The world is currently facing extremely difficult challenges to development as a resulting consequence of food and energy crisis in 2008, followed by global financial and economic crisis in 2009. The economies are struggling hard to rescue themselves out of the falling growth rates, rising unemployment, and deepening poverty. The humanity is looking towards the global policy makers and intellectuals to come up with an integrated solution which can bring improvements at the grass root level.Development is the bridge between economic, social, and environmental goals; between Governments, businesses, and civil societies; between science, policy, and action. Development expand the evidence base focused on persistent developÂ¬ment challenges and identify those solutions with the potential to go to scale and be sustainable in low resource settings. Therefore, the development requires the synergized interplay of the concepts from competitiveness to be sustainable. The development also raises a tough challenge before the philosophers, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers as it demands a tailored / holistic approach for each specific economic setup. The concepts of innovation can be effectively deployed to cope with the challenge of doing development differently as it supplements the required critical ingredients of development and competitiveness including generating new ideas, engaging new actors and bringing the fore solutions.
In the quest of playing its part of academia, School of Business and Economics at University of Management and Technology joins hands with Sukkur Institute of Business Administration to announce the 4th International Conference on Business Management (ICoBM) which offers an intellectual platform to academicians, scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to come up with their research findings and innovative ideas to address the gigantic challenges of â€œDevelopment, Competitiveness, and Innovationâ€. The 4th ICoBM is planned to be held in Feb 2014 at Sukkur IBA and it aims to boost the synergy built by 1st, 2nd and 3rd ICoBM conferences which fostered the gatherings of renowned researchers, corporate leaders, and a versatile audience of knowledge workers and knowledge seekers.
The conference at large will be organized in two parallel tracks: academic and corporate. Academic track will cover a broad range of sub-disciplines. The corporate speakers Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Ph.D Professor Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Computational Science Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA, Hans H. Wahl, Director Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ISEP)INSEAD The Business School for the World Boulevard de Constance Euro-Asia Centre, 1,69b 77305 Fontainebleau, FRANCE, Dr. Tayyeb Shabbir Department of Finance, Wharton School University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia track will comprise of presentations by International and national business leaders on current topics within their sphere of expertise to share the tacit knowledge with the participants. The conference will ensure in providing rich opportunities to interact with a diverse array of leaders in the field of business management, connect with potential collaborators, and find out who is doing what in this diversified discipline. ...read more