ISGLC2018 is International Seminar on ‘Global – Local Convergence of Business Models, Economic Policies and Socio-political Scenarios: A Strategic Rethinking’. This seminar aims at bringing together rich discussion on global-local convergence and is impact on business-to-business and business-to-consumers imperatives, and towards driving the national economy. Discussions in the seminar would critically analyze the convergence of technology, business practices, public policies, political ideologies, and consumer values for improving business performance at the global-local paradigm.

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Important Dates

Draft paper submission deadline:2018-10-31

Abstract submission deadline:2018-09-30

Author guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

All submission to the seminar should be in Time New Roman 12 Font  ranging between 6000 and 8000 words excluding Tables, Figures, and References. APA style should be followed for in-text citation and listing the references. The submission categories acceptable in the seminar are as stated below:
• Conceptual paper (Based on literature view with research implications and future research directions, research models, theory related)
• Empirical research paper (Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed
• Policy research paper (critically examining national or international policies)
• Case studies (without teaching notes)

Topics of submission

Seminar tracks

Contemporary Business Scenarios

  • Multinational companies
  • Development of local markets
  • Start-up enterprises
  • Public-sector business
  • State enterprises
  • Corporate governance
  • CSR, international trade

Applied Business Models

  • Strategic alliances
  • Micro finance
  • Customer-centric business
  • Business-to-business modelling
  • Technology and marketing-mix
  • Innovation, Disruption in business and management
  • Consumer behavior
  • Financial management, services marketing
  • Sectoral business strategies

Economic Policies

  • Macroeconomic policies
  • Bottom-of-the-pyramid
  • Economic development policies
  • Streamlined economic policies-make in India, structural reforms in taxes (e.g. GST)

Socio-political Agenda

  • Role of NGOs
  • Public-Private participation
  • Shifts in political ideology
  • International relations
  • Social impact on national agenda


Chief Patrons

Dr. M. V. V. S. Murthi, President, GITAM

Prof. K. Ramkrishna Rao, Chancellor, GITAM


Prof. M. S. Prasada Rao, Vice-Chancellor, GITAM

Prof. N. Siva Prasad, Pro Vice-Chancellor, GITAM, Hyderabad

Seminar Co-Chairs

Rajagopal, PhD FRSA SNI-III (Mex),

Y Lakshman Kumar, PhD

Director, Hyderabad Business School

GITAM Hyderabad Business School,

GITAM (deemed to be University), Hyderabad, India

Seminar Advisory Committee:

Dr. Rajeev Verma, Professor, Chandragupta Institute of Management, Patna, India

Dr. Mala Srivastava, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, India

Dr. Shamim Mondal, Chair, Doctoral Program, NMIMS, Mumbai, India

Dr. Satya Acharya, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, India

Dr. Ritu Srivastava, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India

Prof. Sreeram, GITAM-HBS

Prof. B. Krishna Reddy, GITAM-HBS

Seminar Coordinator:

Dr. Divya Kirti Gupta, Associate Professor, GITAM-HBS

Organizing committee

Dr. V. Sudha, Assistant Professor, GITAM-HBS

Dr. Tirupati, Assistant Professor, GITAM-HBS

Mr. Akram Pasha, Teaching Assistant, GITAM-HBS


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  • Dr.Divya Kirti Gupta

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