10th International Conference on Management Practices & Research

New Delhi, Jan 29, 2021: Apeejay School of Management, in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA, and Uniglobe College, Kathmandu, Nepal, organised the 10th International Conference on Management Practices & Research over the Zoom platform. Over 20 research papers were presented at the Conference from various institutions.

Mr OP Khanduja, Executive Director, Apeejay School of Management, welcomed the delegates. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Khanduja emphasised the need for linking researches with the emerging needs of the industry, especially in the wake of the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. He observed that surviving and thriving after every crisis is basic human nature. Once again, the communities across the globe have demonstrated their spirit and resolve. Availability of vaccines within a year of the onset of the pandemic is a classic example of the power of the human mind to take up any challenge and succeed even in adverse and most difficult of times.

Dr Philip Russel, Dean, School of Business, Thomas Jefferson University, inaugurated the Conference. He observed that the status quo is not an option given how Covid-19 has disrupted all spheres of the communities, businesses, and governments. Dr Russel mentioned that the institutions of higher learning need to come forward with a new business model and innovative value propositions for all the stakeholders to survive and thrive in the post-Covid-19 scenario.

Dr Amit Sareen, the Director, presented a perspective on the Conference. He observed that over the years, the International Conference on Management Practices & Research has emerged as an effective forum for academics as well as practicing managers to discuss the issues, challenges, and opportunities in the ever-changing world of business. Right from inception, the inter-disciplinary nature of this series of the conference has enabled the participants to look at the issues in business from a holistic world view.

Dr DK Malhotra, Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, presented the keynote address on the impact of Covid-19 on Indian financial markets. Dr Radhe S Pradhan, Academic Director, Uniglobe College, presented the keynote address on the general impact of Covid-19 on the society & economy of Nepal and also shared his views on the way forward.

Dr Gokulnanda Patel, Professor, BIMTECH, Dr Richa Dahiya, Dean and Professor, J.K. Business School, Prof. Kamal Kishore, Dean, Apeejay School of Management, and Dr Etinder Pal Singh, Professor, Apeejay School of Management chaired the two concurrent technical sessions. Dr Srirang Jha and Dr Sudhi Sharma facilitated the conference as conveners.