Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Athenaeum 2010 - Call for papers


Athenaeum is derived from the Greek word “Athenion”, the temple of Goddess Athena. Athena is the Goddess of Wisdom and of course Civilization itself. The “Athenion” temple of ancient Greece also symbolized the place where scholars congregated to deliberate and nurture Philosophy and Thoughts. The Athenaeum at BIM is such an endeavour where we plan a confluence of thinkers, practitioners, researchers, faculty members and students of management who gather to discuss and deliberate topics on contemporary management research. We have chosen "Management Next: Insights, Ideas and Innovations” as the theme for this year’s event.
The recent economic meltdown has persuaded organizations throughout the world to explore the relevance of the time tested concepts, principles and theories of Conventional Management. Hence, the theme
Management Next
Insights, Ideas and Innovations
(Papers are invited on topics that may include but are not limited to the following)
Human Resource ManagementSystem Management
  • Talentship
  • Managing Diversity
  • Employer Branding
  • Performance Management
  • Cross Culture Management
  • Organizational Citizenship Behaviour
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • HR Strategies during slowdown
  • HR Metrics
  • Social Web Evolution
  • Data mining
  • Knowledge Portals
  • E-Business
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Convergence
  • M-Commerce
  • Managing E-Waste
  • Information Security
  • Enterprise System
  • Ethical and Legal issues in Information Systems
Marketing ManagementOperations Management
  • Retailing
  • Relationship Management
  • Private Labels
  • Consumer Generated Advertising
  • Grey Marketing
  • Green Marketing
  • Citizen Branding
  • Marketing during recession
  • Crowd Sourcing
  • Viral Marketing
  • Facilities Management
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Service Operation Management
  • Operation Strategy & Flexibility
  • Performance Improvement Path
  • POPPs
  • Technology Management
Financial ManagementGeneral Management
  • Global Financial Crisis
  • Innovation in Finance
  • Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Indian Banking
  • Private Equity & Hedge Funds
  • Private Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Wealth Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Sustainable Development of SME's
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Ethics in Business
  • Inclusive Growth in Competitive Environment
  • Corporate Governance &Citizenship
  • Social Capital
26th August, 2009Call for papers
18th December, 2009Last date for Receipt of Payments, Abstracts and full paper
28th January, 2010Last date for Receipt of Travel and Accommodation plans
9th February, 2010Last date for Receipt of PPT's
February 12th, 13th & 14th - 2010ATHENAEUM 2010

  1. Research Papers should be of approximately 5,000 words ( not exceeding 15, A-4 size pages, font size 12, type - Times New Roman, typed in double space). Research Papers should be submitted online with the cover page bearing only the title of the paper and author’s names, designations, official address, e-mail and phone / fax numbers.
  2. paper should accompany an abstract of about 200 words along with Keywords
  3. Tables and Figures: Their location in the text should be indicated as follows: Table - 1 about here.
  4. Endnotes : All notes should be indicated by serial numbers in the text and literature cited should be detailed under reference in alphabetical order of the surnames followed by year of publications immediately after the author’s name.
  5. References : The list should mention only those sources actually cited in the text or notes. Author’s name should be the same as in the original source.
  6. In the text, the references should appear as follows: keller (2002). has shown... or Recent studies (prahalad 2002; Matthew, 2001) indicate...
  7. Journal references should be listed as follows: Khandwalla, P.N., (2001). “ Creative Restructuring,” Vikalpa, 26(4), 3-18.
  8. Books should be referred to as follows: Sugnadhi, R.K., (2002). Business to Business Marketing, New Delhi : New Age International.
  9. References from Internet should be referred to as follows: Hesterbringk, c., E-Business and ERP : Bringing two paradigms together, October 1999; Pricewaterhouse Coopers., For more than one publication by the same author, list them in chornological order, with the older item first. For more than one publication in one year by the same author, use small (lower case) letters to distinguish them (e.g. 1980a, 1980b).
  10. Follow British spelling throughout ( Behaviour, not behavior)
  11. Use of numerals : One to twelve in words, thirteen and above in figures, unless the reference is to percentages ( 5 percent), distance (5 km), or age (10 years old). Use 1990s and 19th century.
  12. No stops after abbreviations (UK, MBA). Use stops after initials (K.S.Singh).
  13. Use double quotes throughout. The use of single quotes to be restricted for use within doubles quotes, e.g., “In the words of Szell, the ‘economic question’ is today....” Quotations in excess of 45 words should be separated from the text with a line space above and below and indented on the left. Quotes should be cited accurately from the original source, should be edited, and should give the page numbers of the original publication.
  14. Capitalization should be kept to the minimum and should be consistent.
  15. Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered for acceptance.

The process is initiated with a call for research papers from the Academia and Industry. The abstracts received are sent for a blind review to an expert panel of eminent research scholars who are associated with us in advisory and contributory roles. The scholars whose abstracts have been short-listed by the review panel are then requested to formally send in their full papers for a peer review. At the end of the peer review process, the selected papers are short-listed for presentation on the day of the conference which will be graced by eminent personalities from the Academic world and the Industry. The event intends to showcase scholarly work from academia and industry on the same platform, providing a professional forum of idea interchange. The deliberations and learnings that are gleaned out of this conference are planned to be published as a compendium of papers by a leading publishing house in the country.

The top three papers will be chosen for the award of “Best Papers” by a panel of experts. In this regard, the decision of the panel will be final and binding. The awards will be announced on the last day of the conference.
The full time and part time research scholars pursuing doctorate degrees in any of the management functional areas are eligible to participate in the Doctoral Student Paper Competition. Those who are participating in this category are not allowed to participate in the open category i.e. Best Paper Award. The participants are requested to mention their preference about the award category at the time of submission of abstract.

Both abstracts & full papers can be submitted together by e-mail to before 18.12.09. Participants may pay the fees through one of the following ways.

  1. Payment through Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Bharathidasan Institute of Management” payable at Tiruchirappalli (a scanned copy of DD should be sent by e-mail to . The original DD should be sent through Speed Post)
  2. Payment directly into the BIM account by Cash Deposit (a scanned copy of deposit challan/receipt needs to be sent by e-mail along with abstract/full paper).
  3. Foreign delegates are requested to make their payments by direct deposit into BIM account.

All abstract/full paper submissions must be accompanied by proof of payment and sent on or before 18.12.2009.

Foreign candidates are advised to make their payments directly into BIM account and send their deposit proof along with their submission.

The Address to send the Speed Post of DD is:
Athenaeum 2010
Bharathidasan Institute of Management
PB.No.12, MHD Campus,
BHEL Complex,
Tiruchirappalli - 620 014.

Full time Students / Research Scholars *Rs. 1500Hostel(Free)
Faculty Members / Part time scholars*Rs. 3000Rs.5000(A/c twin sharing basis)
CorporateRs. 5000Rs.5000(A/c twin sharing basis)
Foreign DelegatesUSD 75USD 150(A/c Single)
* Kindly note the fee mentioned above is only for one participant. Depending on the number of participants the fee would be multiplied by those many times. The DD or deposit challan/receipt must consist of total amount for all the participants attending Athenaeum 2010.
On the production of scanned copy of identity card issued by the authorized officer of the respective educational institutions. (To be submitted along with abstract).
Account Number:10891417117
Account Name:Bharathidasan Institute of Management
IFC Code:SBIN0001363
State Bank of India, HEK branch, Kailasapuram, Tiruchirappalli-620014
Account Number:10891417117
Account Name:Bharathidasan Institute of Management
State Bank of India, HEK branch, Kailasapuram,Tiruchirappalli-620014
Kindly quote this UTR number in all your future communications.
Team Athenaeum
Centre for Contemporary Management Research (CECMAR)
Bharathidasan Institute of Management
Post Box No 12
BHEL Complex
Tiruchirappalli – 620014
TamilNadu, India.
Student Co-Ordinators:
Jai Doshi+91-9894959653

You can also visit for more details on the location of the event.