April 6, 2011
School of Business, Coimbatore
 

A conference on Contemporary Issues and Thoughts in Management Research at the Amrita School of Business (ASB), Coimbatore on March 17, 2011, brought ASB faculty and research scholars face-to-face with several leading management thinkers from around the world.
 

Research Conference
 

Dr. David Ford, Professor of Organizational Studies, Strategy and International Management at the University of Dallas and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, presented his views on effectiveness of a leader across various organizational roles.
 

Dr. David’s presentation was peppered with his experiences from Eurasia.
 

Dr. Devanath Tirupati, Chairperson, Center for Supply Chain Management at IIM-Bangalore discussed Product/Service Positioning and Portfolios for Supply Chain Management.
 

Research Conference
 

This presentation was followed by a presentation on historiographic meta-analysis of performance measures by Dr. Paul Davis, a doctorate from Deakin University, Melbourne.
 

“The conference served as a platform to share scholarly views on several important issues facing progressive organizations today,” stated Dr. Priyaadarshini R.G., who helped organize this research conference.
 

“International scholars as well as accomplished faculty from our own Amrita campuses presented research perspectives that embraced a multi-disciplinary theoretical paradigm.”
 

Research Conference
 

“A wide range of research methodologies including literature reviews, case studies, paired comparisons and empirical studies were discussed.”
 

Foremost among the Amrita faculty who presented was Dean Gurumurthy Kalyanaram, a doctorate from MIT, who spoke about asymmetric market reactions to product announcements.
 

TQM implementation issues among Small and Medium Enterprises was discussed by Dr. R. G. Priyadarshini and potential research areas in Cloud Computing were presented by Dr. Vivek Menon.
 

Research Conference
 

There was also a presentation on Supply Chain Maturity by Dr. N. Vivek, PSG College of Technology.
 

“The conference attracted academicians and researchers from various functions of management,” stated Dr. Priyadarshini. “We are happy to note that participants said that they greatly benefitted from the scholarly discussions and presentations.”
 

Added Dean Gurumurthy Kalyanaram, “The Research Conference was global in reach, informative in content and contemporary in managerial insights. I thank all the participants and the contributors.”
 

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