.

Conference 2021: Poster

About IIM Bodh Gaya

The Indian Institutes of Management have been the archetype of management schooling in India since their foundation after our independence in 1947. IIMs are perceived as the most prestigious and elite B-schools in India which lay emphasis on practical experience and critical thinking instead of rote learning and conventional academic schedule. Building on the grand heritage of the IIM brand, IIM Bodh Gaya fosters a culture and curriculum whose sole purpose is to create socially responsible managers and emotionally mature leaders. A dynamic curriculum in consonance with academics and industry experts provides the students with the opportunities to master new skills and explore diverse perspectives. Apart from the conventional classroom setup, IIM Bodh Gaya lays emphasis on practical learning as students partake in case studies, sessions with industry experts, live projects, etc. The institute’s thrust on meaningful research is evident through the credentials and accomplishments of its faculty that has publications in ABDC and Scopus listed journals of repute. In a short span of time, IIM Bodh Gaya has strengthened its position in the corporate world, with its students contributing in illustrious business organizations of the country.

IIM Bodh Gaya acknowledges the significance of exposure to global standards and contemporary trends for enrichment of its students’ learning experience. In order to bring that international exposure and cultural diversity to the campus, the institute has established collaborations with several reputed institutions in France, Venezuela, Russia, Mexico, Italy and S. Korea while discussions are underway with many other international universities across the globe.

Historically, the eastern part of the country has been an eminent seat of learning with ancient universities of Nalanda and Vikramshila where learners from all over the world congregated for pursuit of knowledge. Having been recognized as a key Buddhist destination, Bodh Gaya attracts millions of tourists every year. An ancient seat of learning that represents one of the prominent paths to enlightenment, Bodh Gaya is home to Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and several other notable temples and monasteries. Nestled in Bodh Gaya is the iconic 80 ft. statue of Buddha and Indosan Nippon temple that was constructed in 1972 and has a gallery of Japanese art. This land of enlightenment continues to serve as a source of inspiration for IIM Bodh Gaya in its journey to become The Enlightening IIM.

Important Dates

Events Dates
Last date for extended abstract submissionMarch 15th, 2021
Last date of full paper submission March 25th, 2021
Acceptance of the paper March 25th, 2021
Preconference workshopApril 21st and 22nd 2021 (Virtual)
Conference date April 23rd and 24th 2021 (Virtual)
Preconference workshop Research Method and Data Analysis on 21st and 22nd April 2021


Conference Session Chair Schedule on 23rd and 24th April 2021


Call for Papers

Finance Area

Economics Area

Finance in a Post-COVID WorldThe world economy after COVID-19
1. Fiscal and Monetary Policy Responses1. Microeconomics
2. Consumer Spending2. Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
3. Bond Markets – Sovereign, Agency, Municipals, Corporate3. International Economics
4. Risk Management4. Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
5. Bankruptcies5. Labour Economics
6. Investor Sentiment6. Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
7. Changes to capital structure7. Environmental and Ecological Economic
8. Changes to Pay-Out Policy8. International Trade, Investment, Economic Integration and Knowledge Economy
9. Changes to the commodity markets, Impact on emerging and growth economies9. Technology Development & Innovations
10. Financial Markets10. Public Finance
11. Money and Capital Markets11. China Plus One
12. International Finance12. Monetary Economics
13. Corporate Finance and Governance 13. Macroeconomic Issues
14. Government and Economic Resiliency
15. Tourism
16. Women Story Around The World: Mothering Work Family Dynamics

HR Management & Organizational Behaviour Area

Marketing Area

Redefining HR Practices in The Post COVID-19 World
Marketing in The Post-COVID World

1. HR Practices1. Consumer Behaviour
2. Recruitment and Selection2. Influencer Marketing
3. Employee Training3. B2B Marketing
4. Human Capital4. Brand Management
5. Counselling and Collaboration5. Online Shopping
6. Reinforcing Organisational Values6. Personalization: Account-Based Marketing
7. Educating and Equipping The Workforce7. Consumer Trust
8. Employee Wellness8. Marketing Communication
9. Employee Upskilling9. Mobile Marketing
10. Framing New Age Policies10. Digital Marketing
11. Workforce and Employee Planning11. Social Distance Retailing
12. Performance Management 12. Tourism
13. Humanization of Employees13. Small Shops and Businesses Are Evolving In A New Normal
14. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 14. Technology-Based Retailing
15. Remote Working 15. Performance Marketing
16. Employee Social Safety16. Multicultural Marketing

Operations & Information system area

General Management

Operations & IT In The Post COVID-19 World
Higher Education In The New Normal
1. Global Operations Management, Lean/Agile Operations1. Student Well Being
2. Procurement and Supply2. Remote Learning
3. Service Operations & Performance
4. Supply Chain Management Development
5. Production and Delivery Synchronisation
6. Facilities Planning and Management
7. Quality Control and Management
8. Scheduling, Sequencing, Vehicle Routing
9. Inventory Management and Co-ordination
10. Aggregate Planning, ERP, JIT
11. Logistics Service Performance, Supply Chain Management
12. Product Planning, Lot Sizing, MPS, MRP
13. CSR and Operations Management
14. Decision Support Systems in Operations
15. E-business and Operations
16. Green Supply Chain
17. Cyber Risks

Keynote Speakers


Dr. Arun Elias

Associate Dean (International and Accreditation), Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dr. Yanki Hartijasti

Professor: Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Indonesia


Dr. Justin Paul

Dr Justin Paul, serves as Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Consumer Studies (A ranked & SSCI listed)

neeraj-khandelwal-Vice President - Financial Services Analytics

Mr. Neeraj Khandelwal

Vice President - Financial Services Analytics at GENPACT leading delivery for a 500+ member analytics team in areas of Commercial Credit Risk and Compliance including Internal Audits

Dr Sanjay madria Distinguished Professor in the

Dr. Sanjay Madria

Curators Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology & ACM Distinguished Scientist, and an IEEE Golden Core Awardee

Organising Team

Patron: Dr. Vinita S. Sahay
Director, IIM Bodh Gaya, India
Chairman:Dr. Mohammed Laeequddin
PGP Chairperson, IIM Bodh Gaya, India.
Conference Coordinator: Dr. Chandan Parsad
Assistant Professor Marketing

Dr. Raveesh K.
Assistant Professor Finance & Accounting
Conference Co- Coordinator:Dr. Soumyajyoti Banerjee
Assistant Professor Business Ethics
Area coordinators:Dr. Ankur Shukla- Finance & Accounting
Dr. Medha Srivastava- Marketing
Dr. Teena Bharti- HR&OB
Dr. Krishna Mohan T V- Operations
Dr. Samant Saurabh- Information System
Dr. Tamali Chakraborty- Economics
Dr. Viswa Prasad G- General Management
Programme committee:Dr. Amresh Kumar
Dr. Anirban Sengupta
Dr. Chiranjit Das
Dr. Madan Lal Yadav
Dr. Manaswita Bharadwaja
Dr. Prabhat Ranjan
Dr. Priyavrat Sanyal
Dr. Sabyasachi Mohapatra
Dr. Nidhi Mishra

Advisory Committee

Dr. Vinita S. SahayDirector, IIM Bodh Gaya, India
Dr. Mohammed LaeequddinPGP Chairperson, IIM Bodh Gaya, India
Dr. Arun EliasAssociate Dean (International and Accreditation),
Wellington School of Business and Government,
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr Aviral Tiwari (Senior Editor)International Journal of Emerging Markets
Dr. Yanki HartijastiAssistant Professor Faculty of Economics & Business,
University of Indonesia

Publication Opportunity


The IIM Bodh Gaya Management Conference provides you an opportunity to publish your papers in the special/regular issue of the following journals.  Refer each journal’s homepage for more details

Journal of Strategic Marketing (ABDC-A)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets (ABDC-C)
Journal of Public Affairs (ABDC-B)
International Journal of Emerging Markets (ABDC -B)
Management of Environmental Quality (ABDC-C)
European Journal of Management and Business Economics (SCOPUS, Emerging Sources Citation index (ESCI))
International Journal of Trade and Global Markets (ABDC-C)
Special Issue “Post COVID Strategies: Recovery, Resilience and Adaptation"


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