On December 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2016, XXth Annual International conference of Society of Operations Management was organized at Atal Bihari Vajpayee- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior. The conference saw a great gathering of wonderfully acclaimed speakers throughout the world. This conference was devised to create a platform for discussion on the current and contemporary issues on Supply Chain Management, E- Business, Process Excellence, Optimization and Operations Management. The conference had also allowed the participants to discuss current and pressing issues with senior level executives and academicians from different countries.
On the behalf of I.T.S- Mohan Nagar, Ghaziabad; Prof. Alok Singh has participated among the elite galaxy of eminent scholars and presented his research paper titled “An Empirical Framework for Supply Chain Performance Evaluation of Perishable Products in India”. More than 100 quality research papers across the world were submitted by different area experts in their different domain of expertise. The conference was inaugurated with benign presence of Prof. (Dr.) Ravi Sankar (IIT Delhi), Prof. (Dr.) M. K. Tiwari (IIT Kharagpur) and Prof. S.G. Deshmukh (Director- ABV IIITM Gwalior).
This three day international conference was organized by Society of Operations Management at ABV-IIITM Gwalior Campus.
Dr. Vijesh Jain, Professor, I.T.S, Ghaziabad presented a research paper titled - Comfort with Foreign Cultures (CFC) – Tendering Sixth Dimension to Hofstede’s Cross Cultural Framework at 7th Comit 2016, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL INFORMATION AND BUSINESS STRATEGIES, held at Gitarattan International Business School – New Delhi, between 16th Dec to 17th Dec, 2016. The paper was authored by Prof. Vijesh Jain.
The conference is part of a series of similar conferences held at GIBS on an annual basis. The theme of the 7th conference was – Global Information and Business Strategies. A number of research scholars and academicians participated in the conference and presented their papers. The highlight of the conference was the keynote address during the inaugural of the conference by Prof. S.P. Mishra, who discussed about changing environment of Human Resources Management domain.
Dr. Vijesh Jain, Professor, I.T.S, Ghaziabad presented a research paper titled - Nature, variations and preferences in ‘level of comfort’ among employees with different national background at 4th Pan IIM World Management Conference, held at IIM – Ahmedabad, New campus between 12th Dec to 15th Dec, 2016. The paper was authored by Prof. Vijesh Jain along with the second author Dr. Susana Costa e Silva, from Catholic University of Porto, Portugal. In addition to the paper presentation Prof. Vijesh Jain also participated in 2 pre conference workshops on – Research writing and SEM.
The conference is part of a series of PAN IIM World Management Conferences and was 4th in this series. The next conference will be held at IIM – Lucknow. The theme of the 4th conference was – India – towards better governance. A total of 125 research papers from across the world were selected for presentation at the conference. Several parallel track of paper presentations were held at the conference. The highlight of the conference was the keynote address during the inaugural of the conference by by Prof. Peter Ronald deSouza, of Center for the study of Developing Societies along with Director, IIM A, Prof. Ashish Nanda, followed by a panel discussion by 16 directors of different IIMs in India. Several foreign professors, researchers and industry persons attended the world conference.