The second edition of Globsyn Mangement Conference held on 18th December, 2015, at the Globsyn Knowledge Campus in collaboration with The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) turned out to be a noteworthy success. The conference was attended by academics, industry experts, research scholars and students from across 5 states, 13 institutions and 3 renowned corporations. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘The Changing Business Scenario and Evolving Management Practices’.
The Conference was inaugurated on a celebratory note with the lighting of the lamp by the Chief Guest Prof. (Dr.) Malabika Sarkar, Princial Advisor, Ashoka University and ex-Vice Chancellor, Presidency University, along with Prof. R C Bhattacharyya, Vice Chairman, Globsyn Business School, Prof. (Dr.) Subir Sen, Dean, Globsyn Business School, CMA Dr.Debaprosanna Nandy, Director (Research & Journal), The Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Mr. Rahul Dasgupta, Joint Managing Director, Globsyn Group. Thereafter, Prof. R C Bhattacharyya declared the conference open followed by Prof. (Dr._ Subir Sen’s inaugural address where he spoke about the ways in which post-liberalization India looks and behaves differently from the days of a closed economy. Prof. (Dr.) Malabika Sarkar in her lecture drew attention to the fact that the digital revolution has had as great an impact on human civilization as the disruptive theories of Copernicus and Darwin. The keynote speaker of the conference, Mr. R.N Kar, Regional Director (Kolkata) of the Reserve Bank of India, encouraged the management students present to pursue banking as a career and in his informative speech dwelled on the continuous changes taking place in the Indian banking sector since independence.
A lively panel discussion followed the keynote speaker’s address and the participants included eminent personalities like Prof. (Dr.) Biju Paul Abraham, Dean (Academic), Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Prof. (Dr.) Soumendra De, Professor of Finance, Menlo College, USA, Prof. (Dr.) Imon Ghosh, former Director, Academy of Human Resource Development, Ahmedabad and Mrs. Suchitra Guha, former Head, HR/IR, Tata Steel Limited. This panel discussion was moderated by Prof. (Dr.) Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. This session turned out to be the most invigorating with each panel member offering new insights for the eager audience to contemplate on — a hypothesis on the end of debt finance, the Japanese concept of ‘Ikigai’, mark to market accounting and adaptability as the distinctive attribute of the successful.
The post – lunch session of GMC turned out to be equally captivating with research papers on diverse topics presented. The paper presenters had to defend their observations before the audience in the Q and A session when the judges questioned them on research methodologies used, veracity of data collected and the objective of research. The subjects of the papers was diverse, ranging from contemporary business issues, risk management in investment banking, modern lighting, workplace spirituality to themes as interesting as ‘Flying Robots-Drones Applications and Future Trends’ presented by Monirul Islam from Aligarh Muslim University. Mr. Rao from Wipro Technologies presented through Skype about the role of the HR as a change – agent while Ms. Anindita Moitra from Indian Oil delved into the gender discrimination prevalent in corporate India and Ms. Moitreyee Paul from Xavier School of Human Resource Management presented on Improving Organizational Effectiveness through Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour. After a stimulating set of papers were presented and a volley of questions answered, Mr. Saurav Mazumdar of HSBC and Mr. Tanmoy Ganguli of Genpact received ‘Best Paper’ awards respectively. Mr. Mazumder’s paper focused on asset valuation while Mr. Ganguli’s paper was on risk management.
GMC concluded with the valedictory address delivered by CMA Dr. Debaprosanna Nandy, Director (Research & Journal), The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, and an appreciation from all the dignitaries present for the efforts made by Globsyn Business School to bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing the research community with a platform like the Globsyn Management Conference where they can exchange ideas to evolve an effective paradigm for delivering quality education.