‘Athenaeum’ is an international conference on Management Research conducted every year by “Center for Contemporary Management Research (CECMAR),” the research wing of Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM). Athenaeum, derived from the Greek word, “Athenion”, refers to the temple for the Greek goddess of wisdom, Athena. Greek history tells us that it is here where scholars congregated to deliberate and nurture philosophy. True to its name, Athenaeum has been a confluence of academicians, research scholars, consultants, practitioners and industry leaders discussing and sharing ideas that could transform the future of Management.

The event over two days intends to showcase scholarly work from the academia and industry providing professional forum for idea interchange. Athenaeum has carved a niche for itself in the management research space as being an effective forum to discuss ideas in contemporary management, sowing seeds of innovation and development. Earlier editions of Athenaeum have seen large scale participation from academic and non-academic worlds. Delegates from countries such as USA, France, Mexico, Belgium, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Iran, Bangladesh, Israel, Taiwan, Pakistan and Ghana, etc., have participated in and presented their scholarly works. Athenaeum contributes to the discipline and professional development across different areas of Management and offers a platform for researchers to improve and fine tune their research works. It has produced several quality research works, while offering opportunities to publish in (i) the special issue of Journal of Contemporary Management Research (JoCMAR) (ii) Proceedings of the Conference and (iii) Edited book on a specific central theme.

7th International Conference on Management Research

Today’s world has created new environment and opportunities setting new expectations, competition and challenges. Organizations and markets are in transition towards digital, smart and network age. Emerging trends and practices have established higher standards creating new benchmarks. Are managers, leaders, and entrepreneurs up to the task of tackling the great transformation that we face? Most would argue that they are not. With a mix of high-profile practitioners and thought leaders in their respective fields, ‘Athenaeum 2016’ will provide impulses to the emerging global dialogue on mastering this key challenge of managing transformation. Theme for Athenaeum 2016 is, therefore ‘Managing Transformation.’ The conference offers a platform for academicians, researchers, consultants and practitioners to propose scientific solutions. It will dive into exemplary research insights that point at a new direction. Participants will gain new perspectives from concrete facts that they might include in their strategies and their own practices as they prepare for the future.

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