Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management

CONFERENCE DATES: January 2-4, 2020

CONFERENCE VENUE: Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli


The management landscape world over is witnessing a complete transformation in view of the increasing adoption of artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, industry 4.0, robotic process automation, fintech, blockchain, analytics and so forth. These recent developments are making several existing management theories and frameworks relatively less relevant to explain, understand and predict the real world practices. In tune with this, there is a need for architecting management scholarship as well. With this context in mind, the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management has set an objective of liberating the management thought process and architecting management scholarship in this era of disruption. The conference is being hosted by the Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli in association with the Indian Academy of Management.


Prof. Upam Pushpak Makhecha
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
Associate Professor (OB&HR Area)

Upam Pushpak Makhecha

Prof. Naresh Khatri
University of Missouri, Columbia President,
Indian Academy of Management


Prof. Karthik Dhandapani
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
Associate Professor (Strategy Area)

Karthik Dhandapani

Prof. Vishal Gupta
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
President-Elect, Indian Academy of Management



The Sixth Conference of the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM 2020) has 20 broad research tracks for paper submissions as noted below. Please click the respective links to view the details on Track Chairs, Track Description and contact details.  . If you have any questions about paper submission to any track, feel free to contact either the concerned Track Chair or any of the four Conference Coordinators via e-mail. Contact details are available on the webpage.

Track 01: Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management

Track Chairs:    Prof. Sankalp Pratap, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India
                            Prof. Raj Krishnan Shankar, Nord University, Norway

Track 02: Diversity & Inclusion in Organizations

Track Chairs:     Prof. Lata Dayaram, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
                            Prof. Barjinder Singh, Elon University, North Carolina, USA

Track 03: Health Care Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Rajesh Chandwani, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
                            Prof. Sundeep Sahay, University of Oslo, Norway

Track 04: Human Resources

Track Chairs:     Prof. Naresh Khatri, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
                            Prof. Sudhir Saha, Memorial University, Canada

Track 05: Indian Culture, Philosophy & Spirituality

Track Chairs:     Prof. Dharam P S Bhawuk, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA                     
                            Prof. Richa Awasthy, Ambedkar University Delhi, India

Track 06: International Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Pawan Budhwar, Aston University, UK
                            Prof. Surender Munjal, Leeds University, UK
                            Prof. Sumati Verma, University of Delhi, India

Track 07: Leadership in Organizations

Track Chairs:     Prof. Nagaraj Sivasubramanian, Duquesne University, USA
                            Prof. Srinivasan Tatachari, T.A. Pai Management Institute, India

Track 08: Organization & Management Theory

Track Chairs:     Prof. Abhoy Ojha, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India
                            Prof. Vidyanand Jha, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India

Track 09: Organizational Behaviour

Track Chairs:     Prof. Vishal Gupta, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
                            Prof. Charmi Patel, Henley Business School, UK

Track 10: Social issues in Management

Track Chair:     Prof. Sushanta Kumar Mishra, Indian Institute of Management Indore, India
                          Prof. Kunal Kamal Kumar, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, India

Track 11: Strategic Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Parthiban David, Kogod School of Business, American University, USA
                            Prof. K S Manikandan, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India

Track 12: Information & Communication Technologies & Organizations

Track Chairs:     Prof. Sujeet Kumar Sharma, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India
                            Prof. Vaibhav Rajan, National University of Singapore
                            Dr. Sanjay Kr. Tyagi, Higher College of Technology, UAE

Track 13: Technology & Innovation Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Amit Karna, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India
                            Prof Rajesh S. Upadhyayula, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India

Track 14: Indian Family Businesses

Track Chairs:     Prof. Chitra Singla, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

Track 15: Consumer Behavior & Retail Management

Track Chairs:      Prof. S K Pandey, Indian Institute of Management Institute, Rohtak
                             Prof. Abhishek, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad, India

Track 16. Behavioral Finance & Economics

Track Chairs:     Prof. K. P. Narwal, GJ University of Science and Technology, Hisar, India
                            Prof. Santi K Maji, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India

Track 17: Operations & Supply Chain Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Sirish Kumar Gouda, Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli, India
                            Prof. Sriram Narayanan, Michigan State University, USA

Track 18: Critical Management Studies

Track Chairs:     Prof. Ashish Malik, University of New Castle, Australia
                            Prof. M K Nandakumar, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India

Track 19: Decision Sciences

Track Chairs:     Prof. Anand Gurumurthy, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India
                            Prof. Rachna Shah, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Track 20: Public and Non-Profit Sector Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Upasana Agarwal, National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
                            Prof Saswata Biswas, Institute of Rural Management Anand, India

Track 21: Humanistic Management

Track Chairs:     Prof. Jyoti Bachani, Saint Mary's College of California, USA
                            Prof. Asha Bhandarkar, International Management Institute New Delhi, India,


The Sixth Conference of the Indian Academy of Management (INDAM 2020) will accept full papers only. All kinds of papers, conceptual/theoretical, empirical, and review papers will be accepted. Submissions in the form of abstracts or extended abstracts will not be accepted. The length of the paper should not exceed 8,000 words. The word count includes all tables, figures, and references. The submission should include an abstract of about 150 words, which will be included in the conference proceedings.

The papers should strictly follow the Academy of Management Journal style guidelines (Click here to download AMJ style guide) papers not following the style guidelines will be rejected without any review. The names of authors should not be identified in header/footer or in the body of paper. The reviewers’ comments will be shared with the authors.

All papers received by deadline should be final and no request for change of authors, order of authors, titles, abstracts, or rewrites will be entertained after the papers have been submitted.

A maximum of three papers, either as an author or co-author, are permitted. The papers are to be submitted electronically using this link-

The best paper in each track will be recognized and awarded the best paper certificate. In tracks where the number of submissions is very large, more than one paper may be recognized as the best paper.


Sixth Biennial Conference of the Indian Academy of Management
Nationality Category Early-bird registration (Before 30th November 2019) Late registration(After 30th November 2019)
Delegate from India & other SAARC countries# Academician / Industry INR 6500 INR 8500
Research Scholar^ INR 3000 INR 4000
Delegate from other countries# Academician / Industry USD 300 USD 350
Research Scholar^ USD 150 USD 200

* Registration Fee includes GST, conference kit, admission to conference, technical sessions, plenary sessions, workshops, lunch, networking breaks with refreshments, Director’s dinner and Gala dinner.

^ Only full-time doctoral students would be considered as research scholars.

# Please note that the members of INDAM will receive discount on the registration fees. For more details on membership visit INDAM website.


The Conference Coordinators and the Chief Editors of two journals (South Asian Journal of Business Studies and South Asian Journal of HRM) have formally agreed to publish selected papers submitted to the conference in a Special Issue devoted to the conference. Thus, high quality submissions will have an opportunity to be published in a rather short time.


  • Creating Learning Spaces Beyond Classroom.
  • Leveraging Behavioural Labs for Applied research such as Human Engineering Processes, Neuro-Marketing, Behavioural economics etc.
  • Leveraging Financial Labs around latest technologies like fintech, cryptocurrency, blockchain.
  • Faculty Consortium (both junior & senior faculty) – Using neuroscience research for enhancing teaching-learning experiences.
  • Adding Rigor through Latest Research Methods – Using Machine Learning methods in research.


Paper Submission Window: May 10, 2019 – Extended to 15th October 2019

Notifications of Paper Acceptance Decisions: November 08, 2019

Early Registration Window: November 01, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Last Registration Deadline: December 15, 2019

INDAM 2020 Conference: January 2-4, 2020


Paper Development Workshop: Prof. Peter Bamberger, Editor-in-Chief, Academy of Management  Discoveries (AMD) and his team have confirmed the paper development workshop. The details would be communicated by AMD soon.

Panel discussion on ‘High- Quality Publishing’: We have received confirmation from Prof. Pawan Budhwar (Co-Editor-in-Chief, British Journal of Management), Prof. Mohan Thite (Editor-in-Chief, SAJHRM),Prof Shanthi Gopalakrishnan (Chief Editor, South Asian Journal of Business Studies),Prof Jim Jawahar (Editor, Career Development International), Prof Vijay Pereira (Associate Editor, Journal of Business Research) for the panel discussion during INDAM 2020. Few more confirmations are awaited.

International Week: IIM Tiruchirappalli hosts International week every year in December and the dates are coinciding with INDAM 2020. For details on International week please click here

Foundation Day: IIM Trichirappalli celebrates its Foundation Day on 4th January every year and this date also coincides with conference dates. We welcome all to join the Foundation Day celebrations!

For updates on various aspects of conference, workshops, panel discussions, roundtable discussions and plenary sessions, visit this web page as we would keep updating the details as and when speakers and other details get finalized. For any questions or clarifications, please write to or the concerned Track Chair or any of the four Conference Coordinators.

We look forward to an enthusiastic participation as together we take forward many interesting conversations on architecting management scholarship in this era of disruption.

Warm regards,
Conference coordinators.