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Call for papers
Date and time:
Aug. 29, 2018 9:00AM - Aug. 30, 2018 6:00PM
Venue: Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Call for Papers: Academic Conference on Organisation Development, Change and Leadership is organised by Centre for Social and Organisational Leadership (C SOL), School of Management and Labour Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
Organisations are increasingly affected by constant change, and the ability to adapt and stay relevant is the key determinant of their very existence. Exponential rate of change in technologies, demographics, partnership and alliances, work structure and diversity has facilitated an augmentation of the markets, opportunities and in turn the expansion of organisations. However, such spurt of simultaneous growth taking place through number of avenues emanates convolution of processes and harbingers conflict with a potential of eventually causing organizational malfunction. This has created a significant need for a genre of Organisation Development (OD)/ Change professionals who are able to enable organisations to better respond and adapt to industry/market changes and technological advances by deeply impacting organisational and human factors. To bring about sustainable change and to create both competitive and collaborative advantage for organisations, OD and change professionals need to have expertise in managing and developing people; and a deeper understanding of knowledge and practice of various business functions. We also need to focus on nurturing the next generation global leaders who can understand the new world as a system of interacting components that impact each other in significant but often underutilized ways; opening doors for more holistic,effective and innovative leadership. Therefore, being able to identify, adapt, implement change with efficiency and accelerating growth and performance while continuing to be congruent with the core values of the organisation is crucial for the sustainability and potential growth for business and societies.
The objectives of this conference are:
The thematic areas would be as follows:
OD and Change practitioners, Research Scholars, Corporate and Government Representatives, Leaders and change agents in NGO’s and civil society who have made contribution in the above mentioned thematic areas are invited to participate in the conference.
Both empirical and theoretical papers that focus on the conference themes outlined above can be submitted. Delegates and students interested in participating in the deliberations without submitting papers are also invited.
Details related to paper submission
Authors must submit an abstract in about 750 words to Kumar Kunal Jha (email@example.com) and Dr. Aman Borkar (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 15th May, 2018. Authors are expected to submit a short bio along with their paper mentioning authors and co-authors name, institutional affiliation, experience, contact number, email and postal address. Kindly note that the authors are expected to submit their bio separately and not mention any details with the abstract, as the abstracts will undergo blind review. Relevance of papers, quality of objectives/research questions and methodology would be critical parameters for inclusion of the papers in the conference. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 31st May, 2018 and will be required to submit the full paper by 1st August, 2018.
Abstract Submission: 10th June, 2018Announcement of Selected Abstracts:20th June, 2018Full Paper Submissions: 1st August, 2018Registration Deadline: 15th July, 2018Event Date: 29th and 30th August, 2018
Travel bursary: Partial travel bursaries are available for few paper presenters from developing and under-developed countries.
Best paper awards: Best paper awards will be given under each theme
All the paper presenters will get free entry to the two day ‘Transcendence 2018: TISS Organisation Development and Change Conference’ to be held on 31st August and 1st September, 2018. For more information about Transcendence, kindly visit https://odclschool.tiss.edu/?page_id=1138
Attending Only (Without paper presentation):
**Above fees includes conference kit, lunch and snacks of both the days
Note: The paper presenter and attendees will be provided with the list of best hotels nearby TISS campus.
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