Over the past two years, Corona crises pose great challenges to global economy that bring in far reaching effects on business sectors due to prolonged uncertainties, confusions in response approaches, emerging virus variants, and spillovers into other risk dimensions. Business has had to manage dual economic and health crises with critical, but innate strategic models that fundamentally affect the dynamics of socio-economic lives. Foremost on their mind is survival and building resilience and the strategic choices include new employee and customer engagement protocols, re-engineering of supply chains, numerous mergers, consolidations and creative partnerships, and many others. It is also worth to note that these innovations and developments are not simply related to on-going pandemic effects and their competitive positioning, but also due to freshly unleashed cyber-attacks, cataclysmic climate events, geo-political issues and social unrest that encumbrance workplace and community change.
The pandemic has also triggered an unprecedented tech revolution, which is crucial to global businesses, regardless of their types and sizes. Disruptive technologies are transforming businesses at a staggering velocity and paving ways for enterprises to drive innovation and reap a competitive edge over their peers. However, talent and determination of business leaders/managers, their ability to react to change and adapt innovations, is ultimately the essence of successful business practices expressed by quality and productivity. In fact, sustainability has become a buzzword for the business world now, with organizations taking a serious note on technological innovations and management to recover from the uncertainties.
This conference aims to discuss the emerging frameworks and paradigms of management and technology that design innovative business ideas during uncertain times. It intends to provide a platform for academicians, researchers and practitioners around the globe to share their views, experiences and research on how the business tackles the challenges of sustainability during crisis times and to suggest proactive business models that warrant more inclusive and sustainable growth.
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), a public state university, is located at Kochi, Kerala, India. Established in 1971, and committed to academic excellence and value based education, CUSAT is a front runner in multiple disciplines ranging from engineering, science and technology to humanities, law and management. Armed with proficient, experienced faculty members and state-of-the-art academic infrastructure, CUSAT provides an excellent environment conducive for research and development activities. The academic diversity evidenced in the curricula ranging from traditional programs in science and humanities streams to the most advanced professional programmes in technology and research in frontier areas is the unique strength of CUSAT. It is this strength which makes the University a highly sought-after institution worldwide for academic collaborations and exchange programmes. CUSAT has bagged several recognitions for academic and research excellence including Chancellors Award for the best university in the state for five years in a row. CUSAT is ranked among the first fifty educational institutions in India by National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF).
School of Management Studies
With a legacy of more than half a century, School of Management Studies (SMS), CUSAT is one of the oldest premier management institutes in the country. SMS has always been at the forefront of providing high quality, affordable, but latest in management education to the aspiring youth across the globe through its industry-aligned curriculum, unique pedagogy focused on experiential learning and campus environs that enable the students to become successful and socially responsible professionals. SMS CUSAT offers two-year Full-time MBA, three-year regular evening MBA, and full-time and part-time PhD programs. SMS puts a lot of emphasis on research activities and regularly conducts FDPs/MDPs/Seminars/Conferences on diverse fields of business. The Institution has produced many distinguished alumni, who have contributed significantly to the industry and the society and earned accolades and respect in their chosen careers.