The Department of Management Studies at IIT Madras hosted the inaugural edition of International Conference on Management Research (ICMR) from November 16 to November 18 at the campus.
Themed ‘Unchecking the Default: The Other Side of Everything’, the conference brought together researchers, practitioners, industry experts and policymakers from around the world to exchange knowledge, insights, and innovations in the field of Management.
“The conference theme challenged us to look at fresh perspectives to uncheck what has been established as the normal. This opened up a realm of possibilities where we can push our boundaries, question what we consider to be the ‘truth’ and counter conventional wisdom. By critically examining default beliefs and assumptions, we can uncover hidden inefficiencies, biases, and limitations that hinders our progress. The 3 days saw intense scholarly inquiry through competitive paper tracks, resulting in five Outstanding Paper Awards worth Rs. 75,000 being offered to the awardees,” said Prof V Vijayalakshmi, the convenor of the conference at Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras.
The conference provided a platform for exchange of knowledge and ideas along with offering opportunities for collaborations for future research and innovation. A total of 225 paper submissions were received from national and international authors.
The conference offered valuable opportunities for participants to establish professional relationships with fellow researchers, academicians and practitioners. They were also updated with the current trends in research.
“The Conference aimed at the deliberate exploration of uncharted territories that can lead to the emergence of entirely new and innovative ideas that were previously unimaginable and create space for transformative and ground-breaking concepts to flourish by breaking free from default assumptions,” said Prof Nargis Pervin, Conference Convener, Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras.