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Abstract Submission Deadline Extended until 30 September 2012

About the Conference

In an increasingly globalized market place, the future of mankind is perhaps dependent on how market forces drive economic development around the world. The present global economic situation perhaps calls for fiscal prudence in terms of optimizing resource use given the deepening crisis across various continents. Most global and Indian economic analysts see changes around the world as being linked to factors like the Euro Zone crisis, the instability of West Asian geopolitics, the depreciation of the rupee, global energy needs, issues in environmental and land acquisition etc. Significantly several economies have had to contend with one or more of these issues as a stumbling block in their path towards growth in recent times. It is also important to note that the twin forces of trade liberalization and globalization have transformed global markets in the last two decades.  

With world leaders in conflict on finding ways and means to tackle the present global economic situation might suggest that investor confidence and sentiments are low. Although slowdown in manufacturing, a sluggish investment scenario and inadequate global consumption demand may be cited as key reasons for this, there is nevertheless a lot of positive examples of new and emerging growth stories from different geographies. In the last ten years, emerging markets have played a significant role as players in re-shaping the global competitive landscape.

The ever increasing world population, the rising demand for food, energy, water, access to goods and efficient services, greenhouse gas emissions, etc. are key indicators of economic growth paradigms. In the coming decade, economies are likely to focus on efficient trade mechanisms consumption of goods and services, new and emerging markets, innovation and sustainability and ability of industry to develop new managerial ideas and strategies. 

The International Conference on Trade, Markets and Sustainability will be an interdisciplinary conference and seek to understand some of the major opportunities and challenges in global economies particularly in key priority sectors. The Conference will aim to deliberate on issues    around global trade mechanisms and networks and its linkages to development, emerging market mechanisms that provide transformative solutions including potential game changers in business and industry, innovative product development for new markets including strategies around innovation and analyze current social, technological, environmental and management issues  that govern societal change.

Research papers will be presented at the Conference across four tracks:

Track 1: Trade

Track 2: Markets

Track 3: Sustainability

Track 4: Management Issues