Ninth international conference

February 04 - 05, 2017

ninth international conference

With the changing economic equations the growth can be derived either by bringing more resources into the economic system or by adding to productivity. Thus the role of competitiveness gains significance as an economy exhausts its reservoir of abundant resources. A nation must therefore concentrate on developing skills and competencies for increasing its competitiveness so that it can establish itself on the global platform. This Endeavour requires sustained attention to provide a facilitative environment for investment and entrepreneurship. It requires shifting to more value added production, internalizing innovation, driving skill development and research and financing growth effectively.

The Eleventh International Conference on “Developing Competencies and Skills For Global Competitiveness” invites empirical, conceptual research papers and case studies from academicians, professionals, consultants, practitioners, scholars and students related to the theme and sub themes of the conference. The selected papers of the registered delegates out of those accepted for presentation in the conference will be published in the form of a book, which will be released during the inaugural session of the conference.

ninth international conference

India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. It is home to the Indus Valley Civilization and a region of historic trade routes and vast empires. The Indian economy is the world's ninth-largest by nominal GDP and third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). Following market-based economic reforms in 1991, India became one of the fastest-growing major economies; it is considered a newly industrialized country. A multi lingual, multi ethnic society of India is home to a diversity of wild life and variety of protected habitats.


Indore is the largest city of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It serves as the headquarters of both Indore District and Indore Division. A central power city, Indore exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment and has been described as the commercial capital of the state. It boasts of well developed industrial areas like Dewas and Pithampur where major industrial houses have production facilities. Indore is home to the Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange, India's third oldest stock exchange. Indore's real estate market is among the most expensive in the state. Numerous Schools, Colleges, and universities including Engineering and Management Institutions are located in Indore, including IIM Indore and IIT Indore. Soon Indore will be the IT hub of central India. Companies like TCS and Infosys will setup their new ventures at Super Corridor. Super Corridor is new industrial area of Indore which is developed by M.P. Government for IT and Medical Hub. Indore was ruled by the Holkars from 1728, when the region was granted to them by Bajirao Peshwa. In the beginning of the Holkar reign Maheshwar town close to Indore, famous for its sarees, was the capital. In 1818, the capital was shifted to Indore by Rani Ahilyabai, daughter-in-law of Malhar Rao Holkar. The Holkars contributed significantly to the development of Indore. The soil of Malwa has nurtured many illustrious sons and daughters, prominent among whom are Dagar Brothers, M. F. Hussain, Lata Mangeshkar, Guru Deolalikar, Vishnu Chinchalkar, Baba Dike, Col. C. K. Naidu, Capt. Mushtaq Ali, Chandu Sarvate and many others.

Connectivity to Indore : Indore is well-connected by road, rail and air routes. There are direct train connections linking the city with Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Nagpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Hyderabad, Cochin, Chennai and several other cities. The Agra-Mumbai Road (National Highway 3) passes through Indore. Indore is served by the Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, about 8 km from the city. This airport has also new state-of-art terminal for national and international flights. It is the busiest airport in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and also serves as a hub for international cargo. The airport has been operating services by Air India, Jet Airways Konnect, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, IndiGo, SpiceJet connecting Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Srinagar and Visakhapatnam. Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is located about 180 kms. to the east of Indore, and is a junction for trains bound for North, East and West. Indore is well connected to Bhopal with buses leaving for Indore every 30 minutes.

Indore climate

Climate: Indore has a borderline humid subtropical climate (Koppen climate classification Cwa) and tropical savanna climate (Aw). Three distinct seasons are observed: summer, monsoon and winter. The nights of Malwa are termed as 'Shab-E-Malwa'. Indore enjoys a moderate rainfall. Rains strike Indore around the third week of June and continue well into September. In the month of January, Average high temperature is 25.5o C, Average low temperature is 4.2° C.

Places of Interest in and around Indore: Interesting examples of Holkar architecture, such as Rajwada and Lalbagh Palace are found in Indore. There are places of religious significance like Sheesh Mahal, a Jain temple, Bijasan Mandir, Harsiddhi and others. Ujjain and Omkareshwar are important religious centers located within a radius of 100 kms of Indore, two of the twelve Jyotirlingas are located in these centers. The reigning deities are Mahakaleshwar and Omkareshwar respectively. Maheshwar, the original capital of Holkars and Mandu, the once thriving socio cultural centre, which was founded by the Nawab of Malwa are located nearby. Mandu is known for the romantic legend of Baz Bahadur and Rani Rupmati. The ruins are a mute testimony to these two great lovers and patrons of music and art.

Prestige Institute of Management and Research

Prestige Institute of Management and Research is conceived as a unique growth oriented institution of professional education and training. The Institute had in its genesis the solemn objective of catering to the educational and training needs of the students, non-resident Indians, foreigners residing in India, defense personnel and executive from industry and government. The uniqueness of the Institute lies in its provision for elaborate spectrum of professional programs under one roof, on-the-job training, semester university examination, emphasis on qualitative education/training and building of cultural values and development of dynamic personality. The Institute had made a beginning in 1994 by introducing MBA (Core) and MBA (Part Time) programs, an undergraduate program in management discipline (Bachelor of Business Administration). The Institute, also started, Masters Program in MBA (Marketing Management), MBA (International Business), MBA (Financial Administration), MBA (Personnel Management), MBA ( Advertising and Public Relations), Bachelor of Computer Applications, B. Com. (Hons.), Masters and Bachelor in Mass Communication, BBA (Foreign Trade), BA (MC), BA LLB (Hons), B.Com LLB( Hons), BBA & LLB (Hons). The Institute is also a recognized research centre for Ph.D. program in Management. It aims at becoming one of the best self-financed education and training centers in the country. The Institute is an Autonomous Institution since 2006. It has been accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Centre (NAAC) and has received NAAC 'A' Grade Accreditation by UGC twice consecutively in 2009 and 2014. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Institute. It is recognized by University Grants Commission under 2(f) and 12 (b). Its MBA program has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation under AICTE since 2000 and has been re-accredited in 2003 and further re-reaccredited in 2012. It has been ranked consistently in the upper edge of top ranking business schools in the nation-wide surveys carried out by the agencies like Business Today, Cosmode, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Business India and Outlook which has enabled the Institute to achieve significant position amongst B-schools in the country. The achievement of the Institute in a short span of Twenty one years of its existence has been widely appreciated.


Drivers of Global Competitiveness

  • FDI
  • Health and Education
  • Skill Development
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Environmental Management
  • Total Production Maintenance
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Woman Empowerment
  • Foreign ties


  • Recent trends in Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Global Marketing
  • e-tailing in Globalised era
  • Rural Marketing Practices and Strategies
  • Service Marketing
  • Media Management Best Practices
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Consumer Buying Behaviour


  • Corporate Governance
  • Recent Trends in Financial Products and Services
  • Recent Developement in Financial Markets
  • Emerging Trends in Behavioral Finance
  • Microfinance and Financial Inclusion
  • Financial Engineering and Risk Management
  • Accounting Practices, Standards and Disclosures
  • Financial Policies and Reforms

HRM and General Management

  • Talent Acquisition and Retention
  • Contemporary HRD Practices
  • Six Sigma
  • Performance Management
  • Strategic HRM
  • HR Analytics and Metrics
  • Business Ethics and CSR
  • Leadership and Corporate Communication
  • Innovations in Training and Development

Information Technology

  • Recent Trends in IT
  • IT Infrastructure for Economic Development
  • Cyber Laws and Cyber Security Mechanism
  • IT for Good Governance
  • ERP, E CRM and ESCM
  • E-business Model for Corporate Excellence


  • Preserve Biodiversity
  • Resolving the problem of Food Security
  • Role of Competition Law in Current Trend Practices
  • Transparency and Accountability in Governance and Public Services
  • Environmental Laws and Global Sustainability
  • Poverty and Global Justice
  • Human Rights


November 05, 2016 Last Date for Submission of Abstract(s)
November 12, 2016 Notification of Acceptance of Abstract(s)
December 03, 2016 Last Date for Submission of Full Paper(s)
November 15, 2016 Early Bird Registration
January 6, 2017 Last Date for Registration
Academicians Senior Managers / Practitioners
Research Scholars/ Students Management Development Facilitators
Registration fee for participants
Residential Non- Residential
Senior Managers/Practitioners Rs. 4000 Rs. 3000
Academicians (Faculty/ Consultants) / Research Scholars Rs. 3500 Rs. 2000
Accompanying Spouse Rs. 1800 ----
Foreign Delegates US $ 150 US $ 100
Foreign Students US $ 100 US $ 75
*EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION WILL GET 10% DISCOUNT **FOREIGN DELEGATES CAN MAKE ONLINE PRESENTATIONS. REGISTRATION FEE FOR ONLINE PRESENTATION IS US $50 Registration fee should be sent along with nomination form. The registration fee covers conference kit, lodging and boarding for two nights on twin sharing basis. Registration fee is not refundable. However, change in nomination/s is acceptable.


Payment Details
Demand Draft
Online Payment
Please inform us by putting a tick mark on any one of the statements.
1. I would like to register as a Residential Delegate
2. I would like to register as a Non-Residential Delegate


This is certify that the research paper submitted by me/us for presentation and possible publication in the Eleventh PIMR International Conference as mentioned above is an original work of the author/s. The paper has neither been published/presented nor sent for publication anywhere else.


To be conferred on the occasion of the Eleventh International Conference
On Developing Competencies and Skills for Global Competitiveness February 04 - 05, 2017


  1. The Contest is open to full time faculty members of B-Schools in India and Abroad other than the faculty members of Prestige Group of Institutions.
  2. Five copies of the Abstract/Summary of the Ph.D. thesis duly typed in double space must be submitted along with a soft copy in the format of 12 point text single font – Calibri in MS Word by the Contestants.
  3. The Abstract / Summary should contain topic of the thesis, rationale, objectives, method (study, design, sample and tools), salient findings and implications of the study.
  4. To be eligible for admission to the Contest, the Ph.D. degree must have been awarded between January 2014 and October 2016.
  5. The Abstract / Summary of the thesis should be routed through Head of the B-School to which the Contestant belongs. The title of the thesis should be indicated by the Head of the B-School in the covering letter while forwarding the entry for the Contest.
  6. The Abstract/ Summary of the Ph.D. thesis must be accompanied by proof of the award of the degree.
  7. The Abstracts / Summaries will be screened by a Panel of Subject Experts and three best candidates will be invited to make presentation based on complete thesis before the Panel.
  8. The last date for receipt of entries is December 30, 2016 in the office of the Director, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, 2 Education and Health Sector, Scheme # 54, Near Bombay Hospital, Indore-452 010 Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.


The Contestants invited for presentation will not be charged delegate fee and will be provided free lodging and boarding facilities during the Conference. The Institute will reimburse to and fro train fare of the shortest route of participant by second class A/C.

Paper Submission Guidelines:-

  1. ABSTRACT of minimum 150 to 200 words must be typed clearly in Calibri font of size 12; clearly mentioning Title of Paper and Name, Affiliation and Contact Details of Author(s) with at least three key words.
  2. FULL PAPER must be submitted in English, with MS Word docx format, typed clearly in Calibri font of size 12; clearly mentioning Title of Paper (typed in Calibri font of size 14 in upper the lower case letters, bold and flush to the left margin.) on A4 size paper in 1.5 line-spaced with adequate margins on both sides. Use a single column layout with left and right margins justified. The paper should be well structured with proper indexing.
  3. REFERENCES should include in case of paper/article - Name of Author(s), Year of Publication, Title of Paper/Article, Name of Journal, Volume (Number) and Page Number(s). In case of book it should include - Name of Author(s), Year of Publication, Title of book, Place of Publication, Name of Publisher and Page Number(s).
  4. EXAMPLE ■ Balmer, J.M.T. & Dinnie, K. (1999). Corporate Identity & Corporate Communications. Corporate Communications: An International Journal, 4(4), 182-92. ■ Lucas, Henry C. (2008). Information Technology for Management, New Delhi, Tata McGraw-Hill, 76.
  5. TABLES/ ANNEXURE should be given after references. Figures can appear within the text.

The Abstract and full paper should be submitted in soft copy to the following :

E-mail:, and a copy (cc) should be sent to : devendra, swarnjeet, rupal


With Cash Prize of Rupees 25,000
To be conferred on the occasion of the Eleventh International Conference On Developing Competencies and Skills for Global Competitiveness February 04 - 05, 2017


  1. The contest is open to full time faculty members of B-Schools in India and abroad other than the faculty members of Prestige Group of Institutions. Each participant can submit only one paper.
  2. Participants should submit soft copy of the paper (in PDF file) through email to,,,
    (entered in 1.5 line spacing with appropriate margin using Times New Roman font size 12) along with a brief profile of the authors(s). Clearly mentioning that you wish to participate in PIMR best research paper contest.
  3. The paper should normally be restricted to a maximum of around 20 pages. An abstract of the paper entered in 1.5 line spacing, not exceeding two pages, must also be sent along with the paper.
  4. The research paper should be an original contribution in any of the functional areas of social sciences and should not be published or presented anywhere else.
  5. A panel of referees will evaluate all submissions prior to the contest. After review the selected papers will be called for presentation before the panel.
  6. The last date for reciept of entries is December 30, 2016 in the office of the Director, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, 2 Education and Health Sector, Scheme #54, Near Bombay Hospital, Indore-452010 Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.


The winner of this contest would be awarded with a cash prize of Rupees 25,000 and certificate. The contest will be held on February 05, 2017.


For details, please contact either of the following:

Dr. YOGESHWARI PHATAK Conference Chairman and Director, PIMR, Indore
Dr. R. K. SHARMA Conference Co-Chairman and Professor, PIMR, Indore
Dr. SWARANJEET ARORA Conference Secretary and Associate Professor, PIMR, Indore Mobile: +91 9826210409
Dr. RUPAL CHOWDHARY Conference Secretary and Assistant Professor, PIMR, Indore Mobile: +91 9926056631

International Partners

PORNCHAI MONGKHONVANIT President, SIAM University, Thailand
MOACYR ALVES JR. Academic Director, International Latin University in the Republic of Brazil
PROFESSOR GODWIN ONU Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko Anambra State, Nigeria
Dr. ASMARE MELESE Research Directorate Director, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia