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Call for Papers

Comparing the complex nature of developed economies Vs developing markets calls for a deeper understanding of social, technological, economic and environmental factors that govern society and business. The international conference is being organized with an objective to bring together academics and researchers from the international community, research institutions and agencies, civil society organizations and others on a common platform to deliberate on some of the key challenges and prospects in emerging economies across disciplines and themes.

The main objectives of the conference are:
  • To make a comparative analysis of various global issues in emerging economies
  • To explore innovation and innovative practices as a driver of economic progress in emerging economies
  • To examine the prospects and challenges of urbanization and its impact on economic development in emerging markets
  • To analyze recent trends in governance, institutional change and best practices in emerging markets
  • To assess the impacts of socio-cultural changes, civil society engagement and institutions in emerging economies
Few high quality research papers selected from the registered ones will be published in the proposed International Research Journal by SIIB. Remaining papers from the Conference will be published in the conference proceedings having ISBN.


The conference will focus on the following Tracks:
(some sub-themes are given in each Track but these are merely indicative; any topic within the broad framework of the Track may be included)

TRACK I : Issues in Emerging Economies

The world is currently witnessing a major change in the economic, social, political and environmental milieu in general and in particular, issues relevant to emerging markets and economies. The economic growth paradigms in these economies are likely to have a major impact on global economic development and future sustainability of the planet.

Some Sub - themes:
  • Economic growth paradigms
  • International trade and investments
  • Financial and capital markets
  • FDI
  • Business practices
  • Globalization and consumerism
  • Resource management
  • Global environmental issues and institutions
  • Comparative studies
  • Trends in local governance
  • Regulatory frameworks in economies e.g. BRICS
  • Inclusive growth
  • Trends in education
  • Global energy security


TRACK II : Emerging Economies: Innovation and Progress

Building on technological advancement and cutting edge research and development in frontier areas of science and technology is often being cited as one of the drivers of global growth. Innovation in product design and processes, sustainable management practices and policies,and community- driven knowledge practices are likely to steer the course of human development in the next few decades.

This track will focus on issues and progress in innovative practices, business models, managing technological innovation, innovation and its impact on strategy and performance etc.

Some Sub - themes:
  • Innovation in business management, agriculture, energy, environment and Information technology
  • Information and communication technologies (ICT) in business strategies
  • Logistics management
  • Re-engineering brands
  • Knowledge management
  • Markets of the future
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Financial innovation
  • IPR


TRACK III : Emerging Economies: Governance, Institutional Change and Best Practices

The recent models of economic development, growth, political and institutional reforms have led to a series of changes in emerging market economies. This track will focus on insights into some of the institutional structures, trends in governance (including regulatory frameworks) across emerging economies, that have led to democratization of governance models integrating society, economy and the environment.

Some Sub - themes:
  • Businesses of the future
  • Ethics and sustainability
  • Financial ethics
  • Monetary policies and reforms
  • Public finances
  • Human resources development
  • Regulatory reforms and conflicts
  • International trade policies and governance
  • Regional cooperation
  • Intergovernmental treaties
  • Governance and social change


TRACK IV : Emerging Economies: Sustainable Cities

Growing urbanization is one of the most formidable challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century. Cities are slated to emerge as the future engine of global economic growth. According to recent reports by the United Nations, nearly half the world's population is already living in cities, while nearly 80% is expected to live in cities and urban sprawls by the year 2030. Cumulative urban growth across two major continents Africa and Asia is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. Understanding the changing social, technological, economic and political dynamics of urban growth is a major challenge for emerging economies specially in the area of urban governance and managing cities in a sustainable manner. Assessing policy responses, strategies and best practices for urban planning are therefore critical to managing and development of sustainable cities.

Some Sub - themes:
  • Urban planning
  • Urban Infrastructure and governance
  • Mega cities
  • Low carbon cities
  • Transport and urban mobility
  • Waste management
  • Water and energy management
  • Natural resource management
  • Sustainable buildings
  • Risk and disaster management
  • Civil society initiatives


TRACK V : Emerging Economies: Socio-Cultural Dynamics

The past two decades has seen a major shift in social and cultural attitudes of people across both developed and developing economies. Technological change and information revolution have been major catalysts in bringing about socio-cultural change, diversity and empowerment of various strata of society across economies. At the same time evolving socio- cultural patterns of society has also led to loss or decline of important social, traditional and cultural knowledge and ecosystems over the years. Focus on addressing key global issues like health, poverty eradication, equity and development, universal education, societal partnerships, will be critical in forging an equitable and just society.

Some Sub - themes:
  • Cultural diversity – threatened?
  • Political reforms
  • Is there an alternative to Democracy?
  • Demographic shifts
  • Migration
  • Rural livelihood markets and economies
  • Micro finance initiatives for rural development
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Efficiency of the commons
  • Equity and development
  • Value system changes
  • Role of civil society
  • Social conflicts
  • Effect of Globalization on the Culture of emerging economies.